Sunday, May 20, 2012
Lewis Carroll Quotes
"And thus they give the time, that Nature meant for peaceful sleep and meditative snores, to ceaseless din and mindless merriment and waste of shoes and floors."
"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."
"Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop."
"But I was thinking of a plan to dye one's whiskers green."
"Courtesy while you're thinking what to say. It saves time."
"Curiouser and curiouser!"
"Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it."
"He was part of my dream, of course - but then I was part of his dream too."
"I have had prayers answered - most strangely so sometimes - but I think our heavenly Father's loving-kindness has been even more evident in what He has refused me."
"I think I could, if I only knew how to begin. For, you see, so many out-of-the-way things had happened lately that Alice had begun to think that very few things indeed were really impossible."
"I'm very brave generally, he went on in a low voice: only today I happen to have a headache."
"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there."
"It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards."
"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!"
"One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. Which road do I take? she asked. Where do you want to go? was his response. I don't know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesn't matter."
"Photography is my one recreation and I think it should be done well."
"Sentence first, verdict afterwards."
"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
"Speak roughly to your little boy, and beat him when he sneezes: he only does it to annoy, because he knows it teases."
"Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves."
"The regular course was Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with; and then the different branches of Arithmetic - Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision."
"The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday - but never jam today."
"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."
"What I tell you three times is true."
"'What is the use of a book', thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversations?'"
"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."
"Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle."
"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
"With a sort of mental squint."
"Yet what are all such gaieties to me whose thoughts are full of indices and surds?"