#Dahl100 for Life Lessons

If there’s one author that makes us all smile with the exaggerated (and sometimes macabre) sense of humor, it’s got to be Roald Dahl. You might have great trouble finding someone in the crowd that reads who has not read a Roald Dahl story. And boy, do his stories entertain us! He wrote some true gems in his trademark funny style, with invented words. All you want to do is to read them over and over again. So, for his centenary celebrations, here we are, with our top 9 favorite quotes. And these aren’t just any quotes, but lessons in life and living. Read on:

9. Keep the child in you alive.

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

– Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

 

  8. Think positive, always. It works wonders.

“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.”

– The Twits

7. Be passionate about what you do.

“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

6. Parenting is fun. Let your child see it.

“A stodgy parent is no fun at all. What a child wants and deserves is a parent who is sparky.”

– Danny the Champion of the World

5. It’s important to have the right balance in life.

“A life is made up of a great number of small incidents and a small number of great ones.”

– Going Solo

4. Believe in yourself, and in magic.

“Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely of places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”

– The Minpins

3. Get up and get going.

“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.”

– Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

 2. Be yourself.

“I understand what you’re saying, and your comments are valuable, but I’m gonna ignore your advice.”

– Fantastic Mr Fox

1. Read, it never hurts.

“So please, oh please, we beg, we pray
Go throw your TV set away
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall…”

– Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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How many of these books have you read? What are your favorite Roald Dahl quotes? Do let us know in the comments.

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