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Inspirational Roald Dahl Quotes

Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, and fighter pilot. Below is list of some Inspirational Roald Dahl Quotes.

His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide. In 2008, The Times placed Dahl 16th on its list of “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945”. Dahl served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, in which he became a flying ace and intelligence officer, rising to the rank of acting wing commander.

Roald Dahl Quotes
Roald Dahl Quotes

Roald Dahl Quotes

“It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.”
― Roald Dahl

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl

“We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it.”
― Roald Dahl

“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.”
― Roald Dahl

“Unless you have been to boarding-school when you are very young, it is absolutely impossible to appreciate the delights of living at home.”
― Roald Dahl

“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.”
― Roald Dahl

“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 you will always look lovely.”
― Roald Dahl

“A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it.”
― Roald Dahl

“It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.”
― Roald Dahl

“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.”
― Roald Dahl

“Don’t gobblefunk around with words.”
― 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

“You should never, never doubt something that no one is sure of.”
― Roald Dahl

“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.
Then fill the shelves with lots of books.”
Roald Dahl

“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.”
― Roald Dahl

“I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.”
― Roald Dahl

“I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.”
― Roald Dahl quotes

“Two rights don’t equal a left.”
― Roald Dahl

“Grown ups are complicated creatures, full of quirks and secrets.”
― Roald Dahl

“I’m right and you’re wrong, I’m big and you’re small, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”
― 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

“I understand what you’re saying, and your comments are valuable, but I’m gonna ignore your advice.”
― Roald Dahl

“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 they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
― Roald Dahl

Inspirational Umberto Eco Quotes

Umberto Eco (5 January 1932 – 19 February 2016) was an Italian novelist. Below is a list of some Inspirational Umberto Eco Quotes.

Umberto Eco Quotes
Umberto Eco Quotes

Umberto Eco Quotes

“We live for books.”
― Umberto Eco

“True learning must not be content with ideas, which are, in fact, signs, but must discover things in their individual truth.”
― Umberto Eco

“Books are not made to be believed, but to be subjected to inquiry. When we consider a book, we mustn’t ask ourselves what it says but what it means.”
― Umberto Eco

“Any fact becomes important when it’s connected to another.”
― Umberto Eco

“When men stop believing in God, it isn’t that they then believe in nothing: they believe in everything.”
Umberto Eco

“To survive, you must tell stories.”
― Umberto Eco

“Show not what has been done, but what can be. How beautiful the world would be if there were a procedure for moving through labyrinths.”
― Umberto Eco

“The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.”
― Umberto Eco

“A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams.”
― Umberto Eco

“Daytime sleep is like the sin of the flesh; the more you have the more you want, and yet you feel unhappy, sated and unsated at the same time.”
― Umberto Eco

“I love the smell of book ink in the morning.”
― Umberto Eco

“People are never so completely and enthusiastically evil as when they act out of religious conviction.”
― Umberto Eco

“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.”
― Umberto Eco

“All poets write bad poetry. Bad poets publish them, good poets burn them.”
― Umberto Eco

“What is life if not the shadow of a fleeting dream?”
― Umberto Eco

“Entering a novel is like going on a climb in the mountains: you have to learn the rhythm of respiration, acquire the pace; otherwise you stop right away.”
― Umberto Eco

“Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another’s fear.”
― Umberto Eco

“Absence is to love as wind is to fire: it extinguishes the little flame, it fans the big.”
― Umberto Eco

“I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.”
― Umberto Eco

“Monsters exist because they are part of the divine plan, and in the horrible features of those same monsters the power of the creator is revealed.”
― Umberto Eco

“We were clever enough to turn a laundry list into poetry.”
― Umberto Eco

“As the man said, for every complex problem there’s a simple solution, and it’s wrong.”
― Umberto Eco quotes

“There are four kinds of people in this world: cretins, fools, morons, and lunatics…Cretins don’t even talk; they sort of slobber and stumble…Fools are in great demand, especially on social occasions.”
― Umberto Eco

“Nothing exists that so fills and binds the heart as love does. Therefore, unless you have those weapons that subdue it, the soul plunges through love into an immense abyss.”
― Umberto Eco

“Where else? I belong to a lost generation and am comfortable only in the company of others who are lost and lonely.”
― Umberto Eco

Inspirational Frances Hodgson Burnett Quotes

Frances Hodgson Burnett was a British-American novelist and playwright. Below is a list of some Inspirational Frances Hodgson Burnett Quotes.

Frances Hodgson Burnett Quotes
Frances Hodgson Burnett Quotes

Frances Hodgson Burnett Quotes

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett

“Everything’s a story – You are a story -I am a story.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett

“Two things cannot be in one place. Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett

“She made herself stronger by fighting with the wind.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett

“When you will not fly into a passion people know you are stronger than they are, because you are strong enough to hold in your rage, and they are not, and they say stupid things they wish they hadn’t said afterward.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett

“And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett

“Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words and everything in the world understands it.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett

“There’s nothing so strong as rage, except what makes you hold it in–that’s stronger. It’s a good thing not to answer your enemies.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett

“Where you tend a rose my lad, a thistle cannot grow.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett

“Two worst things as can happen to a child is never to have his own way – or always to have it.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett

“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”
“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett

“I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett

“What you have to do with your mind, when your body is miserable, is to make it think of something else.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett

“Hang in there. It is astonishing how short a time it can take for very wonderful things to happen.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett

“One of the strange things about living in the world is that it is only now and then one is quite sure one is going to live forever and ever and ever.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett

“It made her think that it was curious how much nicer a person looked when he smiled. She had not thought of it before.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett

“However many years she lived, Mary always felt that ‘she should never forget that first morning when her garden began to grow’.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett

“She did not care very much for other little girls, but if she had plenty of books she could console herself.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett

“At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done–then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett quotes

“If nature has made you for a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart; and though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that–warm things, kind things, sweet things–help and comfort and laughter–and sometimes gay, kind laughter is the best help of all.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett

“Whatever comes,” she said, “cannot alter one thing. If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside. It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett

Inspirational Franz Kafka Quotes

Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was a novelist and short story writer. Below is a list of some Inspirational Franz Kafka Quotes.

