My Wishes

Lewis carroll quotes

  1. Home
  2. Anniversary Wishes
  3. Lewis carroll quotes
Lewis carroll quotes
February 05, 2019 Anniversary Wishes 5 comments

"She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it)". Author: Carroll Quotes Category: Advice Quotes Scholars And Scholarship.

(source)

Lewis Carroll

(27 Jan 1832 - 14 Jan 1898)


English mathematician, logician, novelist and photographer who is famed for his children’s stories, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and its sequel. He also wrote a number of mathematics books.


Short biography of Lewis Carroll >>


Science Quotes by Lewis Carroll (40 quotes)



Lewis Carroll self portrait (c. 1856) (source)

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!

— Lewis Carroll

Said by the fictional Red Queen character, in Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (1872, 1896), 36.

Science quotes on:  |  All(4107)  |  Do(1908)  |  Fast(45)  |  Keep(101)  |  Least(75)  |  Must(1526)  |  Place(177)  |  Run(174)  |  Running(61)  |  Same(157)  |  See(1082)  |  Twice(17)  |  Want(497)


Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

— Lewis Carroll

In Through the Looking-glass: And what Alice Found There (1875), 100.

Science quotes on:  |  Alice(7)  |  Belief(578)  |  Breakfast(9)  |  Hour(186)  |  Impossible(253)  |  Laugh(47)  |  Practice(204)  |  Queen(14)  |  Thing(1915)  |  Try(283)  |  Trying(144)  |  Use(766)  |  Why(491)  |  Younger(21)


Beautiful soup!
Who cares for fish
Game, or any other dish?
Who would not give all else for two
Pennyworth only of beautiful soup?

— Lewis Carroll

Science quotes on:  |  All(4107)  |  Beautiful(259)  |  Care(186)  |  Diet(54)  |  Fish(121)  |  Food(199)  |  Game(101)  |  Other(2236)  |  Soup(9)  |  Two(937)


But neither thirty years, nor thirty centuries, affect the clearness, or the charm, of Geometrical truths. Such a theorem as “the square of the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the sides” is as dazzlingly beautiful now as it was in the day when Pythagoras first discovered it, and celebrated its advent, it is said, by sacrificing a hecatomb of oxen—a method of doing honour to Science that has always seemed to me slightly exaggerated and uncalled-for. One can imagine oneself, even in these degenerate days, marking the epoch of some brilliant scientific discovery by inviting a convivial friend or two, to join one in a beefsteak and a bottle of wine. But a hecatomb of oxen! It would produce a quite inconvenient supply of beef.

— Lewis Carroll

Written without pseudonym as Charles L. Dodgson, in Introduction to A New Theory of Parallels (1888, 1890), xvi. Note: a hecatomb is a great public sacrifice, originally of a hundred oxen.

Science quotes on:  |  Beautiful(259)  |  Beef(4)  |  Brilliant(53)  |  Celebration(7)  |  Charm(51)  |  Discover(553)  |  Discovery(785)  |  Doing(280)  |  Epoch(45)  |  First(1284)  |  Friend(168)  |  Honour(56)  |  Hypotenuse(4)  |  Imagine(165)  |  Method(506)  |  Oneself(33)  |  Oxen(8)  |  Proof(289)  |  Pythagoras(38)  |  Right(452)  |  Science(3880)  |  Scientific(940)  |  Side(232)  |  Square(70)  |  Steak(3)  |  Sum(102)  |  Supply(93)  |  Theorem(112)  |  Triangle(19)  |  Truth(1062)  |  Two(937)  |  Wine(38)  |  Year(932)


Dr. Paget was conducting a school examination, and in the course of his questions he happened to ask a small child the meaning of “Average.” He was utterly bewildered by the reply, “The thing that hens lay on,” until the child explained that he had read in a book that hens lay on an average so many eggs a year.

— Lewis Carroll

Anecdote jotted down by Lewis Carroll to possibly send to the magazine Punch, as given in Stuart Dodgson Collingwood, The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (1898), 157.

