Lewis Carroll Biography Facts

Lewis Carroll was an English writer, mathematician, photographer, and logician who was born on January 27, 1832, in seven miles south of Oxford. His most famous work is a series of children’s books called, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” which was published in 1864.

He was also well known for a series of math puzzles called “The Game of Logic.” One of his lesser-known works is a book for adults titled “The Annotated Alice.” This book contains a lot of the annotations he has made to the text of Alice and Wonderland.

“Alice in Wonderland” is a story about a girl named Alice who falls into a hole one day while out walking with her cat. She finds herself in a strange new place, full of transformations, where she meets talking animals, a queen who looks like a chess piece, and a peculiar group of courtiers.

The story is full of nonsensical wordplay and nonsensical illustrations. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel that is written for children.

The book is about a girl named Alice who falls into a rabbit hole and meets various characters along the way. This book has been in print for over 150 years in various languages.

His annotation duties include adding gems of wisdom, correcting errors, and adding details that he felt were important for the reader to know.

Famous Lewis Carroll Quotes

I can’t go back to yesterday – because I was a different person then. – Lewis Carroll

There’s no such thing as a right word. There are only better or worse choices, and always plenty of wrong ones. – Lewis Carroll

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail – Lewis Carroll

A cat in gloves catches no mice – Lewis Carroll

The Queen of Hearts: ‘Off with their heads!’ Alice: ‘And yours too.’

“Begin at the beginning,” the King said, very gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

“I shouldn’t like to be a Queen,” said Alice. “You must be very proud.” -Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

“I’m right, you know,” the Knight said in a discontented tone. “Nobody ever denies that.” -Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.- Lewis Carroll

“In the description of the adventures of Alice in Wonderland quite a lot really happened,” – Lewis Carroll

The little girl said, “I never saw such handsome buttons!” –Lewis Carroll

“The Cat-in-the-Hat”, said the Rabbit: “I’m not a cat!” –Lewis Carroll

“Why isn’t your chair upside down?” –Lewis Carroll

“I don’t think…” then you shouldn’t talk, said the Hatter.”- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.

“I knew you’d come! said the White Knight, gleefully. “I knew you wouldn’t be able to resist.” -Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

“Everyone has a right to be stupid some of the time,” the Queen said. “The question is whether you are stupid all of the time.” –Lewis Carroll

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle!”- Lewis Carroll

“Everything is funny, if you can laugh at it.” -Lewis Carroll

“One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.” –Lewis Carroll

“Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” -Lewis Carroll

“I have had too much in my life to want to wish for anything more.” –Lewis Carroll

“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.

“The more there is to find out, the more fun it is to learn.”- Lewis Carroll

“I’ve never seen a worse jam than the one we’re in now!” -Lewis Carroll

“I wonder if he thinks it wrong to be happy? If so, he doesn’t show it in anything he says or does.” -Lewis Carroll

“Curiouser and curiouser.” -Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“I am not at all afraid of being killed, but the idea of dying is like the idea of going to bed – I can’t bear it.” -Lewis Carroll

“Don’t be frightened!” the Rabbit cried in a soothing voice to Alice. “As long as you don’t leave the path, you’re all right.” -Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday – but never jam to-day.” -Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass.

“”Stuff and nonsense!” said Alice. “There’s no use trying!” “None at all,” said the Queen.– Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

“”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, Through the Looking Glass.

“It is a poor heart that never rejoices.” –Lewis Carroll

“”To-morrow,” said the Hatter. “You mean when the clock strikes thirteen?” said Alice, for she was not certain whether it was to-day or tomorrow: and she was quite surprised to hear the Hatter say “Yes.” -Lewis Carroll, Through The Looking Glass

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

“A lizard followed a tortoise in vain, but at last he saw it stop and open its mouth. He stood still till the poor thing had swallowed the whole thing down…” -Lewis Carroll

“There is no one who has any feeling for us – that is, for the poor people who are all about us – but that miserable person whom we are going to see.”

Lewis Carroll, Through The Looking Glass

“Am I like some people in our world of whom it is said that they are mad? They are called lunatics, and they have the reputation of being very wise; but all I can say is that they must be very dull.”

Lewis Carroll, Through The Looking Glass

“It was wonderful where the Hatter could get such a vast quantity of tea and such small pieces of bread.” -Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass

“I am often afraid of being ridiculous; but I hope I never am.”- Lewis Carroll

“One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.”- Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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

“One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.”- Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“The important thing about losing a child is not that it hurts so much, but that it teaches you how precious life is.”

“I am often afraid of being ridiculous; but I hope I never am.” -Lewis Carroll

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