In Texas, years ago, almost all of the oil came from surface operations. Then someone got the idea that there were greater sources of supply deeper down. A well was drilled five thousand feet deep. The result? A gusher. Too many of us operate on the surface. We never go deep enough to find supernatural resources. The result is, we never operate at our best. More time and investment is involved to go deep but a gusher will pay off.Alfred A. Montapert
- There is a trait in the Jewish character that does provoke animosity, maybe it's a kind of lack of generosity towards non-Jews. I mean there is always a reason why anti-anything crops up anywhere; even a stinker like Hitler didn't just pick on them for no reason.
- As quoted in New Statesman (1983); partly quoted in "The Candy Man" by Margaret Talbot in The New Yorker (11 July 2005)
- "It is very difficult to phone people in China, Mr. President," said the Postmaster General, "The country is so full of Wings and Wongs, every time you wing you get the wong number."
- Ch. 4, "The President" (p. 34 in the 1984 Bantam edition)
The Minpins (1991)
- And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.
The Witches (1983)
- It doesn't matter who you are or what you look like so long as somebody loves you.
- "The Heart of a Mouse"
- Grown ups are quirky creatures, full of quirks and secrets.
- Official website
- Roald Dahl Foundation website
- Roald Dahl Museum
- Roald Dahl at the Internet Movie Database
- Roald Dahl at the Notable Names Database
- Find-A-Grave profile for Roald Dahl
- Bibliography at Fantastic Fiction
- Bibliography at ISFDB
- A guide to finding sources and literature about Roald Dahl, by Kelly Harkrader
- "The Candy Man" by Margaret Talbot in The New Yorker (11 July 2005)
- The Way Out television series