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Lewis Carroll
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In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take, the relationships we were afraid to have and the decisions we waited too long to make. Lewis Carroll

'Always speak the truth - think before you speak - and write it down afterwards.' 'I'm sure I didn't mean - ' Alice was beginning, but the Red Queen interrupted her impatiently. 'That's just what I complain of! You should have meant! What do you suppose is the use of child without any meaning? Even a joke should have some meaning - and a child's more important than a joke, I hope. Lewis Carroll

In autumn, when the leaves are brown, Take pen and ink, and write it down. Lewis Carroll

In fact, now I come to think of it, do we decide questions, at all? We decide answers, no doubt: but surely the questions decide us? It is the dog, you know, that wags the tail-not the tail that wags the dog. Lewis Carroll

To me it seems that to give happiness is a far nobler goal that to attain it: and that what we exist for is much more a matter of relations to others than a matter of individual progress: much more a matter of helping others to heaven than of getting there ourselves. Lewis Carroll

Who did you pass on the road?" the King went on, holding out his hand to the Messenger for some more hay. "Nobody," said the Messenger. "Quite right," said the King; "this young lady saw him too. So of course Nobody walks slower than you." "I do my best," the Messenger said in a sullen tone. "I'm sure nobody walks much faster than I do!" "He can't do that," said the King, "or else he'd have been here first. Lewis Carroll

A minute goes by so fearfully quick. You might as well try to stop a Bandersnatch! Lewis Carroll

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. Lewis Carroll

?You're not the same as you were before," he said. You were much more... muchier... you've lost your muchness. Lewis Carroll

My beloved friend - one of the most unique and charming personalities of our time. Lewis Carroll

Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction. Lewis Carroll

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

You couldn't have it if you DID want it. Lewis Carroll

'O Tiger-lily,' said Alice... 'I wish you could talk!' 'We can talk,' said the Tiger-lily: 'when there's anybody worth talking to." Lewis Carroll

And thus they give the time, that Nature meant for peaceful sleep and meditative snores, to ceaseless din and mindless merriment and waste of shoes and floors. Lewis Carroll

"Take some more tea," the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly. "I've had nothing yet," Alice replied in an offended tone, "so I can't take more." Lewis Carroll

Of all things, I do like a Conspiracy! It's so interesting! Lewis Carroll

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! Lewis Carroll

You know," he (Tweedledee) added very gravely, "it's one of the most serious things that can possibly happen to one in a battle-to get one's head cut off." pg. 199 Lewis Carroll

In my youth,' said his father, 'I took to the law, And argued each case with my wife; And the muscular strength, which it gave to my jaw Has lasted the rest of my life. Lewis Carroll

Why is a raven like a writing-desk? Lewis Carroll

The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday-but never jam to-day. Lewis Carroll

But surely you trust God! Do you think He would let you come to harm? To be afraid is to distrust. Lewis Carroll

Oh, when I was a little Ghost, A merry time had we! Each seated on his favourite post, We chumped and chawed the buttered toast They gave us for our tea. Lewis Carroll

Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. Lewis Carroll

If there's no meaning in it," said the King, "that saves a world of trouble, you know, as we needn't try to find any. And yet I don't know," he went on [...]; "I seem to see some meaning in them, after all. Lewis Carroll

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! Lewis Carroll

Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop. Lewis Carroll

"I see nobody on the road," said Alice. "I only wish I had such eyes," the King remarked in a fretful tone. "To be able to see Nobody! And at that distance too! Why, it's as much as I can do to see real people, by this light." Lewis Carroll

Will you walk a little faster? said a whiting to a snail, "There's a porpoise close behind us, and he's treading on my tail! See how eagerly the lobsters and the turtles all advance: They are waiting on the shingle-will you come and join the dance? Lewis Carroll

If you want to inspire confidence, give plenty of statistics. It does not matter that they should be accurate, or even intelligible, as long as there is enough of them. Lewis Carroll

My hand moves because certain forces-electric, magnetic, or whatever 'nerve-force' may prove to be-are impressed on it by my brain. This nerve-force, stored in the brain, would probably be traceable, if Science were complete, to chemical forces supplied to the brain by the blood, and ultimately derived from the food I eat and the air I breathe. Lewis Carroll

That which chiefly causes the failure of a dinner-party, is the running short-not of meat, nor yet of drink, but of conversation. Lewis Carroll

