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Alice in Wonderland (1915)

Alice in Wonderland (1915) quotes

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View Quote Alice
Why are you paintingthose roses?
Because we planteda white rose tree bymistake and the Queenwill cut off our headsif they are not red.
C.f. "The Queen's Croquet-Ground," ch. 6 of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (London: Macmillan and Co., 1866), p. 114.  Lines altered from the original.
View Quote The Caterpillar
Who are you?
I hardly know, Sir. I knowwho I was, but I think Imust have changed.
The Caterpillar
Explain yourself, Miss,
I cannot explain myself,Sir, because I'm notmyself, you see.
I can't rememberthings as I used.
The Caterpillar
Try repeating"You are old,Father William."
"You are old, father William,"the young man said,"And your hair has becomevery white;And yet you incessantlystand on your head--Do you think, at your age,it is right?" Alice
"You are old," said the youth"as I mentioned before,And have grown mostuncommonly fat;Yet you turned a back-somersault in at the door–Pray, what is thereason of that?" Alice
"You are old," said the youth, "onewould hardly supposeThat your eye was as steady as ever;Yet you balanced an eel on theend of your nose–What made you so awfully clever?" The Caterpillar
You spoke that wrongfrom beginning to end!
The Caterpillar
You didn't speak the verseI like best. It goes like this:In my Youth, saidthe father,I took to the lawAnd argued eachcase with my wife, The Caterpillar
And the muscular strengthWhich it gave to my jawHas lasted the rest of my life." C.f. "Advice from a Caterpillar," ch. 5 of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (London: Macmillan and Co., 1866), pp. 60–67.  Lines altered from the original.
View Quote "That depends onwhere you want to go." Alice
Tell me, please whichway I ought to go.
The Cheshire Cat
That depends onwhere you want to go.
I don't much care.
The Cheshire Cat
Then it doesn't matterwhich way you go.
So long as Iget somewhere.
The Cheshire Cat
You're sure to dothat if you onlywalk long enough.
The Cheshire Cat
What became of the baby?
It turned into a pig.
The Cheshire Cat
I thought it would.
The Cheshire Cat
Did you say pig or fig.
I said pig and I wishyou wouldn't keepappearing and vanishing;you make me giddy. I'mgoing to visit the March Hare.
C.f. "Pig and Pepper," ch. 6 of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (London: Macmillan and Co., 1866), pp. 89–90, 92.  Lines altered from the original.
View Quote "Come on," said the Gryphon.Everybody says "Come on"here, thought Alice. I neverwas so ordered about inall my life.
View Quote And beat him whenher sneezes.
View Quote Beautiful soup so richand green,Waiting in the hot tureen.
View Quote He only does it to annoy,Because he knows it teases.CHOSUS.Wow!      Wow!      Wow!
View Quote Speak roughly to yourlittle boy,
View Quote Who for such daintiesWould not stoop?Soup of the evening,Beautiful soup!
View Quote Off with everybody'shead!
View Quote AliceentersDreamland.
View Quote And as she wandered onAlice thought about otherchildren she knew whomight do very well aspigs, till suddenly shecame upon the CheshireCat.
View Quote And oh! I wish youcould see her after thebirds.
View Quote Birds and Beastsstart to the AnimalConvention.
View Quote But she couldn't getthrough so she cried,and cried, and then---