More Dahl, and this time a children’s classic that I didn’t read until I was in my thirties. The Twits are so superbly beastly to each other. In another happy marriage of author with illustrator, Quentin Blake gives us some unforgettable images.
“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.”
“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 you can hardly bear to look at it.”