Lewis Carroll quote about invention from Through the Looking-Glass - What does it matter where my body happens to be? . . . My mind goes on working all the same. In fact, the more head downwards I am, the more I keep inventing new things.
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What does it matter where my body happens to be? . . . My mind goes on working all the same. In fact, the more head downwards I am, the more I keep inventing new things.
 Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass (1871). copy citation

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Author Lewis Carroll
Source Through the Looking-Glass
Topic invention difference normality
Date 1871
Language English
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Context

“'All kinds of fastness,' he repeated: 'but it was careless of him to put another man's helmet on—with the man in it, too.'
'How can you go on talking so quietly, head downwards?' Alice asked, as she dragged him out by the feet, and laid him in a heap on the bank.
The Knight looked surprised at the question. 'What does it matter where my body happens to be?' he said. 'My mind goes on working all the same. In fact, the more head downwards I am, the more I keep inventing new things.'
'Now the cleverest thing of the sort that I ever did,' he went on after a pause, 'was inventing a new pudding during the meat-course.'” source

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