30 January, 2015

Quotable Friday (40)

Yesterday was the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (the pen name of mathematician Charles Dodgson). Alice is a bizarre and quirky children's story that has been loved for a century and a half. What better reason than that to celebrate with a couple of quotations?

There are so many famously odd lines in the book, but I've chosen two I think apply to writers in particular...

"'Begin at the beginning,' the king said, very gravely, 'and go on till you come to the end: then stop.'"

"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

3 comments:

  1. I like the begin at the beginning one. So practical.

    I'd like to read Alice in Wonderland now as an adult. Too see my adult perspective of it. I've got a lot of books I enjoyed as a kid that I'd like to read now too, but I've got so many on my to read list, re-reading some of them might not happen.

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  2. Nice choices for quotes. Alice in Wonderland has been one of my all time favorite books. It's brilliant!

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  3. Thanks Suzi and Elizabeth - I played the Queen of Hearts in my school play when I was 11, so I have a great affection for it!

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