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"Our Second Experiment", the Professor announced, as Bruno returned to his place, still thoughtfully rubbing his elbows, "is the production of that seldom-seen-but-greatly-to-be-admired phenomenon, Black Light! You have seen White Light, Red Light, Green Light, and so on: but never, till this wonderful day, have any eyes but mine seen Black Light! This box", carefully lifting it upon the table, and covering it with a heap of blankets, "is quite full of it. The way I made it was this - I took a lighted candle into a dark cupboard and shut the door. Of course the cupboard was then full of Yellow Light. Then I took a bottle of Black ink, and poured it over the candle: and, to my delight, every atom of the Yellow Light turned Black! That was indeed the proudest moment of my life! Then I filled a box with it. And now - would anyone like to get under the blankets and see it?"

Dead silence followed this appeal: but at last Bruno said "I'll get under, if it won't jingle my elbows."

Satisfied on this point, Bruno crawled under the blankets, and, after a minute or two, crawled out again, very hot and dusty, and with his hair in the wildest confusion.

"What did you see in the box?" Sylvie eagerly enquired.

"I saw nuffin!" Bruno sadly replied. "It were too dark!"

"He has described the appearance of the thing exactly!" the Professor exclaimed with enthusiasm. "Black Light, and Nothing, look so extremely alike, at first sight, that I don't wonder he failed to distinguish them! We will now proceed to the Third Experiment."

  • Chapter 21: The Professor's Lecture

Lewis Carroll was the pen name of Charles L. Dodgson, author of the Carroll loved to entertain children, and it was Alice, the daughter of.

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Lewis Carroll Quotes

The best way to explain it is to do it.
Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1865)
Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
Lewis Carroll(Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1865)
It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
Lewis Carroll(Through the Looking-Glass - Chapter 5, 1871)
Everything is funny, if you can laugh at it.
Lewis Carroll
Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle. 
Lewis Carroll(Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Chapter 2: The Pool of Tears, 1865)
His answer trickled through my head like water through a sieve.
Lewis Carroll(Through the Looking-Glass - Chapter 8, 1871)
Oh, 'tis love, 'tis love that makes the world go round.
Lewis Carroll(Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Chapter 9: The Mock Turtle's Story, 1865)
The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday - but never jam today.
Lewis Carroll(Through the Looking-Glass - Chapter 5, 1871)
Well, I never heard it before, but it sounds uncommon nonsense.
Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1865)


If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.
Lewis Carroll(Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1865)
I can't explain myself, I'm afraid, because I'm not myself, you see.
Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Chapter 5, 1865)
Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.
Lewis Carroll(Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Chapter 12, 1865)
Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
Lewis Carroll(Through the Looking-Glass - Chapter 5, 1871)
Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards.
Lewis Carroll(Through the Looking-Glass - Chapter 10, 1871)
One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others. 
Lewis Carroll(Letter to Ellen Terry)
But it's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.
Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Chapter 10, 1865)
If everybody minded their own business ... the world would go round a deal faster than it does.
Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1865)
Be sure the safest rule is that we should not dare to live in any scene in which we dare not die.
Lewis Carroll(Sylvie and Bruno, 1889)
Contrariwise, 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.
Lewis Carroll(Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Chapter 4, 1865)
Is all our Life, then but a dream
Seen faintly in the goldern gleam
Athwart Time's dark resistless stream?
Lewis Carroll(Sylvie and Bruno - Preface, 1889)
"When I use a word" Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
Lewis Carroll(Through the Looking-Glass - Chapter 6, 1871)
"But I don't want to go among mad people," said Alice. "Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're Mad"
Lewis Carroll(Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1865)
If you set to work to believe everything, you will tire out the believing-muscles of your mind, and then you'll be so weak you won't be able to believe the simplest true things.
Lewis Carroll(Quoted in The Letters of Lewis Carroll, 1979)


I suppose every child has a world of his own — and every man, too, for the matter of that. I wonder if that's the cause for all the misunderstanding there is in Life?
Lewis Carroll(Sylvie and Bruno - Chapter 4: A Cunning Conspiracy, 1889)
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 contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?
Lewis Carroll
One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. Which road do I take? she asked. Where do you want to go? was his response. I don't know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesn't matter.
Lewis Carroll(Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1865)
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.
Lewis Carroll(Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1865)
I believe this thought, of the possibility of death — if calmly realised, and steadily faced would be one of the best possible tests as to our going to any scene of amusement being right or wrong.
Lewis Carroll(Sylvie and Bruno, 1889)
While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit. 
Lewis Carroll(Letter to Dora Abdy)
Fading, with the Night, the memory of a dead love, and the withered leaves of a blighted hope, and the sickly repinings and moody regrets that numb the best energies of the soul: and rising, broadening, rolling upward like a living flood, the manly resolve, and the dauntless will, and the heavenward gaze of faith - the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen!
Lewis Carroll(Sylvie and Bruno - Chapter 25: Look Eastward, 1889)
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Lewis Carroll

(27 Jan 1832 - 14 Jan 1898)


English mathematician, logician, novelist and photographer who is famed for his children’s stories, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and its sequel. He also wrote a number of mathematics books.


