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

One of the deepest motives (as you are aware) in the human beast (so deep that many have failed to detect it) is Alliteration.

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?

Fading, with the Night, the memory of a dead love, and the withered leaves of a blighted hope, and the sickly repinings and moody regrets that numb the best energies of the soul: and rising, broadening, rolling upward like a living flood, the manly resolve, and the dauntless will, and the heavenward gaze of faith ? the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen! "Look Eastward! Aye, look Eastward!"

He thought he saw an Elephant, that practiced on a fife: He looked again, and found it was a letter from his wife. 'At length I realize,' he said, 'The bitterness of Life!'

I charm in vain; for never again, all keenly as my glance I bend, will Memory, goddess coy, embody for my joy departed days, nor let me gaze on thee, my fairy friend!

I have believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

I said you LOOKED like an egg, Sir. And some eggs are very pretty, you know.

If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense.

I'm afraid I can't explain myself, sir. Because I am not myself, you see?

It is not real work unless you would rather be doing something else.

It's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.

Maybe it's always pepper that makes people warmed [...] and vinegar that makes them sour ... and chamomile which makes bitter ... and ... caramel and things that make children soft. Just wanted people to know this: do not be so stingy with bonbons.

'O gin I find anither ladye,' He said wi' sighs and tears, 'I wot my coortin' sall not be Anither thirty years: 'For gin I find a ladye gay, Exactly to my taste, I'll pop the question, aye or nay, In twenty years at maist.'

One thing was certain, that the white kitten had had nothing to do with it-- it was the black kitten's fault entirely.

Say, whence is the voice that, when anger is burning, bids the whirl of the tempest to cease? That stirs the vexed soul with an aching ? a yearning for the brotherly hand-grip of peace ?

Contrariwise,' continued Tweedledee, 'if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.

Fair stands the ancient Rectory, the Rectory of Croft, the sun shines bright upon it, the breezes whisper soft. From all the house and garden its inhabitants come forth, and muster in the road without, and pace in twos and threes about, the children of the North.

He was part of my dream, of course -- but then I was part of his dream, too.

I could tell you my adventures?beginning from this morning, said Alice a little timidly; but it?s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.

I have had prayers answered - most strangely so sometimes - but I think our heavenly Father's loving-kindness has been even more evident in what He has refused me.

I see nobody on the road, said Alice. 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!

If it had grown up, it would have made a dreadfully ugly child; but it makes rather a handsome pig, I think.

I'm not crazy. My reality is just different than yours.

It is the one of the great secrets of life that those things are most worth doing, we do for others.

I've caught a cold, the Thing replies, Out there upon the landing. I turned to look in some surprise, and there, before my very eyes, a little Ghost was standing!

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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