am all fucked out. That goddamn woman has absolutely screwed me from  one end of the room to the other for three goddam nights. I went back to  the Ambassador this morning, and I said, “You know it’s a great  assignment, but I just can’t go on.” And the Ambassador said, “Roald,  did you ever see the Charles Laughton movie of Henry VIII?” And I said  “Yes.” “Well,” he said, “do you remember the scene with Henry going into  the bedroom with Anne of Cleves, and he turns and says ‘The things I’ve  done for England’? Well, that’s what you’ve got to do.
— Roald Dahl
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am all fucked out. That goddamn woman has absolutely screwed me from one end of the room to the other for three goddam nights. I went back to the Ambassador this morning, and I said, “You know it’s a great assignment, but I just can’t go on.” And the Ambassador said, “Roald, did you ever see the Charles Laughton movie of Henry VIII?” And I said “Yes.” “Well,” he said, “do you remember the scene with Henry going into the bedroom with Anne of Cleves, and he turns and says ‘The things I’ve done for England’? Well, that’s what you’ve got to do.

Roald Dahl

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 And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.
— Roald Dahl, from a letter

 And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.

— Roald Dahl, from a letter

NPR did a nice piece on Roald Dahl last week, commemorating his new authorized biography Storyteller by Donald Sturrock.

NPR did a nice piece on Roald Dahl last week, commemorating his new authorized biography Storyteller by Donald Sturrock.