10 Quotes For Roald Dahl Day

10 Quotes For Roald Dahl Day

"The more risks you allow children to take, the better they learn to take care of themselves."

From: My Year

Today is Roald Dahl Day, it marks what would have been Roald Dahl's 101st birthday.

He was such a legendary writer of both children’s books and books for grown-ups, generations of kids lived their lives taking inspiration from his work and from his compelling characters. He’s most brilliant children’s books include ‘Matilda’, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, 'George's Marvellous Medicine', ‘The BFG’, ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ and so many more it’s impossible to list! He’s inspired children to develop a love for reading and his characters become part of children’s lives and imagination all over the world. Not only did he create unforgettable characters, he also put words of wisdom and inspiration into their mouths. What better way to celebrate the anniversary of his birthday than to round up the ten most inspiring quotes from his work. His wonderful words of wisdom and wonder continue to inspire children and grown-ups of all ages all around the world and we hope they continue to shape the minds of children and adults alike for years to come. Here are 10 of our favourite and most inspiring Roald Dahl quotes.


“...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. Boys should be allowed to climb tall trees and walk along the tops of high walls and dive into the sea from high rocks... The same with girls. I like the type of child who takes risks. Better by far than the one who never does so.”

From: My Year


“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.

Then fill the shelves with lots of books.”

From: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


“Those who don't believe in magic will never find it”

From: The Minpins


What a child wants and deserves is a parent who is SPARKY”

From: Danny the Champion of the World


“Never grow up...always down.”

From: George's Marvellous Medicine


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

From: The Twits


“It doesn't matter who you are or what you like so long as somebody loves you”

From: The Witches


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

From: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


“The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives...All the reading she had done had given her a view of life that they had never seen”

From: Matilda


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

From: Matilda
What are your favourite Roald Dahl quotes? We’d love to know. Tell us in the comments section.
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