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.Roald Dahl in Matilda
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.Kinder & Kindheit, ElternRoald Dahl in Matilda
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.Bücher, Fantasie, LesenRoald Dahl in Matilda
Diese Bücher gaben ihr eine hoffnungsfrohe und tröstliche Botschaft: Du bist nicht allein.
So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.Bücher, Trost, LesenRoald Dahl in Matilda
All the reading she had done had given her a view of life they had never seen.LesenRoald Dahl in Matilda
I'm right and you're wrong, I'm big and you're small, and there's nothing you can do about it.Roald Dahl in Matilda
Wenn du etwas erreichen willst, lies so viel, wie du nur kannst.LesenRoald Dahl in Matilda
Matilda: "Willst du wissen, wie mein erster Schultag war?"
Mrs. Wormwood: "Nö. Da würd ich lieber Gemüse essen."
Matilda: "Do you want to heat about my first day at school?"
Mrs. Wormwood: "Yuck. I'd rather eat vegetables."
Ich hab keine Angst. Wenn jemand gemein zu einem ist, kann man auch einfach gemein sein.
I'm not worried. If people do scary things to you, you can just do scary things back.Matilda - Das Musical, von Matilda Wurmwald
Bei Fräulein Honig lernen wir, wie man Geschichten erzählt. Aber ich glaub, ich weiß schon eine. Ich kann spüren, dass sie schon so in mir britzelt und platzt, wenn ich sie nicht raus lasse.
Miss Honey's gonna teach us to tell stories. But I think I've got one already. I can feel it sort of wriggling in me. Like it's bursting to get out.Matilda - Das Musical, von Matilda Wurmwald
Wer brav ist und nur folgt, der fällt manchmal echt rein
Pfeif auf das Bravsein, manchmal hilft nur noch frech sein
We're told we have to do what we're told but surely
Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty