Alice in Wonderland quotes are the perfect way to add a touch of whimsy to your writing. This timeless children's tale is filled with sayings that pay tribute to the power of curiosity and imagination.
"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.
1865 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, ch.12, 'Alice's Evidence'.
'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
'Curiouser and curiouser!' cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English).Lewis Carroll
How doth the little crocodile Improve his shining tail, And pour the waters of the Nile on every golden scale! How cheerfully he seems to grin, How neatly spreads his claws, And welcomes little fishes in, With gently smiling jaws!Lewis Carroll
"Then you should say what you mean," the March Hare went on. "I do," Alice hastily replied; "at least at least I mean what I say that's the same thing, you know." "Not the same thing a bit!" said the Hatter. 'Why, you might just as well say that ''I see what I eat'' is the same thing as ''I eat what I see!"'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
'You shouldn't make jokes, 'Alice said, 'if it makes you so unhappy.'Lewis Carroll
Tweedledum and Tweedledee Agreed to have a battle; For Tweedledum said Tweedledee Had spoilt his nice new rattle.Lewis Carroll
'Contrariwise,' continued Tweedledee, 'if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be: but as it isn't it ain't. That's logic.'Lewis Carroll
The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday but never jam today.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
'That's a great deal to make one word mean,'Alice said in a thoughtful tone. 'When I make a word do a lot of work like that,' said Humpty Dumpty,' I always pay it extra.'Lewis Carroll
'There's glory for you!' 'I don't know what you mean by "'glory'',' Alice said. 'I meant, ''there's a nice knock-down argument for you!''' 'But ''glory'' doesn't mean' 'a nice knock-down argument'', 'Alice objected. 'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone,'it means just what I choose it to mean neither more nor less.'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
"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
A Nursery Magician took All little children by the hand: And led them laughing through the book Where Alice walks in Wonderland.Lewis Carroll
'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
Rule forty-two. All persons more than a mile high to leave the court.Lewis Carroll
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
But the Red Queen drew herself up rather stiffly, and said 'Queens never make bargains'Lewis Carroll
Since 1865, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) has been captivating both the young and the young at heart with its tales of a fantasy world inhabited by whimsical, anthropomorphic creatures. Written by English mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland is based on a story told to 10-year-old Alice Liddell and her sisters on a boating trip to Oxford. Alice's sisters are represented as the Lory and Eaglet, while Dodgson himself is portrayed as the Dodo.
Some of the best-known Alice in Wonderland quotations play on the idea of "impossible things." For example, when young Alice tells the Queen she can't believe in the impossible, the Queen responds by telling Alice she simply hasn't had enough practice. The Queen then informs Alice that she used to believe as many as six impossible things before it was even time to eat breakfast.
The sequel to Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, was published in 1871. This story takes place six months after Alice in Wonderland and includes the nonsense poem Jabberwocky as well as noteworthy sayings from the characters Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
Alice in Wonderland’s "curiouser and curiouser" fantasy world has inspired multiple film and television adaptations. Many of these, including the popular 1951 Disney animated film, also include the events that take place in Through the Looking Glass.
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