Science quotes on:  |  Ask(411)  |  Average(82)  |  Bewildered(2)  |  Book(394)  |  Child(309)  |  Course(408)  |  Egg(69)  |  Examination(98)  |  Explain(322)  |  Happen(275)  |  Happened(88)  |  Hen(7)  |  Lay(2)  |  Meaning(235)  |  Question(622)  |  Read(288)  |  Reply(56)  |  School(220)  |  Small(479)  |  Thing(1915)  |  Year(932)


He thought he saw an Argument
That proved he was the Pope:
He looked again and found it was
A Bar of Mottled Soap.
“A fact so dread.” he faintly said,
“Extinguishes all hope!”

— Lewis Carroll

In Sylvie and Bruno Concluded (1893), 319.

Science quotes on:  |  All(4107)  |  Argument(138)  |  Dread(13)  |  Extinguish(8)  |  Fact(1212)  |  Hope(299)  |  Look(582)  |  Pope(10)  |  Prove(252)  |  Saw(160)  |  Soap(11)  |  Thought(954)


If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.

— Lewis Carroll

Paraphrase of a longer quote, an exchange between Alice and the Cheshire Cat, beginning “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” on the Lewis Carroll Quotes page of this website. Paraphrased quote as in Kim Lim (ed.), 1,001 Pearls of Spiritual Wisdom: Words to Enrich, Inspire, and Guide Your Life (2014), 246. Also paraphrased in the refrain, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road’ll take you there,” to the song Any Road (1988) by George Harrison.

Science quotes on:  |  Know(1519)  |  Road(64)  |  Will(2354)


It may well be doubted whether, in all the range of Science, there is any field so fascinating to the explorer—so rich in hidden treasures—so fruitful in delightful surprises—as that of Pure Mathematics. The charm lies chiefly, I think, in the absolute certainty of its results: for that is what, beyond all mental treasures, the human intellect craves for. Let us only be sure of something! More light, more light … “And if our fate be death, give light and let us die” This is the cry that, through all the ages, is going up from perplexed Humanity, and Science has little else to offer, that will really meet the demands of its votaries, than the conclusions of Pure Mathematics.

— Lewis Carroll

Opening of 'Introduction', A New Theory of Parallels (1890), xv. As a non-fiction work, the author’s name on the title page of this book was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Being better known for his works of fiction as Lewis Carroll, all quotes relating to this one person, published under either name, are gathered on this single web page under his pen name.

Science quotes on:  |  Absolute(146)  |  Age(499)  |  All(4107)  |  Beyond(308)  |  Certainty(174)  |  Charm(51)  |  Chiefly(47)  |  Conclusion(255)  |  Crave(9)  |  Cry(29)  |  Death(391)  |  Delightful(17)  |  Demand(123)  |  Die(86)  |  Doubt(305)  |  Estimates of Mathematics(30)  |  Explorer(28)  |  Fascinating(37)  |  Fate(72)  |  Field(365)  |  Fruitful(59)  |  Give(202)  |  Hide(69)  |  Human(1470)  |  Human Intellect(30)  |  Humanity(169)  |  Intellect(233)  |  Let(61)  |  Lie(364)  |  Light(609)  |  Little(708)  |  Mathematics(1333)  |  Mental(177)  |  More(2559)  |  Offer(141)  |  Pure(292)  |  Pure Mathematics(67)  |  Range(99)  |  Result(678)  |  Rich(63)  |  Science(3880)  |  Something(719)  |  Surprise(86)  |  Think(1086)  |  Through(849)  |  Treasure(57)  |  Votary(3)  |  Will(2354)


It may well be doubted whether, in all the range of science, there is any field so fascinating to the explorer—so rich in hidden treasures—so fruitful in delightful surprises—as that of Pure Mathematics. The charm lies chiefly, I think, in the absolute certainty of its results; for that is what, beyond all mental treasures, the human intellect craves for. Let us only be sure of something! More light, more light!

— Lewis Carroll

Written without pseudonym as Charles L. Dodgson. Opening remarks in Introduction to A New Theory of Parallels (1888, 1890), xv.

