Lewis Carroll Quotes (169 quotes)
Alice's Adventures Under Ground (2004 edition), Kessinger Publishing - ISBN: 9781419105531
Instructions to Sir John Tenniel c.1864; quoted in Stuart Dodgson Collingwood, The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (1898) p. 130.
“You have no mind to be unkind,
Said echo in her ear:
No mind to bring a living thing
To suffering or fear.
For all that's bad, or mean or sad, you have no mind,
To Janet Merriman, quoted in Letters of Lewis Carroll to his Child-Friends (1933) p.81.
“To Her, whose children's smiles fed the narrator's fancy and were his rich reward: from the Author.”
Inscribed in Mrs. Lorina Liddell's copy of Alice's Adventures Under Ground; quoted by Edward Wakeling
“I charm in vain; for never again,
All keenly as my glance I bend,
Will Memory, goddess coy,
Embody for my joy
Departed days, nor let me gaze
On thee, my fairy friend!”
To my Child-friend in The Game Of Logic (1886)
“But surely you trust God! Do you think He would let you come to harm? To be afraid is to distrust.”
To a girl who was frightened of travelling by train
“As you have invited me, I cannot come, for I have made a rule to decline all invitations; but I will come the next day.”
Quoted in Beatrice Hatch, Lewis Carroll, Strand Magazine (April 1898), p.422.
“What may I do? at length I cried,
Tired of the painful task.
The fairy quietly replied,
And said You must not ask.”
Useful and Instructive Poetry (1845)
“There was once a young man of Oporta,
Who daily got shorter and shorter,
The reason he said
Was the hod on his head
Which was filled with the heaviest mortar.”
Melodies no.3. - Useful and Instructive Poetry (1845)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsLewis Carroll
Born: January 27, 1832
Died: January 14, 1898 (aged 65)
Occupation: Author, mathematician, photographer, artist
Bio: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, as well as the poems The Hunting of the Snark and Jabberwocky, all examples of the genre of literary nonsense.