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"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."
Lewis Carroll (Through the Looking-Glass - Chapter 6, 1871)
Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards.
Lewis Carroll (Through the Looking-Glass - Chapter 10, 1871)
One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others. 
Lewis Carroll (Letter to Ellen Terry)
But it's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.
Variant: I can't go back to yesterday - because I was a different person then.
Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Chapter 10, 1865)
Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1865)
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. 
Lewis Carroll (Letter to Dora Abdy)
The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday - but never jam today.
Lewis Carroll (Through the Looking-Glass - Chapter 5, 1871)
Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.
Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Chapter 12, 1865)
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.
Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1865)
I believe this thought, of the possibility of death — if calmly realised, and steadily faced would be one of the best possible tests as to our going to any scene of amusement being right or wrong.
Lewis Carroll (Sylvie and Bruno, 1889)
Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
Lewis Carroll (Through the Looking-Glass - Chapter 5, 1871)
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.
Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1865)
His answer trickled through my head like water through a sieve.
Lewis Carroll (Through the Looking-Glass - Chapter 8, 1871)
Is all our Life, then but a dream
Seen faintly in the goldern gleam
Athwart Time's dark resistless stream?
Lewis Carroll (Sylvie and Bruno - Preface, 1889)
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.
Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Chapter 4, 1865)
Fading, with the Night, the memory of a dead love, and the withered leaves of a blighted hope, and the sickly repinings and moody regrets that numb the best energies of the soul: and rising, broadening, rolling upward like a living flood, the manly resolve, and the dauntless will, and the heavenward gaze of faith - the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen!
Lewis Carroll (Sylvie and Bruno - Chapter 25: Look Eastward, 1889)
If you set to work to believe everything, you will tire out the believing-muscles of your mind, and then you'll be so weak you won't be able to believe the simplest true things.
Lewis Carroll (Quoted in The Letters of Lewis Carroll, 1979)
Well, I never heard it before, but it sounds uncommon nonsense.
Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1865)
If everybody minded their own business ... the world would go round a deal faster than it does.
Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1865)
I can't explain myself, I'm afraid, because I'm not myself, you see.
Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Chapter 5, 1865)
The best way to explain it is to do it.
Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1865)
Oh, 'tis love, 'tis love that makes the world go round.
Variant: Oh, It is love, It is love that makes the world go round.
Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Chapter 9: The Mock Turtle's Story, 1865)
If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.
Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1865)
Be sure the safest rule is that we should not dare to live in any scene in which we dare not die.
Lewis Carroll (Sylvie and Bruno, 1889)
"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. I'm mad. You're Mad"
Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1865)
If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?
Lewis Carroll
It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
Lewis Carroll (Through the Looking-Glass - Chapter 5, 1871)
Everything is funny, if you can laugh at it.
Lewis Carroll
I suppose every child has a world of his own — and every man, too, for the matter of that. I wonder if that's the cause for all the misunderstanding there is in Life?
Lewis Carroll (Sylvie and Bruno - Chapter 4: A Cunning Conspiracy, 1889)
Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle. 
Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Chapter 2: The Pool of Tears, 1865)
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Lewis Carroll Biography

Born: January 27, 1832
Died: January 14, 1898

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, also known as Lewis Carroll was an English author and mathematician. He is best known for his world-wide famous book "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"

Notable Works
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865)
Phantasmagoria (1869)
Through the Looking-Glass (1871)
Sylvie and Bruno (1889 and 1893)
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