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  • #1
    Winston S. Churchill
    “From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.”
    Winston S. Churchill

  • #3
    Rumi
    “silence is the language of god,
    all else is poor translation.”
    Rumi

  • #4
    Lemony Snicket
    “Instead of the word 'love' there was an enormous heart, a symbol sometimes used by people who have trouble figuring out the difference between words and shapes.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Carnivorous Carnival

  • #5
    C.S. Lewis
    “Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #6
    George Orwell
    “But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”
    George Orwell, 1984

  • #7
    Jane Wagner
    “I personally believe we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain.”
    Jane Wagner, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe

  • #8
    Matt Groening
    “I know all those words, but that sentence makes no sense to me.”
    Matt Groening

  • #9
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
    “The limits of my language means the limits of my world.”
    Ludwig Wittgenstein

  • #10
    Alan W. Watts
    “The menu is not the meal.”
    Alan W. Watts

  • #11
    W.H. Auden
    “A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.”
    W.H. Auden, The Complete Works of W.H. Auden: Prose, Volume II: 1939-1948

  • #12
    Lewis Carroll
    “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.”
    Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass

  • #13
    Lewis Carroll
    “Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #14
    Lewis Carroll
    “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
    "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to."
    "I don't much care where –"
    "Then it doesn't matter which way you go.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #15
    Lewis Carroll
    “I don't think..." then you shouldn't talk, said the Hatter.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #16
    Lewis Carroll
    “If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #17
    Lewis Carroll
    “Well, I never heard it before, but it sounds uncommon nonsense.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #18
    Lewis Carroll
    “Yes, that's it! Said the Hatter with a sigh, it's always tea time.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #19
    Lewis Carroll
    “The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday—but never jam to-day.”
    “It must come sometimes to ‘jam to-day,’” Alice objected.
    “No, it ca’n’t,” said the Queen. “It’s jam every other day: to-day isn’t any other day, you know”
    Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

  • #20
    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, Alice in Wonderland

  • #21
    Lewis Carroll
    “Rule Forty-two. All persons more than a mile high to leave the court.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #22
    Lewis Carroll
    “I'm afraid I can't explain myself, sir. Because I am not myself, you see?”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #23
    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, Alice in Wonderland

  • #24
    Lewis Carroll
    “No wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #25
    Lewis Carroll
    “Curiouser and curiouser!”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #26
    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, Alice in Wonderland

  • #27
    Lewis Carroll
    “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

  • #28
    Lewis Carroll
    “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

  • #29
    Lewis Carroll
    “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

  • #30
    Lewis Carroll
    “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.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

  • #31
    Lewis Carroll
    “No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass



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