Quote of the Day Challenge–Day 2

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Recently, I was nominated and challenged by my dear friend Lynne from LynnesRecipeTrails to participate in the Three Day Quote Challenge. Thank you, Lynne! If you haven’t already, please pop on over to her lovely blog!

Quote Challenge Day 2…”The Inner Child Emerging” A Tribute to Roald Dahl

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 1964 children’s book by British author Roald Dahl. The story features the adventures of young Charlie Bucket inside the chocolate factory of eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka.

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Mr.Willy Wonka

The story was originally inspired by Roald Dahl’s experience of chocolate companies during his schooldays. Cadbury would often send test packages to the schoolchildren in exchange for their opinions on the new products. At that time (around the 1920s), Cadbury and Rowntree’s were England’s two largest chocolate makers and they each often tried to steal trade secrets by sending spies, posing as employees, into the other’s factory. Because of this, both companies became highly protective of their chocolate-making processes. It was a combination of this secrecy and the elaborate, often gigantic, machines in the factory that inspired Dahl to write the story.

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Roald Dahl

PS…I was so caught up in the Roald Dahl homage that I forgot to name today’s nominees! Tomorrow, Day 3 I will name 6 🙂

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. Osyth says:

    I absolutely love Dahl. A giant among story tellers and a man who never forgot what it is to be a child. Thank you for the homage – there can never be enough to him 🙂

    1. Thank you, Osyth! A child among men he was…we should all be this fortunate 🙂

  2. The best quote ! 🙂 Thank you so much for participating Lana xxx

    1. Thank YOU, Sweet friend ♥

  3. Bill says:

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory afternoon tea can be enjoyed at the 5 * One Aldwych Hotel in London. The extravagant basic one costs $56 each, whilst the slightly over the top tea, which includes a choice of oddly interesting cocktails, costs $72 each. Its worth a look at the site, even if you don’t visit.
    The other half live, the rest of us aspire to life.

    1. Thank you for this very interesting tidbit, Bill! What fun this would be to attend!

      1. Bill says:

        BTW Roald Dahl also wrote the 1967 script for the James Bond movie, You only Live Twice, the 5th and final Sean Connery appearance.

      2. I saw this while researching Dahl! I must rent it and get reacquainted! Thanks!

  4. cynthiamvoss says:

    great quote and awesome history about the chocolate companies! I hadn’t heard that before, it’s so interesting.

    1. Thank you, Cynthia! Life imitating art 🙂

      1. cynthiamvoss says:

        🙂

  5. Excellent quote by one of the best authors ever! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you, Jean! Dahl was simply the best 🙂

  6. Antonia says:

    Great quote!

  7. Wonderful Lana! xxx

    1. Thanks, Lynn ♥

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