Matilda

Matilda

eBook - 2007
Average Rating:
Rate this:

Quotes (23)

Add a Quote
s
spikemore
Apr 15, 2017

"D'you think I'm so stupid I'd glue this thing to my head on purpose?"

f
Faithm6
Jul 13, 2015

“I've always said to myself that if a little pocket calculator can do it why shouldn't I?”
― Roald Dahl, Matilda

f
Faithm6
Jul 13, 2015

“With frightening suddenness he now began ripping the pages out of the book in handfuls and throwing them in the waste-paper basket.
Matilda froze in horror. The father kept going. There seemed little doubt that the man felt some kind of jealousy. How dare she, he seemed to be saying with each rip of a page, how dare she enjoy reading books when he couldn't? How dare she?”
― Roald Dahl, Matilda

f
Faithm6
Jul 13, 2015

“Sometimes Matilda longed for a friend, someone like the kind, courageous people in her books.”
― Roald Dahl, Matilda

Laura_X May 01, 2015

It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.

c
Crumbj
Jun 10, 2014

“It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.”
― Roald Dahl, Matilda

JCLChrisK Dec 14, 2013

What she needed was just one person, one wise and sympathetic grown-up who could help her.

JCLChrisK Dec 14, 2013

Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it's unbelievable.

JCLChrisK Dec 14, 2013

"We don't hold with book-reading," Mr. Wormwood said. "You can't make a living from sitting on your fanny and reading story-books."

JCLChrisK Dec 14, 2013

Parents never underestimated the abilities of their own children. Quite the reverse. Sometimes it was well nigh impossible for a teacher to convince the proud father or mother that their beloved offspring was a complete nitwit.

JCLChrisK Dec 14, 2013

If it's by an American it's certain to be filth. That's all they write about.

JCLChrisK Dec 14, 2013

Perhaps his anger was intensified because he saw her getting pleasure from something that was beyond his reach.

JCLChrisK Dec 14, 2013

All the reading she had done had given her a view of life that they had never seen. If only they would read a little Dickens or Kipling they would soon discover there was more to life than cheating people and watching television.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“If you are good life is good.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“You seemed so far away," Miss Honey whispered, awestruck.
Oh, I was. I was flying past the stars on silver wings," Matilda said. "It was wonderful.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“I cannot for the life of me understand why small children take so long to grow up. I think they do it deliberately, just to annoy me.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“Fiona has the same glacial beauty of an iceburg, but unlike the iceburg she has absolutely nothing below the surface.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“I'm wondering what to read next." Matilda said. "I've finished all the children's books.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“Here it is,' Nigel said.
Mrs D, Mrs I, Mrs FFI, Mrs C, Mrs U, Mrs LTY. That spells difficulty.'
How perfectly ridiculous!' snorted Miss Trunchbull. 'Why are all these women married?”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“Matilda said, "Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it's unbelievable...”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“I'm right and you're wrong, I'm big and you're small, and there's nothing you can do about it.”


Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top