Author Roald Dahl

Cape Town - Most of us have grown up with books to entertain us. Roald Dahl's timeless stories have captivated young and old alike and his books can be read over and over again.

The British author would have celebrated his 101st birthday today, and there's no greater way to celebrate than with his amazing characters.

Join us as we take a trip back into our childhoods and look at 10 memorable quotes from some of our favourite Dahl books.

"But 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." - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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"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." - The Twits

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"There are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven’t started wondering about yet." - Old Green Grasshopper in James and the Giant Peach

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"I understand what you’re saying, and your comments are valuable, but I’m gonna ignore your advice." - Fantastic Mr. Fox

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"It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you."- The Witches

“‘The matter with human beans,’ the BFG went on, ‘is that they is absolutely refusing to believe anything unless they is actually seeing it right in front of their own schnozzles.'” - The BFG

“Life is more fun if you play games.” -  My Uncle Oswald

“Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world” - Matilda

"A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men." - Willy Wonka, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

"Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it." - The Minipins