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The BFG Quotes (showing 1-26 of 26)
“Don't gobblefunk around with words.”
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“Two rights don't equal a left.”
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“The witching hour, somebody had once whispered to her, was a special moment in the middle of the night when every child and every grown-up was in a deep deep sleep, and all the dark things came out from hiding and had the world all to themselves.”
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“What I mean and what I say is two different things," the BFG announced rather grandly.”
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“Do you like vegetables?" Sophie asked, hoping to steer the conversation towards a slightly less dangerous kind of food.
"You is trying to change the subject," the Giant said sternly. "We is having an interesting babblement about the taste of the human bean. The human bean is not a vegetable.”
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“Words," he said, "is oh such a twitch-tickling problem to me all my life.”
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“A whizzpopper!" cried the BFG, beaming at her. "Us giants is making whizzpoppers all the time! Whizzpopping is a sign of happiness. It is music in our ears! You surely is not telling me that a little whizzpopping if forbidden among human beans?”
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“Giants isn't eating each other either, the BFG said. Nor is giants killing each other. Giants is not very lovely, but they is not killing each other. Nor is crockadowndillies killing other crockadowndillies. Nor is pussy-cats killing pussy-cats.

'They kill mice,' Sophie said.

'Ah, but they is not killing their own kind,' the BFG said. 'Human beans is the only animals that is killing their own kind.'

'Don't poisonous snakes kill each other?' Sophie asked. She was searching desperately for another creature that behaved as badly as the human.

'Even poisnowse snakes is never killing each other,' the BFG said. 'Nor is the most fearsome creatures like tigers and rhinostossterisses. None of them is ever killing their own kind. Has you ever thought about that?'

Sophie kept silent.

'I is not understanding human beans at all,' the BFG said.' You is a human bean and you is saying it is grizzling and horrigust for giants to be eating human beans. Right or left?'

'Right,' Sophie said.

'But human beans is squishing each other all the time,' the BFG said. 'They is shootling guns and going up in
aerioplanes to drop their bombs on each other's heads every week. Human beans is always killing other human beans.'

He was right. Of course he was right and Sophie knew it. She was beginning to wonder whether humans were actually any better than giants. 'Even so,' she said, defending her own race, I' think it's rotten that those foul giants should go off every night to eat humans. Humans have never done them any harm.'

'That is what the little piggy-wig is saying every day,' the BFG answered. 'He is saying, "I has never done any harm to the human bean so why should he be eating me?'"

'Oh dear,' Sophie said.

'The human beans is making rules to suit themselves,' the BFG went on. 'But the rules they is making do not suit the little piggy-wiggies. Am I right or left?'

'Right,' Sophie said.

'Giants is also making rules. Their rules is not suiting the human beans. Everybody is making his own rules to suit himself.”
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“The maid screamed.
The Queen gasped.
Sophie waved.”
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“Meanings is not important, said the BFG. I cannot be right all the time. Quite often I is left instead of right.”
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“Two wrongs don't make a right.”
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“We is in Dream Country,' the BFG said. 'This is where all dreams is beginning.”
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“You is getting nosier than a parker.”
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“The matter with human beans," the BFG went on, "is that they is absolutely refusing to believe in anything unless they is actually seeing it right in front of their own schnozzles.”
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“I is reading it hundreds of times,' the BFG said. 'And I is still reading it and teaching new words to myself and how to write them. It is the most scrumdiddlyumptious story.'

Sophie took the book out of his hand. 'Nicholas Nickleby,' she read aloud.

'By Dahl's Chickens,' the BFG said.”
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“Titchy little snapperwhippers like you should not be higgling around with an old sage and onions who is hundreds of years more than you.”
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“Me is the only one what won't be gobbled up because giants is never eating giants”
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“Well, first of all," said the BFG, "human beans is not really believing in giants, is they? Human beans is not thinking we exist.”
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“let your love out”
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“Words', he said, 'is oh such a twitch-tickling problem to me all my life. So you must simply try to be patient and stop squibbling. As I am telling you before, I know exactly what words I am wanting to say, but somehow or other they is always getting squiff-squiddled around.”
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“If you can think of anything more terrifying than that happening to you in the middle of the night, then let's hear about it.”
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“Two rights don't equal a left. -BFG”
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“i fell roald dahl can make your day funny and sunny when your felling boring and grey.”
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“Twenty-four feet is puddlenuts in Giant Country.”
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“They is all at least two times my wideness and double my royal highness!”
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“Take a bite and I am positive you will be shouting out oh how scrumdiddlyumptious this wonderveg is!”
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