32 Lewis Carroll Quotes That Will Have You Seeking an Adventure ASAP

BEGIN SLIDESHOW
RKO Radio Pictures

These Quotes By Lewis Carroll Will Inspire You To Get Out And Explore The World

If you've been feeling a little adventurous lately, these Lewis Carroll quotes are just the extra push you need to broaden your horizons. His books are known for capturing the minds of readers and showing them an entirely new world. You never really know what you'll discover until you open up your perception.

You're probably familiar with Carroll's classic novels, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. In addition to these iconic books, plenty of movie adaptations have been created as well. Alice in Wonderland may have been a part of your childhood, but who says you need to leave her there?

Go ahead and check out these brilliant Carroll quotes we've compiled. Adventure awaits!

1 of 4
RKO Radio Pictures

Adventurous Quotes By Lewis Carroll

  • "While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit."

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

  • "Everything is funny, if you can laugh at it."

  • "There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation; and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration."

  • "Why is it that people with the most narrow of minds seem to have the widest of mouths?"

  • "Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it."

  • "Oh, 'tis love, 'tis love that makes the world go round."

  • "Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves."

2 of 4
RKO Radio Pictures

Lewis Carroll Quotes From Alice In Wonderland

  • "She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it)."

  • "Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

  • "Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle."

  • "If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does."

  • "We're all mad here."

  • "If you drink much from a bottle marked 'poison' it is certain to disagree with you sooner or later."

  • "I'm afraid I can't explain myself, sir. Because I am not myself, you see?"

  • "No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time."

3 of 4
RKO Radio Pictures

More Lewis Carroll Quotes From Alice In Wonderland

  • "If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?"

  • "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."

  • "If you don't know where you are going any road can take you there."

  • "I knew who I was this morning, but I've changed a few times since then."

  • "It is better to be feared than loved."

  • "The hurrier I go, the behinder I get."

  • "Well, I never heard it before, but it sounds uncommon nonsense."

  • "It's always tea time."

4 of 4
RKO Radio Pictures

More Lewis Carroll Quotes From Alice In Wonderland

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

  • "It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards."

  • "No good fish goes anywhere without a porpoise."

  • "It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then."

  • "Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality."

  • "Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards."

  • "The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday - but never jam today."

  • "Sentence first, verdict afterwards."