110+ Lewis Carroll Quotes On Time, Change And Reading

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Top 10 Lewis Carroll Quotes (BEST)

  1. The chief difficulty Alice found at first was in managing her flamingo.
  2. I'm not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours.
  3. I can't go back to yesterday - because I was a different person then.
  4. One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.
  5. The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday --but never jam today.
  6. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret... All the best people are!
  7. It takes all the running you can do just to keep in the same place.
  8. Everybody has won, and all must have prizes.
  9. The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.
  10. No good fish goes anywhere without a porpoise.

Lewis Carroll Image Quotes

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The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday --but never jam today. — Lewis Carroll

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I knew who I was this morning but I've changed a few times since then.
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You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret... All the best people are! — Lewis Carroll

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It takes all the running you can do just to keep in the same place. — Lewis Carroll

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No good fish goes anywhere without a porpoise. — Lewis Carroll

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Curiouser and curiouser. — Lewis Carroll

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If you do not know where you want to go, it doesn't matter which path you take. — Lewis Carroll

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It's always tea-time. — Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll Short Quotes

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  • Curiouser and curiouser.
  • If you do not know where you want to go, it doesn't matter which path you take.
  • She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).
  • Which form of proverb do you prefer Better late than never, or Better never than late?
  • Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.
  • If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there.
  • Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
  • Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.
  • Do let's pretend that I'm a hungry hyena, and you're a bone!
  • It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
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If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.

Lewis Carroll Quotes On Love

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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. — Lewis Carroll

Thy loving smile will surely hail The love-gift of a fairy tale. — Lewis Carroll

Child of the pure unclouded brow And dreaming eyes of wonder! Though time be fleet, and I and thou Are half a life asunder, Thy loving smile will surely hail The love-gift of a fairy-tale. — Lewis Carroll

I have had prayers answered - most strangely so sometimes - but I think our Heavenly Father's loving-kindness has been even more evident in what He has refused me. — Lewis Carroll

I wish I dared dispense with all costume. Naked children are so perfectly pure and lovely; but Mrs. Grundy would be furious - it would never do. — Lewis Carroll

Oh, 'tis love, 'tis love that makes the world go round. — Lewis Carroll

Tis a secret: none knows how it comes, how it goes: But the name of the secret is Love! — Lewis Carroll

It often runs in families," she remarked: "just as a love for pastry does. — Lewis Carroll

I confess I do not admire naked boys. They always seem to me to need clothes, whereas one hardly sees why the lovely forms of girls should ever be covered up. — Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll Quotes On Life

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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. — Lewis Carroll

No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time. — Lewis Carroll

Child of the pure, unclouded brow and dreaming eyes of wonder. — Lewis Carroll

In a Wonderland they lie, Dreaming as the days go by, Dreaming as the summers die: Ever drifting down the stream- Lingering in the golden gleam- Life, what is it but a dream? — Lewis Carroll

While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit. — Lewis Carroll

May we not then sometimes define insanity as an inability to distinguish which is the waking and which the sleeping life? We often dream without the least suspicion of unreality: 'Sleep hath its own world', and it is often as lifelike as the other. — Lewis Carroll

Well! I've often seen a cat without a grin,' thought Alice 'but a grin without a cat! It's the most curious thing i ever saw in my life! — Lewis Carroll

Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? — Lewis Carroll

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. — Lewis Carroll

Is all our Life, then but a dream Seen faintly in the golden gleam Athwart Time's dark resistless stream? — Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll Quotes On Time

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Yes, that's it! Said the Hatter with a sigh, it's always tea time. — Lewis Carroll

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It's always tea-time. — Lewis Carroll

I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then — Lewis Carroll

"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. — Lewis Carroll

What I tell you three times is true. — Lewis Carroll

I'll try if I know all the things I used to know. Let me see: four times five is twelve, and four times six is thirteen, and four times seven is - oh dear! I shall never get to twenty at that rate! — Lewis Carroll

Who ARE You?" This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, I--I hardly know, sir, just at present-- at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then. — Lewis Carroll