Science quotes on:  |  Absolute(146)  |  All(4107)  |  Beyond(308)  |  Certainty(174)  |  Charm(51)  |  Chiefly(47)  |  Crave(9)  |  Delightful(17)  |  Doubt(305)  |  Explorer(28)  |  Fascinate(12)  |  Fascinating(37)  |  Field(365)  |  Fruitful(59)  |  Human(1470)  |  Human Intellect(30)  |  Intellect(233)  |  Knowledge(1536)  |  Lie(364)  |  Light(609)  |  Mathematics(1333)  |  Mental(177)  |  More(2559)  |  Pure(292)  |  Pure Mathematics(67)  |  Range(99)  |  Result(678)  |  Science(3880)  |  Science And Mathematics(10)  |  Something(719)  |  Surprise(86)  |  Think(1086)  |  Treasure(57)


It’s very good jam, said the Queen.
“Well, I don’t want any to-day, at any rate.”
“You couldn’t have it if you did want it,” the Queen said.
“The rule is jam tomorrow and jam yesterday but never jam to-day.”
“It must come sometimes to “jam to-day,” Alice objected.
“No it can’t,” said the Queen.
“It’s jam every other day; to-day isn’t any other day, you know.”
“I don’t understand you,” said Alice. “It’s dreadfully confusing.”

— Lewis Carroll

From Through the Looking Glass. In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland And, Through the Looking Glass (1898), 149.

Science quotes on:  |  Alice(7)  |  Confused(12)  |  Dreadful(14)  |  Good(889)  |  Jam(3)  |  Know(1519)  |  Must(1526)  |  Never(1087)  |  Object(422)  |  Other(2236)  |  Queen(14)  |  Rule(295)  |  Sometime(4)  |  Today(314)  |  Tomorrow(60)  |  Understand(607)  |  Want(497)  |  Yesterday(36)


Let U = the University, G = Greek, and P = Professor, Then GP = Greek Professor; let this be reduced to its lowest terms and call the result J.

— Lewis Carroll

From an essay concerning the Regius Professorship of Greek, The New Method of Evaluating as Applied to π (1865), as quoted and cited in Stuart Dodgson Collingwood, The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (1898), 159. Collingwood explains parenthetically, after "result J", “[i.e., Jowett]”, which was not in the original publication of “The New Method…”.

Science quotes on:  |  Call(769)  |  Greek(107)  |  Benjamin Jowett(11)  |  Lowest(10)  |  Professor(129)  |  Reduce(95)  |  Result(678)  |  Term(349)  |  Terms(184)  |  University(121)


Little Birds are writing
Interesting books.
To be read by cooks:
Read, I say, not roasted—
Letterpress, when toasted,
Loses its good looks.

— Lewis Carroll

In Sylvie and Bruno Concluded (1893), 371.

Science quotes on:  |  Bird(150)  |  Book(394)  |  Cook(17)  |  Good(889)  |  Interesting(153)  |  Little(708)  |  Look(582)  |  Lose(159)  |  Read(288)  |  Say(984)  |  Toast(8)  |  Write(231)  |  Writing(189)


Mathematical research, with all its wealth of hidden treasure, is all too apt to yield nothing to our research: for it is haunted by certain ignes fatui—delusive phantoms, that float before us, and seem so fair, and are all but in our grasp, so nearly that it never seems to need more than one step further, and the prize shall be ours! Alas for him who has been turned aside from real research by one of these spectres—who has found a music in its mocking laughter—and who wastes his life and energy on the desperate chase!

— Lewis Carroll

Written without pseudonym as Charles L. Dodgson, in Introduction to A New Theory of Parallels (1888, 1890), xvi. Note: Ignes fatui, the plural of ignes fatuus (foolish fire), refers to a will-o'-the-wisp: something deceptive or deluding.

