Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Quotables: Roald Dahl

Quotables: A feature that highlights quotes from some of my favorite books and authors. If you like the quotes, you'll probably like the book(s).

Quotes by the marvelous, nonsensical Roald Dahl.

The BFG
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“Don't gobblefunk around with words.”  
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“Do you like vegetables?" Sophie asked, hoping to steer the conversation towards a slightly less dangerous kind of food.
"You is trying to change the subject," the Giant said sternly. "We is having an interesting babblement about the taste of the human bean. The human bean is not a vegetable.”  
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“Words," he said, "is oh such a twitch-tickling problem to me all my life.”  



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'I is not understanding human beans at all,' the BFG said.' You is a human bean and you is saying it is grizzling and horrigust for giants to be eating human beans. Right or left?'

'Right,' Sophie said.

'But human beans is squishing each other all the time,' the BFG said. 'They is shootling guns and going up in
aerioplanes to drop their bombs on each other's heads every week. Human beans is always killing other human beans.'
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“I is reading it hundreds of times,' the BFG said. 'And I is still reading it and teaching new words to myself and how to write them. It is the most scrumdiddlyumptious story.'

Sophie took the book out of his hand. 'Nicholas Nickleby,' she read aloud.

'By Dahl's Chickens,' the BFG said.”  

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

“Whipped cream isn't whipped cream at all if it hasnt been whipped with whips, just like poached eggs isn't poached eggs unless it's been stolen in the dead of the night.”  

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Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

“We must hurry!’ said Mr. Wonka. ‘We have so much time and so little to do! No! Wait! Strike that! Reverse it!”  

The Twits

"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 it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”  

Fantastic Mr. Fox

“I understand what you're saying, and your comments are valuable, but I'm gonna ignore your advice.”  
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“I think I have this thing where everybody has to think I'm the greatest.And if they aren't completely knocked out and dazzled and slightly intimidated by me, I don't feel good about myself.”  

Danny the Champion of the World

“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.”  

21 comments:

  1. Love these quotes.
    Charlie and the Chocolate factory is amazing. :D

    Neal Kind
    Daily Diaries

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  2. Hi, Ally!
    This is an amazing idea! I love the quotes from the BFG. I have read several Roald Dahl books before, but your post makes me want to read some more!
    Thanks for the great post, and have a wonderful day!
    -Bailey

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    1. Thank you! I think I read all of them when I was younger. I loved them then, and I know I'd still love them now!

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  3. I loved Roald Dahl's books when I was little. Matilda especially fascinated me with her obsession with books and reading. ;)

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    1. Matilda was my role model when I was little :D

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  4. THOSE QUOTES THO. Roald Dahl is fabulous. Thank you for writing this post.

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    1. Isn't he, though? You are so very welcome. :)

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  5. I'm just going to say that The BFG is my favorite; that guy is awesome. Yup, yup. Yup. He's just fascinating. And hilarious. :)

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    1. He's my favorite too! "Dahl's Chickens" gets me every time.

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  6. Roald Dahl is awesome :) The Twits and The BFG are great :)

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  7. OMG. Roald Dahl is one of my favorite authors of all time. His humor and imagination are just absolutely amazing. Love all these quotes - especially the Charlie & the Chocolate Factory ones! Thanks for sharing this - definitely made my day! ;)

    ~ Zoe @ Stories on Stage

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    1. His books never fail to make me laugh! Glad you enjoyed them!

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  8. I love Roald Dahl, but it's a long time since I read his books and I didn't remember how funny and simultaneously meaningful his books are. I especially love the quotes from the BFG because they're so funny, but I also like that last quote because it's so profoundly true.

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    1. That's just what I love about him! Though it's been a long time since I've read him too. He was one of my favorite authors as a kid.

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  9. LOL, these quotes are all amazing! I think my favorites are the ones from Fantastic Mr. Fox and the BFG, though that gif from Willy Wonka is hilarious.


    Alexa
    thessalexa.blogspot.com

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    1. Indeed they are! Isn't the BFG just so loveable? I just wanna squeeze him...after I beg him not to eat me.

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  10. This guy has the strangest sense of humor ever. And most original writing. I go between liking him and hating him - though usually I love him :)

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  11. All. The. Amazing. Quotes. O.O

    The last one is my favorite. Also this.

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

    Clearly I need to dig into more of his books besides Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. ^_^

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    1. Yess, you must!! He cracks me up. Thanks for reading, Annie!

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