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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1811
AUTHOR: Lewis Carroll (1832–98)
QUOTATION: “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
Of cabbages—and kings—
And why the sea is boiling hot—
And whether pigs have wings.”
ATTRIBUTION: LEWIS CARROLL (Charles L. Dodgson), “The Walrus and the Carpenter,” stanza 11, Through the Looking-Glass, chapter 4.—Logical Nonsense: The Works of Lewis Carroll, ed. Philip C. Blackburn and Lionel White, p. 188 (1934). First published in 1871.