Science quotes on:  |  All(4107)  |  Certain(550)  |  Chase(14)  |  Delusion(25)  |  Desperate(5)  |  Energy(346)  |  Float(30)  |  Hidden(42)  |  Laughter(31)  |  Life(1799)  |  Mathematics(1333)  |  Mocking(4)  |  More(2559)  |  Music(130)  |  Nearly(137)  |  Never(1087)  |  Nothing(969)  |  Phantom(9)  |  Prize(13)  |  Research(677)  |  Spectre(3)  |  Step(231)  |  Treasure(57)  |  Turn(447)  |  Waste(101)  |  Wealth(94)  |  Yield(81)


My view of life is that it’s next to impossible to convince anybody of anything.

— Lewis Carroll

(20 Feb 1890). Quoted in Stuart Dodgson Collingwood, The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (1898), 291.

Science quotes on:  |  Anybody(42)  |  Anyone(35)  |  Anything(9)  |  Convince(41)  |  Impossible(253)  |  Life(1799)  |  Next(236)  |  View(488)


Never leave an unsolved difficulty behind. I mean, don’t go any further in that book till the difficulty is conquered. In this point, Mathematics differs entirely from most other subjects. Suppose you are reading an Italian book, and come to a hopelessly obscure sentence—don’t waste too much time on it, skip it, and go on; you will do very well without it. But if you skip a mathematical difficulty, it is sure to crop up again: you will find some other proof depending on it, and you will only get deeper and deeper into the mud.

— Lewis Carroll

From letter to Edith Rix with hints for studying (about Mar 1885), in Stuart Dodgson Collingwood, The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (1898), 241.

Science quotes on:  |  Behind(137)  |  Book(394)  |  Conquer(38)  |  Crop(25)  |  Deep(233)  |  Depend(228)  |  Differ(85)  |  Difference(337)  |  Difficulty(198)  |  Do(1908)  |  Find(999)  |  Hopeless(16)  |  Italian(12)  |  Learning(274)  |  Leave(130)  |  Mathematics(1333)  |  Mean(809)  |  Most(1729)  |  Mud(26)  |  Never(1087)  |  Obscure(62)  |  Other(2236)  |  Point(580)  |  Proof(289)  |  Read(288)  |  Reading(133)  |  Sentence(29)  |  Skip(4)  |  Studying(70)  |  Subject(522)  |  Suppose(156)  |  Time(1877)  |  Unsolved(15)  |  Waste(101)  |  Will(2354)


One of the hardest things in the world is to convey a meaning accurately from one mind to another.

— Lewis Carroll

Letter to Miss Dora Abdy (1896). Quoted in Stuart Dodgson Collingwood, The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (1898), 331.

Science quotes on:  |  Accurate(87)  |  Convey(17)  |  Hardest(3)  |  Meaning(235)  |  Mind(1339)  |  Thing(1915)  |  World(1778)


Only go on working so long as the brain is quite clear. The moment you feel the ideas getting confused leave off and rest, or your penalty will be that you will never learn Mathematics at all!

— Lewis Carroll

From letter to Edith Rix with hints for studying (about Mar 1885), in Stuart Dodgson Collingwood, The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (1898), 241.

Science quotes on:  |  All(4107)  |  Brain(270)  |  Clear(100)  |  Confused(12)  |  Feel(366)  |  Idea(845)  |  Learn(632)  |  Long(789)  |  Mathematics(1333)  |  Moment(254)  |  Never(1087)  |  Penalty(6)  |  Rest(281)  |  Studying(70)  |  Will(2354)  |  Work(1351)


The different branches of Arithmetic—Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.

— Lewis Carroll

From Alice in Wonderland. In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland And, Through the Looking Glass (1898), 79.

Science quotes on:  |  Ambition(44)  |  Arithmetic(139)  |  Branch(150)  |  Derision(8)  |  Different(577)  |  Distraction(6)


The Walrus and the Carpenter
Were walking close at hand:
They wept like anything to see
Such quantities of sand:
“If this were only cleared away,”
They said,“it would be grand!”

— Lewis Carroll

In Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (1872, 1896), 62.

Science quotes on:  |  Carpenter(2)  |  Clear(100)  |  Grand(27)  |  Habitat Destruction(2)  |  Sand(62)  |  Say(984)  |  See(1082)  |  Walk(124)  |  Walrus(4)  |  Weep(5)


Then you should say what you mean, the March Hare went on.
I do, Alice hastily replied; “at least I mean what I say, that’s the same thing, you know.”
Not the same thing a bit! said the Hatter. “Why, you might just as well say that “I see what I eat” is the same thing as “I eat what I see!”

