Ten Most Memorable Roald Dahl Quotes

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6:45pm, 31st January
Charlie, Fantastic Mr Fox, George, James, Matilda, The BFG, The Twits, The Witches

Roald Dahl’s stories are packed with marvellous and memorable quotes. It’s been quite the challenge but we’ve whittled our long list of favourites down to a top ten…

We love Ladybird’s optimism as the journey aboard the peach begins. Whether you’re sailing over New York City or not, it’s a big and brilliant world out there.

Our favourite bookworm is talking about the Trunchbull here – but whether you’re up to something nice or something rather naughty, things go best when you give them everything you’ve got.  

This marvellous musing on the power of inner beauty from The Twits is truly timeless. 

Coming from one of the most wonderfully wise men we know, we couldn’t agree with Mr Wonka more. 

This advice from the Big Friendly Giant is a simple reminder to be playful and inventive, even in the smallest of ways.

These affirming words from the Small Foxes to Mr Fox are magnificently motivational.

Whether you’ve just been turned into a mouse or not, this quote couldn’t be more true – even if that somebody who loves you is yourself.

George’s gruesome Grandma means this quite literally – but holding on to a spark of childishness is never a bad thing. 

The ending of this story is a remarkable reminder that adventure like Billy’s is just around the corner – as long as you’re looking for it.

Whether your favourite friends are a strange trio of window washers or any of the other friendly faces from Roald Dahl’s stories, you can always visit them again by simply opening a book.