Roald Dahl Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old roald dahl quotes, roald dahl sayings, and roald dahl proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Life is more fun if you play games.      

Roald Dahl

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.     

Roald Dahl

A little magic can take you a long way.     

Roald Dahl

I began to realize how simple life could be if one had a regular routine to follow with fixed hours, a fixed salary, and very little original thinking to do.     

Roald Dahl

If my books can help children become readers, then I feel I have accomplished something important.     

Roald Dahl

It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.     

Roald Dahl

As the night gets dark, let your worries fade. sleep peacefully knowing you've done all you can do for today.     

Roald Dahl

If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.     

Roald Dahl

Do you know what breakfast cereal is made of? It's made of all those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners!     

Roald Dahl

The greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.     

Roald Dahl

I don't care if a reader hates one of my stories, just as long as he finishes the book.     

Roald Dahl

Life is more fun if you play games.     

Roald Dahl

If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.     

Roald Dahl

Some children are spoiled and it is not their fault, it is their parents.     

Roald Dahl

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.     

Roald Dahl

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     

Roald Dahl

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

Roald Dahl

Life is more fun if you play games.     

Roald Dahl

A little magic can take you a long way.     

Roald Dahl

We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it.     

Roald Dahl

Do you know what breakfast cereal is made of? It's made of all those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners!     

Roald Dahl

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

Roald Dahl

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

Obscurity is never a virtue.     

Roald Dahl