Roald Dahl is the first person I can ever remember being obsessed with. I got hooked on his children’s books when I was first learning to read on my own, and I remember devouring them with intense dedication until I learned that I had read them all. At the time I was too young to understand his adult fiction, but I nevertheless read his autobiographies (Boy and Flying Solo) before moving on to his collections of short stories, like Skin, and did the best I could to make sense of the material.
What I love most about Roald Dahl is his deep appreciation for the value of silliness, and his amazing ability to see things with a child-like perspective in terms of what matters. I think that this quotation contains a terrific kernel of inspiration for the week: remember your deep wells of potential.