Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by
his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer of world-famous children’s fiction, notably Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass. He was noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy. The poems Jabberwocky and The Hunting of the Snark are classified in the genre of literary nonsense. He was also a mathematician, photographer, and Anglican deacon.
“Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards. …She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).”
I was greatly amused by the quotes from Lewis Carroll.
He seemed to give some serious advice on speaking the truth. But, I found it funny when he suggested writing it down — like he would forget what the truth was!
And of course, how many of us know our own best advice is often not followed?
I like Lewis Carroll because he gives us a chance to be humorous and even nonsensical about life. It seems to me, too many of us (including myself) take life too seriously sometimes.
Let’s take time to have fun, enjoy life, and get away from being too serious all the time. We might be surprised at what we discover!
I would like to share one final quote from Lewis Carroll:
“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”