Monday, September 28, 2020

Quote for Today


“Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, “and what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversation?”

― Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass


mudpuddle said...

Chas Dodgson, mathematician, must have had an extraordinary imagination to create his wonderful stories... i've known some science/math types pretty well and it's inconceivable that they'd ever be able to write something like "Alice..."

Brian Joseph said...

It is a great quotation. It is time I gave this a reread.

James said...

Extraordinary is the right word for an imagination that could play with words and numbers in ways that few of us mere mortals can. Also one of the first art photographers, I saw an exhibit of his photographs at the Art Institute several years ago. They were almost all photos of young girls like Alice -- beautiful, but very creepy.

James said...

This book and Through the Looking Glass are books that I have literally read and reread my whole life.