Love me some quotes from Alice in Wonderland (pt3)

by Craig on July 18, 2012

all the best quotes from Alice in Wonderlandsource

Alice in Wonderland…
enigmatic, puzzling, befuddling…

but at its heart, a tale of getting lost, being the wrong size in the wrong place, and dealing with the mayhem that ensues. In the end it’s about finding the way out of “the rabbit hole”.

And so the best quotes from Alice in Wonderland…


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 is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?

The Caterpillar was the first to speak.  `What size do you want to be?‘ it asked. `Oh, I’m not particular as to size,‘ Alice hastily replied; `only one doesn’t like changing so often, you know.

This time Alice waited patiently until it chose to speak again. In a minute or two the Caterpillar took the hookah out of its mouth and yawned once or twice, and shook itself. Then it got down off the mushroom, and crawled away in the grass, merely remarking as it went, `One side will make you grow taller, and the other side will make you grow shorter.

`But I don’t want to go among mad people,‘ Alice remarked.  `Oh, you can’t help that,‘ said the Cat: `we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.‘ `How do you know I’m mad?‘ said Alice. `You must be,‘ said the Cat, `or you wouldn’t have come here.

The chief difficulty Alice found at first was in managing her flamingo…


Alice soon came to the conclusion that it was a very difficult game indeed. The players all played at once without waiting for turns, quarrelling all the while, and fighting for the hedgehogs…

`I don’t think they play at all fairly,‘ Alice began, in rather a complaining tone, `and they all quarrel so dreadfully one can’t hear oneself speak–and they don’t seem to have any rules in particular; at least, if there are, nobody attends to them…

The Queen had only one way of settling all difficulties, great or small. `Off with his head!‘ she said, without even looking round.


`Tut, tut, child!‘ said the Duchess. `Everything’s got a moral, if only you can find it.

“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.”‘

`I think I should understand that better,‘ Alice said very politely, `if I had it written down: but I can’t quite follow it as you say it.

Oh, and there’s one more post of quotes on the way.

The previous quotes and pictures are here…

Quotes from Alice in Wonderland (pt1)

Quotes from Alice in Wonderland (pt2)

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

nancy July 18, 2012 at 11:48 am

especially like “Never imagine . . .” makes perfect sense to me!


Craig July 18, 2012 at 11:55 am

That one you have to read really really slow – it might be my favorite too, and after you read it really slow you have to read it again three or four times. Kind of brilliant. And yeah, it makes perfect “down the rabbit hole” sense. God bless you Nancy!!


Christina July 18, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Instead of tongue twisters, they are like mind twisters:) Hoping you’ve had more sleep lately? We’ve been busy traveling a lot this summer but I continue to pray for you. Blessings!


Craig July 18, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Sleep is what it is – not a very loyal house guest. Everyone has their thorn. It will likely never get as it got suring those 7 days without – I’ll stop the spiral next time. But thank you Christina ( called Elizabeth by some ツ ) God bless and keep!!


A. July 18, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Still loving this exposure to Alice quotes!

Curious…how would you stop the spiraling next time…that might have some post material in it?


Craig July 18, 2012 at 11:37 pm

The spiral would be stopped pretty easily – I can go two or three days and still not begin the slide into hallucination and psychosis – if it goes three days again I call a doctor, maybe go in and get sedated in a hospital, something to cause enough sleep to stop it. Hallucinations I can deal with – it’s that psychosis – that’s what’s clawing at me. SO no posts on that. Ans one more day of quotes – it’s the last one that made me choose the way out of the rabbit hole. God bless A!!


Kris July 19, 2012 at 1:16 am

“Only one doesn’t like changing so often, you know”
Amen to that. I hate change. I’m the one kicking and yelling, holding onto the doorframe of change and then when I get to the other side I look around. Snort quietly and mumble, “Well…I guess this isn’t as bad as I thought it would be.” (I’m a work in progress.)


Craig July 19, 2012 at 9:00 am

Hmmm. one DOES not like changing so often. I’m like you – there’s strength in numbers. I suppose ツ. One of the basics of life is that life. is. change. But poor Alice, she was lost, and the wrong size, too small, too big, not right at all. She wasn’t only the wrong size, but in the wrong place. We’re all the wrong size at one time or another, but being in the wrong place too – that’s the 911 of it all. From one work in progress to another work in progress, I thank you Kris, and I hope you have the best of days today, and God bless and keep you.


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