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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

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

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

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“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

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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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