Alice in Wonderland is more than just the kid's story you may have thought it was when you were younger. It refers to two novels: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass as well as the many movies based on these books. Many of the quotes will cause you to ponder, philosophize and wonder. With a little imagination and a few more years under your belt, there are plenty of "trippy" quotes to be had in the movie or book version of this famous story.
Quotes from Alice in Wonderland
Many people who have either seen one of the movie adaptations or read a version of Alice may find many of the strange, silly, and just plain bizarre quotes more than a little, well, trippy. Here are a few examples:
- "If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?" - Alice, 1951 movie version
- "Why sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." - The White Queen, Through the Looking Glass
- "Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction." - Doorknob, 1951 movie version
- Mad Hatter: "Would you like a little more tea? Alice: Well, I haven't had any yet, so I can't very well take more. March Hare: Ah, you mean you can't very well take less. Mad Hatter: Yes. You can always take more than nothing." - 1951 movie version
- "'I quite agree with you,' said the Duchess; `and the moral of that is--Be what you would seem to be--or if you'd like it put more simply--Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise.'" - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
- "Why is a raven like a writing desk?" - Mad Hatter, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
- "No wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise." - Mock Turtle, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
- "Curiouser and curiouser," Alice, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
- "Twas brillig/and the slithy toves/did gyre and gimbel in the wabe/all mimsy were the borogoves/and the mome raths outgrabe." - The Mad Hatter, 2010 movie version, originally in Through the Looking Glass
- "Only the insane equate pain with success." - Cheshire Cat, 1951 Film version
- "We are all mad here." - Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland
These interesting quotes from Alice in Wonderland are fun as personal mottos, to quote to friends or just to read and enjoy. Found some you think we should add? Feel free to comment with your favorites.
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