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Daemon
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She generally gave herself very good advice (though she very seldom followed it).

Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)
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A Strange Wild Song



He thought he saw an Elephant
That practised on a fife:
He looked again, and found it was
A letter from his wife.
'At length I realize,' he said,
'The bitterness of life! '

He thought he saw a Buffalo
Upon the chimney-piece:
He looked again, and found it was
His Sister's Husband's Niece.
'Unless you leave this house,' he said,
'I'll send for the police! '

he thought he saw a Rattlesnake
That questioned him in Greek:
He looked again, and found it was
The Middle of Next Week.
'The one thing I regret,' he said,
'Is that it cannot speak! '

He thought he saw a Banker's Clerk
Descending from the bus:
He looked again, and found it was
A Hippopotamus.
'If this should stay to dine,' he said,
'There won't be much for us! '

He thought he saw a Kangaroo
That worked a Coffee-mill:
He looked again, and found it was
A Vegetable-Pill.
'Were I to swallow this,' he said,
'I should be very ill! '

He thought he saw a Coach-and-Four
That stood beside his bed:
He looked again, and found it was
A Bear without a Head.
'Poor thing,' he said, 'poor silly thing!
It's waiting to be fed! '

He thought he saw an Albatross
That fluttered round the lamp:
He looked again, and found it was
A Penny-Postag e Stamp.
'You'd best be getting home,' he said:
'The nights are very damp! '

He thought he saw a Garden-Door
That opened with a key:
He looked again, and found it was
A Double Rule of Three:
'And all its mystery,' he said,
'Is clear as day to me! '

He thought he saw a Argument
That proved he was the Pope:
He looked again, and found it was
A Bar of Mottled Soap.
'A fact so dread,' he faintly said,
'Extinguishe s all hope! '
Lewis Carroll
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She generally gave herself very good advice (though she very seldom followed it).

That happens...
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Contrary to what would seem natural, there is NO connection between giving advice and following it.
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A bad, a really bad advice is generally more easy to follow through than good ones...
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This quote describes me I tend to give good advice to relatives and friends that seldom I follow myself.
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From Lewis Carroll's great work:

ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND


Chapter I
Down the Rabbit Hole


`What a curious feeling!' said Alice; `I must be shutting up like a telescope.'
And so it was indeed: she was now only ten inches high, and her face brightened up at the thought that she was now the right size for going though the little door into that lovely garden. First, however, she waited for a few minutes to see if she was going to shrink any further: she felt a little nervous about this; `for it might end, you know,' said Alice to herself, `in my going out altogether, like a candle. I wonder what I should be like then?' And she tried to fancy what the flame of a candle is like after the candle is blown out, for she could not remember ever having seen such a thing.

After a while, finding that nothing more happened, she decided on going into the garden at once; but, alas for poor Alice! when she got to the door, she found he had forgotten the little golden key, and when she went back to the table for it, she found she could not possibly reach it: she could see it quite plainly through the glass, and she tried her best to climb up one of the legs of the table, but it was too slippery; and when she had tired herself out with trying, the poor little thing sat down and cried.

`Come, there's no use in crying like that!' said Alice to herself, rather sharply; `I advise you to leave off this minute!' She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it), and sometimes she scolded herself so severely as to bring tears into her eyes; and once she remembered trying to box her own ears for having cheated herself in a game of croquet she was playing against herself, for this curious child was very fond of pretending to be two people. `But it's no use now,' thought poor Alice, `to pretend to be two people! Why, there's hardly enough of me left to make ONE respectable person!'

Soon her eye fell on a little glass box that was lying under the table: she opened it, and found in it a very small cake, on which the words `EAT ME' were beautifully marked in currants. `Well, I'll eat it,' said Alice, `and if it makes me grow larger, I can reach the key; and if it makes me grow smaller, I can creep under the door; so either way I'll get into the garden, and I don't care which happens!'

She ate a little bit, and said anxiously to herself, `Which way? Which way?', holding her hand on the top of her head to feel which way it was growing, and she was quite surprised to find that she remained the same size: to be sure, this generally happens when one eats cake, but Alice had got so much into the way of expecting nothing but out-of-the-way things to happen, that it seemed quite dull and stupid for life to go on in the common way.

So she set to work, and very soon finished off the cake.


Read this beautiful book here: http://www.cs.indiana.edu/metastuff/wonder/ch1.html
io4yiu
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This is so awesome, thx monamagda.
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can't lead a horse to water and have him drink it
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io4yiu wrote:
This is so awesome, thx monamagda.




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io4yiu
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monamagda wrote:
io4yiu wrote:
This is so awesome, thx monamagda.




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Omar Mariani
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The world is bursting at the seams with people who are ready and willing to give others advice which they themselves would never pay heed to
NeuroticHellFem
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I've always loved the work of Lewis Carroll, I've memorised Jabberwocky, but it's difficult to enjoy now that I know about his creepy fascination with little girls.
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If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.
Lewis Carroll
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Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
Lewis Carrol
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'What is the use of a book', thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversations?'
Lewis Carroll
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It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
Lewis Carroll
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this is the thing that everyone does it :( unfortunately...
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Daemon wrote:
She generally gave herself very good advice (though she very seldom followed it).

Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)


Good advice is seldom followed when there is a comfortable way around it.
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