Lewis Carroll Quotes

Lewis Carroll Quotes

I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.

Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop.

Curiouser and curiouser.

have i gone mad?
im afraid so, but let me tell you something, the best people usualy are.

If you drink much from a bottle marked 'poison' it is certain to disagree with you sooner or later.

And ever, as the story drained
The wells of fancy dry,
And faintly strove that weary one
To put the subject by,
"The rest next time-" "It is next time!"
The Happy voice cry.

Thus grew the tale of Wonderland

But, said Alice, if the world has absolutely no sense, who's stopping us from inventing one?

You know what the issue is with this world? Everyone wants some magical solution to their problem and everyone refuses to believe in magic.

Speak in French when you can’t think of the English for a thing-
turn your toes out when you walk-
And remember who you are!

Take some more tea," the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.
"I've had nothing yet," Alice replied in an offended tone, "so I can't take more."
"You mean you can't take less," said the Hatter: "it's very easy to take more than nothing."
"Nobody asked your opinion," said Alice.

Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!

Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves.

Alice had got so much into the way of expecting nothing but out-of-the-way things to happen, that it seemed quite dull and stupid for life to go on in the common way.

It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.

What does it matter where my body happens to be?' he said. 'My mind goes on working all the same.

Be what you would seem to be - or, if you'd like it put more simply - never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise.

Must a name mean something?" Alice asked doubtfully.

Of course it must," Humpty Dumpty said with a short laugh; "my name means the shape I am - and a good handsome shape it is, too. With a name like yours, you might be any shape, almost.

What do you suppose is the use of a child without any meaning? Even a joke should have some meaning- and a child's more imporant than a joke, I hope. You couldn't deny that, even if you tried with both hands.

One! two! and through and through
The vorpal blade went snickersnack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

I knew who I was this morning, but I've changed a few times since then.

But it's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.

what is the use of a book,' thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversations?'"
- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, Ch. 1

And what is the use of a book," thought Alice, "without pictures or conversation?

Where should I go?" -Alice. "That depends on where you want to end up." - The Cheshire Cat.

No Ghost of any common sense begins a conversation

It's ridiculous to leave all the conversation to the pudding!

And never, never, dear madam, put 'Wednesday' simply as the date! That way madness lies!

What is the use of a book without pictures or conversations?

-Alice in Wonderland

I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.

All right," said the Cat; and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone.

Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.

I'm very much afraid I didn't mean anything but nonsense.

But, I nearly forgot, you must close your eyes otherwise you won't see anything

She who saves a single soul, saves the universe.

Then it doesn't matter which way you walk...-so long as I get somewhere.

Take off your hat," the King said to the Hatter.
"It isn't mine," said the Hatter.
"Stolen!" the King exclaimed, turning to the jury, who instantly made a memorandum of the fact.
"I keep them to sell," the Hatter added as an explanation; "I've none of my own. I'm a hatter.

Then you should say what you mean," the March Hare went on.

"I do," Alice hastily replied; "at least-at least I mean what I say-that's the same thing, you know."

"Not the same thing a bit!" said the Hatter. "You might just as well say that "I see what I eat" is the same thing as "I eat what I see"!

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