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