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Science Quotes by Lewis Carroll (40 quotes)



Lewis Carroll self portrait (c. 1856) (source)

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!

— Lewis Carroll

Said by the fictional Red Queen character, in Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (1872, 1896), 36.

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Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

— Lewis Carroll

In Through the Looking-glass: And what Alice Found There (1875), 100.

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Beautiful soup!
Who cares for fish
Game, or any other dish?
Who would not give all else for two
Pennyworth only of beautiful soup?

— Lewis Carroll

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But neither thirty years, nor thirty centuries, affect the clearness, or the charm, of Geometrical truths. Such a theorem as “the square of the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the sides” is as dazzlingly beautiful now as it was in the day when Pythagoras first discovered it, and celebrated its advent, it is said, by sacrificing a hecatomb of oxen—a method of doing honour to Science that has always seemed to me slightly exaggerated and uncalled-for. One can imagine oneself, even in these degenerate days, marking the epoch of some brilliant scientific discovery by inviting a convivial friend or two, to join one in a beefsteak and a bottle of wine. But a hecatomb of oxen! It would produce a quite inconvenient supply of beef.

— Lewis Carroll

Written without pseudonym as Charles L. Dodgson, in Introduction to A New Theory of Parallels (1888, 1890), xvi. Note: a hecatomb is a great public sacrifice, originally of a hundred oxen.

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Dr. Paget was conducting a school examination, and in the course of his questions he happened to ask a small child the meaning of “Average.” He was utterly bewildered by the reply, “The thing that hens lay on,” until the child explained that he had read in a book that hens lay on an average so many eggs a year.

— Lewis Carroll

Anecdote jotted down by Lewis Carroll to possibly send to the magazine Punch, as given in Stuart Dodgson Collingwood, The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (1898), 157.

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He thought he saw an Argument
That proved he was the Pope:
He looked again and found it was
A Bar of Mottled Soap.
“A fact so dread.” he faintly said,
“Extinguishes all hope!”

— Lewis Carroll

In Sylvie and Bruno Concluded (1893), 319.

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If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.

— Lewis Carroll

Paraphrase of a longer quote, an exchange between Alice and the Cheshire Cat, beginning “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” on the Lewis Carroll Quotes page of this website. Paraphrased quote as in Kim Lim (ed.), 1,001 Pearls of Spiritual Wisdom: Words to Enrich, Inspire, and Guide Your Life (2014), 246. Also paraphrased in the refrain, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road’ll take you there,” to the song Any Road (1988) by George Harrison.

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It may well be doubted whether, in all the range of Science, there is any field so fascinating to the explorer—so rich in hidden treasures—so fruitful in delightful surprises—as that of Pure Mathematics. The charm lies chiefly, I think, in the absolute certainty of its results: for that is what, beyond all mental treasures, the human intellect craves for. Let us only be sure of something! More light, more light … “And if our fate be death, give light and let us die” This is the cry that, through all the ages, is going up from perplexed Humanity, and Science has little else to offer, that will really meet the demands of its votaries, than the conclusions of Pure Mathematics.

— Lewis Carroll

Opening of 'Introduction', A New Theory of Parallels (1890), xv. As a non-fiction work, the author’s name on the title page of this book was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Being better known for his works of fiction as Lewis Carroll, all quotes relating to this one person, published under either name, are gathered on this single web page under his pen name.

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It may well be doubted whether, in all the range of science, there is any field so fascinating to the explorer—so rich in hidden treasures—so fruitful in delightful surprises—as that of Pure Mathematics. The charm lies chiefly, I think, in the absolute certainty of its results; for that is what, beyond all mental treasures, the human intellect craves for. Let us only be sure of something! More light, more light!

— Lewis Carroll

Written without pseudonym as Charles L. Dodgson. Opening remarks in Introduction to A New Theory of Parallels (1888, 1890), xv.

