1865 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, ch.2,'The Pool of Tears'.
"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.Lewis Carroll
'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,' she said,'but I've heard nonsense, compared with which that would be as sensible as a dictionary!'Lewis Carroll
"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."Lewis Carroll
'I can repeat poetry as well as other folk if it comes to that' 'Oh, it needn't come to that!' Alice hastily said.Lewis Carroll
'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.Lewis Carroll
'Even if my head would go through, 'thought poor Alice, 'it would be of very little use without my shoulders.'Lewis Carroll
'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 laughed.'There's no use trying,' she said: 'one can't believe impossible things.' 'I daresay you haven't had much practice, 'said the Queen. 'When I was your age, I always did it for half-an- hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.'Lewis Carroll
'It's very provoking,' Humpty Dumpty said after a long silence, looking away from Alice as he spoke,'to be called an eggvery!'Lewis Carroll
The Lion looked at Alice wearily. 'Are you animal or vegetable or mineral?' he said, yawning at every other word.Lewis Carroll
'It's long,' said the Knight, 'but it's very, very beautiful. Everybody that hears me sing it either it brings the tears into their eyes, or else' 'Or else what?' said Alice, for the Knight had made a sudden pause. 'Or else it doesn't, you know.'Lewis Carroll
No one who was not by nature a lover of logic, and an extreme precisian in the use of words and phrases, could have written the two "Alice" books.stuart dodgson collingwood
From the moment I leave my house or my hotel room, the public owns me. The public made Alice Cooper and I can't imagine ever turning my back on my fans.alice cooper
Don't you remember sweet Alice, Ben Bolt?Sweet Alice, whose hair was so brown;Who wept with delight when you gave her a smile,And trembled with fear at your frown!thomas dunn english
You are the first person who has been able to illustrate the book adequately since Tenniel, though I still argue as I think I argued with you years ago that your Alice is a little bit too much of a gamin.mervyn peake
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
I can be President of the United States, or I can control Alice . I cannot possibly do both.theodore roosevelt
Alice Toklas' father had almost once had an oil well they dug and dug but naturally the oil did not gush, naturally not these things never do happen to any one one knows, if it could happen to them you would not be very likely to know them most naturally not.Gertrude Stein
I'll always be Alice Toklas if you'll be Gertrude Stein.Gertrude Stein
"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
'You shouldn't make jokes, 'Alice said, 'if it makes you so unhappy.'Lewis Carroll
I looked through the looking glass Mommy. I looked through it. Just like Alice .lewis padgett
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
Promise me you won't forget... there once was an assassin named Alice.Alice Twilight
Alice... you always said that I disgust you, but I... I love you.
I can be President of the United States, or I can control Alice . I cannot possibly do both.
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