You may charge me with murder--or want of sense-- (We are all of us weak at times): But the slightest approach to a false pretence Was never among my crimes! — Lewis Carroll

The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things: Of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings — Lewis Carroll

And thus they give the time, that Nature meant for peaceful sleep and meditative snores, to ceaseless din and mindless merriment and waste of shoes and floors. — Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll Quotes On Change

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

So she sat on with closed eyes, and half believed herself in Wonderland, though she knew she had but to open them again, and all would change to dull reality. — Lewis Carroll

I wonder if I've been changed in the night. Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is 'Who in the world am I?' Ah, that's the great puzzle! — Lewis Carroll

How puzzling all these changes are! I'm never sure what I'm going to be, from one minute to another. — Lewis Carroll

There's no use in comparing one's feelings between one day and the next; you must allow a reasonable interval, for the direction of change to show itself. — Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll Quotes On Reading

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Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction. — Lewis Carroll

I have proved by actual trial that a letter, that takes an hour to write, takes only about 3 minutes to read! — Lewis Carroll

When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one! — Lewis Carroll

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, and what is the use of a book thought Alice, without pictures or conversations? — Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll Quotes On Death

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Ill try the whole cause, and condemn you to death. — Lewis Carroll

Death is always sad, I suppose, to us who look forward to it: I expect it will seem very different when we can look back upon it. — Lewis Carroll

I believe this thought, of the possibility of death - if calmly realised, and steadily faced would be one of the best possible tests as to our going to any scene of amusement being right or wrong. — Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll Quotes On Imaginative

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When you are describing, A shape, or sound, or tint; Don't state the matter plainly, But put it in a hint; And learn to look at all things, With a sort of mental squint. — Lewis Carroll

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. — Lewis Carroll

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson's life in space-time colored his liberated life of the imagination. — Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll Quotes On Alice

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'O Tiger-lily,' said Alice... 'I wish you could talk!' 'We can talk,' said the Tiger-lily: 'when there's anybody worth talking to." — Lewis Carroll

What a strange world we live in...Said Alice to the Queen of hearts — Lewis Carroll

Alice: "How long is forever?" White Rabbit: "Sometimes, just one second." — Lewis Carroll

Alice: This is impossible. The Mad Hatter: Only if you believe it is. — Lewis Carroll

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? — Lewis Carroll

"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." — Lewis Carroll

Why is a raven like a writing desk? — Lewis Carroll

'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.' — Lewis Carroll

Mad Hatter: Would you like a little more tea? Alice: Well, I haven't had any yet, so I can't very well take more. March Hare: Ah, you mean you can't very well take less. Mad Hatter: Yes. You can always take more than nothing. — Lewis Carroll

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. — Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll Quotes On Impossible

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Sometimes I've believed as many as six possible things before breakfast. — Lewis Carroll

One can't believe impossible things. — Lewis Carroll

I try to believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Count them, Alice. One, there are drinks that make you shrink. Two, there are foods that make you grow. Three, animals can talk. Four, cats can disappear. Five, there is a place called Underland. Six, I can slay the Jabberwocky. — Lewis Carroll

One can't believe impossible things. I dare say you haven't had much practice, said the Queen. When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. — Lewis Carroll

My view of life is, that it's next to impossible to convince anybody of anything. — Lewis Carroll

I think I could, if I only knew how to begin. For, you see, so many out-of-the-way things had happened lately that Alice had begun to think that very few things indeed were really impossible. — Lewis Carroll

Alice: I simply must get through! Doorknob: Sorry, you're much too big. Simply impassible. Alice: You mean impossible? Doorknob: No, impassible. Nothing's impossible. — Lewis Carroll

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. — Lewis Carroll

There is no use trying, said Alice; one can't believe impossible things. I dare say you haven't had much practice, said the Queen. When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. — Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll Quotes On Queen

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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! — Lewis Carroll

"She can't do Subtraction." said the White Queen. "Can you do Division? Divide a loaf by a knife-what's the answer to that?" "I suppose-" Alice was beginning, but the Red Queen answered for her. "Bread-and-butter, of course." — Lewis Carroll

