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You couldn't have it if you DID want it. Lewis Carroll
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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
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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
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"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
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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
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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
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'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
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'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
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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
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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
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Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction. Lewis Carroll
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I don't believe there's an atom of meaning in it. Lewis Carroll
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Of all things, I do like a Conspiracy! It's so interesting! Lewis Carroll
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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
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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
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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
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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
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In autumn, when the leaves are brown, Take pen and ink, and write it down. Lewis Carroll
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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
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"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
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Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop. Lewis Carroll
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My beloved friend - one of the most unique and charming personalities of our time. Lewis Carroll
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?You're not the same as you were before," he said. You were much more... muchier... you've lost your muchness. Lewis Carroll
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But surely you trust God! Do you think He would let you come to harm? To be afraid is to distrust. Lewis Carroll
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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
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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
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A minute goes by so fearfully quick. You might as well try to stop a Bandersnatch! Lewis Carroll
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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
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Why is a raven like a writing-desk? Lewis Carroll
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The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday-but never jam to-day. Lewis Carroll
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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
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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
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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
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His answer trickled through my head like water through a sieve. Lewis Carroll
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"She can't do Subtraction." said the White Queen. "Can you do Division? Divide a loaf by a knife-what's the answer to that?" "I suppose-" Alice was beginning, but the Red Queen answered for her. "Bread-and-butter, of course." Lewis Carroll
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A loaf of bread, the Walrus said, Is what we chiefly need: Pepper and vinegar besides Are very good indeed- Now if you're ready, Oysters, dear, We can begin to feed! Lewis Carroll
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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We are but older children, dear, Who fret to find our bedtime near. Lewis Carroll
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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
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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
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Would you be a poet Before you've been to school? Ah, well! I hardly thought you So absolute a fool. Lewis Carroll
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"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
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Be what you would seem to be - or, if you'd 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
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Consider anything, only don't cry! Lewis Carroll
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I have seen so many extraordinary things, nothing seems extraordinary any more Lewis Carroll
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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
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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
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Keep your temper, said the Caterpillar. Lewis Carroll
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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
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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
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In proceeding to the dining-room, the gentleman gives one arm to the lady he escorts-it is unusual to offer both. Lewis Carroll
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Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup! Lewis Carroll
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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
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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
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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
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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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'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.' Lewis Carroll
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Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it. Lewis Carroll
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It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards. Lewis Carroll
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Oh, 'tis love, 'tis love that makes the world go round. Lewis Carroll
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Alice:How long is forever? White Rabbit:Sometimes, just one second. Lewis Carroll
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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
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I don't think..." then you shouldn't talk, said the Hatter. Lewis Carroll
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Why, what a temper you are in! Lewis Carroll
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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
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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
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