Lewis Carroll quote about responsibility from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - I can't explain MYSELF, I'm afraid, sir . . . because I'm not myself, you see.
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I can't explain MYSELF, I'm afraid, sir . . . because I'm not myself, you see.
 Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). copy citation

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

Context

“Alice replied, rather shyly, 'I—I hardly know, sir, just at present—at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.'
'What do you mean by that?' said the Caterpillar sternly. 'Explain yourself!'
'I can't explain myself, I'm afraid, sir' said Alice, 'because I'm not myself, you see.'
'I don't see,' said the Caterpillar.
'I'm afraid I can't put it more clearly,' Alice replied very politely, 'for I can't understand it myself to begin with; and being so many different sizes in a day is very confusing.'” source

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