Lewis Carroll (1832 – 1898), English Logician, Mathematician, Photographer and Novelist, is especially remembered for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. His writings and ideas have been an enormous influence in many fields of the arts and sciences, all over the world.
Carroll’s particular mix of creativity, puns, fantasy, word play, satire, Dadaist nonsense, and weird wit have gained him a place in popular culture. His most memorable characters are: Alice herself, the March Hare, the wise Dodo, a mad Hatter, the hookah smoking Blue Caterpillar, and the Cheshire Cat.
This famous cat is the source of such oft-quoted witticisms, puns and peculiar phrases. Take for instance:
“If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.”
Although many of Carroll’s witticisms may appear nonsensical —on the surface— if we dig a little deeper we can find some serious hidden pearls.
Here are some other famous sayings:
“Everything’s got a moral, if only you can find it”, “We called him Tortoise because he taught us”, “No good fish goes anywhere without a porpoise”, “She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it)”, “I can't explain myself, I’m afraid, because I’m not myself, you see”, “The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday—but never jam today”, “Sentence first, verdict afterwards”, and “Curiouser and curiouser!”