"The horror of that moment," the King went on, "I shall never, never forget!" "You will, though," the Queen said, "if you don't make a memorandum of it." — Lewis Carroll

"I could have done it in a much more complicated way," said the Red Queen, immensely proud. — Lewis Carroll

"Can you do Addition?" the White Queen said. "What's one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one?" "I don't know," said Alice. "I lost count." "She can't do Addition," the Red Queen interrupted. — Lewis Carroll

To the Looking-Glass world it was Alice that said 'I've a sceptre in hand, I've a crown on my head. Let the Looking-Glass creatures, whatever they be, Come and dine with the Red Queen, the White Queen, and me. — Lewis Carroll

The Red Queen shook her head. "You may call it 'nonsense' if you like," she said, "but I've heard nonsense, compared with which that would be as sensible as a dictionary! — Lewis Carroll

Can you do Division? Divide a loaf by a knife - what's the answer to that? — Lewis Carroll

No, no! said the Queen. Sentence first - verdict afterwards. — Lewis Carroll

Theres the Kings Messenger. Hes in prison now, being punished: and the trial doesnt begin until next Wednesday: and of course the crime comes last of all. Suppose he never commits the crime? said Alice. That would be all the better, wouldnt it? the Queen said. — Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll Quotes On Believed

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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. — Lewis Carroll

I always believe that to be the best, you have to smell like the best, dress like the best, act like the best. When you throw your trash in the garbage can, it has to be better than anybody else who ever threw trash in the garbage can. — Lewis Carroll

If you set to work to believe everything, you will tire out the believing-muscles of your mind, and then you'll be so weak you won't be able to believe the simplest true things. — Lewis Carroll

Speak English!' said the Eaglet. 'I don't know the meaning of half those long words, and I don't believe you do either! — Lewis Carroll

I don't believe there's an atom of meaning in it. — Lewis Carroll

First, I hate all theological controversy: it is wearing to the temper, and is I believe (at all events when viva voce) worse than useless. — Lewis Carroll

Anon, to sudden silence won, In fancy they pursue The dream-child moving through the land Of wonders wild and new, In friendly chat with bird or beast - And half believe it true. — Lewis Carroll

If you’ll believe in me, I’ll believe in you. — Lewis Carroll

There's nothing a well-regulated child hates so much as regularity. I believe a really healthy boy would thoroughly enjoy Greek Grammar--if only he might stand on his head to learn it! — Lewis Carroll

It was getting dark so suddenly that Alice thought there must be a thunderstorm coming on. What a thick black cloud that is! she said.And how fast it comes! Why I do believe it's got wings! — Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll Famous Quotes And Sayings

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The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday --but never jam today. — Lewis Carroll

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You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret... All the best people are! — Lewis Carroll

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It takes all the running you can do just to keep in the same place. — Lewis Carroll

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No good fish goes anywhere without a porpoise. — Lewis Carroll

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If you do not know where you want to go, it doesn't matter which path you take. — Lewis Carroll

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It's always tea-time. — Lewis Carroll

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! — Lewis Carroll

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. — Lewis Carroll

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"! — Lewis Carroll

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. — Lewis Carroll

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. — Lewis Carroll

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. — Lewis Carroll

The further off from England the nearer is to France- Then turn not pale, beloved snail, but come and join the dance. — Lewis Carroll

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 — Lewis Carroll

Twinkle, twinkle little bat How I wonder what you're at! Up above the world you fly, Like a tea-tray in the sky. — Lewis Carroll

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." — Lewis Carroll

If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. — Lewis Carroll

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

It is a very inconvenient habit of kittens (Alice had once made the remark) that whatever you say to them, they always purr. — Lewis Carroll

Courtesy is a small act but it packs a mighty wallop. — Lewis Carroll

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! — Lewis Carroll

And if you take one from three hundred and sixty-five what remains?" "Three hundred and sixty-four, of course." Humpty Dumpty looked doubtful, "I'd rather see that done on paper," he said. — Lewis Carroll

