Roald Dahl (September 13, 1916-November 23, 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide. Dahl is best known for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and Fantastic Mr. Fox.
“A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men.”
“So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place, you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.”
“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.”