"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."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Roald Dahl on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Roald Dahl on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Roald Dahl on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Roald Dahl on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Roald Dahl on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"When I walked to school in the mornings I would start out alone but would pick up four other boys along the way. We would set out together after school across the village green."
"A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom."
"Unless you have been to boarding-school when you are very young, it is absolutely impossible to appreciate the delights of living at home."
"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men."