Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

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  • ''"A Conspiracy!" cried the delighted lady, clapping her hands. "Of all things, I do like a Conspiracy! It's so interesting!"''
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. My Lady, Sylvie and Bruno, Macmillan (1889).
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  • ''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).
  • ''Always speak the truth—think before you speak—and write it down afterwards.''
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. Red Queen to Alice, Through the Looking-Glass, ch. IX, Macmillan (1872).
  • ''"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).
  • ''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).
  • ''And she tried to fancy what the flame of a candle looks like after the candle is blown out, for she could not remember ever having seen such a thing.''
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. Alice, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, ch. I, Macmillan (1865).
  • ''"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).
  • ''I'm down here all alone, but as happy as a king—at least, as happy as some kings—at any rate, I should think I'm about as happy as King Charles the First when he was in prison.''
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. Letter, July 20, 1886, to his cousin, Menella Wilcox. The Letters of Lewis Carroll, vol. II, ed. Morton N. Cohen, Oxford University Press (1979).
  • ''If only I could manage, without annoyance to my family, to get imprisoned for 10 years, "without hard labour," and with the use of books and writing materials, it would be simply delightful!''
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. Letter, June 15, 1891, to his cousin, Mrs. W.E. Wilcox. The Letters of Lewis Carroll, vol. II, ed. Morton N. Cohen, Oxford University Press (1979).
  • ''"Write that down," the King said to the jury, and the jury eagerly wrote down all three dates on their slates, and then added them up, and reduced the answer to shillings and pence.''
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, "Who Stole the Tarts?" (1865).

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