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Famous Lewis Carroll Quotes and Sayings

Born in the small parish of Daresbury on January 27, 1832, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.  Lewis Carroll was a British writer mostly known for his children’s fiction books Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.  Lewis Carroll, was a renowned English writer, mathematician, and photographer. At the age of twelve, he joined Richmond Grammar School, Yorkshire His work also appeared in national publications like ‘The Comic Times’ and ‘The Train’, and in small magazines like the ‘Whitby Gazette’ and the ‘Oxford Critic’. Most of his writings were humorous and satirical. Carroll was left-handed, which was perceived by religious people in the nineteenth century not as calm as it is now.  Carroll caught a severe case of influenza, which led to pneumonia. He died on January 14, 1898. Checkout some famous Lewis Carroll Quotes and Sayings.

Lewis Carroll Quotes

  • Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.
  •  “She who saves a single soul, saves the universe.”
  •  “Look after the senses and the sounds will look after themselves.” –
  • . “Why is it that the people with the most narrow of minds seem ot have the widest of mouths?”
  •  “Everything’s got a moral, if only you can find it.”
  •  “If you limit your actions in life to things that nobody can possibly find fault with, you will not do much!”
  •  “In some ways, you know, people that don’t exist, are much nicer than people that do.”
Lewis Carroll quotes about success

 “Without a plan, it doesn’t matter which way you’re going.”

  •  “I don’t see how he can ever finish, if he doesn’t begin.”
  •  “Words mean more than we mean to express when we use them: so a whole book ought to mean a great deal more than the writer meant.”
  • “If you drink much from a bottle marked ‘poison’ it is certain to disagree with you sooner or later.”
  •  “It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.”
  •  “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.”
  •  “All that matters is what we do for each other.”
  •  “If you’ll believe in me, I’ll believe in you.”
Lewis Carroll quotes about change

 “If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does.”

  •  “If you don’t know where you are going any road can take you there.”
  •  “Courtesy is a small act but it packs a mighty wallop.”
Lewis Carroll quotes About life
  •  “Whatever is worth doing is worth doing well.”
  •  “If you want to inspire confidence, give plenty of statistics. It does not matter that they should be accurate, or even intelligible, as long as there is enough of them.”
  •  “People who don’t think shouldn’t talk.”
  • “I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.”
  •  “She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).”
  •  “My view of life is, that it’s next to impossible to convince anybody of anything.”
  •  “It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.”
  • “No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.”
  •  “I’m not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours.”
  •  “Everything is funny, if you can laugh at it.”
  •  “It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”
  •  “I’m afraid I can’t explain myself, sir. Because I am not myself, you see?”
  •  “Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction.”
  •  “‘The time has come,’ the walrus said, ‘to talk of many things: of shoes and ships – and sealing wax – of cabbages and kings.’”
  •  “Words mean more than we mean to express when we use them: so, a whole book ought to mean a great deal more than the writer meant.” 
  •  “Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.”
  •  “Better say nothing at all. Language is worth a thousand pounds a word!”
  •  “No wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise.”
  • . “You’re thinking about something, and it makes you forget to talk.”
  •  “I have seen so many extraordinary things, nothing seems extraordinary anymore.” –
  •  “Well, when one’s lost, I suppose it’s good advice to stay where you are until someone finds you.”
  • Well! I’ve often seen a cat without a grin,’ thought Alice ‘but a grin without a cat! It’s the most curious thing i ever saw in my life!
  •  “The more there is of mine, the less there is of yours.”
  • My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast as that.
  • He was part of my dream, of course — but then I was part of his dream, too.
  • It is better to be feared than loved.

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  • I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it.
  • Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves.
  • It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.
  • She who saves a single soul, saves the universe.
  • I have seen so many extraordinary things, nothing seems extraordinary any more
  • We are but older children, dear, Who fret to find our bedtime near.
  • That’s the reason they’re called lessons,” the Gryphon remarked: “because they lessen from day to day.
  • I’m very brave generally,’ he went on in a low voice: ‘only today I happen to have a headache.’ (Tweedledum)
  • If you limit your actions in life to things that nobody can possibly find fault with, you will not do much!
  • Speak roughly to your little boy and beat him when he sneezes! he only does it to annoy, because he knows it teases!
  • What a strange world we live in…Said Alice to the Queen of hearts
  • You’re thinking about something, and it makes you forget to talk.
  • Thy loving smile will surely hail The love-gift of a fairy tale.
  • Well that was the silliest tea party I ever went to! I am never going back there again!
  • Up above the world you fly, like a tea tray in the sky…
  • Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards.
  • Curiouser and curiouser!” Cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English).
  • The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.
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