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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We called him Tortoise because he taught us.

What curious attitudes he goes into!' (For the messenger kept skipping up and down, and wriggling like an eel, as he came along, with his great hands spread out like fans on each side.)'Not at all,' said the King. 'He's an Anglo-Saxon Messenger-and those are Anglo-Saxon attitudes. He only does them when he's happy.

When the sands are all dry, he is gay as a lark, and will talk in contemptuous tones of the Shark: but, when the tide rises and sharks are around, his voice has a timid and tremulous sound.

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

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

'Tis a secret: none knows how it comes, how it goes: but the name of the secret is Love!

Well that was the silliest tea party I ever went to! I am never going back there again!

What do you suppose is the use of a child without any meaning? Even a joke should have some meaning-- and a child's more important than a joke, I hope. You couldn't deny that, even if you tried with both hands.

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.

Yet still to choose a brat like you, to haunt a man of forty-two, was no great compliment!

You're mad, bonkers, completely off your head. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people.

Tis so,' said the Duchess: 'and the moral of that is- Oh, 'tis love, 'tis love, that makes the world go round!' 'Somebody said,' Alice whispered, 'that it's done by everybody minding their own business!' 'Ah, well! It means much the same thing,' said the Duchess.

Well that's it: if you don't think, you shouldn't talk!

What does it matter where my body happens to be?' he said. 'My mind goes on working all the same.

Whenever the horse stopped (which it did very often), he fell off in front; and, whenever it went on again (which it generally did rather suddenly), he fell off behind. Otherwise he kept on pretty well, except that he had a habit of now and then falling off sideways; and, as he generally did this on the side on which Alice was walking, she soon found that it was the best plan not to walk quite close to the horse.

Yet what are all such gaieties to me whose thoughs are full of indices and surds? x2+7x+53 =11/3.

?You're not the same as you were before, he said. You were much more... muchier... you've lost your muchness.

To be sure I was!' Humpty Dumpty said gaily, as she turned it round for him. 'I thought it looked a little queer. As I was saying, that SEEMS to be done right--though I haven't time to look it over thoroughly just now--and that shows that there are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents--' Certainly,' said Alice. And only ONE for birthday presents, you know. There's glory for you!' I don't know what you mean by glory,' Alice said. Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. 'Of course you don't--till I tell you. I meant there's a nice knock-down argument for you!' But glory doesn't mean a nice knock-down argument,' Alice objected. 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.

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!

What I actually am? Tell me forward: if I wanted to be the one to come back, and if not, I'll stay down until they turn into someone nicer.

Where shall I begin, please your Majesty? he asked. Begin at the beginning, the King said, gravely, and go on till you come to the end: then stop.

You are old Father William,' the young man said, 'and your hair has become very white; and yet you incessantly stand on your head-do you think, at your age, it is right?

You're thinking about something, my dear, and that makes you forget to talk. I can't tell you just now what the moral of that is, but I shall remember it in a bit. Perhaps it hasn't one, Alice ventured to remark. Tut, tut, child! said the Duchess. Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.

To Her, whose children's smiles fed the narrator's fancy and were his rich reward: from the Author.

Well! thought Alice to herself. After such a fall as this, I shall think nothing of tumbling down-stairs! How brave they?ll all think me at home! Why, I wouldn?t say anything about it, even if I fell off the top of the house! (Which was very likely true.)

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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