Lewis Carroll Best Quotes

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. Enjoy Lewis Carroll’s best quotes below.

Lewis Carroll
“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.”
“I can’t go back to yesterday – because I was a different person then.”
“One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.”
“While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.”
“There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know.”
“‘But I don’t want to go among mad people,’ said Alice. ‘Oh, you can’t help that,’ said the cat. ‘We’re all mad here.’”
“Contrariwise, 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.”
“Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards.”
“‘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 time has come,’ the walrus said, ‘to talk of many things: of shoes and ships – and sealing wax – of cabbages and kings.’”
“Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.”
“Twinkle, twinkle little bat How I wonder what you’re at! Up above the world you fly, Like a tea-tray in the sky.”
“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
“She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).”
“That’s the reason they’re called lessons, because they lesson from day to day.”
“It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.”
“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.”
“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.”
“Which form of proverb do you prefer Better late than never, or Better never than late?”
“Oh, ’tis love, ’tis love that makes the world go round.”
“Everything’s got a moral, if only you can find it.”
“But I was thinking of a way To multiply by ten, And always, in the answer, get The question back again.”
“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
“The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday – but never jam today.”
“‘What is the use of a book’, thought Alice, ‘without pictures or conversations?’”
“We called him Tortoise because he taught us.”
“His answer trickled through my head like water through a sieve.”
“No good fish goes anywhere without a porpoise.”
“Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves.”
“Sentence first, verdict afterwards.”
“I have proved by actual trial that a letter, that takes an hour to write, takes only about 3 minutes to read!”

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