the bfg

' "The matter with human beans," the BFG went on, "is that they is absolutely refusing to believe in anything unless they is actually seeing it right in front of their own schnozzles." '

(Page 91)

So often you read/see/hear the source of something you experienced as a child and it in no way measures up to the warm, fuzzy feeling you've been carrying around for as long as you can remember.
Roald Dahl eats those disappointments for elevenses.

Fun fact: In the churchyard at Great Missenden, big friendly giant footprints lead to Roald Dahl's grave