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Roald Dahl, the British novelist and poet beloved by readers around the world, would have turned 100 on September 13.
Over this five-decade career, Dahl has sold more than 250 million copies of his darkly comedic works, the most famous of which include “Matilda,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” and “James and the Giant Peach.” Though intended for children, readers of all ages have found words of wisdom in his stories over the years.
Here are some of the most insightful quotes from Dahl’s books.
“A little nonsense, now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.” — “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
“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 it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” — “The Twits”
“And don’t worry about the bits you can’t understand. Sit back and allow the words to wash around you, like music.” — “Matilda”
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