53+ Best Cheshire Cat Quotes: Exclusive Selection

The Cheshire Cat is a fictional cat popularized by Lewis Carroll in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and known for its distinctive mischievous grin. Profoundly inspirational Cheshire Cat quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Cheshire Cat Quotes

Visit either you like: they’re both mad.

We’re all mad here. I am mad; you are mad. – Cheshire Cat

“There might be some sense to your knocking,” the Footman went on, without attending to her, “if we had the door between us. For instance, if you were inside, you might knock and I could let you out, you know.” We’re all mad here. I am mad; you are mad. – Cheshire Cat

“Alice asked the Cheshire Cat, who was sitting in a tree, “What road do I take?”
The cat asked, “Where do you want to go?”
“I don’t know,” Alice answered.
“Then,” said the cat, “it really doesn’t matter, does it?”

The proper order of things is often a mystery to me. – Cheshire Cat

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. – Cheshire Cat

Every adventure requires a first step. – Cheshire Cat

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

You see a dog growls when it’s angry, and wags its tail when it’s pleasing. Now I growl when I’m pleased, and wag my tail when I’m angry. – Cheshire Cat

You are too naïve if you do believe life is innocent laughter and fun. – Cheshire Cat

When you’ve understood this scripture, throw it away. If you can’t understand this scripture, throw it away. I insist on your freedom. – Cheshire Cat

How fine you look when dressed in rage. Your enemies are fortunate your condition is not permanent. You’re lucky, too. Red eyes suit so few. – Cheshire Cat

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! – Cheshire Cat

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. – Cheshire Cat

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

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

I can’t know everything. – Cheshire Cat

You just go where your high-top sneakers sneak and don’t forget to use your head. – Cheshire Cat

I knew who I was this morning, but I have changed a few times since then. – Cheshire Cat

Never let anyone drive you crazy; it is nearby anyway and the walk is good for you. – Cheshire Cat

You may have noticed, I’m not all there myself. – Cheshire Cat

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

We are all victims in-waiting. – Cheshire Cat

I am not crazy; my reality is just different from yours. – Cheshire Cat

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. – Cheshire Cat

The uninformed must improve their deficit, or die. – Cheshire Cat

I’m afraid I have to expel a rather ferocious hairball. You’re on your own, girl. – Cheshire Cat

And no scheme of ours can raise any sort of smile. – Cheshire Cat

I’m stranger. You’re stranger. Together, we are… strangers. – Cheshire Cat

I never get involved in politics. – Cheshire Cat

Not all who wander are lost. – Cheshire Cat

It’s always tea time. – Cheshire Cat

You haven’t? You haven’t?! Oh, but you must! She’ll be mad about you. Simply mad. [chuckles, then rolls over and almost disappears] The mome raths outgrabe… – Cheshire Cat

How do you run from what is inside your head? – Cheshire Cat

Can you stand on your head? – Cheshire Cat

Let your need guide your behavior. – Cheshire Cat

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

Goodbye, sweet hat. – Cheshire Cat

I could hardly afford to lose my head. – Cheshire Cat

The Duchess! The Duchess! Oh my dear paws! Oh my fur and whiskers! She’ll get me executed, as sure as ferrets are ferrets! – Cheshire Cat

The White Rabbit put on his spectacles. “Where shall I begin, please your Majesty?” he asked. – Cheshire Cat

Have I gone mad?’ ‘I am afraid so, you are entirely bonkers. but I will tell you a secret… all the best people are. – Cheshire Cat

If you don’t know where you are going any road can take you there. – Cheshire Cat

Imagination is the only weapon in the war with reality. – Cheshire Cat

When you’ve understood this scripture, throw it away. If you can’t understand this scripture, throw it away. I insist on your freedom. – Cheshire Cat

Every picture tells a story. Sometimes we don’t like the ending. Sometimes we don’t understand it. – Cheshire Cat

Is our situation not dismal? Wonderland is so discombobulated that lady bugs have turned belligerent and enlisted in the queen’s army! Punish their conversion! – Cheshire Cat

Actually, I am right on time. – Cheshire Cat

Those who say there’s nothing like a nice cup of tea for calming the nerves never had real tea. It’s like a syringe of adrenaline straight to the heart! – Cheshire Cat

No one does [play fair] if they think they can get away with it. – Cheshire Cat

If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does. – Cheshire Cat

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. – Cheshire Cat

Meta-Essence is the life-force of Wonderland. That of your enemies is eI knew who I was this morning, but I have changed a few times since then. Especially potent. Collect what you can. Use it wisely. – Cheshire Cat

Cheshire Cat: (suddenly appearing)
(notices the marks on Alice’s arm)
Cheshire Cat: It looks like you ran afoul of something with wicked claws.
Alice Kingsley: (to herself) I’ve never stopped dreaming.
Cheshire Cat: What did that to you?
Alice Kingsley: Bander who… the bander…
Cheshire Cat: The Bandersnatch?
(suddenly appears behind Alice, she turns to face him)
Cheshire Cat: Well, I’d better have a look.
Alice Kingsley: What are you doing?
Cheshire Cat: It needs to be purified by someone with evaporating skills, or it will fester and putrefy.
Alice Kingsley: I’d rather you didn’t. I’ll be fine as soon as I wake up.
Cheshire Cat: At least let me bind it for you?
(Alice holds out her arm and he wraps the wound with a piece of cloth)
Cheshire Cat: What do you call yourself?
Alice Kingsley: Alice.
Cheshire Cat: The Alice?
Alice Kingsley: There’s been some debate about that.
Cheshire Cat: I never get involved in politics.