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Lewis Carroll quotes (20)
When I use a word Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone it means just what I choose it to meanneither 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 masterthats all.
Lewis Carroll Category: Language
The different branches of Arithmetic Ambition Distraction Uglification and Derision.
Lewis Carroll Category: Mathematics
Now here you see it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else you must run at least twice as fast as that!
Lewis Carroll Category: Running
Theres the Kings Messenger. Hes in prison now being punished: and the trial doesnt begin until next Wednesday: and of course the crime comes last of all. Suppose he never commits the crime? said Alice. That would be all the better wouldnt it? the Queen said.
Lewis Carroll Category: Justice
Curiouser and curiouser! cried Alice.
Lewis Carroll Category: Curiosity
How queer everything is today! And yesterday things went on just as usual. I wonder if Ive been changed in the night? Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if Im not the same the next question is Who in the world am I? Ah thats the great puzzle!
Lewis Carroll Category: Change
The time has come the walrus said to talk of many things: Of shoes - and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings And why the sea is boiling hot And whether pigs have wings.
Lewis Carroll Category: Talk
One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. Which road do I take? she asked. Where do you want to go? was his response. I don't know Alice answered. Then said the cat it doesnt matter.
Lewis Carroll Category: Cat
If you don't know where you are going youll probably end up somewhere else.
Lewis Carroll Category: Going
In Alice in Wonderland Alice asks the Cheshire Cat for directions: Would you tell me please which is the way to go from here? That depends a good deal on where you want to get to says the cat. I don't much care where... says Alice. Then it doesnt matter which way you go says the cat.
Lewis Carroll Category: Depend
What is the use of a book thought Alice without pictures or conversations.
Lewis Carroll Category: Book
Alice laughed: Theres no use trying she said; one cant believe impossible things. I daresay you havent had much practice said the Queen. When I was younger I always did it for half an hour a day. Why sometimes Ive believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
Lewis Carroll Category: Breakfast
The time has come the Walrus said To talk of many things: Of shoesand shipsand sealing-waxOf cabbagesand kingsAnd why the sea is boiling hotAnd whether pigs have wings.
Lewis Carroll Category: Unsorted
Its as large as life and twice as natural.
Lewis Carroll Category: Life
Be what you would seem to be or if youd like it put more simply Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise.
Lewis Carroll Category: Self
Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.
Lewis Carroll Category: Begin
The rule is jam tomorrow and jam yesterday - but never jam to-day.
Lewis Carroll Category: Rule
Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves.
Lewis Carroll Category: Sense
Will you wont you will you wont you will you join the dance?
Lewis Carroll Category: Communism
Its a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
Lewis Carroll Category: Memory