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His answer trickled through my head like water through a sieve. ...
by Lewis Carroll

His answer trickled through my head like water through a sieve.
- Lewis Carroll

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If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll PHOTO
(Alice in Wonderland)

I can't go back to yesterday -
because I was a different person then.
- Lewis Carroll PHOTO

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

 

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

"Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely,
"and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
- 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.
- Lewis Carroll

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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.
His responses was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
- Lewis Carroll

"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things:
of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings."
- Lewis Carroll

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

Always speak the truth,
think before you speak,
and write it down afterwards.
- Lewis Carroll

"But I don't want to go among mad people," said Alice.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here."
- Lewis Carroll

Which form of proverb do you prefer
Better late than never, or Better never than late?
- Lewis Carroll

Oh, 'tis love, 'tis love that makes the world go round.
- Lewis Carroll

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

Twinkle, twinkle little bat
How I wonder what you're at!
Up above the world you fly,
Like a tea-tray in the sky.
- Lewis Carroll

Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be;
and if it were so, it would be;
but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.
- Lewis Carroll

Sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

She generally gave herself very good advice,
(though she very seldom followed it).
- Lewis Carroll

There are three hundred and sixty-four days
when you might get un-birthday presents,
and only one for birthday presents, you know.
- Lewis Carroll

Take care of the sense
and the sounds will take care of themselves.
- Lewis Carroll

Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.
- Lewis Carroll

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.
- Lewis Carroll

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
- Lewis Carroll

Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end;
then stop.
- Lewis Carroll

No good fish goes anywhere without a porpoise.
- Lewis Carroll

'What is the use of a book', thought Alice,
'without pictures or conversations?'
- Lewis Carroll

We called him Tortoise because he taught us.
- Lewis Carroll

But I was thinking of a way To multiply by ten,
And always, in the answer, get The question back again.
- Lewis Carroll

That's the reason they're called lessons,
because they lesson from day to day.
- Lewis Carroll

I have proved by actual trial that a letter,
that takes an hour to write, takes only about 3 minutes to read!
- Lewis Carroll

The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday -
but never jam today.
- Lewis Carroll

Sentence first, verdict afterwards.
- Lewis Carroll

As the evening beckons with the promise of tomorrow...
may your gratitude rise up and with strength answer, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

As you awaken,
may your dreams greet you by name,
and may you answer, "Yes!"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The answer to circumstances is choosing a positive response,
and the most positive choice is to be of service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We learn more by looking for the answer
to a question and not finding it
than we do from learning the answer itself.
- Lloyd Alexander

When we have arrived at the question,
the answer is already near.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

When you ask the wrong question,
you usually get a nonsense answer.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"It's not that important,
don't worry about it" is the answer,
now what was the question?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The well-timed question is more impacting than an answer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

My bold life awaits me. I answer the call.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are
and then wait to hear the answer.
- Anonymous

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me
was when one asked me what I thought,
and attended to my answer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use
of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that, seize the opportunity
to sharpen those qualities even more sharply
by applying your focused effort.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only four questions of value in life...
What is sacred?
Of what is the spirit made?
What is worth living for,
and what is worth dying for?
The answer to each is the same: only love.
- Johnny Depp as Don Juan in the movie Don Juan De Marco

Love is the answer, and you know that for sure;
Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow.
- John Lennon

The greatest battle of all is simply... Life.
This is no child's game. This is the big one -
the Super Bowl - the Game of all games.
The rules of Life are unwritten and unknown.
Perhaps, one could say that there are no rules.
The Judge has ultimate power.
She can call the game at any time - for any reason.
The penalties in the Game are completely arbitrary -
in both timing and severity.
Penalty for what, we ask?
The Judge is silent.
How can I win the Game?
"You can never win," comes the answer,
"So just take pleasure in playing the Game."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you ask me anything I don't know,
I'm not going to answer.
- Yogi Berra

I refuse to answer that question
on the grounds that I don't know the answer
- Douglas Adams

Each of us holds a different image of God.
There are as many perspectives on
the nature of God as there are people.
However much any of us may choose to argue,
or to fight and kill, for our point of view,
the nature of God is an unanswerable question.
Perhaps there is a specific answer,
that we will never learn - in this lifetime.
Perhaps the nature of God is so complex and multifaceted
that each view of God describes an aspect of the complex whole.
Or perhaps the nature of God is actually defined by our beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This is the answer to all questions about relationship.
When two people sing their lives in harmony,
their lives are grand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to.
- W. C. Fields

The answer is twelve monkeys, what's the question?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There ain't no answer.
There ain't gonna be any answer.
There never has been an answer.
That's the answer.
- Gertrude Stein

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
- Frederick Douglass

The secret of my success is a two word answer:
Know people.
- Harvey S. Firestone

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question
"How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?"
- Erwin Chargaff

The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities
and the responsibility that we all had.
It wasn't the answer.
It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
- John Lennon

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer,
it sings because it has a song.
- Lou Holtz


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