It’s Roald Dahl Day so let’s remember our all-time favourite Roald Dahl quote

It’s Roald Dahl Day, on what would have been the author’s 103rd birthday, so what better day to remember this, our all-time favourite Roald Dahl quote.

‘I remember my mum reading this to me as child and it’s been in my mind ever since. One of literature’s finest universal truths,’ said @parislees on Twitter.

And here it is.

‘If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until it gets so ugly you can hardly bear to look at it.

‘A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.’

Probably for the best he never saw Twitter.


Roald Dahl’s shutdown of anti-vaxxers is even more relevant today than it was 30 years ago