Love me some quotes from Alice in Wonderland (pt4)

by Craig on July 21, 2012


If you’ve ever been “down the rabbit hole”…or if you’ve ever felt out of place or time….

then the story of Alice and her journey through illogic, illusion, and insanity…
searching for a way to be neither “too big” nor “too small”…it’s for you.

This is the last of 4 posts of quotes…
All the best quotes from Alice in Wonderland begin here.


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.

I could tell you my adventures–beginning from this morning,” said Alice a little timidly: “but it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.

As they walked off together, Alice heard the King say in a low voice, to the company generally, `You are all pardoned.’

`Come, That’s a good thing!‘ she said to herself, for she had felt quite unhappy at the number of executions the Queen had ordered.
`What fun!‘ said the Gryphon, half to itself, half to Alice. `What is the fun?‘ said Alice. `Why, she,‘ said the Gryphon. `It’s all her fancy, that: they never executes nobody, you know. Come on!


`I’ll tell it her,‘ said the Mock Turtle in a deep, hollow tone: `sit down, both of you, and don’t speak a word till I’ve finished.‘ So they sat down, and nobody spoke for some minutes. Alice thought to herself, `I don’t see how he can even finish, if he doesn’t begin.‘ But she waited patiently.

`That’s the reason they’re called lessons,‘ the Gryphon remarked: `because they lessen from day to day.

`They were obliged to have him with them,‘ the Mock Turtle said: `no wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise.

`Here!‘ cried Alice, quite forgetting in the flurry of the moment how large she had grown in the last few minutes, and she jumped up in such a hurry that she tipped over the jury-box with the edge of her skirt, upsetting all the jurymen on to the heads of the crowd below, and there they lay sprawling about, reminding her very much of a globe of goldfish she had accidentally upset the week before. `Oh, I beg your pardon!‘ she exclaimed in a tone of great dismay, and began picking them up again as quickly as she could, for the accident of the goldfish kept running in her head, and she had a vague sort of idea that they must be collected at once and put back into the jury-box, or they would die.

`It’s a pun!‘ the King added in an offended tone, and everybody laughed, `Let the jury consider their verdict,‘ the King said, for about the twentieth time that day.

`No, no!‘ said the Queen. `Sentence first–verdict afterwards.‘  `Stuff and nonsense!‘ said Alice loudly. `The idea of having the sentence first!

`Hold your tongue!‘ said the Queen, turning purple.  `I won’t!‘ said Alice.  `Off with her head!’ the Queen shouted at the top of her voice. Nobody moved.
`Who cares for you?‘ said Alice, (she had grown to her full size by this time.) `You’re nothing but a pack of cards!

And with that she swatted away all the cards…
overturned all of Wonderland…

and returned home.

Oh, and the other three posts:

Quotes from Alice in Wonderland (pt 1)
Quotes from Alice in Wonderland (pt 2)
Quotes from Alice in Wonderland (pt 3)

You can’t escape “there and nowhere”…
until you decide to be fully in the “here and now”.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

thefisherlady July 21, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Alice in Wonderland… I am so grateful for Jesus and that He is in control of my life no matter how spinning I may feel or how low down and tumbling in the rabbit hole I may seem to think I am. In reality, the King of kings walks with me, and you, and He is more than only a set of cards.
I loved all your quotes and pictures, Craig.
I can hardly wait to see the tapestries of heaven woven with the threads of our lives.
His glory will be open for all to see.


Craig July 21, 2012 at 6:49 pm

And I wonder, is it just coincidence that the “King of Hearts” was the one who issued the pardons? It’s the first thing I thought of when I read it – so many guilty – and a King to issue the pardons.

Anyway, thank you Susan – God bless!!!


A. July 22, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Craig, I, too, have really liked this thought-provoking series. This is one of the quotes that piqued my mind: “but it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”

It made me think of how I need to be careful to not ‘stay’ in the events of my yesterdays, but to grow and become a more Christ-like ‘different person’ each new day. I am grateful that Christ is always there, in Spirit, to help me to move onward and upward in transforming growth and relationship with Him, even during the dark and confusing times.

Standing with you in prayer for your own muddled times,


Craig July 23, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Yeah, I was different before these 7 or 8 weeks. I was more on target, more driven, more in able to hear God, now there is so much interference. To me that quote is all about wanting to turn the clock back before the sleep deprived psychosis and it’s ongoing aftermath. Times are muddled, I’m trudging through the best I can. The best I can isn’t good enough. But then….God.

God bless A.


Briianna August 18, 2012 at 3:39 am

Love our theme for the week Alice in Wonderland. You did a fantastic job piinkcg your songs! I enjoyed them all! Today was the 1st time a really read and re-read the quote! Interesting! till next week have a fun week!


Craig August 18, 2012 at 7:12 am

No use going back to yesterday – I was a different person then.

Such power in that quote. such truth in that quote. Yesterday is gone – tomorrow doesn’t exist yet – today – this moment is all that exists – a little before it – a little after it – but right now is the thing. Right now as I write this the sun has just risen, the birds are still flying for food, the world is just waking up – and my day was brightened by your comment. That is my now – thank you for making it nice. God bless and keep Briiana.


Craig August 18, 2012 at 11:18 am

Oh, i, Briianna Privet!!!! I noticed your web address – spasibo tebe – ya zapominau nemnogo russkoogo :)


Carrie July 23, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Like A said in her comment, I too was attracted to Alice’s statement about being a different person yesterday. My biggest problem is not accepting the pardon – boy do I beat myself up for past mistakes. Still learning and growing, even at my age :) So happy to see a new post, Craig!


Craig July 23, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Ah, but the post is NOT new, I haven’t posted on either blog for 2 days – which for me is too long. I’m still not back yet, still mired in the mud of the “there and nowhere” – I’m fighting, I have Our Lord, but I’ll be honest, each step is as if through molasses – and without any of the sweetness. I can’t isolate, I can’t stop moving….so what have I done? I’ve isolated, and stopped moving. Thank God for his pardon, or else it’s off with all of our heads. The theology I get – even in the condition I find myself. But onward we march. God bless you Carrie. and thank you.


Linda July 24, 2012 at 12:50 pm

You can always take more of nothing!
That got me thinking.
Haven’t read the book in years, but thoroughly enjoyed catching up on your posts!


Craig July 24, 2012 at 3:16 pm

It’s amazing, we read each other and we share our lives – and sometimes we miss major things because we can’t read everyone all the time. These last 8 weeks have been the most challenging of my adult life – no sleep led to hallucination – and sleep deprived hallucinations led to psychosis – it was a 7 day stretch with no sleep and I am still not really all the way back. Alice in Wonderland actually helped me – I had not read – but a book about being lost – I’ve been lost – it was perfect. And yes, you can always take more of nothing. Thank you Linda. God bless you friend.


Phumelele August 18, 2012 at 7:50 am

I had no idea that there were so many songs about Alice in Wonderland, and I thought I’ve heard all the songs with Aerosmith. Totally raiadcl. Thanks for playing along see ya next week! j ROCK ON!!


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