72+ EXCLUSIVE Alice in Wonderland Quotes To See Life Differently

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. The story represents a child’s true progression through life. Famous Alice in Wonderland quotes will touch your heart, inspire growth in life and broaden your perspective.

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Best Alice in Wonderland Quotes

“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.” ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Mad Hatter: “Have I gone mad?”
Alice: “I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.” ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Alice: “How long is forever?”
White Rabbit: “Sometimes, just one second.”― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle. ― Alice, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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I’m not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours. ― The Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. ― The White Queen, Alice Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll

It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then. ― Alice, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

“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 that very few things indeed were really impossible. ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Mad Hatter: “Why is a raven like a writing-desk?”
“Have you guessed the riddle yet?” the Hatter said, turning to Alice again.
“No, I give it up,” Alice replied: “What’s the answer?”
“I haven’t the slightest idea,” said the Hatter” ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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I’m afraid I can’t explain myself, sir. Because I am not myself, you see? ― Alice, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

“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. ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

“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.” ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

You know what the issue is with this world? Everyone wants some magical solution to their problem and everyone refuses to believe in magic. ― The Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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Alice: This is impossible.
The Mad Hatter: Only if you believe it is. ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

When you can’t look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark. ― The Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

“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.”
“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.” ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

“The time has come
The walrus said
To talk of many things:
Of shoes- and ships-
And sealing wax-
Of cabbages and kings-
And why the sae is boiling hot-
And whether pigs have wings.” ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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Alice had begun to think that very few things indeed were really impossible. ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

If you don’t know where you are going any road can take you there. ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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! ― Alice, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does. ― The Duchess, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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

Well, I never heard it before, but it sounds uncommon nonsense. ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Yes, that’s it! Said the Hatter with a sigh, it’s always teatime. ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

“Really, now you ask me,” said Alice, very much confused, “I don’t think—”
“Then you shouldn’t talk,” said the Hatter. ― Alice and the Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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“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 and The Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

The hurrier I go, the behinder I get. ― The White Rabbit, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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.” ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Curiouser and curiouser! ― Alice, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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

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, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

“And what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversations?” ― Alice, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

You used to be much more… muchier. You’ve lost your muchness. ― The Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

“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.”

“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 by Lewis Carroll

And the moral of that is—’Oh, ‘tis love, ‘tis love, that makes the world go round!’”
“Somebody said,” Alice whispered, “that it’s done by everybody minding their own business!”
“Ah well! It means much the same thing,” said the Duchess, digging her sharp little chin into Alice’s shoulder as she added, “and the moral of that is—‘Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of themselves.’” ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

“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!” ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

“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.” ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

“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. ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Deep Alice in Wonderland Quotes That Will Fuel Your Wanderlust

  • “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”!” ― The March Hare, the Hatter and Alice, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality. ― The Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • “Who cares for you?” said Alice, (she had grown to her full size by this time.) “You’re nothing but a pack of cards!” ― Alice, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • How funny it’ll seem to come out among the people that walk with their heads downwards! The antipathies, I think. ― Alice, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Off with her head! ― The Queen of Hearts, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • “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!” ― Alice about the Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • 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! ― Alice, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • The Duchess! The Duchess! Oh, my dear paws! Oh, my fur and whiskers! She’ll get me executed, as sure as ferrets are ferrets! ― The White Rabbit, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • I suppose I ought to eat or drink something or other; but the great question is ‘What?’ ― Alice, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • I don’t see how he can ever finish, if he doesn’t begin. ― Alice, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • “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!” ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • “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.” “A slow sort of country!” said the Queen, “Now, here, you see, 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!” ― Alice to the Red Queen, Alice Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll
  • “I don’t like the look of it at all,” said the King: “however, it may kiss my hand, if it likes.” ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • I do wish I hadn’t drunk quite so much! ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • I’m older than you, and must know better. ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Why is a raven like a writing desk? ― Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Inspirational Alice in Wonderland Quotes to Brighten Your Soul

  • I am under no obligation to make sense to you. ― Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • No wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise. ― The Mock Turtle, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • The best way to explain it is to do it. ― The Dodo, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • You know you say things are “much of a muchness” — did you ever see such a thing as a drawing of a muchness? ― The Dormouse, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. — Alice, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • If you’ll believe in me, I’ll believe in you. Is that a bargain? ― The Unicorn, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • She generally gave herself very good advice (though she very seldom followed it). ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • 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.” ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • “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.” ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • “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.” ― Tweedledee to Alice, Alice Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll
  • It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards. ― The Queen of Hearts, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • “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.” ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Everything’s got a moral, if only you can find it. ― The Duchess, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • “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!” ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • It would be so nice if something made sense for a change. ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Lastly, she pictured to herself how this same little sister of hers would, in the after-time, be herself a grown woman; and how she would keep, through all her riper years, the simple and loving heart of her childhood: and how she would gather about her other little children, and make their eyes bright and eager with many a strange tale, perhaps even with the dream of Wonderland of long ago: and how she would feel with all their simple sorrows, and find a pleasure in all their simple joys, remembering her own child-life, and the happy summer days. ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Look after the senses and the sounds will look after themselves. ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • What a strange world we live in… Said Alice to the Queen of hearts. ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • “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.” ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Well that was the silliest tea party I ever went to! I am never going back there again! ― Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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