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39 Alice In Wonderland Quotes: Following The Rabbit Down The Hole

I enjoy reading just as much as the next bookworm. However, it’s the books I choose to reread that I cherish the most. If you’re also a fan of Lewis Carroll’s literary masterpieces, you’re bound to love my selection of Alice in Wonderland quotes!

Admittedly, I fantasized about what it would be like to enter Alice’s magical world on more than a few occasions. What’s more, even as a grown-up, I still like to daydream about going through the rabbit hole. That’s why each of these quotes is dear to my heart.

39 Magical Alice in Wonderland Quotes

Famous Alice in Wonderland Quotes

1. “‘Curiouser and curiouser!’ cried Alice (she was so much surprised that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English).”

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

3. “Begin at the beginning,” the King said, very gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”

4. Alice: “How long is forever?”
White Rabbit: “Sometimes, just one second.”

5. “If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does.”

6. “And what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversations?”

7. “We’re all mad here.”

8. “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?”

9. “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

Mind-Bending Alice in Wonderland Quotes

10. “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 the Hatter. “You might just as well say that ‘I see what I eat’ is the same thing as ‘I eat what I see!'”

11. “Oh, how I wish I could shut up like a telescope! I think I could if only I knew how to begin.”

12. “My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere, you must run twice as fast as that.”

13. “Take some more tea,” the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly. “I’ve had nothing yet,” Alice replied in an offended tone, “so I can’t take more.”

“You mean you can’t take less,” said the Hatter: “it’s very easy to take more than nothing.” “Nobody asked your opinion,” said Alice.”

14. “No wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise.”

15. “If you don’t know where you want to go, then it doesn’t matter which path you take.”

16. “If you drink much from a bottle marked ‘poison,’ it is certain to disagree with you sooner or later.”

Alice in Wonderland Quotes with a Hint of Wisdom

17. “It’s no use going back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”

18. “Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.”

19. “If you don’t know where you are going, any road can take you there.”

20. “People might think you’re crazy for what you believe or wear or say, but it doesn’t matter.”

21. “You know what the issue is with this world? Everyone wants some magical solution to their problem, and everyone refuses to believe in magic.”

22. “The hedgehog was engaged in a fight with another hedgehog, which seemed to Alice an excellent opportunity for croqueting one of them with the other: the only difficulty was, that her flamingo was gone across too.”

23. “Well, in our country,” said Alice, still panting a little, “you’d generally get to somewhere else — if you ran very fast for a long time, as we’ve been doing.”

24. “You know you say things are ‘much of a muchness’ — did you ever see such a thing as a drawing of a muchness?'”

25. “Contrariwise,” continued Tweedledee, “if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic.”

Timeless Alice in Wonderland Quotes

26. “I knew who I was this morning, but I’ve changed a few times since then.”

27. “It would have made a dreadfully ugly child, but it makes rather a handsome pig.”

28. “Well! I’ve often seen a cat without a grin,” thought Alice; “but a grin without a cat! It’s the most curious thing I ever saw in all my life!”

29. “It is better to be feared than loved.”

30. “Who cares for you?” said Alice (she had grown to her full size by this time.) “You’re nothing but a pack of cards!”

31. “It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.”

32. “It was all very well to say ‘Drink me,’ but the wise little Alice was not going to do that in a hurry. “No, I’ll look first,” she said, “and see whether it’s marked ‘poison’ or not.”

33. “You’re thinking about something, my dear, and that makes you forget to talk. I can’t tell you just now what the moral of that is, but I shall remember it in a bit.”

34. “How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice. “You must be,” said the Cat, or you wouldn’t have come here.”

35. “Well, I never heard it before, but it sounds like uncommon nonsense.”

36. “Off with her head!”

37. “The time has come,” the walrus said, “to talk of many things: Of shoes and ships — and sealing wax — of cabbages and kings.”

38. “Alice sighed wearily. ‘I think you might do something better with the time,’ she said, than waste it in asking riddles that have no answers.'”

39. “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.”

Final Thoughts

Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic remains one of his most beloved works of art to both children and adults alike. But, what’s amazing is that each reader has a different feeling when reading this book.

For instance, to me, each chapter is a portal that takes me back to my childhood. Hopefully, you’ll feel the same about these Alice in Wonderland quotes. All in all, this wondrous tale about a girl entering a fantasy land through a rabbit hole is filled with symbolism that can be interpreted in numerous ways. In a way, that’s what makes it so magical.

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