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Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl

Born in Wales, Roald Dahl is the author of some of the world's most beloved children's stories. After working in Africa for Shell Oil and serving in the Royal Air Force as a pilot in World War II, Dahl's accounts of his war adventures were published in Saturday Evening Post. His career as a writer officially underway, Dahl turned to children's stories that are now familiar classics, includ…

Date of Birth: September 13, 1916
Date of Death: November 23, 1990


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"And above all, 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." Roald Dahl
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"All the figures show that film-makers and publishers go for the safe option,'' says Peter Hunt, children's literature professor at Cardiff University." Roald Dahl
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"Some children are spoiled and it is not their fault, it is their parents." Roald Dahl
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"We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams. - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" Roald Dahl
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"Some adults forget what it was like to be a kid,'' Burton says." Roald Dahl
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"I asked my mum, who's a very clever psychotherapist, and she says that kids love stories about death; they need it, they need to have stories that deal with death and explain it, as a place to put their fears - and actually, Corpse Bride is a beautiful and very comforting, joyous portrayal of what might be beyond life." Roald Dahl
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"I do not like film directors very much. They lack humility and they are too damn sure that everything they do is right. The trouble is that it's mostly wrong. Oh, what a mess Mel Stewart made of Charlie." Roald Dahl
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"Fairy tales have always got to have something a bit scary for children - as long as you make them laugh as well," Roald Dahl
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"And Charlie, don't forget about what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he ever wanted. He lived happily ever after. - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" Roald Dahl
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"I shot down some German planes and I got shot down myself, crashing in a burst of flames and crawling out, getting rescued by brave soldiers." Roald Dahl
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"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." Roald Dahl
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"I am only 8 years old, I told myself. No little boy of 8 has ever murdered anyone. It's not possible." Roald Dahl
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"I began to realise that the large chocolate companies actually did possess inventing rooms, and they took their inventing very seriously." Roald Dahl
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"My father was a Norwegian who came from a small town near Oslo. He broke his arm at the elbow when he was 14, and they amputated it." Roald Dahl
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"Nobody gets a nervous breakdown or a heart attack from selling kerosene to gentle country folk from the back of a tanker in Somerset." Roald Dahl
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"We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it. - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" Roald Dahl
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"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." Roald Dahl
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"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." Roald Dahl
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"Pain was something we were expected to endure. But I doubt very much if you would be entirely happy today if a doctor threw a towel in your face and jumped on you with a knife." Roald Dahl
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"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." Roald Dahl
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"The Bristol Channel was always my guide, and I was always able to draw an imaginary line from my bed to our house over in Wales. It was a great comfort." Roald Dahl
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