Humpty Dumpty Quotes

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Jasper Fforde
“Humpty had always sat on walls, it was his way.”
Jasper Fforde, The Big Over Easy

Lewis Carroll
“Must a name mean something?" Alice asked doubtfully.

Of course it must," Humpty Dumpty said with a short laugh; "my name means the shape I am - and a good handsome shape it is, too. With a name like yours, you might be any shape, almost.”
Lewis Carroll

George Carlin
“And finally, I've always drawn a great deal of moral comfort from Humpty Dumpty. The part I like the best? 'All the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put Humpty Dumpty back together again.' That's because there is no Humpty Dumpty, and there is no God. None, not one, no God, never was.”
George Carlin

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.”
Lewis Carroll

“We are like Humpty Dumpty and all these king's horses and all these king's men cannot put us back together again”
Gale Forman

Lee Bennett Hopkins
“When Grandma read me:
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall . . .

I never
knew
that
Humpty's
fall
was
something
that
someday
comes
to
us
all.”
Lee Bennett Hopkins, Been to Yesterdays: Poems of a Life

Darnell Lamont Walker
“No where in 'humpty dumpty' did it say he was an egg. Maybe your inability to think outside of what others have taught you is what's keeping you from putting him together again.”
Darnell Lamont Walker

Neil Gaiman
“I'm Jill Dumpty."
"So your brother was Humpty Dumpty?"
"And he didn't fall off that wall, Mr. Horner. He was pushed.”
Neil Gaiman, M Is for Magic

“Like Humpty Dumpty, in the old nursery rhyme, putting the country back together again would not be easy. This feeling of separation and alienation was not a passing thought but lived into the next century.”
George Levy, To Die in Chicago: Confederate Prisoners at Camp Douglas 1862-65

Lewis Carroll
“In Winter, when the fields are white, I sing this song for your delight. In Spring, when the woods are getting green, I’ll try and tell you what i mean. In Summer, when the days are long, perhaps you’ll understand the song. In Autumn, when the leaves are brown, take pen and ink, and write it down.”
Lewis Carroll