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  • #1
    Lewis Carroll
    “I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #2
    Lewis Carroll
    “Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #3
    Lewis Carroll
    “She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

  • #4
    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

  • #5
    Lewis Carroll
    “Alice laughed. 'There's no use trying,' she said. 'One can't believe impossible things.'

    I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. 'When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. There goes the shawl again!”
    Lewis Carroll

  • #6
    Lewis Carroll
    “Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #7
    Lewis Carroll
    “Curiouser and curiouser.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

  • #8
    Lewis Carroll
    “I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

  • #9
    Lewis Carroll
    “Mad Hatter: “Why is a raven like a writing-desk?”
    “Have you guessed the riddle yet?” the Hatter said, turning to Alice again.
    “No, I give it up,” Alice replied: “What’s the answer?”
    “I haven’t the slightest idea,” said the Hatter”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #10
    Lewis Carroll
    “Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #11
    Lewis Carroll
    “Why it's simply impassible!
    Alice: Why, don't you mean impossible?
    Door: No, I do mean impassible. (chuckles) Nothing's impossible!”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

  • #12
    Lewis Carroll
    “I don't think..." then you shouldn't talk, said the Hatter.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #13
    Lewis Carroll
    “Do you know, I always thought unicorns were fabulous monsters, too? I never saw one alive before!"

    Well, now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn, "if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland And Through The Looking Glass

  • #14
    Lewis Carroll
    “The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things: Of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

  • #15
    Lewis Carroll
    “I can't explain myself, I'm afraid, sir,' said Alice, 'Because I'm not myself you see.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

  • #16
    Lewis Carroll
    “Just look down the road and tell me if you can see either of them."
    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 such a distance too!”
    Lewis Carroll

  • #17
    Lewis Carroll
    “It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards,' says the White Queen to Alice.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

  • #18
    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. "You might just as well say that "I see what I eat" is the same thing as "I eat what I see"!”
    Lewis Carroll

  • #19
    Lewis Carroll
    “I'd give all the wealth that years have piled,
    the slow result of life's decay,
    To be once more a little child
    for one bright summer day.”
    Lewis Carroll

  • #20
    Lewis Carroll
    “If you set to work to believe everything, you will tire out the believing-muscles of your mind, and then you'll be so weak you won't be able to believe the simplest true things.”
    Lewis Carroll

  • #21
    Lewis Carroll
    “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, Alice Through the Looking Glass

  • #22
    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

  • #23
    Lewis Carroll
    “Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves.”
    Lewis Carroll, The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition

  • #24
    Lewis Carroll
    “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.”
    Lewis Carroll

  • #25
    Lewis Carroll
    “Well, I never heard it before, but it sounds uncommon nonsense.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #26
    Lewis Carroll
    “How puzzling all these changes are! I'm never sure what I'm going to be, from one minute to another.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

  • #27
    Lewis Carroll
    “The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday-but never jam today

    It must come sometime to jam today, Alice objected

    No it can't said the Queen It's jame every other day. Today isn't any other day, you know”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #28
    Lewis Carroll
    “I mean, what is an un-birthday present?"
    A present given when it isn't your birthday, of course."
    Alice considered a little. "I like birthday presents best," she said at last.
    You don't know what you're talking about!" cried Humpty Dumpty. "How many days are there in a year?"
    Three hundred and sixty-five," said Alice.
    And how many birthdays have you?"
    One.”
    Lewis Carroll

  • #29
    Lewis Carroll
    “Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction.”
    Lewis Carroll

  • #30
    Lewis Carroll
    “If you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you. Is that a bargain?”
    Lewis Carroll



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