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The Most Comforting Roald Dahl Quotes

Roald Dahl's classic tales of acceptance are the stuff of childhood, but sometimes grown-ups need to be reminded of why they're special too.

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Laura Formisano

The chance is there

“There was one other thing that the grown-ups also knew, and it was this: that however small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance is there. The chance had to be there.”—from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Laura Formisano

You are not alone

“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”—from Matilda

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Laura Formisano

It doesn’t matter who you are

“It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.”—from The Witches

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Laura Formisano

You will always look lovely

“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.”—fromThe Twits

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Laura Formisano

I cannot be right all the time

“‘Meanings is not important, said the BFG. ‘I cannot be right all the time. Quite often I is left instead of right.'”—from The BFG

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