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It’s very good jam, said the Queen.
“Well, I don’t want any to-day, at any rate.”
“You couldn’t have it if you did want it,” the Queen said.
“The rule is jam tomorrow and jam yesterday but never jam to-day.”
“It must come sometimes to “jam to-day,” Alice objected.
“No it can’t,” said the Queen.
“It’s jam every other day; to-day isn’t any other day, you know.”
“I don’t understand you,” said Alice. “It’s dreadfully confusing.”

— Lewis Carroll

From Through the Looking Glass. In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland And, Through the Looking Glass (1898), 149.

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Let U = the University, G = Greek, and P = Professor, Then GP = Greek Professor; let this be reduced to its lowest terms and call the result J.

— Lewis Carroll

From an essay concerning the Regius Professorship of Greek, The New Method of Evaluating as Applied to π (1865), as quoted and cited in Stuart Dodgson Collingwood, The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (1898), 159. Collingwood explains parenthetically, after "result J", “[i.e., Jowett]”, which was not in the original publication of “The New Method…”.

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Little Birds are writing
Interesting books.
To be read by cooks:
Read, I say, not roasted—
Letterpress, when toasted,
Loses its good looks.

— Lewis Carroll

In Sylvie and Bruno Concluded (1893), 371.

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Mathematical research, with all its wealth of hidden treasure, is all too apt to yield nothing to our research: for it is haunted by certain ignes fatui—delusive phantoms, that float before us, and seem so fair, and are all but in our grasp, so nearly that it never seems to need more than one step further, and the prize shall be ours! Alas for him who has been turned aside from real research by one of these spectres—who has found a music in its mocking laughter—and who wastes his life and energy on the desperate chase!

— Lewis Carroll

Written without pseudonym as Charles L. Dodgson, in Introduction to A New Theory of Parallels (1888, 1890), xvi. Note: Ignes fatui, the plural of ignes fatuus (foolish fire), refers to a will-o'-the-wisp: something deceptive or deluding.

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My view of life is that it’s next to impossible to convince anybody of anything.

— Lewis Carroll

(20 Feb 1890). Quoted in Stuart Dodgson Collingwood, The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (1898), 291.

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Never leave an unsolved difficulty behind. I mean, don’t go any further in that book till the difficulty is conquered. In this point, Mathematics differs entirely from most other subjects. Suppose you are reading an Italian book, and come to a hopelessly obscure sentence—don’t waste too much time on it, skip it, and go on; you will do very well without it. But if you skip a mathematical difficulty, it is sure to crop up again: you will find some other proof depending on it, and you will only get deeper and deeper into the mud.

— Lewis Carroll

From letter to Edith Rix with hints for studying (about Mar 1885), in Stuart Dodgson Collingwood, The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (1898), 241.

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One of the hardest things in the world is to convey a meaning accurately from one mind to another.

— Lewis Carroll

Letter to Miss Dora Abdy (1896). Quoted in Stuart Dodgson Collingwood, The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (1898), 331.

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Only go on working so long as the brain is quite clear. The moment you feel the ideas getting confused leave off and rest, or your penalty will be that you will never learn Mathematics at all!

— Lewis Carroll

From letter to Edith Rix with hints for studying (about Mar 1885), in Stuart Dodgson Collingwood, The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (1898), 241.

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The different branches of Arithmetic—Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.

— Lewis Carroll

From Alice in Wonderland. In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland And, Through the Looking Glass (1898), 79.

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The Walrus and the Carpenter
Were walking close at hand:
They wept like anything to see
Such quantities of sand:
“If this were only cleared away,”
They said,“it would be grand!”

— Lewis Carroll

In Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (1872, 1896), 62.

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Then you should say what you mean, the March Hare went on.
I do, Alice hastily replied; “at least I mean what I say, that’s the same thing, you know.”
Not the same thing a bit! said the Hatter. “Why, you might just as well say that “I see what I eat” is the same thing as “I eat what I see!”

— Lewis Carroll

From Alice in Wonderland. In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland And, Through the Looking Glass (1898), 57.

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What I tell you three times is true.

— Lewis Carroll

The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony, in Eight Fits (1876), 3.

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Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might.

— Lewis Carroll

Quoted as Carroll’s “rule of life” in Stuart Dodgson Collingwood, The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (1898), 292.

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When I was reading Mathematics for University honours, I would sometimes, after working a week or two at some new book, and mastering ten or twenty pages, get into a hopeless muddle, and find it just as bad the next morning. My rule was to begin the book again. And perhaps in another fortnight I had come to the old difficulty with impetus enough to get over it. Or perhaps not. I have several books that I have begun over and over again.

