20 Roald Dahl Quotes to Inspire Wonder and Passion

20 Roald Dahl Quotes to Inspire Wonder and Passion

Roald Dahl, the beloved writer known for his inventive, imaginative and whimsical books full of comedy and drama alike, brilliantly blended clever life lessons into all of his stories, and among them - these excellent quotes!

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

"I like enthusiasts of any kind."

my year

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

james and the giant peach

"I’ve heard tell that what you imagine sometimes comes true."

charlie and the chocolate factory

"Children are not so serious as grown-ups and love to laugh."

matilda

“Most of the really exciting things we do in our lives scare us to death. They wouldn’t be exciting if they didn’t.”

danny, the champion of the world

“If you are good, life is good.” 

matilda

“Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.” 

matilda

“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.”

charlie and the chocolate factory

"I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be."

my uncle oswald

"A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men."

charlie and the chocolate factory

“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.” 

the minipins

“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.” 

matilda

"We have so much time and so little to do! No! Wait! Strike that! Reverse it!” 

charlie and the chocolate factory 

“Never grow up...always down.” 

george's marvellous medicine

"You'll never get anywhere if you go about what-iffing like that.” 

charlie and the great glass elevator 

"Let your love out.” 

the BFG

"Life is more fun if you play games.” 

my uncle oswald

"We are all a great deal luckier that we realize, we usually get what we want - or near enough.” 

charlie and the chocolate factory 

“And thus the journey ended. But the travelers lived on.” 

james and the giant peach