There is no use trying, said Alice; one can't believe impossible things. I dare say you haven't had much practice, said the Queen. When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
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Sometimes I've believed as many as six possible things before breakfast.
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One can't believe impossible things. I dare say you haven't had much practice, said the Queen. When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
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Speak roughly to your little boy, and beat him when he sneezes: he only does it to annoy, because he knows it teases.
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I'm very brave generally, he went on in a low voice: only today I happen to have a headache.
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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.
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If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.
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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. Where do you want to go? was his response. I don't know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesn't matter.
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Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? That depends a good deal on where you want to get to. Said the Cat. I don't much care where -- Said Alice. Then it doesn't matter which way you go, said the Cat.
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If everybody minded their own business, the Duchess said in a hoarse growl, the world would go round a deal faster than it does.
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Write that down, the King said to the jury, and the jury eagerly wrote down all three dates on their slates, and then added them up, and reduced the answer to shillings and pence.
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I think I could, if I only knew how to begin. For, you see, so many out-of-the-way things had happened lately that Alice had begun to think that very few things indeed were really impossible.
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Yet what are all such gaieties to me whose thoughts are full of indices and surds?
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Now here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!
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And thus they give the time, that Nature meant for peaceful sleep and meditative snores, to ceaseless din and mindless merriment and waste of shoes and floors.
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The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday --but never jam today.
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Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.
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What I tell you three times is true.
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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.
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Carroll, Lewis

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