Roald Dahl wrote many quotable lines. But do you know which quote appeared in which story? Here is our unscientific top ten...
A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
It's always slightly surprising to realise that this quote is from The Twits - a story that contains possibly Roald Dahl's least lovely characters. It specifically relates to Mrs Twit, whose lack of good thoughts leads her to become uglier and uglier...
And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.
This quote is from Roald Dahl's last children's story, The Minpins. In fact it is the very last line of that very last story.
A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men.
Don't gobblefunk around with words.
It's impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren't feeling twinkly yourself.
So please, oh please, we beg, we pray
Go throw your TV set away
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall…
Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog.
It doesn't matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.
All you do is to look
At a page in this book
Because that’s where we always will be.
No book ever ends
When it’s full of your friends
This rhyme is from The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me.
If I were a headmaster I would get rid of the history teacher and get a chocolate teacher instead.