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Wordy Wednesday: Lewis Carroll

He may have been positively Mad, but there's absolutely no way that ANYONE could say he wasn't a genius of words.
to celebrate Alice in Wonderland week, i'm bringing back Wordy Wednesdays, and naturally, today i'm posting about:

Lewis Carroll
author of Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass
He often gives us "very good advice", even if we "very seldom follow it":

"Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards."
"Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop."
"Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it."
"I can't go back to yesterday - because I was a different person then."
"If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there."

made us believe in imagination:

"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
"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?"
"In a Wonderland they lie, Dreaming as the days go by, Dreaming as the summers die:
Ever drifting down the stream- Lingering in the golden gleam- Life, what is it but a dream?"
"One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others"

& wrote some of the best poems in literary history, which i have posted on The Q:

All in the Golden Afternoon

You Are Old, Father William
& my favourite poem of all time...
The Walrus & The Carpenter

So Lewis, we celebrate you today, & this entire week. Your words of wisdom over power any sort of creepy undertone, in my eyes. 
[the real Alice, Alice Liddell. Photographed by Lewis Carroll]
& with that curiouser & curiouser notion, i thank you for leading me down the Rabbit Hole & into Wonderland over & over again.

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