Lewis Carroll quote about meaning from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - I don't believe there's an atom of meaning in it.
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I don't believe there's an atom of meaning in it.
 Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). copy citation

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Author Lewis Carroll
Source Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Topic meaning
Date 1865
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/11/11-h/11-h.htm

Context

“'That's the most important piece of evidence we've heard yet,' said the King, rubbing his hands; 'so now let the jury—' 'If any one of them can explain it,' said Alice, (she had grown so large in the last few minutes that she wasn't a bit afraid of interrupting him,) 'I'll give him sixpence. I don't believe there's an atom of meaning in it.'
The jury all wrote down on their slates, 'She doesn't believe there's an atom of meaning in it,' but none of them attempted to explain the paper.
'If there's no meaning in it,' said the King, 'that saves a world of trouble, you know, as we needn't try to find any.” source

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