Quotations From LEWIS CARROLL [CHARLES LUTWIDGE DODGSON]

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  • 21.
    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 [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. Letter, May 23, 1864, to Mary MacDonald, daughter of the poet-novelist George MacDonald. The Letters of Lewis Carroll, vol. I, ed. Morton N. Cohen, Oxford University Press (1979).

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  • 22.
    I should like the whole race of nurses to be abolished: children should be with their mother as much as possible, in my opinion.
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. letter, Aug. 15, 1877, to Mrs. V. Blakemore. The Letters of Lewis Carroll, vol. I, ed. Morton N. Cohen, Oxford University Press (1979).

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  • 23.
    In some ways, you know, people that don't exist, are much nicer than people that do.
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. Letter, May 22, 1891, to Sydney Bowles. The Letters of Lewis Carroll, vol. II, ed. Morton N. Cohen, Oxford University Press (1979).

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  • 24.
    Curtsey while you're thinking what to say. It saves time.
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician. The Red Queen, in Through the Looking-Glass, "The Garden of Live Flowers," (1872).

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  • 25.
    Magnitudes are algebraically represented by letter, men by men of letters, and so on.
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. repr. In The Russian Journal and Other Selections from the Works of Lewis Carroll, E.P. Dutton (1935). The Dynamics of a Parti-cle (1865).
  • 26.
    In an English dinner-party ... I have never known small-talk run short!
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. Narrator, Sylvie and Bruno Concluded, Macmillan (1893).
  • 27.
    That which chiefly causes the failure of a dinner-party, is the running short—not of meat, nor yet of drink, but of conversation.
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. Mein Herr, Sylvie and Bruno Concluded, Macmillan (1893).

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  • 28.
    There's nothing a well-regulated child hates so much as regularity. I believe a really healthy boy would thoroughly enjoy Greek Grammar—if only he might stand on his head to learn it!
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. Lady Muriel, Sylvie and Bruno, Macmillan (1889).

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  • 29.
    "Now I'm opening out like the largest telescope that ever was! Good-bye, feet!" (for when she looked down at her feet, they seemed to be almost out of sight, they were getting so far off).
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. Alice, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, ch. II, Macmillan (1865).
  • 30.
    "He is a charming boy!" my Lady exclaimed. "Even his snores are more musical than those of other boys!"
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. Sylvie and Bruno, Macmillan (1889).
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