Lewis Carroll, pseudonym for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

Lewis
Carroll, pseudonym for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
1832
1898

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

Author Quotes

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 conversation?' So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

Alice! A childish story take, and with a gentile hand lay it where Childhood dreams are twined in memory's mystic band, like pilgrim's withered wreath of flowers pluck'd in a far off land.

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.

All that matters is what we do for each other.

Life, what is it but a dream?

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

Everything is funny, if you can laugh at it.

“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."
"I don't much care where –"
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go."

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 contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?

Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.

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.

Which form of proverb do you prefer Better late than never, or Better never than late?

One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.

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

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

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.

Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards.

If you limit your actions in life to things that nobody can possibly find fault with, you will not do much.

Author Picture
First Name
Lewis
Last Name
Carroll, pseudonym for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Birth Date
1832
Death Date
1898
Bio

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