Love me some quotes from Alice in Wonderland (pt2)

by Craig on July 14, 2012

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It’s just a book, supposedly for children…one strand in the rope that saved me from the oblivion of  the “there and nowhere” of no sleep madness. So just a few posts for…

the best “down the rabbit hole” quotes from Alice in Wonderland.

…if you drink much from a bottle marked `poison,’ it is almost certain to disagree with you, sooner or later.

She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it)…

…for this curious child was very fond of pretending to be two people. `But it’s no use now,‘ thought poor Alice, `to pretend to be two people! Why, there’s hardly enough of me left to make one respectable person!

…`for it might end, you know,‘ said Alice to herself, `in my going out altogether, like a candle.

Alice had got so much into the way of expecting nothing but out-of-the-way things to happen, that it seemed quite dull and stupid for life to go on in the common way.
`Curiouser and curiouser!‘ cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English)…

Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle!

…`and things are worse than ever,‘ thought the poor child, `for I never was so small as this before, never!

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`Speak English!’ said the Eaglet. `I don’t know the meaning of half those long words, and, what’s more, I don’t believe you do either!

`It was much pleasanter at home,‘ thought poor Alice, `when one wasn’t always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and rabbits. I almost wish I hadn’t gone down that rabbit-hole–and yet–and yet–it’s rather curious, you know, this sort of life! I do wonder what can have happened to me! When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one! There ought to be a book written about me, that there ought!’

Alice noticed with some surprise that the pebbles were all turning into little cakes as they lay on the floor, and a bright idea came into her head. `If I eat one of these cakes,‘ she thought, `it’s sure to make some change in my size; and as it can’t possibly make me larger, it must make me smaller, I suppose.

It sounded an excellent plan, no doubt, and very neatly and simply arranged; the only difficulty was, that she had not the smallest idea how to set about it…

Oh, and part one of the best Alice in Wonderland quotes is here.

 

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Stacy July 14, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Alice is a book for children the way many of today’s cartoons are for them….so much is planted at another level.

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Craig July 17, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Stacy – I think you’re right. I’ve heard it’s political satire, about drugs, about fantasy – but at the heart it’s about being lost and finding a way home. That’s what I got from it. ANd yes – so much planted at another level. Sorry so late in responding – still not quite back to “here and now” yet. a step at a time I suppose. Thank you. God bless!!!

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Katie July 17, 2012 at 4:26 am

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle!”

A question many of us ask…. well I know I ask anyway…… who am I?

I am learning more and more the question “Who does God say I am?” is a better question for me to ask and seek the answer of who I am in Christ.

I love Alice in Wonderland. It is a book as simple fantasy or as complex meanings deep behind all the fantasy. As a child I took it at face value without any hidden meaning. Now as an adult, I see so much more behind the words. I did the same with the Chronicles of Narnia.

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Craig July 17, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Katie – I never read it as a book – you can see, knowing these last 7 weeks what all these quotes mean to me. But yeah – a good kid’s book – but all sorts of hidden meanings. And poor Alice didn’t know what you and I both forget – – we know the answer to “who in the world am I” God bless you Katie!!!!

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