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

Thou fairy-dream of youth! I'd give all wealth that years have piled, the slow result of Life's decay, to be once more a little child for one bright summer-day.

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.

So, to reward him for his run (As it was baking hot, and he was over twenty stone), the King proceeded, half in fun, to knight him on the spot.

Some American writer has said ?the snakes in this district may be divided into one species?the venomous?. The same principle applies here. Postage-Stamp-Cases may be divided into one species, the ?Wonderland?. Imitations of it will soon appear, no doubt: but they cannot include the two Pictorial Surprises, which are copyright. You don't see why I call them 'Surprises'? Well, take the Case in your left hand, and regard it attentively. You see Alice nursing the Duchess's Baby ? (An entirely new combination, by the way : it doesn't occur in the book.) Now, with your right thumb and forefinger, lay hold of the little book, and suddenly pull it out. The Baby has turned into a Pig I If that doesn't surprise you, why, I suppose you wouldn't be surprised if your own Mother-in-law suddenly turned into a Gyroscope!

Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

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

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!

So she was considering in her own mind...whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up & picking the daisies.

She?ll get me executed, as sure as ferrets are ferrets!

She's stark raving mad!

Since I have possessed a "Wonderland Stamp Case", Life has been bright and peaceful, and I have used no other. I believe the Queen's laundress uses no other.

So it is, said the Duchess, and the moral of that is - with love and one song keeps the world going on. Who said, 'Alice whispered,' it done in that each sweep in front of his door.

So may it be for him, and me, and all of us! I mused. All that is evil, and dead, and hopeless, fading with the Night that is past! All that is good, and living, and hopeful, rising with the dawn of Day!

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.

Say, what is the spell, when her fledglings are cheeping, that lures the bird home to her nest? Or wakes the tired mother, whose infant is weeping, to cuddle and croon it to rest?

Every story has a moral. You just need to be clever enough to find it.

He thought he saw a Rattlesnake that questioned him in Greek: he looked again, and found it was the Middle of Next Week. 'The one thing I regret,' he said, 'Is that it cannot speak!

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

I have a fairy by my side which says I must not sleep, when once in pain I loudly cried it said You must not weep If, full of mirth, I smile and grin, It says You must not laugh when once I wished to drink some gin it said You must not quaff. When once a meal I wished to taste it said You must not bite When to the wars I went in haste it said You must not fight.What may I do? at length I cried, tired of the painful task. The fairy quietly replied, and said You must not ask. Moral: You mustn't.

I said it in Hebrew?I said it in Dutch? I said it in German and Greek; But I wholly forgot (and it vexes me much) That English is what you speak!

If he smiled much more, the ends of his mouth might meet behind, and then I don't know what would happen to his head! I'm afraid it would come off!

I'm a poor man, your majesty, the Hatter began in a weak voice, and I hadn't but just begun my tea, not more than a week or so, and what with the bread and butter so thin - and the twinkling of the tea-

It is better to be feared than loved.

It's always tea-time.

Man is an animal that writes letters.

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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