Book Quotes by Lewis Carroll

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, which includes the poem "Jabberwocky", and the poem The Hunting of the Snark – all examples of the genre of literary nonsense.

Book Quotes by Lewis Carroll

Alice: 'How long is forever?'
White Rabbit: 'Sometimes, just one second.'

- Lewis Carroll in Alice in Wonderland

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

- Lewis CarrollSelflessness

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

- Lewis Carroll

I'm not crazy - my reality is just different from yours.

- Lewis Carroll in Alice in WonderlandCraziness & Weirdness

Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards.

- Lewis CarrollWriting, Talking

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

- Lewis CarrollSelf-Confidence

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.'

- Lewis Carroll in Alice in Wonderland

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

- Lewis CarrollBooks, Tea

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!

- Lewis CarrollFairytales

My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast as that.

- Lewis Carroll in Alice in WonderlandLife, Work & Carreer

'It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards,' says the White Queen to Alice.

- Lewis Carroll in Alice in WonderlandMemories

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.

- Lewis CarrollChildren & Childhood

'And what is the use of a book,' thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversation?'

- Lewis Carroll in Alice in WonderlandBooks

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.'

- Lewis Carroll in Alice in WonderlandObjectives

If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does.

- Lewis Carroll in Alice in Wonderland

'I don't think...'
'Then you shouldn't talk', said the Hatter.

- Lewis Carroll in Alice in WonderlandThinking, Talking

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

- Lewis CarrollFriendship, Selflessness

I can't go back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.

- Lewis Carroll in Alice in WonderlandPast

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 in 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.'

- Lewis Carroll in Alice in Wonderland

Sometimes I believe in as many as 6 impossible things before breakfast.

- Lewis Carroll in Alice in WonderlandFaith