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Lewis Carroll

Birthdate: 27. January 1832
Date of death: 14. January 1898

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. He is noted for his facility at word play, logic and fantasy. There are societies in many parts of the world dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of his works and the investigation of his life.

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„Alice asked the Cheshire Cat, who was sitting in a tree, “What road do I take?”

The cat asked, “Where do you want to go?”

“I don’t know,” Alice answered.

“Then,” said the cat, “it really doesn’t matter, does it?“

—  Lewis Carroll, book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Variant: One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked. ‘Where do you want to go?’ was his response. ‘I don’t know,’ Alice answered. ‘Then,’ said the cat, ‘it doesn’t matter.
Source: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Citát „Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.“

„Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.“

—  Lewis Carroll, book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Variant: But if I’m not the same, the next question is, ‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle!
Source: Alice in Wonderland

„I'm not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours.“

—  Lewis Carroll

Variant: I'm not crazy. My reality is just different than yours.

„Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast“

—  Lewis Carroll, book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Variant: Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
Source: Alice in Wonderland

„Everything is funny, if you can laugh at it.“

—  Lewis Carroll

Variant: Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it
Source: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

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

—  Lewis Carroll

This is a paraphrase of statement in a thank you note from Carroll to a childhood friend, the actress Ellen Terry, published in Ellen Terry, Player in Her Time (1997), p. 126 https://books.google.com/books?id=2PkzZ9KaRlwC&lpg=PA126&vq=%22do%20for%20others%22&pg=PA126#v=snippet&q=%22do%20for%20others%22&f=fals by Nina Auerbach: "... and so you have found out that secret — one of the deep secrets of Life — that all, that is really worth the doing, is what we do for others?"
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„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

Variant: I knew who I was this morning, but I've changed a few times since then.
Source: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

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