The chief difficulty Alice found at first was in managing her flamingo.— Lewis Carroll
The most reckoning Lewis Carroll quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual
I'm not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours.
I can't go back to yesterday - because I was a different person then.
One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.
I knew who I was this morning but I've changed a few times since then.
Do you know, I always thought unicorns were fabulous monsters, too? I never saw one alive before!" Well, now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn, "if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you.
The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday --but never jam today.
You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret... All the best people are!
If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.
Everybody has won, and all must have prizes.
No good fish goes anywhere without a porpoise.
Curiouser and curiouser.
It takes all the running you can do just to keep in the same place.
The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.
It's always tea-time.
The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts, All on a summer day: The Knave of Hearts, he stole those tarts, And took them quite away!
If you do not know where you want to go, it doesn't matter which path you take.
Yes, that's it! Said the Hatter with a sigh, it's always tea time.
She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).
Contrariwise,' continued Tweedledee, 'if it was so, it might be;
and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.
A loaf of bread, the Walrus said, Is what we chiefly need: Pepper and vinegar besides Are very good indeed-- Now if you're ready, Oysters, dear, We can begin to feed!
I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then
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"!
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.
'O Tiger-lily,' said Alice... 'I wish you could talk!' 'We can talk,' said the Tiger-lily: 'when there's anybody worth talking to."
What a strange world we live in...Said Alice to the Queen of hearts
Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.
Alice: "How long is forever?" White Rabbit: "Sometimes, just one second."
When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’ ’The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’ ’The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.
There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation; and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration.
If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there.
If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense.
Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrariwise, what it is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be it would. You see?
Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
Which form of proverb do you prefer Better late than never, or Better never than late?
Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall Humpty Dumpty had a great fall All the king's horses and all the king's men Couldn't put Humpty together again
Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.
Alice: This is impossible. The Mad Hatter: Only if you believe it is.
Do let's pretend that I'm a hungry hyena, and you're a bone!
The further off from England the nearer is to France- Then turn not pale, beloved snail, but come and join the dance.
It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.
I'd give all the wealth that years have piled, the slow result of life's decay, To be once more a little child for one bright summer day.
Thy loving smile will surely hail The love-gift of a fairy tale.
Twinkle, twinkle little bat How I wonder what you're at! Up above the world you fly, Like a tea-tray in the sky.
When you have made a thorough and reasonably long effort, to understand a thing, and still feel puzzled by it, stop, you will only hurt yourself by going on.
She [Alice] went on "And how do you know that you're mad?" "To begin with," said the Cat, "a dog's not mad. You grant that?" "I suppose so," said Alice. "Well, then," the Cat went on, "you see, a dog growls when it's angry, and wags it's tail when it's pleased. Now I growl when I'm pleased, and wag my tail when I'm angry. Therefore I'm mad."
It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense.
'But I don't want to go among mad people,' said Alice.
'Oh, you can't help that,' said the cat. 'We're all mad here.'
Sometimes I've believed as many as six possible things before breakfast.
"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."
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.
It is a very inconvenient habit of kittens (Alice had once made the remark) that whatever you say to them, they always purr.