— Lewis Carroll

From Alice in Wonderland. In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland And, Through the Looking Glass (1898), 57.

Science quotes on:  |  Do(1908)  |  Eat(104)  |  Hare(3)  |  Hastily(7)  |  Know(1519)  |  March(46)  |  Mean(809)  |  Say(984)  |  See(1082)  |  Thing(1915)  |  Why(491)


What I tell you three times is true.

— Lewis Carroll

The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony, in Eight Fits (1876), 3.

Science quotes on:  |  Tell(340)  |  Time(1877)  |  True(214)


Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might.

— Lewis Carroll

Quoted as Carroll’s “rule of life” in Stuart Dodgson Collingwood, The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (1898), 292.

Science quotes on:  |  All(4107)  |  Do(1908)  |  Find(999)  |  Hand(143)  |  Whatsoever(41)


When I was reading Mathematics for University honours, I would sometimes, after working a week or two at some new book, and mastering ten or twenty pages, get into a hopeless muddle, and find it just as bad the next morning. My rule was to begin the book again. And perhaps in another fortnight I had come to the old difficulty with impetus enough to get over it. Or perhaps not. I have several books that I have begun over and over again.

— Lewis Carroll

From letter to Edith Rix with hints for studying (about Mar 1885), in Stuart Dodgson Collingwood, The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (1898), 240-241.

Science quotes on:  |  Bad(180)  |  Begin(260)  |  Book(394)  |  Difficulty(198)  |  Enough(341)  |  Find(999)  |  Fortnight(3)  |  Honour(56)  |  Hopeless(16)  |  Impetus(5)  |  Master(178)  |  Mastering(11)  |  Mathematics(1333)  |  Morning(94)  |  Muddle(3)  |  New(1217)  |  Next(236)  |  Old(480)  |  Reading(133)  |  Rule(295)  |  Study(656)  |  Two(937)  |  University(121)  |  Week(70)  |  Work(1351)


When you have made a thorough and reasonably long effort, to understand a thing, and still feel puzzled by it, stop, you will only hurt yourself by going on. Put it aside till the next morning; and if then you can’t make it out, and have no one to explain it to you, put it aside entirely, and go back to that part of the subject which you do understand.

— Lewis Carroll

From letter to Edith Rix with hints for studying (about Mar 1885), in Stuart Dodgson Collingwood, The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (1898), 240.

Science quotes on:  |  Back(391)  |  Can’t(9)  |  Do(1908)  |  Effort(227)  |  Explain(322)  |  Feel(366)  |  Learning(274)  |  Long(789)  |  Morning(94)  |  Next(236)  |  Puzzled(2)  |  Still(613)  |  Stop(80)  |  Studying(70)  |  Subject(522)  |  Thing(1915)  |  Thorough(40)  |  Understand(607)  |  Will(2354)


You boil it in sawdust: you salt it in glue:
You condense it with locusts and tape:
Still keeping one principal object in view—
To preserve its symmetrical shape.

— Lewis Carroll

In 'The Beaver’s Lesson', The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits (1876), 56.

Science quotes on:  |  Boil(23)  |  Condense(13)  |  Glue(2)  |  Locust(2)  |  Object(422)  |  Preserve(83)  |  Principal(63)  |  Salt(46)  |  Shape(73)  |  Still(613)  |  Symmetry(43)  |  Tape(5)  |  View(488)


[Alice asks the Cheshire Cat] Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to walk from here?
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where———” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you walk,” said the Cat.

— Lewis Carroll

In Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1866), 36.

