12 quotes from Roald Dahl books to live your adult life by

There's a whole lot of wisdom in those treasured childhood tales

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Stories and fictional friends were a huge part of our world during childhood – and Roald Dahl’s whimsical tales were no exception. From book-loving Matilda and James’s magical peach to Sophie and her Big Friendly Giant, there’s no denying Dahl’s tales, which are still as popular today as they were when they were first printed, speak to children in a unique way. 

But those messages don’t cease to be important once we stop growing (upwards, at least) and head out into the big, bad world of adulthood. In fact, as grouchy, grumpy, grown-ups we’d be wise to remember these clever, kind and witty words… 

– The Twits 

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– Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator 

– The Minpins

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– The BFG

– Danny, Champion of the World 

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– The Witches

– Matilda

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– James and the Giant Peach 

– Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 

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– Matilda

– George’s Marvellous Medicine 

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