Day 3 Quote Challenge: And above all…

Roald Dahl is one of my favorite authors and has been since I was a child. Between my childhood, teaching first grade, and reading to my own children, I think I’ve read almost every one of his books. Roald Dahl’s use of language and the way he played with words is tremendous! One Back to School Night a parent asked what my least favorite word was (my answer was two words, “I can’t”) and then asked what my favorite word was, very quickly I replied, “scrumdiddlyumptious.” Actually quite fitting in retrospect as I now have a food blog!
And above all quote by Roald Dahl
Here Roald Dahl asks us to continue to look at the world with childlike wonder.  Keep an open mind, and your “glittering eyes” can find magic in the most unlikely places.  Beauty is all around us, though sometimes we need to look a little more carefully to find it. This quote is from his last book, The Minpins, and is the last line in the story.

I would like to thank Natascha over at Natascha’s Palace for nominating me for the 3 Day Quote Challenge. Natascha is an elementary school teacher, a Canadian ex-pat in Spain, and an incredible home cook. Her blog is full of delicious food and lovely anecdotes about her life in Spain. Thank you, Natascha for thinking of me!

Rules of the challenge:
Thank the blogger that nominated you.
Share one new quote on three consecutive days on your blog. They can be from anywhere, anyone, or anything.
On each of the three days, nominate three more bloggers to carry on with the fun! No pressure; nominees are free to decline.

My Day 3 nominees are…
Conor from One Man’s Meat
Teagan from Teagan’s Books
Jhuls from The Not So Creative Cook

22 thoughts on “Day 3 Quote Challenge: And above all…

  1. Such a perfect choice of writer and of words. I, too am a huge fan of Dahl – a true giant amongst writers and with the most acute understanding of the condition of childhood 🙂

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      1. He was a genius. When he died I complained for the first and only time to the BBC because having run a long obit on a one hit pop star who (albeit tragically) had died they just said ‘Author Roald Dahl died today at the age of blah’. I was incensed. Since then I think his star has shone brighter and brighter and I like to think he is smiling somewhere 🙂

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    1. Your little ones would probably love a Dahl story (or two, three, four…!). The Enormous Crocodile…. The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me…. Esio Trot… and Fantastic Mr. Fox were big hits with my gang when they were pre-school/kindergarten age before they moved on to his longer books. 😊

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  2. Not many of us could ever find fault with Roald Dahl. I can’t say I’ve read all his books, but I’ve read quite a few. This is a great quote to finish your challenge on, and a thought-provoking one, too. The idea of watching the world with ‘glittering eyes’ is just perfect. An open mind is essential if we want to find goodness and beauty around us.

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    1. I love that image of “glittering eyes.” Looking at the world with an open mind and heart, with magic and wonderment in our eyes. It seems to come naturally for children, we adults need to work harder to hold onto that sense of whimsy. 😊


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