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Top Quotes of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a young girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures.

Top Quotes of Alice in Wonderland
Top Quotes of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Top Quotes of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Top Quotes of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Top Quotes of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Top Quotes of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Top Quotes of Alice in Wonderland

Top Quotes of Alice in Wonderland

Top Quotes of Alice in Wonderland

Top Quotes of Alice in Wonderland

Top Quotes of Alice in Wonderland

Top Quotes of Alice in Wonderland

Top Quotes of Alice in Wonderland

Top Quotes of Alice in Wonderland

Top Quotes of Alice in Wonderland

Top Quotes of Alice in Wonderland

“How puzzling all these changes are! I’m never sure what I’m going to be, from one minute to another.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“And what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversation?”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“Alice asked the Cheshire Cat, who was sitting in a tree, “What road do I take?”

The cat asked, “Where do you want to go?”

“I don’t know,” Alice answered.

“Then,” said the cat, “it really doesn’t matter, does it?”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“That’s the reason they’re called lessons,” the Gryphon remarked: “because they lessen from day today.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where–” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
“–so long as I get SOMEWHERE,” Alice added as an explanation.
“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“Alice thought to herself “I don’t see how he can ever finish if he doesn’t begin.”
― Lewis Carrol, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“Alice had begun to think that very few thing indeed were really impossible.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“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!”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“at any rate, there’s no harm in trying.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“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.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“if you drink much from a bottle marked ‘poison,’ it is almost certain to disagree with you, sooner or later.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“what you would seem to be”—or if you’d like it to 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.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

“How long is forever?
Sometimes just one second”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“but 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 a common way.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
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“The Caterpillar and Alice looked at each other for some time in silence: at last the Caterpillar took the hookah out of its mouth,”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“I–I hardly know, sir, just at present– at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“you see, so many out-of-the-way things had happened lately, that Alice had begun to think those very few things indeed were really impossible.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“Why, there’s hardly enough of me left to make ONE respectable person!”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“Dear, dear! How queer everything is today! And yesterday things went on just as usual. I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is, Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle!”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“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.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“flamingoes and mustard both bite. And the moral of that is–“Birds of a feather flock together.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it), and”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“How doth the little crocodile Improve his shining tail, And pour the waters of the Nile On every golden scale!”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“you’re entirely bonkers but I’ll tell you a secret all the best people are”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“I wish I hadn’t cried so much!”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“How cheerfully he seems to grin, How neatly spread his claws, And welcome little fishes in With gently smiling jaws!”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’ ‘That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,’ said the Cat. ‘I don’t much care where —’ said Alice. ‘Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,’ said the Cat.”

“Begin at the beginning,’ the King said gravely, ‘and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid, sir,’ said Alice, ‘because I’m not myself, you see.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland

“no use in crying like that!’ said Alice to herself, rather sharply; ‘I advise you to leave off this minute!”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“either the locks were too large, or the key was too small,”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts, All on a summer day: The Knave of Hearts, he stole those tarts, And took them quite away!”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“Where do you want to go?” was his response. “I don’t know” Alice answered. “Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.”
― Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, Alice In Wonderland

“There was a table set out under a tree in front of the house, and the March Hare and the Hatter were having tea at it: a Dormouse was sitting between them, fast asleep, and the other two were using it as a cushion, resting their elbows on it, and talking over its head. ‘Very uncomfortable for the Dormouse,’ thought Alice; ‘only, as it’s asleep, I suppose it doesn’t mind.’ The table was a large one, but the three were all crowded together at one corner of it: ‘No room! No room!’ they cried out when they saw Alice coming. ‘There’s plenty of room!’ said Alice indignantly, and she sat down in a large arm-chair at one end of the table. ‘Have some wine,’ the March Hare said in an encouraging tone. Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea. ‘I don’t see any wine,’ she remarked. ‘There isn’t any,’ said the March Hare. ‘Then it wasn’t very civil of you to offer it,’ said Alice angrily. ‘It wasn’t very civil of you to sit down without being invited,’ said the March Hare. ‘I didn’t know it was your table,’ said Alice; ‘it’s laid for a great many more than three.’ ‘Your hair wants cutting,’ said the Hatter. He had been looking at Alice for some time with great curiosity, and this was his first speech. ‘You should learn not to make personal remarks,’ Alice said with some severity; ‘it’s very rude.’ The Hatter opened his eyes very wide on hearing this; but all he said was, ‘Why is a raven like a writing-desk?’ ‘Come, we shall have some fun now!’ thought Alice. ‘I’m glad they’ve begun asking riddles.–I believe I can guess that,’ she added aloud. ‘Do you mean that you think you can find out the answer to it?’ said the March Hare. ‘Exactly so,’ said Alice. ‘Then you should say what you mean,’ the March Hare went on. ‘I do,’ Alice hastily replied; ‘at least–at least I mean what I say–that’s the same thing, you know.’ ‘Not the same thing a bit!’ said”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat; “we’re all mad here.”
― Lewis Carroll, ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

“The Lion and the Unicorn were fighting for the crown:
The Lion beat the Unicorn all around the town.
Some gave them white bread, some gave them brown:
Some gave them plum-cake and drummed them out of town.”
― Lewis Caroll, Alice au pays des Merveilles

“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.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“her eye fell upon a little bottle that stood near the looking-glass. There was no label this time with the words ‘DRINK ME,’ but nevertheless, she uncorked it and put it to her lips. ‘I know SOMETHING interesting is sure to happen,’ she said to herself, ‘whenever I eat or drink anything; so I’ll just see what this bottle does.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“Tut, tut, child!’ said the Duchess. ‘Everything’s got a moral if only you can find it.’ And she squeezed herself up closer to Alice’s side as she spoke.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

“You are old, Father William,’ the young man said,
‘And your hair has become very white;
And yet you incessantly stand on your head—
Do you think, at your age, it is right?’