Franz Kafka Quotes
Franz Kafka Quotes

Franz Kafka Quotes

“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.”
― Franz Kafka

“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”
― Franz Kafka

“I am a cage, in search of a bird.”
― Franz Kafka

“It’s only because of their stupidity that they’re able to be so sure of themselves.”
― Franz Kafka

“The history of mankind is the instant between two strides taken by a traveler.”
― Franz Kafka

“I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy.”
― Franz Kafka

“Better to have, and not need, than to need, and not have.”
― Franz Kafka

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
― Franz Kafka

“By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.”
― Franz Kafka

“Hiding places there are innumerable, escape is only one, but possibilities of escape, again, are as many as hiding places.”
― Franz Kafka

“Beyond a certain point there is no return. This point has to be reached.”
― Franz Kafka

“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”
Franz Kafka

“Slept, awoke, slept, awoke, miserable life.”
― Franz Kafka

“First impressions are always unreliable.”
― Franz Kafka

“I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us.”
― Franz Kafka

“Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself.”
― Franz Kafka

“You are at once both the quiet and the confusion of my heart.”
― Franz Kafka

“Love is a drama of contradictions.”
― Franz Kafka

“I do not speak as I think, I do not think as I should, and so it all goes on in helpless darkness.”
― Franz Kafka

“I am free and that is why I am lost.”
― Franz Kafka

“I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself.”
― Franz Kafka

“I usually solve problems by letting them devour me.”
― Franz Kafka quotes

“I have spent all my life resisting the desire to end it.”
― Franz Kafka

“If the book we’re reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for? So that it will make us happy, as you write?”
― Franz Kafka

“I write differently from what I speak, I speak differently from what I think, I think differently from the way I ought to think, and so it all proceeds into deepest darkness.”
― Franz Kafka

“You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.”
― Franz Kafka

Inspirational Maurice Sendak Quotes

Maurice Sendak (June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012) was an American illustrator and writer of children’s books. Below is a list of some Inspirational Maurice Sendak Quotes.

Maurice Sendak Quotes
Maurice Sendak Quotes

Maurice Sendak Quotes

“There must be more to life than having everything!”
― Maurice Sendak

“A book is really like a lover. It arranges itself in your life in a way that is beautiful.”
― Maurice Sendak

“We’ve educated children to think that spontaneity is inappropriate.”
― Maurice Sendak

“There should be a place where only the things you want to happen, happen”
― Maurice Sendak

“Kids don’t know about best sellers. They go for what they enjoy. They aren’t star chasers and they don’t suck up. It’s why I like them.”
― Maurice Sendak

“Let the wild rumpus start!”
― Maurice Sendak

“And the walls became the world all around.”
― Maurice Sendak quotes

“When you hide another story in a story, that’s the story I am telling the children.”
― Maurice Sendak

“You cannot write for children. They’re much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them.”
― Maurice Sendak

“If children are different from us, they are more spontaneous. Grown-up lives have become overlaid with dross.”
― Maurice Sendak

“To get a child’s trust – you may know or not – is a very hard thing to do. They’re so used to not believing adults – because adults tell tales and lies all the time.”
― Maurice Sendak

“Art has always been my salvation.”
Maurice Sendak

“In plain terms, a child is a complicated creature who can drive you crazy. There’s a cruelty to childhood, there’s an anger.”
― Maurice Sendak

“I don’t believe in things literally for children. That’s a reduction.”
― Maurice Sendak

“I have nothing now but praise for my life. I’m not unhappy.”
― Maurice Sendak

“I became a set designer for opera. I’m a great opera buff, I love classical music, and I needed a time-out.”
― Maurice Sendak

“Grown-ups desperately need to feel safe, and then they project onto the kids. But what none of us seem to realize is how smart kids are.”
― Maurice Sendak

“You can’t get rid of evil. We can’t, and I feel that so intensely. All the idiots that keep coming into the world and wrecking people’s lives.”
― Maurice Sendak

“From their earliest years children live on familiar terms with disrupting emotions, fear and anxiety are an intrinsic part of their everyday lives, they continually cope with frustrations as best they can. And it is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming Wild Things.”
― Maurice Sendak

“It’s only adults who read the top layers most of the time. I think children read the internal meanings of everything.”
― Maurice Sendak

“The qualities that make for excellence in children’s literature can be summed up in a single word: imagination.”
― Maurice Sendak

“Then from far away across the world he smelled good things to eat, so he gave up being king of the wild things.”
― Maurice Sendak

“Children do live in fantasy and reality; they move back and forth very easily in a way we no longer remember how to do.”
― Maurice Sendak

“And the wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws.”
― Maurice Sendak

“It turns out sometimes the so-called “right way” is utterly the wrong way. What a monstrous confusion.”
― Maurice Sendak

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