Tuesday, 13 September 2016

A little nonsense now and then

[Roald Dahl aged 17 in 1934]

"Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."

"When you're writing a book, with people in it as opposed to animals, it is no good having people who are ordinary, because they are not going to interest your readers at all. Every writer in the world has to use the characters that have something interesting about them, and this is even more true in children's books."

"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men."

“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.”

His books James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator were my favourites, alongside the works of Enid Blyton and Richmal Crompton, many moons ago - it is the centenary today of an integral part of my (and many generations of kids') childhood, Mr Roald Dahl (13th September 1916 – 23rd November 1990))


  1. What a pretty boy he was. One can only imagine the nonsense he could have gotten up to.

  2. Right! That's it. I'm "rescuing" all my old Roald Dahl books from my sister.

    1. It's terrible when your sister steals your Wonkas. Jx


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