A wasp in a wig is altogether beyond the appliances of art.
Refusing to illustrate a proposed chapter in Through the Looking-Glass, as quoted in The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (1898), p. 146
It is a curious fact that with Through the Looking-Glass the faculty of making book illustrations departed from me. … I have done nothing in that direction since.John Tenniel
Please let me know to what extent you have used, or intend using, the pruning knife.John Tenniel
The nine Wise Words are full of wisdom, besides being decidedly funny.John Tenniel
How true it is that some have greatness thrust upon them! - and you may be quite sure that it was none of my seeking.John Tenniel