Roald Dahl: In a Different Place with Different People

I came across several Roald Dahl books among those we were taking to the second hand bookstore. They had been part of a pile of books at the bottom of a box of toys no one was bothering with for month. I saved them. I might even read them at some point. I don’t like being too casual to give away well written books. A clever line should be worth saving, no matter what the book editors may say.

A writer of fiction lives in fear. Each new day demands new ideas and he can never be sure whether he is going to come up with them or not.  – Roald Dahl.

The writer has to force himself to work. He has to make his own hours and if he doesn’t go to his desk at all there is nobody to scold him.  – Roald Dahl.

Two hours of writing fiction leaves this writer completely drained. For those two hours he has been in a different place with totally different people.  – Roald Dahl.

A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom.  – Roald Dahl.

I began to realize how simple life could be if one had a regular routine to follow with fixed hours, a fixed salary, and very little original thinking to do.  – Roald Dahl.

Nowadays you can go anywhere in the world in a few hours, and nothing is fabulous any more.  – Roald Dahl.

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.  – Roald Dahl.

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.  – Roald Dahl.

The Roald Dahl site.

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre.

Roald Dahl Fans.

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