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Roald Dahl Day Favourite Quotes

11th September 2017

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Wednesday 13th September 2017 is Roald Dahl Day!

A great way to celebrate Roald Dahl Day is by throwing a marvellous and magical Roald Dahl Day party. Inside the Roald Dahl Day 2017 Party Pack http://www.roalddahl.com/partypack2017 you'll find everything you need to host a marvellous and magical Roald Dahl Day party. You can find out which Roald Dahl hero you are? Or discover who is the biggest Roald Dahl fan is in your house/class? Or get stuck into some reading and writing activities, all inspired by Roald Dahl tales!

Continue the party by tuning in to Puffin Virtually live on the day, a webcast broadcast from the countryside of where Roald Dahl lived and you'll even get to take a tour of the Roald Dahl Museum and Story centre http://puffinvirtuallylive.co....

Happy Roald Dahl Day!

To help you get into the mood, here are some of our favourite Roald Dahl quotes...

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

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The Witches

"It doesn't matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you."

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

“So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, 

Go throw your TV set away,

And in its place you can install

A lovely bookshelf on the wall.

Then fill the shelves with lots of books.” 

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The BFG

“Don't gobblefunk around with words.” 

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Matilda

“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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Fantastic Mr Fox (Colour Edn)

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

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The BFG

“Two rights don't equal a left.” 

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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.” 

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James and the Giant Peach

“A little magic can take you a long way.”

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George's Marvellous Medicine

"Never Grow Up…always down.” 

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And finally, in the words of the great man himself, “Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.” (Roald Dahl)

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