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Lewis Carroll Quotes

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was a British author, mathematician, Anglican clergyman, logician, and amateur photographer; better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll.
(1832 - 1898)

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"I'll be judge, I'll be jury," said cunning old Fury: "I'll try the whole cause, and condemn you to death.'"

"Reeling and writhing, of course to begin with," Mock Turtle replied, "and the different branches of arithmetic-ambition, distraction, uglification and derision."

"The horror of that moment," the King went on, "I shall never forget." "You will, though," the Queen said, "if you don't make a memorandum of it."

"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things; Of shoes - and ships - and sealing-wax - Of cabbages - and kings - And why the sea is boiling hot - And whether pigs have wings."

"Tut, tut, child," said the Duchess. "Everything's got a moral if only you can find it."

'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.'

'The horror of that moment,' the King went on, T shall never, never forget!' 'You will, though,'the Queen said, 'if you don't make a memorandum of it.'

'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things: of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings.'

'twas bryllig and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths out grabe.

'What is the use of a book', thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversations?'

'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.'

Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards.

Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.

But I was thinking of a way To multiply by ten, And always, in the answer, get The question back again.

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.

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.

His answer trickled through my head like water through a sieve.

I can't go back to yesterday - because I was a different person then.

I have proved by actual trial that a letter, that takes an hour to write, takes only about 3 minutes to read!

If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.

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