Roald Dahl birthday quiz - how well do you know your Dahl? Quentin Blake

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On the day of Roald Dahl’s birthday, we’re celebrating the author by taking a look at some of his great quotes.

“Dreams is full of mystery and magic . . . . Do not try to understand them.” Roald Dahl, The BFG



“It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.” Roald Dahl, The Witches


“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



“However small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance was there.” Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


“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

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“I was glad my father was an eye-smiler. It meant he never gave me a fake smile because it’s impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren’t feeling twinkly yourself. A mouth-smile is different. You can fake a mouth-smile any time you want, simply by moving your lips. I’ve also learned that a real mouth-smile always has an eye-smile to go with it. So watch out, I say, when someone smiles at you but his eyes stay the same. It’s sure to be a phony.” Danny the Champion of the World


These were just a few of the best quotes from Roald’s marvellous and much-loved books. If your favourite quote is missing, let us know what it is by commenting below.





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