Lewis Carroll, pseudonym for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

Carroll, pseudonym for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

English Author, Mathematician, Logician, Anglican Deacon and Photographer. Best known for Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and sequel Through the Looking Glass

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Well, you are who you are? Start was not encouraging. Alice murmured shyly: at this moment, I hardly know who I was this morning when I woke up. But it has been many times I've changed, what do you mean, 'said? for Caterpillar.-rationally talk. Unfortunately, please, I cannot talk sense, so I am not who I am, once seen you like.

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.

Why, about you! Tweedledee exclaimed, clapping his hands triumphantly. And if he left off dreaming about you, where do you suppose you'd be? Where I am now, of course, said Alice. Not you! Tweedledee retorted contemptuously. You'd be nowhere. Why, you're only a sort of thing in his dream! If that there King was to wake, added Tweedledum, you'd go out--bang!--just like a candle! I shouldn't! Alice exclaimed indignantly.

You might just as well say, added the March Hare, that ?I like what I get? is the same thing as ?I get what I like?!

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

Went to the new Church both morning and afternoon, and read service in the afternoon. I got through it all with great success, till I came to read out the first verse of the hymn before the sermon, where the two words ?strife strengthened,? coming together, were too much for me, and I had to leave the verse unfinished.

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!

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

You should learn not to make personal remarks,' Alice said with some severity; 'it's very rude.' The Hatter opened his eyes very wide on hearing this; but all he said was, 'Why is a raven like a writing-desk?' 'Come, we shall have some fun now!' thought Alice. 'I'm glad they've begun asking riddles. ? I believe I can guess that,' she added aloud. 'Do you mean that you think you can find out the answer to it?' said the March Hare. 'Exactly so,' said Alice. '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!' 'You might just as well say,' added the March Hare, 'that I like what I get is the same thing as I get what I like!' 'You might just as well say,' added the Dormouse, who seemed to be talking in his sleep, 'that I breathe when I sleep is the same thing as I sleep when I breathe!' 'It is the same thing with you,' said the Hatter, and here the conversation dropped, and the party sat silent for a minute, while Alice thought over all she could remember about ravens and writing-desks, which wasn't much.

Usually they are expensive to spend without realizing it.

We're all mad here. I?m mad. You're mad

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.

Will you walk a little faster?' said a whiting to a snail, 'there's a porpoise close behind us and he's treading on my tail. See how eagerly the lobsters and the turtles all advance! They are waiting on the shingle -- will you come and join the dance? Will you, won't you, will you, won't you, will you join the dance?

You used to be much more...muchier. You've lost your muchness.

Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I am not the same, the next question is ?Who in the world am I? ?

What a funny watch!? she remarked. ?It tells the day of the month, and doesn?t tell what o?clock it is!? ?Why should it?? muttered the Hatter. ?Does YOUR watch tell you what year it is?? ?Of course not,? Alice replied very readily: ?but that?s because it stays the same year for such a long time together.? ?Which is just the case with MINE,? said the Hatter.

When I?m a Duchess, she said to herself (not in a very hopeful tone though), I won?t have any pepper in my kitchen at all. Soup does very well without. Maybe it?s always pepper that makes people hot-tempered, she went on, very much pleased at having found out a new kind of rule, and vinegar that makes them sour?and chamomile that makes them bitter?and?and barley-sugar and such things that make children sweet-tempered. I only wish people knew that; then they wouldn?t be so stingy about it, you know?

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. '--so long as I get somewhere,' Alice added as an explanation.

You won't make yourself a bit realer by crying.

We are but older children, dear, who fret to find our bedtime near.

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

When she thought it over afterwards it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural.

Ye golden hours of Life's young spring, of innocence, of love and truth! Bright, beyond all imagining,

You would have to be half mad to dream me up.

Thy loving smile will surely hail the love-gift of a fairy tale.

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English Author, Mathematician, Logician, Anglican Deacon and Photographer. Best known for Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and sequel Through the Looking Glass