I don’t care if a reader hates one of my stories, just as long as he finishes the book.
More quotes by Roald Dahl
However small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance is there. The chance had to be there.
If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.
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.
More quotes about Books
Books, not which afford us a cowering enjoyment, but in which each thought is of unusual daring; such as an idle man cannot read, and a timid one would not be entertained by, which even make us dangerous to existing institution – such call I good books.
Whatever our fate is or may be, we have made it and do not complain of it. – Vronksy (Anna Karenina)
What can we see, read, acquire, but ourselves. Take the book, my friend, and read your eyes out, you will never find there what I find.
When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young.
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.
As a child I used to read Gone with the Wind over and over again. I wanted to be Scarlett O’Hara. I never wanted to believe that it was possible that there could be infidelity. I never wanted to be believe that it was even possible for a man to look another way, even for a moment. My bubble of monogamy was pierced in a harsh way.
Books are the best of things if well used; if abused, among the worst. They are good for nothing but to inspire. I had better never see a book than be warped by its attraction clean out of my own orbit, and made a satellite instead of a system.
We are too civil to books. For a few golden sentences we will turn over and actually read a volume of four or five hundred pages.