Science quotes on:  |  Alice(7)  |  Ask(411)  |  Care(186)  |  Cat(47)  |  Cheshire Cat(3)  |  Deal(188)  |  Depend(228)  |  Good(889)  |  Matter(801)  |  Please(65)  |  Tell(340)  |  Walk(124)  |  Want(497)  |  Way(1216)


“And how many hours a day did you do lessons?” said Alice, in a hurry to change the subject.
“Ten hours the first day,” said the Mock Turtle: “nine the next, and so on.”
“What a curious plan!” exclaimed Alice.
“That's the reason they’re called lessons,” the Gryphon remarked: “because they lessen from day to day.”

— Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865, 1869), 145.

Science quotes on:  |  Alice(7)  |  Alice In Wonderland(6)  |  Call(769)  |  Change(595)  |  Curious(91)  |  Do(1908)  |  Education(379)  |  Exclaim(13)  |  First(1284)  |  Gryphon(2)  |  Hour(186)  |  Hurry(15)  |  Lessen(5)  |  Lesson(57)  |  Mock Turtle(2)  |  Next(236)  |  Plan(117)  |  Reason(744)  |  Remark(28)  |  Subject(522)


“Can you do Addition?” the White Queen said. “What's one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one?”
“I don't know,” said Alice. “I lost count.”
“She can’t do Addition,” the Red Queen interrupted.

— Lewis Carroll

Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (1871, 1897), 189.

Science quotes on:  |  Addition(66)  |  Count(105)  |  Do(1908)  |  Know(1519)  |  Mathematics(1333)  |  Red Queen(3)  |  White(127)


“Contrariwise”, continued Tweedledee, “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

In Through the Looking Glass: And What Alice Found There (Dec 1871, 1897), 74.

Science quotes on:  |  Aint(4)  |  Continue(165)  |  Logic(287)


“Crawling at your feet,” said the Gnat … “you may observe a Bread-and-Butterfly. …”
“And what does it live on?”
“Weak tea with cream in it.”
A new difficulty came into Alice's head. “Supposing it couldn't find any?” she suggested.
“Then it would die, of course.”
“But that must happen very often,” Alice remarked thoughtfully.
“It always happens,” said the Gnat.

— Lewis Carroll

In Through the Looking Glass: And what Alice Found There (1893), 66-67.

Science quotes on:  |  Alice In Wonderland(6)  |  Bread(39)  |  Butterfly(23)  |  Course(408)  |  Crawling(2)  |  Cream(6)  |  Death(391)  |  Difficulty(198)  |  Ecology(74)  |  Extinction(74)  |  Find(999)  |  Food(199)  |  Food Chain(6)  |  Gnat(7)  |  Habitat Destruction(2)  |  Happen(275)  |  Happening(58)  |  Life(1799)  |  Live(629)  |  Must(1526)  |  New(1217)  |  Observation(560)  |  Observe(168)  |  Often(106)  |  Tea(12)  |  Weak(71)


“I see nobody on the road,” said Alice.
“I only wish I had such eyes,” the King remarked in a fretful tone. “To be able to see Nobody! And at that distance too! Why, it’s as much as I can do to see real people, by this light.”

— Lewis Carroll

Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (1871, 1950), 53.

Science quotes on:  |  Astronomy(231)  |  Distance(163)  |  Do(1908)  |  Eye(423)  |  Light(609)  |  Nobody(104)  |  Observation(560)  |  People(1005)  |  See(1082)  |  Tone(22)  |  Why(491)  |  Wish(212)


“Of course they answer to their names?” the Gnat remarked carelessly.
“I never knew then to do it,” [said Alice.]
“What’s the use of them having names,” said the Gnat, “if they won’t answer to them?”
“No use to them,” said Alice; “but it’s useful to the people that name them, I suppose.”

— Lewis Carroll

Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (1871, 1897), 55.

Science quotes on:  |  Answer(366)  |  Course(408)  |  Day(42)  |  Do(1908)  |  Moon(238)  |  Name(333)  |  Never(1087)  |  Night(120)  |  Nomenclature(146)  |  People(1005)  |  Sun(387)  |  Suppose(156)  |  Use(766)  |  Useful(250)


“She can't do sums a bit!” the Queens said together, with great emphasis.
“Can you do sums?” Alice said, turning suddenly on the White Queen, for she didn't like being found fault with so much.
The Queen gasped and shut her eyes. “I can do Addition, if you give me time-but I can do Subtraction, under any circumstances!”

