Alice in Wonderland Quotes
Quote 1: "'what is the use of a book,' thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversations?'" Chapter 1, pg. 1
Quote 2: "'Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it's getting!'" Chapter 1, pg. 3
Quote 3: "'Curiouser and curiouser!'" Chapter 2, pg. 7
Quote 4: "'I wonder if I've been changed in the night? Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is 'Who in the world am I?' Ah, that's the great puzzle!'" Chapter 2, pg. 8
Quote 5: "'How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale! . . .'" Chapter 2, pg. 9
Quote 6: "'Speak English!' said the Eaglet. 'I don't know the meaning of half those long words, and I don't believe you do either!'" Chapter 3, pg. 14
Quote 7: "'I can't explain myself, I'm afraid, Sir,' said Alice, 'because I'm not myself you see.'" Chapter 5, pg. 28
Quote 8: "'You are old, Father William,' the young man said,
'And your hair has become very white;
And yet you incessantly stand on your head--
Do you think, at your age, it is right?'
"'In my youth," said his father, 'I took to the law,
And argued each case with my wife;
And the muscular strength which it gave to my jaw,
Has lasted the rest of my life.'
"'I have answered three question, and that is enough,'
Said his father, 'Don't give yourself airs!
Do you think I can listen all day to such stuff?
Be off, or I'll kick you down-stairs!'" Chapter 5, pp. 29-32, stanzas 1, 6, and 8
Quote 9: "...those serpents! There's no pleasing them!" Chapter 5, pg. 34
Quote 10: "'If everybody minded their own business,' the Duchess said, in a hoarse growl, 'the world would go around a great deal faster than it does.'" Chapter 6, pg. 39
Quote 11: "'If it had grown up,' she said to herself, 'it would have made a dreadfully ugly child; but it makes rather a handsome pig, I think.'" Chapter 6, pg. 41
Quote 12: "'we're all mad here'" Chapter 6, pg. 41
Quote 13: "'Why is a raven like a writing desk?'" Chapter 7, pg. 44
Quote 14: "'Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!/How I wonder what you're at.'" Chapter 7, pg. 47
Quote 15: "'I've had nothing yet,' Alice replied in an offended tone, 'so I can't take more.'
"'You mean you ca'n't take less,' said the Hatter, 'it's very easy to take more than nothing.' Chapter 7, pg. 48
Quote 16: "'Off with her head!'" Chapter 8, pg. 54
Quote 17: "'Perhaps it hasn't one,' Alice ventured to remark.
"'Tut, tut, child!' said the Duchess. 'Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.' Chapter 9, pg. 59
Quote 18: "'Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of themselves.'" Chapter 9, pg. 60
Quote 19: "'We called him Tortoise because he taught us.'" Chapter 9, pg. 63
Quote 20: "'Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with,' the Mock Turtle replied; 'and then the different branches of arithmetic--Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.'" Chapter 9, pg. 65
Quote 21: "'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?
Will you, won't you, will you, won't you, will you join the dance?'" Chapter 10, pp. 67-8
Quote 22: "''Tis the voice of the Lobster: I heard him declare
"You have baked me to brown, I must sugar my hair."'" Chapter 10, pg. 70
Quote 23: "'Well, I never heard it before,' said the Mock Turtle; 'but it sounds uncommon nonsense.'" Chapter 10, pg. 70
Quote 24: "'Soup of the evening, beautiful soup!'" Chapter 10, pg. 72
Quote 25: "'Begin at the beginning,' the King said, very gravely, 'and go on till you come to the end: then stop.'" Chapter 12, pg. 81
Quote 26: "'I don't believe there's an atom of meaning in it.'" Chapter 12, pg. 82
Quote 27: "'Sentence first--verdict afterwards.'" Chapter 12, pg. 83
Quote 28: "'You're nothing but a pack of cards!'" Chapter 12, pg. 83