20 Inspiring Roald Dahl Quotes

20 Inspiring Roald Dahl Quotes

Roald Dahl, the beloved children's 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.


Here is a collection of all the very best Roald Dahl quotes!

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

"I like enthusiasts of any kind."

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

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

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

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

"If you are good, life is good."

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

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

"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."

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

"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."

"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."

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

"Never grow up...always down."

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

"Let your love out."

"Life is more fun if you play games."

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

"And thus the journey ended. But the travelers lived on."