— Lewis Carroll

Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (1871, 1897), 191.

Science quotes on:  |  Addition(66)  |  Alice(7)  |  Being(1278)  |  Circumstance(136)  |  Circumstances(108)  |  Do(1908)  |  Eye(423)  |  Fault(55)  |  Give(202)  |  Great(1575)  |  Shut(41)  |  Subtraction(4)  |  Suddenly(88)  |  Sum(102)  |  Time(1877)  |  Together(387)  |  Under(7)  |  White(127)  |  White Queen(2)


“She can’t do Subtraction.” said the White Queen. “Can you do Division? Divide a loaf by a knife—what's the answer to that?”
“I suppose-” Alice was beginning, but the Red Queen answered for her.

Lewis Carroll was a British mathematician, photographer, and author most noted for his works in children's stories. He kindled the imaginations.

Lewis Carroll Quotes and Sayings - Page 1

lewis carroll quotes

  • “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.”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Book#Mean#Use

  • “Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Ignorance#Six#Breakfast

  • “I can't go back to yesterday - because I was a different person then.”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Life#Time#Insperational

  • “You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret... All the best people are!”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Inspirational#People#Secret

  • “I'm not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours.”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Crazy#Reality#Different

  • “Do you know, I always thought unicorns were fabulous monsters, too? I never saw one alive before!" Well, now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn, "if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you.”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Believe#Fabulous#Saws

  • “She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Happiness#Sweet#Advice

  • “No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Patience#Adventure#Firsts

  • “One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Inspirational#Life#Beautiful

  • “Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Life#Success#Art

  • “The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday - but never jam today.”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Food#Yesterday#Promise

  • “Twinkle, twinkle little bat How I wonder what you're at! Up above the world you fly, Like a tea-tray in the sky.”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Sweet#Sky#Tea

  • “He was part of my dream, of course -- but then I was part of his dream, too.”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Relationship#Dream

  • “Will you, won't you, will you, won't you, will you join the dance?”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Dance

  • “Alice: This is impossible. The Mad Hatter: Only if you believe it is.”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Believe#Mad#Impossible

  • “I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Morning#Thinking#Changed

  • “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense.”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Would Be#World#Nonsense

  • “Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves.”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Inspirational#Time#Careers

  • “Which way you ought to go depends on where you want to get to...”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Want#Way

  • “There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know.”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Birthday#Hypocrisy#Three

  • “'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things: of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings.'”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Time#Kings#Shoes

  • “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

    #Ghouls#Would Be#Might

  • “The Red Queen shook her head. "You may call it 'nonsense' if you like," she said, "but I've heard nonsense, compared with which that would be as sensible as a dictionary!”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Queens#Red#Would Be

  • “What a strange world we live in...Said Alice to the Queen of hearts”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Queens#Heart#World

  • “It is a very inconvenient habit of kittens (Alice had once made the remark) that, whatever you say to them, they always purr: "If they would only purr for 'yes,' and mew for 'no,; or any rule of that sort," she had said, "so that one could keep up a conversation! But how can you talk with a person if they always say the same thing?”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Habit#Kitten#Made

  • “Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Inspirational#Funny#Cute

  • “have i gone mad? im afraid so, but let me tell you something, the best people usualy are.”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #People#Mad#Gone

  • “To me it seems that to give happiness is a far nobler goal that to attain it: and that what we exist for is much more a matter of relations to others than a matter of individual progress: much more a matter of helping others to heaven than of getting there ourselves.”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Helping Others#Giving#Goal

  • “You could not see a cloud, because No cloud was in the sky: No birds were flying overhead - There were no birds to fly.”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Clouds#Sky#Bird

  • “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
    -- Lewis Carroll

    #Good Night#Summer#Nature

  • wedding word of wisdom
    Newly wedding wishes messages
    wishing you a great day quotes
    Holiday wishes to customers
    importance of wisdom in life
    Happy birthday wish to husband from wife
    ryan sheckler quotes
    Spiritual retirement wishes

