If you don't know where you are currently standing, you're dead.— Samuel Beckett
Contentment Alice Adventures In Wonderland quotations
You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret... All the best people are!
It takes all the running you can do just to keep in the same place.
Everybody has won, and all must have prizes.
Yes, that's it! Said the Hatter with a sigh, it's always tea time.
I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then
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"!
It's hard to get lost if you don't know where you're going.
Alice: "How long is forever?" White Rabbit: "Sometimes, just one second."
If you don t know where you are, a map won't help.
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?
"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."
Why is a raven like a writing desk?
One can't believe impossible things.
Speak English!' said the Eaglet. 'I don't know the meaning of half those long words, and I don't believe you do either!
If everybody minded their own business... the world would go round a deal faster than it does.
No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.
Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup!
Keep your temper, said the Caterpillar.
How doth the little crocodile Improve his shining tail, And pour the waters of the Nile On every golden scale! How cheerfully he seems to grin, How neatly he spreads his claws, And welcomes little fishes in, With gently smiling jaws!
Will you, won't you, will you, won't you, will you join the dance?
I can't explain myself, I'm afraid, sir,' said Alice, 'Because I'm not myself you see.
I don't think..." then you shouldn't talk, said the Hatter.
She tried to fancy what the flame of a candle is like after the candle is blown out, for she could not remember ever having seen such a thing.
Why, you might just as well say that, I see what I eat, is the same as, I eat what I see.
'Have some wine,' the March Hare said in an encouraging tone.
Alice looked around 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.
...those serpents! There's no pleasing them!
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.
Who ARE You?" 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.
"Well, I never heard it before," said the Mock Turtle; "but it sounds uncommon nonsense."
Reeling and Writhing of course, to begin with,' the Mock Turtle replied, 'and the different branches of arithmetic-ambition, distraction, uglification, and derision.
I think I should understand that better, if I had it written down: but I can't quite follow it as you say it.
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
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 my life!
Will you walk a little faster? said a whiting to a snail, "There's a porpoise close behind us, and he's treading on my tail! See how eagerly the lobsters and the turtles all advance: They are waiting on the shingle--will you come and join the dance?