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.
More quotes by Roald Dahl
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.
There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you’ll be free if you truly wish to be.
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.
More quotes about Wisdom
It is at our mother’s knee that we acquire our noblest and truest and highest ideals, but there is seldom any money in them.
Fly fishing may be a very pleasant amusement; but angling or float fishing I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other.
The world is seldom what it seems; to man, who dimly sees, realities appear as dreams, and dreams realities.
Dear to us are those who love us… but dearer are those who reject us as unworthy, for they add another life; they build a heaven before us whereof we had not dreamed, and thereby supply to us new powers out of the recesses of the spirit, and urge us to new and unattempted performances.
Men know that women are an over-match for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves.
My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity.
The rich man is always sold to the institution which makes him rich. Absolutely speaking, the more money, the less virtue.
I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I’ll put it before any of the things like courage or bravery or generosity or anything else.