Counted among the most popular storybooks for children, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, known simply as “Alice in Wonderland” to most people, was written by Lewis Carroll in 1865. Despite having been around for more than 150 years, there is no doubt that it will remain relevant for many years to come and in case you are not familiar with the story, these Alice in Wonderland quotes will sure give you an idea of how interesting the book is.
Meanwhile, the book’s major character, Alice, was created based on one of Carroll’s childhood friends named Alice Liddell. Alice in Wonderland tells the story of the 7-year-old girl, Alice, who falls through a rabbit hole and ends up in a world of fantasy where she becomes friends with a number of unusual creatures. The story has led to the making of numerous films (most popular of which is Disney’s animated film of 1951), comic books, musicals, and parodies.
Among other things, audiences keep on falling in love with the slightly strange characters and storyline of the book, however, the major thing that makes the story ageless are the words of the characters. Below are 50 of our favorite Alice in Wonderland quotes that will make your day, enjoy.
50 Favorite Alice in Wonderland Quotes To Get You Through The Day
1. “And what is the use of a book, thought Alice, without pictures or conversations?” —Chapter 1, Down the Rabbit-Hole.
2. “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!” —Chapter 1, Down the Rabbit-Hole.
3. “If you don’t know where you want to go, then it doesn’t matter which path you take.” — The Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland film.
4. “How do you like the Queen?” said the Cat in a low voice.
“Not at all,” said Alice: “she’s so extremely—” Just then she noticed that the Queen was close behind her, listening: so she went on “—likely to win, that it’s hardly worth while finishing the game.” —Chapter 8, The Queen’s Croquet-Ground.
5. “The Duchess! The Duchess! Oh my dear paws! Oh my fur and whiskers! She’ll get me executed, as sure as ferrets are ferrets!” —Chapter 4, The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill.
6. “We’re all mad here.”- The Cheshire Cat.
7. “If everybody minded their own business,” the Duchess said, in a hoarse growl, “the world would go round a deal faster than it does.” —The Duchess, Chapter 6, Pig and Pepper.
8. “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. —Chapter 7, A Mad Tea-Party.
9. “I don’t like the look of it at all,” said the King: “however, it may kiss my hand, if it likes.” —The King of Hearts, Chapter 8, The Queen’s Croquet-Ground.
10. “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.” — The Chesire Cat and Alice, Chapter 6, Pig and Pepper.
11. “How funny it’ll seem to come out among the people that walk with their heads downwards! The antipathies, I think” —Chapter 1, Down the Rabbit-Hole.
12. “Curiouser and curiouser!” cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English)”. —Chapter 2, The Pool of Tears.
13.“If you don’t think, then you shouldn’t talk”. — March Hare in Alice in Wonderland film.
14. “I don’t see how he can ever finish, if he doesn’t begin.” —Chapter 9, The Mock Turtle’s Story.
15. “Who are you?” said the Caterpillar. This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, “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.” “What do you mean by that?” said the Caterpillar, sternly. “Explain yourself!” “I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid, Sir,” said Alice, “because I am not myself, you see.” —Chapter 5, Advice from a Caterpillar.
16. “It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!”.
17. “Tut, tut, child!” said the Duchess. “Everything’s got a moral, if only you can find it.” —The Duchess, Chapter 9, The Mock Turtle’s Story.
18. “When we were little,” the Mock Turtle went on at last, more calmly, though still sobbing a little now and then,” we went to school in the sea. The master was an old Turtle—we used to call him Tortoise”
“Why did you call him Tortoise, if he wasn’t one?” asked Alice.
“We called him Tortoise because he taught us,” said the Mock Turtle angrily. “Really you are very dull!” —Chapter 9, The Mock Turtle’s Story.
19. “If there’s no meaning in it,” said the King, “that saves a world of trouble, you know, as we needn’t try to find any.” — The King of Hearts, Chapter 12, Alice’s Evidence.
20. “How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.” —Chapter 6, Pig and Pepper.
