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'Alice in Wonderland' Quotes

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Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, was first written for Alice Pleasance Liddell. The book was first published in 1865. This book and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, are still popular and widely translated. Here are a few quotes:
  • "'what is the use of a book,' thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversations?'"
    - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, Ch. 1
     
  • "Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it's getting!"
    - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, Ch. 1
     
  • "Curiouser and curiouser!"
    - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, Ch. 2
     
  • "'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 in Wonderland, Ch. 2
     
  • "How doth the little crocodile
    Improve his shining tail,
    And pour the waters of the Nile
    On every golden scale! ..."
    - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, Ch. 2
     
  • "'Speak English!' said the Eaglet. 'I don't know the meaning of half those long words, and I don't believe you do either!'"
    - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, Ch. 3
     
  • "'I can't explain myself, I'm afraid, Sir,' said Alice, 'because I'm not myself you see.'"
    - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, Ch. 5
     
  • "'If everybody minded their own business,' the Duchess said, in a hoarse growl, 'the world would go around a great deal faster than it does.'"
    - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, Ch. 5
     
  • "'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 in Wonderland, Ch. 6
     
  • "we're all mad here"
    - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, Ch. 6
     
  • "Why is a raven like a writing desk?"
    - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, Ch. 7
     
  • "Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!
    How I wonder what you're at."
    - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, Ch. 7
     
  • "Off with her head!"
    - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, Ch. 8
     
  • "'Perhaps it hasn't one,' Alice ventured to remark. "'Tut, tut, child!' said the Duchess. 'Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.'"
    - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, Ch. 9
     
  • "Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of themselves."
    - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, Ch. 9
     
  • "We called him Tortoise because he taught us."
    - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, Ch. 9
     
  • "'Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with,' the Mock Turtle replied; 'and then the different branches of arithmetic--Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.'"
    - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, Ch. 9
     
  • "'Begin at the beginning,' the King said, very gravely, 'and go on till you come to the end: then stop.'"
    - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, Ch. 12
     
  • "I don't believe there's an atom of meaning in it."
    - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, Ch. 12
     
  • "Sentence first--verdict afterwards."
    - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, Ch. 12
     
  • "You're nothing but a pack of cards!"
    - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, Ch. 12

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