Roald Dahl citátov
Dátum narodenia: 13. september 1916
Dátum úmrtia: 23. november 1990
Roald Dahl bol britský spisovateľ, známy hlavne od roku 1940 tvorbou pre deti i dospelých. K jeho najznámejším dielam patrí „Charlie a továreň na čokoládu“, „Matilda“, „Čarodejnice“ a „Jakub a obrovská broskyňa“.
Citáty Roald Dahl
„The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.“
— Roald Dahl, kniha Matilda
— Roald Dahl, kniha Danny, the Champion of the World
Danny, the Champion of the World (1975)
„We must hurry!’ said Mr. Wonka. ‘We have so much time and so little to do! No! Wait! Strike that! Reverse it!“
— Roald Dahl, kniha Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Varianta: We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it.
Zdroj: Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
„Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable.“
— Roald Dahl, kniha Matilda
Zdroj: Matilda said, "Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it's unbelievable...
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„The witching hour, somebody had once whispered to her, was a special moment in the middle of the night when every child and every grown-up was in a deep deep sleep, and all the dark things came out from hiding and had the world all to themselves.“
— Roald Dahl, The BFG
Zdroj: The BFG
„A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul and that, I am sure, is why he does it.“
"Goodbye school" in Boy: Tales of Childhood (1984)
„I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it 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.“
— Roald Dahl, kniha My Uncle Oswald
Zdroj: My Uncle Oswald (1979)
— Roald Dahl, kniha The Witches
"The Heart of a Mouse"
Zdroj: The Witches (1983)
„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 they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.“
— Roald Dahl, kniha The Twits
Zdroj: The Twits