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“I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
“But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"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.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
“Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
“Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
“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.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
“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 contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?”
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
“She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).”
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
“Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
“One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.”
Lewis Carroll
“You used to be much more..."muchier." You've lost your muchness.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
“Curiouser and curiouser!”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
“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”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
“I don't think..." then you shouldn't talk, said the Hatter.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
“If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
“I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then”
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
“Alice laughed. 'There's no use trying,' she said. 'One can't believe impossible things.'

I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. 'When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. There goes the shawl again!”
Lewis Carroll
“Why it's simply impassible!
Alice: Why, don't you mean impossible?
Door: No, I do mean impassible. (chuckles) Nothing's impossible!”
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
“Everything is funny, if you can laugh at it.”
Lewis Carroll
“Alice came to a fork in the road. 'Which road do I take?' she asked.
'Where do you want to go?' responded the Cheshire Cat.
'I don't know,' Alice answered.
'Then,' said the Cat, 'it doesn't matter.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
“No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
“If you drink much from a bottle marked 'poison' it is certain to disagree with you sooner or later.”
Lewis Carroll
“Do you know, I always thought unicorns were fabulous monsters, too? I never saw one alive before!"

Well, now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn, "if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland And Through The Looking Glass
“We're all mad here.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
“In a Wonderland they lie, Dreaming as the days go by, Dreaming as the summers die:
Ever drifting down the stream- Lingering in the golden gleam- Life, what is it but a dream?”
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass
“Contrariwise,' continued Tweedledee, 'if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
“have i gone mad?
im afraid so, but let me tell you something, the best people usualy are.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
“I'm not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
“You would have to be half mad to dream me up.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

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