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

Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup! Lewis Carroll

My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast as that. Lewis Carroll

Keep your temper, said the Caterpillar. Lewis Carroll

"It's very good jam," said the Queen. "Well, I don't want any to-day, at any rate." "You couldn't have it if you did want it," the Queen said. "The rule is jam tomorrow and jam yesterday but never jam to-day." "It must come sometimes to "jam to-day,""Alice objected. "No it can't," said the Queen. "It's jam every other day; to-day isn't any other day, you know." "I don't understand you," said Alice. "It's dreadfully confusing." Lewis Carroll

Alice:How long is forever? White Rabbit:Sometimes, just one second. Lewis Carroll

The little fishes of the sea, They sent an answer back to me. The little fishes' answer was We cannot do it, Sir, because Lewis Carroll

Of course it is," said the Duchess, who seemed ready to agree to everything that Alice said; "there's a large mustard-mine near here. And the moral of that is- "The more there is of mine, the less there is of yours. Lewis Carroll

But then, shall I never get any older than I am now? That'll be a comfort, one way - never to be an old woman - but then - always to have lessons to learn! Lewis Carroll

when she thought it over afterwards it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural Lewis Carroll

Would you be a poet Before you've been to school? Ah, well! I hardly thought you So absolute a fool. Lewis Carroll

Why, what a temper you are in! Lewis Carroll

"Write that down," the King said to the jury, and the jury eagerly wrote down all three dates on their slates, and then added them up, and reduced the answer to shillings and pence. Lewis Carroll

Child of the pure unclouded brow And dreaming eyes of wonder! Though time be fleet, and I and thou Are half a life asunder, Thy loving smile will surely hail The love-gift of a fairy-tale. Lewis Carroll

Alice! A childish story take, And with a gentile hand Lay it where Childhood dreams are twined In memory's mystic band, Like pilgrim's withered wreath of flowers Pluck'd in a far off land. Lewis Carroll

It's too late to correct it: when you've once said a thing, that fixes it, and you must take the consequences. Lewis Carroll

I have often seen a cat without a grin - but a grin without a cat - remember the cat kept appearing and disappearing slowly bit by bit. Lewis Carroll

Be sure the safest rule is that we should not dare to live in any scene in which we dare not die. Lewis Carroll

Curiouser and curiouser!' cried Alice. Lewis Carroll

'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.' 'Not the same thing a bit!' said the Hatter. 'Why, you might just as well say that 'I see what I eat' is the same thing as 'I eat what I see!' Lewis Carroll

Would you be a poet Before you've been to school? Ah, well! I hardly thought you So absolute a fool. Lewis Carroll

What may I do? at length I cried, Tired of the painful task. The fairy quietly replied, And said You must not ask. Lewis Carroll

Who's the Knight-Mayor? I cried. Instead Of answering my question, Well, if you don't know THAT, he said, Either you never go to bed, Or you've a grand digestion! Lewis Carroll

He thought he saw a Banker's Clerk Descending from the bus: He looked again, and found it was A Hippopotamus: 'If this should stay to dine,' he said, 'There won't be much for us! Lewis Carroll

Consider anything, only don't cry! Lewis Carroll

I have seen so many extraordinary things, nothing seems extraordinary any more Lewis Carroll

O Oysters,' said the Carpenter, You've had a pleasant run! Shall we be trotting home again?' But answer came there none - And this was scarcely odd, because They'd eaten every one. Lewis Carroll

Speak roughly to your little boy and beat him when he sneezes! he only does it to annoy, because he knows it teases! Lewis Carroll

I don't think..." then you shouldn't talk, said the Hatter. Lewis Carroll

Reeling and Writhing of course, to begin with,' the Mock Turtle replied, 'and the different branches of arithmetic-ambition, distraction, uglification, and derision. Lewis Carroll

It is a very inconvenient habit of kittens (Alice had once made the remark) that whatever you say to them, they always purr. Lewis Carroll

When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one! Lewis Carroll

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. Lewis Carroll

We are but older children, dear, Who fret to find our bedtime near. Lewis Carroll

Either it brings tears to their eyes, or else -" "Or else what?" said Alice, for the Knight had made a sudden pause. "Or else it doesn't, you know. Lewis Carroll

There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know. Lewis Carroll

There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation; and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration. Lewis Carroll



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