21. “Oh, how I wish I could shut up like a telescope! I think I could if only I knew how to begin. For, 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”. —Chapter 1, Down the Rabbit-Hole.
22. “I wish I hadn’t cried so much!” said Alice, as she swam about, trying to find her way out. “I shall be punished for it now, I suppose, by being drowned in my own tears! That will be a queer thing, to be sure! However, everything is queer to-day.” —Chapter 2, The Pool of Tears.
23. “I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it”. — Alice (Alice in Wonderland).
24. “Speak English!” said the Eaglet. “I don’t know the meaning of half those long words, and, what’s more, I don’t believe you do either!” —Chapter 3, A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale.
25. “Off with their heads!” – The Red Queen.
26. “Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle!”- Alice.
27. “And the moral of that is—‘Be what you would seem to be’—or, if you’d like it 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.’” —The Duchess, Chapter 9, The Mock Turtle’s.
28. “And how many hours a day did you do lessons?” said Alice, in a hurry to change the subject.
“Ten hours the first day,” said the Mock Turtle: “nine the next, and so on.”
“What a curious plan!” exclaimed Alice.
“That’s the reason they’re called lessons,” the Gryphon remarked: “because they lessen from day to day.” —Chapter 9, The Mock Turtle’s Story.
29. “Begin at the beginning,” the King said, very gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” —The King of Hearts, Chapter 12, Alice’s Evidence.
30. Alice: This is impossible.
The Mad Hatter: Only if you believe it is.
31. “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.” —Chapter 1, Down the Rabbit-Hole.
32. “I suppose I ought to eat or drink something or other; but the great question is ‘What?’” —Chapter 4, The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill.
33. When I used to read fairy tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!” —Chapter 4, The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill.
34. “I’m older than you, and must know better.” —Chapter 3, A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale.
35. “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”- Alice.
36. “It would have made a dreadfully ugly child, but it makes rather a handsome pig.”- Alice.
37. “Really, now you ask me,” said Alice, very much confused, “I don’t think—” “Then you shouldn’t talk,” said the Hatter. —The Mad Hatter, Chapter 7, A Mad Tea-Party.
38. The Queen turned crimson with fury, and, after glaring at her for a moment like a wild beast, began screaming “Off with her head! Off with—” “Nonsense!” said Alice, very loudly and decidedly, and the Queen was silent. —Chapter 8, The Queen’s Croquet-Ground.
39. “If you didn’t sign it,” said the King, “that only makes the matter worse. You must have meant some mischief, or else you’d have signed your name like an honest man.” —The King of Hearts, Chapter 12, Alice’s Evidence.
40. “Speak English!” said the Eaglet. “I don’t know the meaning of half those long words, and, what’s more, I don’t believe you do either!” —Chapter 3, A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale.
41. 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.” —Chapter 1, Down the Rabbit-Hole.
42. I do wish I hadn’t drunk quite so much!” —Chapter 4, The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill.
43. 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!” —Chapter 6, Pig and Pepper.
44. “The best way to explain it is to do it.” —Chapter 3, A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale.
45. “It’s no use going back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”- Alice.
46. “And what is the use of a book,’ thought Alice, ‘without pictures or conversation?”
47. “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.” —The Mad Hatter, Chapter 7, A Mad Tea-Party.
48. “No, no!” said the Queen. “Sent.ence first—verdict afterward.” —Chapter 12, Alice’s Evidence.
49. “Rule Forty-two. All persons more than a mile high to leave the court.” Everybody looked at Alice.
“I’m not a mile high,” said Alice.
“You are,” said the King.
“Nearly two miles high,” added the Queen.
“Well, I sha’n’t go, at any rate,” said Alice; “besides, that’s not a regular rule: you invented it just now.”
“It’s the oldest rule in the book,” said the King.
“Then it ought to be Number One,” said Alice. —Chapter 12, Alice’s Evidence.
50. What an idea. A crazy, mad, wonderful idea. – Alice