6.27.2011

words of wisdom from roald dahl.



roald dahl was one of my favorite authors as a kids, and continues to be a favorite to this day. he always had such a wonderful imagination, a distinct and creative voice, and an uncanny ability to convey the magic of children.

his short stories for adults are really something special... they are one part whimsical, one part grotesque, and always wickedly funny. those of you who haven't yet discovered them simply must give them a read. i highly recommend kiss kiss... "parson's pleasure" is especially delicious.

hope you have a magical monday!

{image via madi illustration}

6 comments:

SisterBatik said...

Absolutely - and that is why he is such a great children's author : )

I grew up with Roald Dahl, can you imagine if he was your father or grandfather!

lesley said...

sister - i recently read an essay by one of his daughters... she said he would scare the bejeezus out of them with his bedtime stories! he had quite a twisted sense of humor sometimes, that's part of why i love him so.

My Hideaway said...

This is one of my favorite quotes! I may have even blogged it at some point. Roald Dahl was a genius.

lesley said...

i agree, total genius!

xoxo,
lesley

Erin Lian said...

Heart this quote :) I have read all of his children's book :) I think he is v wise.
<3

Robin said...

it's so true, i find myself rereading a lot of roald dahl as an adult and it is probably even more enjoyable than when i was a kid, not less.