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Lewis Carroll Quotes

Alice in Wonderland

...'and what is the use of a book,' thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversations?'

Curiouser and curiouser!

...everybody has won, and all must have prizes.

Speak roughly to your little boy,
And beat him when he sneezes:
He only does it to annoy,
Because he knows it teases.

Will you, won't you, will you, won't you, will you join the dance?

'Begin at the beginning,' the King said gravely, 'and go on till you come to the end: then stop.'

Sentence first, verdict afterwards.

Through the Looking Glass

Twas brillig and the slithy toves,
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son,
the jaws that bite and claws that scratch
Beware the jubjub bird
and shun the frumious bandersnatch."

"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!"

"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."

'I weep for you', the Walrus said,
'I deeply sympathise.'

"The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday — but never jam to-day."

"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

"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."

As large as life and twice as natural.

The Hunting of the Snark

"'But oh, beamish nephew, beware of the day,
If your Snark be a Boojum! For then
You will softly and suddenly vanish away,
And never be met with again!'

Fit the Third: the Baker's Tale.

They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care;
They pursued it with forks and hope;
They threatened its life with a railway-share;
They charmed it with smiles and soap.

Fit the Eighth: The Vanishing.

In the midst of the word he was trying to say,
In the midst of his laughter and glee,
He had softly and suddenly vanished away —
For the Snark was a Boojum, you see.

Fit the Eighth: The Vanishing.

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