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Alice in Wonderland Quotes

6th July 2018

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Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll was written in 1865, some 152 years ago and yet still remains a classic children's tale. Today, quotes from the book are almost as famous as the tale itself. Ordinarily, I squirm a little when people recommend 'classic' books instead of some of the brilliant contemporary books available to children. Not that I think that classic books don't deserve reading, just that sometimes we default to tales we enjoyed from our childhood, simply because we have no knowledge of more recently published titles. But Alice in Wonderland (and its sequel, Alice through the Looking Glass) have been enjoyed by generation after generation, and deservedly so. They are gripping, witty and thoughtful books and the quotes are worth pondering over. 

Here are some of our favourite quotes and Alice in Wonderland books:

1. “It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” 

Alice, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

2. “Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.” 

Alice, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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

The Duchess, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

4. “Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” 

The White Queen, Alice Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll

5. “I don't think..." then you shouldn't talk, said the Hatter.” 

Alice and the Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

6. “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?" "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to." "I don't much care where –" "Then it doesn't matter which way you go.” 

Alice and The Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

7. “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” “How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice. “You must be,” said the Cat, or you wouldn’t have come here.”

Alice and The Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

8. “Begin at the beginning”, the King said gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”

The King, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

9. “Off with her head”

The Queen of Hearts, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

10. “Curiouser and curiouser!” 

Alice, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

If you have enjoyed these Alice in Wonderland quotes, check out our Peter Pan Quotes and Harry Potter Quotes too!

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and illustrated by Alison Jay

This has the complete, unabridged text from Lewis Carroll and glowing full-colour illustrations from Alison Jay - a gorgeous gift edition for ages 6+

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One White Rabbit: A Counting Book

This sturdy board book is a delightful introduction to numbers and counting using characters and objects from Lewis Carroll's iconic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. 

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A Is for Alice: An Alphabet Book

A is for Alice: An Alphabet Book is a delightful introduction to the alphabet, using characters and objects from Lewis Carroll's iconic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. It's a sturdy A-Z board book with traditional colour illustrations by Sir John Tenniel  

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