Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s quote – one worth pondering

“She generally gave herself very good advice (though she very seldom followed it).”
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland


I read the above quote recently and saved it because it seemed a good one to ponder. As a young girl I read Alice in Wonderland more than once. At the time this quote didn’t set itself apart but reading it again I can relate to it.

I quite often give very good advice  – to others and myself. None of us give my advice the full respect it deserves.

The advice I give myself most often leans heavily toward being more organized and on schedule. It doesn’t work out very well, though, mostly because I balk at being stuck in routine. I like my routine to have wide boundaries, flimsy (pliable) structure for when I feel like changing things up, and varied so that I … don’t feel stuck.

Does that make me a bit of a rebel? Perhaps. But maybe that is why I like to NOT be like everybody else. Not too different and out there, but not a carbon copy of everything around me. 

How about you? Do you – like Alice – give yourself very good advice? And do you follow it? Or do you find yourself chasing the white rabbit now and again, just trying to find out what oddity lies ahead? 

Nano at a standstill; one more idea for PiBoIdMo making my total 24 ideas for day 18.

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!


6 responses to “Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s quote – one worth pondering

  1. I am constantly giving myself advice but seldom follow it. I love that quote!


  2. Like Darlene, I often give myself advice and then look for the first excuse I can not to follow it. I cut back on smoking Sunday since I told myself it would be better to forget it while around my grandson. After a couple of hours I took to smoking outside instead.
    xxx Huge Hugs Lynn xxx


    • David, you are very wise to not smoke around your grandson because of the dangers of secondhand smoke; your wee lad is such a treasure. Maybe you will eventually much prefer the fresh air all the time everywhere. 🙂 Have a lovely day!


  3. Hmm… I need to think about this. Hmm… *scratches chin* I think… that is a GREAT quote!


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