The Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican clergyman and photographer.His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass as well as the poems "The Hunting of the Snark" and "Jabberwocky", all considered to be within the genre of literary nonsense.
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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.
Curiouser and curiouser.
I knew who I was this morning but I've changed a few times since then.
I have seen so many extraordinary things, nothing seems extraordinary any more
The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday --but never jam today.
Speak roughly to your little boy, and beat him when he sneezes: he only does it to annoy, because he knows it teases.
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.
No, no! said the Queen. Sentence first - verdict afterwards.
'What is the use of a book', thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversations?'
It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
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.
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.
It is a very inconvenient habit of kittens (Alice had once made the remark) that whatever you say to them, they always purr.
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!
Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves.
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.
Yet what are all such gaieties to me whose thoughts are full of indices and surds?
If everybody minded their own business, the Duchess said in a hoarse growl, the world would go round a deal faster than it does.
Consider anything, only don’t cry!
The time has come, the Walrus said,To talk of many things:Of shoesand shipsand sealing-waxOf cabbagesand kingsAnd why the sea is boiling hotAnd whether pigs have wings.
"I could have done it in a much more complicated way," said the Red Queen, immensely proud.
But I was thinking of a way To multiply by ten, And always, in the answer, get The question back again.
You can't be that good; you work for me.
One of the hardest things in the world is to convey a meaning accurately from one mind to another.
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.
There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know.
Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards.
Write that down, the King said to the jury, and the jury eagerly wrote down all three dates on their slates, and then added them up, and reduced the answer to shillings and pence.
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.
Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? That depends a good deal on where you want to get to. Said the Cat. I don't much care where -- Said Alice. Then it doesn't matter which way you go, said the Cat.
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.
Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
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?
When I come upon anything-in Logic or in any other hard subject-that entirely puzzles me, I find it a capital plan to talk it over, aloud, even when I am all alone. One can explain things so clearly to one's self! And then, you know, one is so patient with one's self: one never gets irritated at one's own stupidity!
When I use a word, Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, it means just what I choose it to meanneither 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 masterthats all.
Begin at the beginning, the King said, very gravely, and go on till you come to the end: then stop.