Yesterday, on what would have been his 99th birthday, we honored Roald Dahl, a beloved children’s author who brought magic to many children’s lives. Through his writing, Dahl taught us several life lessons that everyone, whether child or adult, can benefit from. Lessons such as dreams do come true and it’s okay to be different were shared through the famous works of Dahl. To celebrate the author that continues to inspire us, we’ve compiled a list of his inspirational quotes.
Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. – The Minpins
Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. – Matilda
We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams. – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world. – Matilda
You’ll never get anywhere if you go about what-iffing like that. Would Columbus have discovered America if he’d said ‘What if I sink on the way over? What if I meet pirates? What if I never come back?’ He wouldn’t even have started. – Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
A life is made up of a great number of small incidents and a small number of great ones. – Going Solo
I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be. – My Uncle Oswald