33 Roald Dahl Quotes That Will Motivate And Inspire You

Roald Dahl was an English author who wrote seventeen books for children, including “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (1960), “James and the Giant Peach” (1957), “Matilda” (1996), and “The BFG” (2017). His works have been adapted for television, film, stage, and radio.

Although he was never a particularly successful writer, his name is one of the most recognizable in children’s literature. In a 1993 BBC poll to determine which British writers are most influential to children’s literature, Roald Dahl came in at number five with 7% of votes.

He was one of the most famous children’s authors ever, and adults and children widely read his works. His seductive stories about the things that make life enjoyable have deeply impressed many people.

Browse the collection of his most inspirational quotes that will give you the courage to be an enthusiast in life.

33 Inspirational Roald Dahl Quotes

1. “A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly.” ― Roald Dahl

2. “So shines a good deed in a weary world.” ― Roald Dahl

3. “There are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven’t started wondering about yet.” ― Roald Dahl

4. “Obscurity is never a virtue.” ― Roald Dahl

5. “Nothing except the roots of the old peach tree…and a whole lot of earthworms and centipedes and insects living in the soil.” ― Roald Dahl

6. “Just because we happen not to have actually seen something with our own two little winkles, we think it is not existing.” ― Roald Dahl

7. “Grown ups are complicated creatures, full of quirks and secrets.” ― Roald Dahl

8. “Two hours of writing fiction leaves this writer completely drained. For those two hours he has been in a different place with totally different people.” ― Roald Dahl

9. “Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.” ― Roald Dahl

10. “There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you’ll be free if you truly wish to be.” ― Roald Dahl

11. “I would love to go somewhere else and pick peachy fruits in the early morning from the back of an Elephant.” ― Roald Dahl

12. “Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable.” ― Roald Dahl

13. “Don’t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he wanted. He lived happily ever after.” ― Roald Dahl

14. “Quiet, and the shadows are so long and black, and they keep turning into strange.” ― Roald Dahl

15. “It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like as long as somebody loves you.” ― Roald Dahl

16. “If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.” ― Roald Dahl

17. “We are now about to visit the most marvelous places and see the most wonderful things!” – Roald Dahl

18. “However small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance is there. The chance had to be there.” ― Roald Dahl

19. “Every dream in the world is making a different sort of buzzy-hum music.” ― Roald Dahl

20. “Human ‘beans’ is the only animals that is killing their own kind.” ― Roald Dahl

21. “You’ll never get anywhere if you go about what-iffing like that. Would Columbus have discovered America if he’d said ‘What if I sink on the way over? What if I meet pirates? What if I never come back?’ He wouldn’t even have started.” ― Roald Dahl

22. “Get up at once, you lazy little beast!” – Roald Dahl

23. “If you are good, life is good.” ― Roald Dahl

24. “I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.” ― Roald Dahl

25. “When you grow up and have children of your own, do please remember something important: A stodgy parent is not fun at all! What a child wants – and DESERVES – is a parent who is SPARKY!” – Roald Dahl

26. “A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it.” ― Roald Dahl

27. “Having power is not nearly as important as what you choose to do with it.” ― Roald Dahl

28. “I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.” ― Roald Dahl

29. “We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it.” ― Roald Dahl

30. “There are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven’t even started wondering about yet.” ― Roald Dahl

31. “We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” ― Roald Dahl

32. “You should never, never doubt something that no one is sure of.” ― Roald Dahl

33. “The more risks you allow children to take, the better they learn to take care of themselves. If you never let them take any risks, then I believe they become very prone to injury.” ― Roald Dahl

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