Roald Dahl

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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.More Roald Dahl [07/14/2011 07:07:27]
A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom.More Roald Dahl [07/14/2011 07:07:31]
A writer of fiction lives in fear. Each new day demands new ideas and he can never be sure whether he is going to come up with them or not.More Roald Dahl [07/14/2011 07:07:38]
All Norwegian children learn to swim when they are very young because if you can't swim it is difficult to find a place to bathe.More Roald Dahl [07/14/2011 07:07:43]
All through my school life I was appalled by the fact that masters and senior boys were allowed quite literally to wound other boys, and sometimes very severely.More Roald Dahl [07/14/2011 07:07:49]
Did they preach one thing and practice another, these men of God?More Roald Dahl [07/14/2011 07:07:00]
I do have a blurred memory of sitting on the stairs and trying over and over again to tie one of my shoelaces, but that is all that comes back to me of school itself.More Roald Dahl [07/14/2011 07:07:15]
I was a fighter pilot, flying Hurricanes all round the Mediterranean. I flew in the Western Desert of Libya, in Greece, in Syria, in Iraq and in Egypt.More Roald Dahl [07/14/2011 07:07:22]
Nobody gets a nervous breakdown or a heart attack from selling kerosene to gentle country folk from the back of a tanker in Somerset.More Roald Dahl [07/14/2011 07:07:51]
Nowadays you can go anywhere in the world in a few hours, and nothing is fabulous any more.More Roald Dahl [07/14/2011 07:07:57]
Pear Drops were exciting because they had a dangerous taste. All of us were warned against eating them, and the result was that we ate them more than ever.More Roald Dahl [07/14/2011 07:07:12]
Prayers were held in Assembly Hall. We all perched in rows on wooden benches while teachers sat up on the platform in armchairs, facing us.More Roald Dahl [07/14/2011 07:07:25]
The writer has to force himself to work. He has to make his own hours and if he doesn't go to his desk at all there is nobody to scold him.More Roald Dahl [07/14/2011 07:07:38]
The writer walks out of his workroom in a daze. He wants a drink. He needs it.More Roald Dahl [07/14/2011 07:07:45]
Though my father was Norwegian, he always wrote his diaries in perfect English.More Roald Dahl [07/14/2011 07:07:49]
To shipbrokers, coal was black gold.More Roald Dahl [07/14/2011 07:07:53]
Two hours of writing fiction leaves this writer completely drained. For those two hours he has been in a different place with totally different people.More Roald Dahl [07/14/2011 07:07:58]
Unless you have been to boarding-school when you are very young, it is absolutely impossible to appreciate the delights of living at home.More Roald Dahl [07/14/2011 07:07:02]
When I walked to school in the mornings I would start out alone but would pick up four other boys along the way. We would set out together after school across the village green.More Roald Dahl [07/14/2011 07:07:07]
When I was 2, we moved into an imposing country mansion 8 miles west of Cardiff, Wales.More Roald Dahl [07/14/2011 07:07:12]
Sex is like nose picking. It's fine as long as you practice it yourself, but it's disgusting watching someone else doing it.More Roald Dahl [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Well, first of all," said the BFG, "human beans is not really believing in giants, is they? Human beans is not thinking we exist.More Roald Dahl [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The matter with human beans," the BFG went on, "is that they is absolutely refusing to believe in anything unless they is actually seeing it right in front of their own schnozzles.More Roald Dahl [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The secret of life', he said, 'is to become very very good at somethin' that's very very 'ard to do.More Roald Dahl [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.More Roald Dahl [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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