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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There is an insect that people avoid (Whence is derived the verb 'to flee'). Where have you been by it most annoyed? In lodgings by the Sea.

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.

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!

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.

Do you hear the snow against the window-panes, Kitty? How nice and soft it sounds! Just as if someone was kissing the window all over outside. I wonder if the snow LOVES the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again. And when they wake up in the summer, Kitty, they dress themselves all in green, and dance about?whenever the wind blows?oh, that's very pretty!' cried Alice, dropping the ball of worsted to clap her hands. 'And I do so WISH it was true! I'm sure the woods look sleepy in the autumn, when the leaves are getting brown.

From his shoulder Hiawatha took the camera of rosewood, made of sliding, folding rosewood; neatly put it all together. In its case it lay compactly, folded into nearly nothing; but he opened out the hinges, pushed and pulled the joints and hinges, till it looked all squares and oblongs, like a complicated figure in the Second Book of Euclid.

How doth the little crocodile improve his shining tail, and pour the waters of the Nile on every golden scale! How cheerfully he seems to grin, how neatly he spreads his claws, and welcomes little fishes in, with gently smiling jaws!

I don't believe there's an atom of meaning in it.

I love the stillness of the wood; I love the music of the rill: I love the couch in pensive mod upon some silent hill. Scarce heard, beneath yon arching trees, the silver-crested ripples pass; and, like a mimic brook, the breeze whispers among the grass. Here from the world i win release, nor scorn of men, nor footstep rude, break into mar the holy peace of this great solitude. Here may the silent tears i weep lull the vested spirit into rest, as infants sob themselves to sleep upon a mother?s breast. But when the bitter hour is gone, and the keen throbbing pangs are still, oh, sweetest then to couch alone upon some silent hill! To live in joys that once have been, to put the cold world out of sight, and deck life's drear and barren scene with hues of rainbow-light. For what to man the gift of breath, if sorrow be his lot below; if all the day that ends in death be dark with clouds of woe? Shall the poor transport of an hour repay long years of sore distress- the fragrance of a lonely flower make glad the wilderness? Ye golden house of life's young spring, of innocence, of love and truth! Bright, beyond all imagining, 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 on bright summers day.

I wasn't asleep! said Bruno, in a deeply-injured tone. "When I shuts mine eyes, it's to show that I'm awake!"

If you do not know where you want to go, it doesn't matter which path you take.

In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.

It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.

Lady Clara Vere de Vere was eight years old, she said: Every ringlet, lightly shaken, ran itself in golden thread.

No good fish goes anywhere without a porpoise.

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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