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32 Lewis Carroll Quotes From The Author Of 'Alice In Wonderland'

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Lewis Carroll quotes remind us of children's stories.

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Lewis Carroll was an English novelist, famous for children's fiction stories.

The real name of the author was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. He wrote using the pen name Lewis Carroll.

The author was also a photographer, mathematician, Anglican deacon and logician. He most loved creating stories for children though. 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' and its sequel 'Through The Looking Glass' are the most famous of Lewis Carroll's novels, and the majority of his most iconic quotes are from these books.

If you love these Lewis Carroll quotes, you may also want to check out these 'Alice In Wonderland' quotes and 'Alice In Wonderland' Cheshire Cat quotes too.
 

The Best Lewis Carroll Quotes

'Alice In Wonderland' was published in 1865 and is still popular today.  Here are some Lewis Carroll quotes from the book.

'Alice In Wonderland' is a famous novel by Lewis Carroll.

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

― Lewis Carroll, 'Alice In Wonderland'.

2."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, 'Alice In Wonderland'.

3."If you don't know where you are going any road can take you there"

― Lewis Carroll, 'Alice In Wonderland'.

4."I'm afraid I can't explain myself, sir. Because I am not myself, you see?"

― Lewis Carroll, 'Alice In Wonderland'.

5."'Yes, that's it!' said the Hatter with a sigh, 'it's always tea time.'"

― Lewis Carroll, 'Alice In Wonderland'.

6."It would be so nice if something made sense for a change."

― Lewis Carroll, 'Alice In Wonderland'.

7.“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”

― Lewis Carroll, 'Alice In Wonderland'.

8."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, 'Alice In Wonderland'.

9."Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle."

― Lewis Carroll, 'Alice In Wonderland'.

Alice falls down into a world of fantasy through a rabbit hole in Carroll's book.

Lewis Carroll Famous Quotes

Here is a collection of famous Lewis Carroll quotes. He wrote several poems as well as novels, including 'Jabberwocky' and 'The Hunting Of The Snark'.

10."If you knew Time as well as I do... you wouldn’t talk about wasting it."

― Lewis Carroll,'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland'.

11."If you didn’t sign it... that only makes the matter worse. You must have meant some mischief, or else you’d have signed your name like an honest man."

― Lewis Carroll,'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland'.

12."Imagination is the only weapon in the war with reality."

― Lewis Carroll,'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland'.

13."I’m not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours."

― Lewis Carroll,'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland'.

14."Everything is funny, if you can laugh at it."

― Lewis Carroll,'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland'.

Lewis Carroll Love Quotes

Lewis Carroll also wrote essays, political pamphlets, and loved photography. Below are some love quotes from his writings.

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

― Lewis Carroll.

16."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 Carroll,'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland'.

More Quotes By Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll was appointed as a lecturer in mathematics at the age of 20. Apart from his immense knowledge, he had a creative edge, which is reflected in his works.  Here are some quotes you may like.

18."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,'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland'.

19."No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time."

― Lewis Carroll,'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland'.

20.“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.”

― Lewis Carroll,'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland'.

21.“The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.”

― Lewis Carroll,'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland'.

22."'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.'"

― Lewis Carroll,'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland'.

23."She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it)."

― Lewis Carroll,'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland'.

24."The Caterpillar and Alice looked at each other for some time in silence: at last the Caterpillar took the hookah out of its mouth."

― Lewis Carroll,'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland'.

25."Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop."

― Lewis Carroll,'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland'.

26."'I don't like the look of it at all,' said the King. 'However, it may kiss my hand, if it likes.' 'I'd rather not,' the Cat remarked."

― Lewis Carroll,'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland'.

27."'Tut, tut, child!' said the Duchess. 'Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.'"

― Lewis Carroll,'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland'.

28."No one does [play fair] if they think they can get away with it."

― Lewis Carroll,'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland'.

29."I never get involved in politics."

― Lewis Carroll,'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland'.

30.“How long is forever? Sometimes just one second.”

― Lewis Carroll,'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland'.

Lewis Carroll Birthday Quotes

A birthday is special for everyone, especially kids.  This section lists some famous quotes on birthdays by Lewis Carroll from his famous book, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland'.

31."She tried to fancy what the flame of a candle is like after the candle is blown out, for she could not remember ever having seen such a thing."

― Lewis Carroll,'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland'.

32."But then, shall I never get any older than I am now? That’ll be a comfort, one way — never to be an old woman — but then — always to have lessons to learn!"

― Lewis Carroll,'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 30+ Lewis Carroll quotes from the author of 'Alice In Wonderland', then why not take a look at these 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' quotes and Tom Sawyer quotes to get to know more author and book quotes?

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