70 Best Alice in Wonderland Quotes and Lines

You like watching Alice in Wonderland, right? Here is our best collection of Alice in Wonderland quotes to appreciate this beautiful fictional story.

Yes, various illustrations, cartoons and film adaptations of this famous story have featured the character of Alice over the years. The story of a girl who lives in a fantasy world with her friend, a wise rabbit, it is certainly an interesting adventure story with many inspirational messages.


But, do you know that Alice’s character actually exists in the real world? Yes, meet a little girl from Oxford, England named Alice Liddell, the daughter of Henry George Liddell. She was the little girl who inspired Lewis Carroll, the creator of Alice in Wonderland. Lewis did befriend Alice Liddell’s family shortly after he moved from London to Oxford in 1856.

In addition, Lewis also likes to visit Alice’s family and do many things with the children. Until in 1862, when he was in a session telling a story and the little 10-year-old girl liked him. Alice also asked Lewis to write the story and this man even finished it with his own illustrations.

The notebook containing the story was later published in 1865 as Alice in Wonderland and its sequels, ’Through the Looking-Glass’ and ’What Alice Found There.’ Without further ado, read this Alice in Wonderland quotes.

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“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.”

“I don’t see how he can ever finish, if he doesn’t begin.”

“For if one drinks much from a bottle marked ‘poison,’ it’s almost certain to disagree with one sooner or later.”

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

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

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense.”

“How puzzling all these changes are! I’m never sure what I’m going to be, from one minute to another.”

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

“I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it.”

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“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!”

“Dear, dear! How queer everything is to-day! And yesterday things went on just as usual. I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night?”

“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!”

“I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid, sir,” said Alice, “because I’m not myself, you see.”

Cheshire Cat quotes

“We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”

“How queer everything is to-day! 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?”

“Only a few find the way, some don’t recognize it when they do some… don’t ever want to.”

“I am not crazy; my reality is just different from yours.”

“Every adventure requires a first step.”

“Haste makes waste, so I rarely hurry. But if a ferret were about to dart up my dress, I’d run.”

“Not all who wander are lost.”

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“Well, some go this way, and some go that way. But as for me, myself, personally, I prefer the short-cut.”

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

“The proper order of things is often a mystery to me.”

“I went to a hunting party once, I didn’t like it. Terrible people. They all started hunting me!”

“The uninformed must improve their deficit, or die.”

“If you’re gonna make it to the top, get a grip on this rock, and get a grip on yourself.”

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“When the day becomes the night and the sky becomes the sea, when the clock strikes heavy and there’s no time for tea; and in our darkest hour, before my final rhyme, she will come back home to Wonderland and turn back the hands of time.”

“Somehow you strayed and lost your way, and now there’ll be no time to play, no time for joy, no time for friends – not even time to make amends.”

“Never let anyone drive you crazy; it is nearby anyway and the walk is good for you.”

“Let your need guide your behavior.”

“I’m stranger. You’re stranger. Together, we are… strangers.”

Mad Hatter quotes on Alice in wonderland

“Two days wrong!” sighed the Hatter. “I told you butter wouldn’t suit the works!” he added, looking angrily at the March Hare.

“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.

“Why is a raven like a writing-desk?”

“I want a clean cup”’ interrupted the Hatter: “Let’s all move one place on.”

“You can draw water out of a water-well,” said the Hatter; “So I should think you could draw treacle out of a treacle… well… eh, stupid?”

“If you knew Time as well as I do,” said the Hatter, “You wouldn’t talk about wasting IT.”

“You mean you can’t take less,” said the Hatter, “It’s very easy to take more than nothing.”

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“The last… uhm… the last time a girl called Alice came here from your world, she brought down the whole House of Cards. Oh yeah. Made quite an impression.”

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

“He took his vorpal sword in hand, the vorpal blade went snicker-snack. He left it dead, and with its head, he went galumphing back. It’s all about you, you know.”

“Of course. Anyone can go by horse or rail, but the absolute best way to travel is by hat. Have I made a rhyme?”

“Although, it was 150 years ago. It can’t be the same girl. Oysters don’t even live that long.”

“Now, if you only kept on good terms with him, he’d do almost anything you liked with the clock.”

“One to be a murderer, the other to be martyred, one to be a monarch, the other to go mad.”

Cheshire Cat and Alice lines and quotes

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“To begin with,” said the Cat, “A dog’s not mad. You grant that?”
“I suppose so,” said Alice.
“Well, then,” the Cat went on, “You see a dog growls when it’s angry, and wags it’s tail when it’s pleased. Now I growl when I’m pleased, and wag my tail when I’m angry. Therefore I’m mad.”
“I call it purring, not growling,” said Alice.
“Call it what you like,” said the Cat.

Alice in wonderland quotes from Disney classic

“But how can one possibly pay attention to a book with no pictures in it?” — Alice

“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 contrariwise, what it is, it wouldn’t be, and what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” — Alice

Alice: I must get through!
Doorknob: Sorry, you’re much too big. Simply impassable.
Alice: You mean impossible.
Doorknob: No, impassable. Nothing’s impossible. — Alice in Wonderland quotes

“Oh, my fur and whiskers! I’m late, I’m late, I’m late!” — White Rabbit

Alice: I just wanted to ask which way I ought to go.
Cheshire Cat: Well, that depends on where you want to get to.
Alice: Oh, it really doesn’t matter as long as I…
Cheshire Cat: Then it really doesn’t matter which way you go. — Alice in Wonderland quotes

Alice: I’m very sorry I interrupted your birthday party.
March Hare: Birthday? My dear child, this is not a birthday party!
Mad Hatter: This is an unbirthday party. — Alice in Wonderland quotes

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. — Alice in Wonderland quotes

March Hare: See all the trouble you’ve started?
Alice: Really, I didn’t think…
March Hare: But that’s the point. If you don’t think, you shouldn’t talk.

Inspirational Alice in wonderland quotes

“Tut, tut, child!” said the Duchess. “Everything’s got a moral, if only you can find it.”

“It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.” — The Queen of Hearts

“If you’ll believe in me, I’ll believe in you. Is that a bargain?” — The Unicorn

“I’m not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different than yours.” — The Cheshire Cat

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

“Begin at the beginning”, the King said gravely, “And go on till you come to the end: then stop.” — The King

“I am under no obligation to make sense to you.” — Mad Hatter

“No wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise.” — The Mock Turtle

“If you don’t know where you are going any road can take you there.” — The Cheshire Cat

“I don’t see how he can ever finish if he doesn’t begin.” — The Mock

“The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.” — The White Rabbit

“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” — The Cheshire Cat

“Everything’s got a moral, if only you can find it.” — The Duchess

“You mean you can’t take less; it’s very easy to take more than nothing.” — The Hatter

“We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” — Cheshire Cat

“Why is a raven like a writing desk?” — Mad Hatter

“But that’s the point. If you don’t think, you shouldn’t talk.” — March Hare

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” — The White Queen

“Well, now that we have seen each other,” said the Unicorn, “if you’ll believe in me, I’ll believe in you. Is that a bargain?”

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