— Lewis Carroll

From letter to Edith Rix with hints for studying (about Mar 1885), in Stuart Dodgson Collingwood, The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (1898), 240-241.

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When you have made a thorough and reasonably long effort, to understand a thing, and still feel puzzled by it, stop, you will only hurt yourself by going on. Put it aside till the next morning; and if then you can’t make it out, and have no one to explain it to you, put it aside entirely, and go back to that part of the subject which you do understand.

— Lewis Carroll

From letter to Edith Rix with hints for studying (about Mar 1885), in Stuart Dodgson Collingwood, The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (1898), 240.

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You boil it in sawdust: you salt it in glue:
You condense it with locusts and tape:
Still keeping one principal object in view—
To preserve its symmetrical shape.

— Lewis Carroll

In 'The Beaver’s Lesson', The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits (1876), 56.

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[Alice asks the Cheshire Cat] Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to walk 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 walk,” said the Cat.

— Lewis Carroll

In Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1866), 36.

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“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.”

— Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865, 1869), 145.

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“Can you do Addition?” the White Queen said. “What's one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one?”
“I don't know,” said Alice. “I lost count.”
“She can’t do Addition,” the Red Queen interrupted.

— Lewis Carroll

Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (1871, 1897), 189.

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“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!”

— Lewis Carroll

In Through the Looking Glass: And What Alice Found There (Dec 1871, 1897), 74.

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“Crawling at your feet,” said the Gnat … “you may observe a Bread-and-Butterfly. …”
“And what does it live on?”
“Weak tea with cream in it.”
A new difficulty came into Alice's head. “Supposing it couldn't find any?” she suggested.
“Then it would die, of course.”
“But that must happen very often,” Alice remarked thoughtfully.
“It always happens,” said the Gnat.

— Lewis Carroll

In Through the Looking Glass: And what Alice Found There (1893), 66-67.

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“I see nobody on the road,” said Alice.
“I only wish I had such eyes,” the King remarked in a fretful tone. “To be able to see Nobody! And at that distance too! Why, it’s as much as I can do to see real people, by this light.”

— Lewis Carroll

Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (1871, 1950), 53.

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“Of course they answer to their names?” the Gnat remarked carelessly.
“I never knew then to do it,” [said Alice.]
“What’s the use of them having names,” said the Gnat, “if they won’t answer to them?”
“No use to them,” said Alice; “but it’s useful to the people that name them, I suppose.”

— Lewis Carroll

Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (1871, 1897), 55.

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“She can't do sums a bit!” the Queens said together, with great emphasis.
“Can you do sums?” Alice said, turning suddenly on the White Queen, for she didn't like being found fault with so much.
The Queen gasped and shut her eyes. “I can do Addition, if you give me time-but I can do Subtraction, under any circumstances!”

— Lewis Carroll

Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (1871, 1897), 191.

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Consider these 'Alice in Wonderland' quotes to know more. Right off the bat, Lewis Carroll introduces Alice to his audience as a girl who had a highly imaginative mind, and a love for creativity. The reference of a book.

36 Of My Favorite Alice In Wonderland Quotes

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Written in 1865 by Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland (short for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) is one of the most popular children’s stories, and will belong to many generations to come. (Read more inspiring quotes by popular movie heroes.)

Alice, the main character, is based on a real girl named Alice Liddell, who was one of Carroll’s child-friends. The story is about a girl falling through a rabbit hole and arriving into a fantasy world where she makes friends with some peculiar creatures.

The seven-year-old girl has a lot of imagination and is described as being a bit of a show-off when it comes to her knowledge, and maybe a bit too direct, as she sometimes makes blunt remarks that upset others around her. But some would say Alice is actually very polite and hates the rudeness of others.

Here are 13 Alice in Wonderland quotes that will boost your imagination.

Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.

— The Cheshire Cat

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

— Alice

 

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

— The Duchess

 

Alice: Have i gone mad?
The Mad Hatter: I’m afraid so, but let me tell you something, the best people usually are.

 

Alice: How long is forever?

The White Rabbit: Sometimes, just one second.

 

 

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!

– The Red Queen

 

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

– The Cheshire Cat

 

I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.

– Alice

People might think you’re crazy for what you believe or wear or say, but it doesn’t matter. – The Cheshire Cat

 

I’m not crazy. My reality is just different than yours.

– The Cheshire Cat

 

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: This is impossible.

The Mad Hatter: Only if you believe it is.

 

When you can’t look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark.

— The Mad Hatter

 


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