Roal Dahl was born on this day in 1916.
I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.
As near as you will find to a twentieth-century renaissance man -- and inside that head there's a controlled kaleidoscope of riotous imagination, immense literary skill, and, most important of all to him, the sheer enjoyment of living ...