Friday, September 4, 2009

It's a want not a need

I want to remember this by heart

R.D. - "I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I'll put it before any of the things like courage or bravery or generosity or anything else."

B.S. - "Or brains even?"

R.D. - "Oh gosh, yes, brains is one of the least. You can be a lovely person without brains, absolutely lovely. Kindness - that simple word. To be kind - it covers everything, to my mind.
If you're kind that's it"

Quoted by the world greatest storyteller and my favorite author of all time - Roald Dahl
from an interview with Brian Sibley broadcast by The BBC World Service, November 1988


Brian Sibley said...

I'm so pleased you have quoted this exchange from my interview with Dahl.

You can read more about our encounter here.

Brian Sibley said...

Sadly, the hyperlink in my last comment didn't work. So, here's the link to my account of my meeting Roald Dahl:

By the way, I love your Beanipets! :-)

Jun Yue said...

oh my gosh the real Brian Sibley! You are so cool!!!!^ . ^ and thanks for dropping by at my blog!

This is way cool!

Jun Yue said...

oh what a great interview! you're really lucky to have met him! he's the best! and i love what you did with the Charlie question! you are indeed a great interviewer!

Brian Sibley said...

I've never met anyone before who's ever heard the interview (it was so many years ago!); you must have it on tape to know it so well...