Literary Birthday – 27 January – Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll was born 27 January 1832, and died 14 January 1898.

10 Lewis Carroll Quotes

  1. If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does.
  2. One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.
  3. It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
  4. If you want to inspire confidence, give plenty of statistics – it does not matter that they should be accurate, or even intelligible, so long as there are enough of them.
  5. I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.
  6. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
  7. If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.
  8. Here is a golden Rule to begin with. Write legibly. The average temper of the human race would be perceptibly sweetened, if everybody obeyed this Rule! A great deal of the bad writing in the world comes simply from writing too quickly.
  9. I have proved by actual trial that a letter, that takes an hour to write, takes only about three minutes to read!
  10. Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop.

Read: 10 Things Writers Can Learn From Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. Carroll excelled in mathematics and won a scholarship to Christ College. He wrote novels in the literary nonsense genre, including Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, as well as the poem, Jabberwocky.

Source for Image: Lewis Carroll, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 27th January 2013