Ode to Roald Dahl!I randomly remembered something today. My favourite author as a child.Ode to Roald Dahl!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
To be honest, if I had to choose one of my greatest influences growing up, it would be Roald Dahl. He taught me something that's quite hard to learn.
(Also in Matilda that a short intelligent person is worth ten big strong people . . . but I digress . . .)
His nuggets of wisdom include:
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
"If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it.
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 yo