‘In my youth,’ Father William replied to his son,
‘I feared it might injure the brain;
But, now that I’m perfectly sure I have none,
Why I do it again and again.’

‘You are old,’ said the youth, ‘as I mentioned before,
And have grown most uncommonly fat;
Yet you turned a back-somersault in at the door—
Pray, what is the reason of that?’

‘In my youth,’ said the sage, as he shook his grey locks,
‘I kept all my limbs very supple
By the use of this ointment—one shilling the box—
Allow me to sell you a couple?’

‘You are old,’ said the youth, ‘and your jaws are too weak
For anything tougher than suet;
Yet you finished the goose, with the bones and the beak—
Pray how did you manage to do it?’

‘In my youth,’ said his father, ‘I took to the law,
And argued each case with my wife;
And the muscular strength, which it gave to my jaw,
Has lasted the rest of my life.’

‘You are old,’ said the youth, ‘one would hardly suppose
That your eye was as steady as ever;
Yet you balanced an eel on the end of your nose—
What made you so awfully clever?’

‘I have answered three questions, and that is enough,’
Said his father; ‘don’t give yourself airs!
Do you think I can listen all day to such stuff?
Be off, or I’ll kick you downstairs!”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“The White Rabbit put on his spectacles. ‘Where shall I begin, please your Majesty?’ he asked. ‘Begin at the beginning,’ the King said gravely, ‘and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“Cheshire Puss,’ she began, rather timidly, as she did not at all know whether it would like the name: however, it only grinned a little wider. ‘Come, it’s pleased so far,’ thought Alice, and she went on.
‘Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’

‘That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,’ said the Cat.

‘I don’t much care where—’ said Alice.

‘Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,’ said the Cat.

‘—so long as I get SOMEWHERE,’ Alice added as an explanation.

‘Oh, you’re sure to do that,’ said the Cat, ‘if you only walk long enough.”

Alice felt that this could not be denied, so she tried another question. `What sort of people live about here?’

`In that direction,’ the Cat said, waving its right paw round, `lives a Hatter: and in that direction,’ waving the other paw, `lives a March Hare. Visit either you like: they’re both mad.’

`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.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“What do you know about this business?’ the King said to Alice. ‘Nothing,’ said Alice. ‘Nothing WHATEVER?’ persisted the King. ‘Nothing whatever,’ said Alice.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“What do you know about this business?’ the King said to Alice. ‘Nothing,’ said Alice. ‘Nothing whatever?’ persisted the King. ‘Nothing whatever,’ said Alice. ‘That’s very important,’ the King said, turning to the jury. They were just beginning”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“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.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“Poor Alice! It was as much as she could do, lying down on one side, to look through into the garden with one eye; but to get through was more hopeless”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“I HAVE tasted eggs, certainly,’ said Alice, who was a very truthful child; ‘but little girls eat eggs quite as much as serpents do, you know.’ ‘I don’t believe it,’ said the Pigeon; ‘but if they do, why then they’re a kind of serpent, that’s all I can say.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“I wish creatures wouldn’t be so easily offended!”, “You’ll get used to it in time,” said the Caterpillar; and it put the hookah into its mouth and began smoking again.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“How she longed to get out of that dark hall and wander about among those beds of bright flowers and those cool fountains, but she could not even get her head through the doorway; ‘and even if my head would go through,’ thought poor Alice, ‘it would be of very little use without my shoulders. Oh, how I wish I could shut up like a telescope! I think I could, if I only know how to begin.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

“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. So she set to work, and very soon finished off the cake.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“is the use of a book,’ thought Alice ‘without pictures or conversation?’ So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, ‘Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!’ (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“the reason they’re called lessons,’ the Gryphon remarked: ‘because they lessen from day to day.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“And here Alice began to get rather sleepy, and went on saying to herself, in a dreamy sort of way, ‘Do cats eat bats? Do cats eat bats?’ and sometimes, ‘Do bats eat cats?’ for, you see, as she couldn’t answer either question, it didn’t much matter which way she put it.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“Come, there’s no use in crying like that!’ said Alice to herself, rather sharply; ‘I advise you to leave off this minute!’ She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it), and sometimes she scolded herself so severely as to bring tears into her eyes; and once she remembered trying to box her own ears for having cheated herself in a game of croquet she was playing against herself, 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!”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“So she set the little creature down, and felt quite relieved to see it trot away quietly into the wood. ‘If it had grown up,’ she said to herself, ‘it would have made a dreadfully ugly child: but it makes rather a handsome pig, I think.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“Alice opened the door and found that it led into a small passage, not much larger than a rat-hole: she knelt down and looked along the passage into the loveliest garden you ever saw. How she longed to get out of that dark hall, and wander about among those beds of bright flowers and those cool fountains, but she could not even get her head though the doorway; ‘and even if my head would go through,’ thought poor Alice, ‘it would be of very little use without my shoulders. Oh, how I wish I could shut up like a telescope! I think I could, if I only know how to begin.’ For, you see, so many out-of-the-way things had happened lately, that Alice had begun to think that very few things indeed were really impossible.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland