Carroll Quotes

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

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

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, Jabberwocky and Other Poems

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

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

Mark Twain
“We met a great many other interesting people, among them Lewis Carroll, author of the immortal "Alice"--but he was only interesting to look at, for he was the silliest and shyest full-grown man I have ever met except "Uncle Remus.”
Mark Twain, Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1, Reader's Edition

Lewis Carroll
“I don't know what you mean by 'glory,'" Alice said.

Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. "Of course you don't---till I tell you. I meant 'there's a nice knock-down argument for you!'"

"But glory' doesn't mean 'a nice knock-down argument,'" Alice objected.

"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."

Alive was too much puzzled to say anything, so after a minute Humpty Dumpty began again. "They've a temper, some of them---particularly, verbs, they're the proudest---adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs---however, I can manage the whole lot! Impenetrability! That's what I say!”
Lewis Carroll

Erika Johansen
“We're coming to the point where I may need to split my men to evade pursuit. If so, my choice of bodyguard for you will depend much on your won abilities."
"Well, I am a fast reader, and I know how to make stew."
Carroll nodded in approval "You've a sense of humor about all this, Lady. You'll need one. You're entering a life of great danger.”
Erika Johansen, The Queen of the Tearling

David Fairchild
“The human mind prefers something which it can recognize to something for which it has no name, and, whereas thousands of persons carry field glasses to bring horses, ships, or steeples close to them, only a few carry even the simplest pocket microscope. Yet a small microscope will reveal wonders a thousand times more thrilling than anything which Alice saw behind the looking-glass.”
David Fairchild, The World Was My Garden: Travels Of A Plant Explorer

Lewis Carroll
“Lütfen söyler misiniz, buradan ne tarafa doğru gitmeliyim?'
'Bu daha çok nereye varmak istediğine bağlı,' dedi Kedi.
'Neresi olursa olsun...' dedi Alice.
'Öyleyse ne tarafa doğru gideceğinin önemi yok,' dedi Kedi.
'Bir yerlere varayım da, gerisi önemli değil,' diye ekledi Alice, ne istediğini daha iyi anlatabilmek için.
'Kesin bir yerlere varırsın,' dedi Kedi, 'tabii yeterince yürürsen.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass