semantics

A Quote by Lewis Carroll on sight, semantics, and nobody

'I see nobody on the road,' said Alice.
'I only wish I had such eyes,' the King remarked in a fretful tone.  'To be able to see Nobody!  And at that distance, too!  Why, it's as much as I can do to see real people, by this light!'

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, Pages: Chapter 7

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A Quote by Lewis Carroll on semantics and insults

'It's very provoking,' Humpty Dumpty said after a long silence, looking away from Alice as he spoke, 'to be called an egg - very!'
'I said you looked like an egg, Sir,' Alice gently explained.

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, Pages: Chapter 6

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A Quote by Lewis Carroll on offense, pardon, politeness, confusion, semantics, meaning, and doublespeak

'I beg your pardon?' Alice said with a puzzled air.
'I'm not offended,' said Humpty Dumpty.

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, Pages: Chapter 6

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A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on equality, semantics, words, and language

Like and equal are two entirely different things.

Madeleine L'Engle

Source: A Wrinkle in Time

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