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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

by Roald Dahl

Madness Quotes Page 3

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Quote #7

"Just as a poached egg isn't a poached egg unless it's been stolen from the woods in the dead of night!" (18.45)

Mr. Wonka is known for his puns. Can you figure this one out?

Quote #8

"But what does a snozzberry taste like?"
"You're mumbling again," said Mr. Wonka. "Speak louder next time. On we go! Hurry up!" (22.19)

Often, Mr. Wonka seems to be barely listening. Is this a sign of madness, or does he just have more important things on his mind?

Quote #9

"Do you know what breakfast cereal is made of? It's made of all those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners!" (27.2)

Well, if he's talking about shredded wheat (unfrosted, of course), then we have to agree. But what's so great about this statement is that in Mr. Wonka's world, this seemingly nuts statement has a ring of truth. It's entirely possible that if Mr. Wonka were to take a crack at making breakfast cereal, he'd make it with pencil shavings.

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