'Fantastic Mr Fox' Quotes

Roald Dahl's Infamous Trickster Tale

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Fantastic Mr Fox is a trickster-adventure story by British author Roald Dahl. Mr . Fox is (of course) fantastic, he faces seemingly impossible odds to survive. His shenanigans become legendary as he outwits three devilish rich men in order to steal food. The book was turned into a popular movie of the same name in 2009 with George Clooney voicing the lead character. Both the book and the movie have been popular with children.

 

Quotes from Fantastic Mr. Fox

  • "Down in the valley, there were three farms. The owners of these farms had done well. They were rich men. They were also nasty men. All three of them were about as nasty and mean as any men you could meet."
    - Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Ch. 1
  • "Boggis and Bunce and Bean
    One fat, one short, one lean.
    These horrible crooks
    So different in looks
    Were nonetheless equally mean."
    - Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Ch. 1
  • "In the hole lived Mr. Fox and Mrs. Fox and their four small Foxes."
    - Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Ch. 2
  • "I can smell these goons a mile away. I can smell one from the other. Boggis gives off a filthy stink of rotten chicken-skins. Bunce reeks of goose livers, and as for Bean, the fumes of apple cider hang around him like poisonous gasses."
    - Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Ch. 3
  • "One of them shone a flashlight on the hole, and there on the ground, in the circle of light, half in and half out of the hole, lay the poor tattered blood stained remains of ... a fox's tale."
    - Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Ch. 3
  • "'It will never grow again,' said Mr. Fox. 'I shall be tail-less for the rest of my life.' He looked very glum."
    - Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Ch. 3
  • "What we need on this job... is machines... mechanical shovels. We'll have him out in five minutes with mechanical shovels."
    - Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Ch. 5
  • "The machines were both black. They were murderous, brutal-looking monsters."
    - Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Ch. 5
  • "I understand what you're saying, and your comments are valuable, but I'm gonna ignore your advice."
    - Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • "Badger: The cuss you are.
    Mr. Fox: The cuss am I? Are you cussing with me?"
    - Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • "I, therefore, invite you all," Mr. Fox went on, "to stay here with me forever."
    - Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • "Forever!" they cried. "My goodness! How marvelous!" And Rabbit said to Mrs. Rabbit, "My dear, just think! We're never going to be shot again in our lives!"
    "We will make," said Mr. Fox, "a little underground village, with streets and houses on each side - separate houses for Badgers and Moles and Rabbits and Weasels and Foxes. And every day I will go shopping for you all. And every day we will eat like kings."
    - Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • "I think I have this thing where everybody has to think I'm the greatest. And if they aren't completely knocked out and dazzled and slightly intimidated by me, I don't feel good about myself."
    - Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox