quote by Truman Capote

She is pure Alice in Wonderland, and her appearance and demeanor are a nicely judged mix of the Red Queen and a Flamingo.

— Truman Capote

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You cannot live your life to please others. The choice must be yours.

If you don't know where you are currently standing, you're dead.

A curse on this game. How can you stick at a game when the rules keep on changing? I shall call myself Alice and play croquet with the flamingos. In Wonderland everyone cheats and love is Wonderland, isn't it?

You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret... All the best people are!

Everybody has won, and all must have prizes.

It takes all the running you can do just to keep in the same place.

The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.

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

It's hard to get lost if you don't know where you're going.

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"!

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?

Alice: This is impossible. The Mad Hatter: Only if you believe it is.

It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.

She [Alice] went on "And how do you know that you're mad?" "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."

"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?

Speak English!' said the Eaglet. 'I don't know the meaning of half those long words, and I don't believe you do either!

Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup!

Why the hell are we conditioned into the smooth strawberry-and-cream Mother-Goose-world, Alice-in-Wonderland fable, only to be broken on the wheel as we grow older and become aware of ourselves as individuals with a dull responsibility in life?

Keep your temper, said the Caterpillar.

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.

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!

'White Rabbit' was mostly done in about two days, the music in about half an hour. The music is a 'Bolero' rip-off and the lyrics a rearrangement of 'Alice in Wonderland.' You take two spectacular hits and throw them together, and it's hard to miss.

Will you, won't you, will you, won't you, will you join the dance?

There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger! Some say to survive it: You need to be as mad as a hatter. Which luckily I am.

Men choose Hamlet because every man sees himself as a disinherited monarch.

Women choose Alice [in Wonderland] because every woman sees herself as the only reasonable creature among crazy people who think they are disinherited monarchs.

That's a waste of time. If you really understand Zen... you can use any book. You could use the Bible. You could use Alice in Wonderland. You could use the dictionary, because... the sound of the rain needs no translation.

We're not in Wonderland anymore Alice.

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.

You used to be much more..."muchier." You've lost your muchness.

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