The BFG Quotes

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The Giant is running fast, she told herself, because he is hungry and he wants to go home as quickly as possible, and then he’ll have me for breakfast.
-- Sophie (Chapter 3, The Snatch paragraph Last paragraph)

Importance: This is Sophie’s thought as the BFG, who has just snatched her from her bed, runs away from the village where she lives. This is a foreshadowing of the human-eating giants that will soon be introduced.

Wales is whales,’ the Giant said. ‘Don’t gobblefunk around with words.
-- The BFG (Chapter 5, The BFG paragraph 26)

Importance: The BFG says this to Sophie during their conversation about how humans from different places taste like different things. The BFG’s demand that Sophie not “gobblefunk around with words” shows how important words are to the BFG. We later learn that he is often embarrassed by his mixed up way of speaking.

Because you SAW me,’ the Big Friendly Giant answered. ’If anyone is ever SEEING a giant, he or...
-- The BFG (Chapter 6, The Giants paragraph 2)

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