'That's not a regular rule: you invented it just now.' 'It's the oldest rule in the book,'said the King. 'Then it ought to be Number One,'said Alice.
'When you say ''hill'','the Queen interrupted,'I could show you hills, in comparison with which you'd call that a valley.' 'No, I shouldn't,'said Alice, surprised into contradicting her at last: 'a hill can't be a valley, you know. That would be nonsense' The Red Queen shook her head.'You may call it ''nonsense'' if you like,'shesaid,'but I've heard nonsense, compared with which that would be as sensible as a dictionary!'1871Through the Looking-Glass, ch.2,'The Garden of Live Flowers'.
'Even if my head would go through,'thought poor Alice, 'it would be of very little use without my shoulders.'1865 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, ch.1,'Down the Rabbit-Hole'.
'Curiouser and curiouser!'cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English).1865 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, ch.2,'The Pool of Tears'.
'Take some more tea,'the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly. 'I've had nothing yet,'Alice replied in an offended tone, 'so I can't take more.' 'You mean you can't take less,'said the Hatter: 'It's very easy to take more than nothing.'1865 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, ch.7, 'A Mad Tea-Party'.
'I only took the regular course.' 'What was that?' inquired Alice. Carroll 'Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with,'the MockTurtle replied; 'and then the different branches of ArithmeticAmbition, Distraction,Uglification, and Derision.'1865 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, ch.9,'The Mock Turtle's Story'.
'It's very provoking,' Humpty Dumpty said after a long silence, looking away from Alice as he spoke,'to be called an eggvery!'1871Through the Looking-Glass, ch.6,'Humpty Dumpty'.
The Lion looked at Alice wearily.'Are you animalor vegetableor mineral?' he said, yawning at every other word.1871Through the Looking-Glass, ch.7,'The Lion and the Unicorn'.
'Do you know Languages? What's the French for fiddle- de-dee?' 'Fiddle-de-dee's not English,'Alice replied gravely. 'Who ever said it was?'said the Red Queen. Alice thought she saw a way out of the difficulty this time.'If you'll tell me what language'fiddle-de-dee' is, I'll tell you the French for it!'she exclaimed triumphantly. Butthe Red Queendrewherself up rather stiffly, and said 'Queens never make bargains.' 1971871Through the Looking-Glass, ch.9,'Queen Alice'.
ATown Like Alice1949 Title of book.
A Nursery Magician tookAll little children by the hand:And led them laughing through the bookWhere Alice walks in Wonderland.Quoted in A Selection from the Letters of Lewis Carroll to his Child-Friends (1933) edited by Evelyn M. Hatch, p.188
"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.""The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things.""The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master — that's all."Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass (1871), Ch. 6
He knew there must be a Ring, and he patted his pocket where he had it; he thought there should be a Best Man, though when he wrote so to Daily Alice she wrote that they didn't believe in that; and as for Rehearsals, she said when he mentioned them, "Don't you want it to be a surprise?"john crowley
How strange and unforeseeable! The world had been saved, not by great rulers and statesmen, not by mystics and saints and prophets and messiahs , not by any of the holy scriptures, but by an introverted eccentric writer of mathematical texts and children 's books and by the child who'd inspired him. The little girl become a woman , dream-ridden Alice , had inspired the nonsense not really nonsense, and this in circuitous and spiralling fashion had inspired her to do what all others had failed to do, to save eighteen billion souls and the world .philip josé farmer
Alice had managed to get herself back under some sort of control, but it was thin. Thin enough to read a newspaper through , his bingo-playing mother might have said. Although a kid herself, Alice had managed to keep herself shiny-side up mostly for the other kid's sake, so he wouldn't give way entirely.Stephen King
A Nursery Magician took All little children by the hand : And led them laughing through the book Where Alice walks in Wonderland.Quoted in A Selection from the Letters of Lewis Carroll to his Child-Friends (1933) edited by Evelyn M. Hatch, p.188
'And how exactly like an egg he is!' she said aloud, standing with her hands ready to catch him, for she was every moment expecting him to fall. 'It's very provoking,' Humpty Dumpty said after a long silence, looking away from Alice as he spoke, 'to be called an egg very!' 'I said you looked like an egg, Sir,' Alice gently explained. 'And some eggs are very pretty, you know,' she added, hoping to turn her remark into a sort of compliment.Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, Chapter 6.
"I couldn't afford to learn it," said the Mock Turtle with a sigh. "I only took the regular course." "What was that?" inquired Alice. "Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with," the Mock Turtle replied; "and then the different branches of Arithmetic - Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision."Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter IX
I looked through the looking glass Mommy. I looked through it. Just like Alice .Telepathically talking to her brother.
The best book on programming for the layman is Alice in Wonderland , but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.Alan Perlis, "Epigrams on Programming", ACM SIGPLAN Notices 17 (9), September 1982, pp. 7–13
Promise me you won't forget... there once was an assassin named Alice.Who: Alice Moonlight
Alice... you always said that I disgust you, but I... I love you.Who: Decus
I can be President of the United States, or I can control Alice . I cannot possibly do both.Response when a dignitary asked if he could better control his daughter, as quoted in Hail to the Chiefs : My Life and Times with Six Presidents (1970) by Ruth Shick Montgomery, and TIME magazine (3 March 1980).
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