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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Oh, I beg your pardon! she exclaimed in a tone of great dismay, and began picking them up again as quickly as she could, for the accident of the gold-fish kept running in her head, and she had a vague sort of idea that they must be collected at once and put back into the jury-box, or they would die.

Perhaps the hardest thing in all literature? at least I have found it so: by no voluntary effort can I accomplish it: I have to take it as it comes? is to write anything original. And perhaps the easiest is, when once an original line has been struck out, to follow it up, and to write any amount more to the same tune.

She who saves a single soul, saves the universe.

Do you know, I always thought unicorns were fabulous monsters, too? I never saw one alive before! Well, now that we have seen each other, said the unicorn, if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you.

Go on till you come to the end; then stop.

How I wish I have such good eyes, the King remarked bitterly. See No! And even at that distance! Me everything I can see, in this light, it is people!

I don't know the meaning of half those long words, and, what's more, I don't believe you do either!

I maintain that any writer of a book is fully authorized in attaching any meaning he likes to a word or phrase he intends to use. If I find an author saying, at the beginning of his book, Let it be understood that by the word 'black' I shall always mean 'white,' and by the word 'white' I shall always mean 'black,' I meekly accept his ruling, however injudicious I think it.

I wish I could manage to be glad! the Queen said. Only I never can remember the rule. You must be very happy, living in this wood, and being glad whenever you like!

If you don't know where you are going any road can take you there

In her eyes is the living Height of a wanderer to earth from a far celestial height: summers five are all the span ? summers five since Time began to veil in mists of human night a shining angel-birth. Does an angel look from her eyes? Will she suddenly spring away, and soar to her home in the skies? Beatrice! Blessing and blessed to be!

It?s a miserable story! said Bruno. It begins miserably, and it ends miserablier. I think I shall cry. Sylvie, please lend me your handkerchief. I haven?t got it with me, Sylvie whispered. Then I won?t cry, said Bruno manfully.

Last night we owned, with looks forlorn, "Too well the scholar knows There is no rose without a thorn" ? But peace is made! We sing, this morn, "No thorn without a rose!" Our Latin lesson is complete: We've learned that Love is Bitter-Sweet!

No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.

Oh, it is love, it is love that makes the world go round! Somebody said, 'Alice whispered,' that it rotates when one comes to what is in your account.

Please tell me which way I should go.

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. You might just as well say, added the Dormouse, which seemed to be talking in its sleep, that 'I breathe when I sleep' is the same thing as 'I sleep when I breathe!

God has given to Man an absolute right to take the lives of other animals, for any reasonable cause, such as the supply of food; but He has not given to Man the right to inflict pain, unless where necessary.

How long is eternity? Alice asked. 'Sometimes, just a second,' said the rabbit

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. Alive was too much puzzled to say anything, so after a minute Humpty Dumpty began again. They've a temper, some of them---particularly, verbs, they're the proudest---adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs---however, I can manage the whole lot! Impenetrability! That's what I say!

I mark this day with a white stone.

I wish I hadn't cried so much! said Alice, as she swam about, trying to find her way out. I shall be punished for it now, I suppose, by being drowned in my own tears !

If you drink much from a bottle marked 'poison' it is certain to disagree with you sooner or later.

In proceeding to the dining-room, the gentleman gives one arm to the lady he escorts?it is unusual to offer both. - MORE in proceeding to the dining-room, the gentleman gives one arm to the lady he escorts?it is unusual to offer both.

It'll be no use their putting their heads down and saying Come up again, dear! I shall only look up and say Who am I then? Tell me that first, and then, if I like being that person, I'll come up: if not, I'll stay down here till I'm somebody else--but, oh dear!' cried Alice, with a sudden burst of tears, 'I do wish they WOULD put their heads down! I am so VERY tired of being all alone here!

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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