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Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There Quotes (showing 1-30 of 68)
“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?”
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“Speak in French when you can’t think of the English for a thing--
turn your toes out when you walk---
And remember who you are!”
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“Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!”
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“When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’

’The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’

’The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.”
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“Consider anything, only don’t cry!”
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“Thy loving smile will surely hail
The love-gift of a fairy tale.”
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
“It is a very inconvenient habit of kittens (Alice had once made the remark) that whatever you say to them, they always purr.”
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
“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.”
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
“He said he would come in,' the White Queen went on, `because he was looking for a hippopotamus. Now, as it happened, there wasn't such a thing in the house, that morning.'
Is there generally?' Alice asked in an astonished tone.
Well, only on Thursdays,' said the Queen.”
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
“When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more, nor less.”
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
“Still she haunts me, phantomwise,
Alice moving under skies
Never seen by waking eyes.”
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
“Crawling at your feet,' said the Gnat (Alice drew her feet back in some alarm), `you may observe a Bread-and-Butterfly. Its wings are thin slices of Bread-and-butter, its body is a crust, and its head is a lump of sugar.'

And what does IT live on?'

Weak tea with cream in it.'

A new difficulty came into Alice's head. `Supposing it couldn't find any?' she suggested.

Then it would die, of course.'

But that must happen very often,' Alice remarked thoughtfully.

It always happens,' said the Gnat.”
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“I wish I could manage to be glad!" the Queen said. "Only I never can remember the rule. You must be very happy, living in this wood, and being glad whenever you like!”
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
“One thing was certain, that the white kitten had had nothing to do with it-- it was the black kitten's fault entirely.”
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
“Well, now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn, "if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you.”
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
“Beware the Jabberwock, my son
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!”
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
“And if he left off dreaming about you, where do you suppose you'd be?”
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“In a wonderland they lie, dreaming as the days go by”
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
“One! two! and through and through
The vorpal blade went snickersnack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.”
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
“You couldn't have it if you DID want it.”
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
“Better say nothing at all. Language is worth a thousand pounds a word!”
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
“I said you LOOKED like an egg, Sir. And some eggs are very pretty, you know.”
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
“What do you suppose is the use of a child without any meaning? Even a joke should have some meaning-- and a child's more imporant than a joke, I hope. You couldn't deny that, even if you tried with both hands.”
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“The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday--but never jam to-day.'

'It MUST come sometimes to "jam to-day,"' Alice objected.

'No, it can't,' said the Queen. '
It's jam every OTHER day: to-day isn't any OTHER day, you know.'

'I don't understand you,' said Alice. 'It's dreadfully confusing!'

'That's the effect of living backwards,' the Queen said kindly: 'it always makes one a little giddy at first--'

'Living backwards!' Alice repeated in great astonishment. 'I never heard of such a thing!'

'--but there's one great advantage in it, that one's memory works both ways.'

‘I'm sure MINE only works one way,' Alice remarked. 'I can't remember things before they happen.'

'It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards,' the Queen remarked.”
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“I daresay you haven't had much practice. 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.”
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
“Still she haunts me, phantomwise,
Alice moving under skies
Never seen by waking eyes.”
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
“Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again”
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“It's a large as life and twice as natural”
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
“When I use a word, it means just what i choose it to mean. Neither more nor less.”
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
“Alice had begun with 'Let's pretend we're kings and queens;' and her sister, who liked being exact, had argued that they couldn't, because there were only two of them, and Alice hand been reduced at last to say, 'Well, you can be one of them then, and I'll be the rest.”
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