    Book Quotes by Lewis Carroll

    lewis carroll quotes

    Lewis Carroll Quotes

    Most popular Lewis Carroll Quotes

    Remember who you are.— Lewis Carroll
    Life, what is it but a dream?— Lewis Carroll
    Love makes the world go round.— Lewis Carroll
    Everything has got a moral, if only you can find it.— Lewis Carroll
    It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.— Lewis Carroll

    memoryinteresting

    I give myself very good advice But I very seldom follow it.— Lewis Carroll Alice in Wonderland
    His answer trickled through my head, Like water through a sieve.— Lewis Carroll Through the Looking-Glass

    answers

    Begin at the beginning and go till you come to the end; then stop.— Lewis Carroll
    If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.— Lewis Carroll
    'What is the use of a book,' thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversations?'— Lewis Carroll

    books

    One of the deepest secrets of life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others.— Lewis Carroll

    service

    When I use a word, said Humpty Dumpty, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less."— Lewis Carroll
    'If everybody minded their own business,' said the Duchess in a hoarse growl, 'the world would go round a great deal faster than it does.'— Lewis Carroll
    'Contrariwise,' continued Tweedle-dee, '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
    "Where shall I begin, please your majesty?" she asked. "Begin at the beginning," the king said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop."— Lewis Carroll
    You evidently do not suffer from "quotation-hunger" as I do! I get all the dictionaries of quotations I can meet with, as I always want to know where a quotation comes from.— Lewis Carroll The Letters of Lewis Carroll

    quotations

    To me it seems that to give happiness is a far nobler goal that to attain it: and that what we exist for is much more a matter of relations to others than a matter of individual progress: much more a matter of helping others to heaven than of getting there ourselves.— Lewis Carroll The Letters of Lewis Carroll

    societyhelping others

    How queer everything is to-day! And yesterday things went on just as usual. I wonder if I've been changed in the night? Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is, Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle!'— Lewis Carroll
    'I can't believe that!' said Alice. 'Can't you?' the Queen said in a pitying tone. 'Try again: draw a long breath, and shut your eyes.' Alice laughed. 'There's no use trying,' she said 'one can't believe impossible things.' 'I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. 'When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.'— Lewis Carroll Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    beliefs

    Lewis Carroll. She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it). Lewis Carroll. Begin at the beginning," the King said, very.

    Lewis Carroll Decoded: Quotes That Reveal the Creative Genius

    lewis carroll quotes

    Quote by Lewis Carroll

    One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.

    Selflessness

    0

    0
    Quote by Lewis Carroll

    Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.

    0

    0
    Quote by Lewis Carroll

    If you limit your actions in life to things that nobody can possibly find fault with, you will not do much.

    Self-Confidence

    3

    0
    Book Quote by Lewis Carroll from Alice in Wonderland

    Mad Hatter: 'Have I gone Mad?'
    Alice: 'I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are.'

    22

    0
    Quote by Lewis Carroll

    You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.

    Books, Tea

    0

    0
    Quote by Lewis Carroll

    When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!

    Fairytales

    0

    0
    Quote by Lewis Carroll

    I'd give all the wealth that years have piled,
    the slow result of life's decay,
    To be once more a little child
    for one bright summer day.

    Children & Childhood

    1

    0
    Book Quote by Lewis Carroll from Alice in Wonderland

    Alice came to a fork in the road. 'Which road do I take?' she asked.
    'Where do you want to go?' responded the Cheshire Cat.
    'I don't know,' Alice answered.
    'Then,' said the Cat, 'it doesn't matter.'

    Objectives

    15

    0
    Book Quote by Lewis Carroll from Alice in Wonderland

    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?

    10

    0
    Book Quote by Lewis Carroll from Alice in Wonderland

    '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.'
    'How do you know I'm mad?' asked Alice.
    'You must be,' said the cat, 'or you wouldn't have come.'

    9

    0
    WATCH THE VIDEO ON THEME: The Daily Quote: Lewis Carroll

    “She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-.

    lewis carroll quotes
    Written by Yorisar
    Write a comment