Here is a golden Rule.... Write legibly. The average temper of the human race would be perceptibly sweetened, if everybody obeyedthis Rule! — Lewis Carroll

If everybody minded their own business... the world would go round a deal faster than it does. — Lewis Carroll

'I beg your pardon?' Alice said with a puzzled air. 'I'm not offended,' said Humpty Dumpty. — Lewis Carroll

Keep your temper, said the Caterpillar. — Lewis Carroll

Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup! — Lewis Carroll

It is a very inconvenient habit of kittens (Alice had once made the remark) that, whatever you say to them, they always purr: "If they would only purr for 'yes,' and mew for 'no,; or any rule of that sort," she had said, "so that one could keep up a conversation! But how can you talk with a person if they always say the same thing? — Lewis Carroll

How doth the little crocodile Improve his shining tail, And pour the waters of the Nile On every golden scale! How cheerfully he seems to grin, How neatly he spreads his claws, And welcomes little fishes in, With gently smiling jaws! — Lewis Carroll

I'm very brave generally, he went on in a low voice: only today I happen to have a headache. — Lewis Carroll

O Oysters,' said the Carpenter, You've had a pleasant run! Shall we be trotting home again?' But answer came there none - And this was scarcely odd, because They'd eaten every one. — Lewis Carroll

If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there. — Lewis Carroll

They've a temper, some of them - particularly verbs, they're the proudest - adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs. — Lewis Carroll

There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger! Some say to survive it: You need to be as mad as a hatter. Which luckily I am. — Lewis Carroll

Alice laughed. 'There's no use trying,' she said. 'One can't believe impossible things.' I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. 'When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. There goes the shawl again! — Lewis Carroll

There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know. — Lewis Carroll

Once she remembered trying to box her own ears for having cheated herself in a game of croquet she was playing against herself, for this curious child was very fond of pretending to be two people. — Lewis Carroll

Will you, won't you, will you, won't you, will you join the dance? — Lewis Carroll

"I see nobody on the road," said Alice. "I only wish I had such eyes," the King remarked in a fretful tone. "To be able to see Nobody! And at that distance too! Why, it's as much as I can do to see real people, by this light." — Lewis Carroll

She tried to fancy what the flame of a candle is like after the candle is blown out, for she could not remember ever having seen such a thing. — Lewis Carroll

I don't think..." then you shouldn't talk, said the Hatter. — Lewis Carroll

You used to be much more..."muchier." You've lost your muchness. — Lewis Carroll

I can't explain myself, I'm afraid, sir,' said Alice, 'Because I'm not myself you see. — Lewis Carroll

Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. — Lewis Carroll

'Have some wine,' the March Hare said in an encouraging tone. Alice looked around the table, but there was nothing on it but tea. 'I don't see any wine,' she remarked. 'There isn't any,' said the March Hare. — Lewis Carroll

She's in that state of mind that she wants to deny SOMETHING only she doesn't know what to deny! — Lewis Carroll

'What is the use of a book', thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversations?' — Lewis Carroll

You evidently do not suffer from "quotation-hunger" as I do! I get all the dictionaries of quotations I can meet with, as I always want to know where a quotation comes from. — Lewis Carroll

Why, you might just as well say that, I see what I eat, is the same as, I eat what I see. — Lewis Carroll

Alice! A childish story take, And with a gentle hand, Lay it where Childhood's dreams are twined In Memory's mystic band, Like pilgrim's withered wreath of flowers Plucked in far-off land. — Lewis Carroll

Sentence first, verdict afterwards. — Lewis Carroll

It is the privilege of true genius, And especially genius who opens up a new path, To make great mistakes with impunity — Lewis Carroll

It is always allowable to ask for artichoke jelly with your boiled venison; however there are houses where this is not supplied. — Lewis Carroll

Life Lessons by Lewis Carroll

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  1. Lewis Carroll teaches us to embrace the power of imagination and to find joy in the absurdities of life. He encourages us to think outside the box and to explore the unknown.
  2. He reminds us to take life less seriously and to enjoy the little moments that make life special.
  3. He also shows us the importance of being kind and compassionate to others, no matter how different they may be.

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