Cheshire Cat Quotes

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Lewis Carroll
“And how do you know that you're mad? "To begin with," said the Cat, "a dog's not mad. You grant that?" I suppose so, said Alice. "Well then," the Cat went on, "you see a dog growls when it's angry, and wags it's tail when it's pleased. Now I growl when I'm pleased, and wag my tail when I'm angry. Therefore I'm mad.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass

Lewis Carroll
“Alice asked the Cheshire Cat, who was sitting in a tree, “What road do I take?”

The cat asked, “Where do you want to go?”

“I don’t know,” Alice answered.

“Then,” said the cat, “it really doesn’t matter, does it?”
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

Lewis Carroll
“Oh, you can't help that,' said the cat. 'We're all mad here.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

“We're all mad here.”
Cheshire Cat

Jack Kerouac
“When you've understood this scripture, throw it away. If you can't understand this scripture, throw it away. I insist on your freedom.”
Jack Kerouac, The Scripture of the Golden Eternity

Lewis Carroll
“Alice didn't think that proved it at all; however, she went on: 'And how do you know that you're mad?'
'To begin with,' said the Cat, 'a dog's not mad. You grant that?'
'I suppose so,' said Alice.
'Well then,' the Cat went on, 'you see, a dog growls when it's angry, and wags its tail when it's pleased. Now I growl when I'm pleased, and wag my tail when I'm angry. Therefore I'm mad.'
'I call it purring, not growling,' said Alice.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll
“I'm not crazy, my reality is just different than yours”
Alice In Wonderland

Lewis Carroll
“I don't like the looks of it,' said the King: 'however, it may kis my hand, if it likes.'
'I'd rather not,' the Cat remarked.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass

Lewis Carroll
“If you don't know where you want to go, then it doesn't matter which path you take.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Julian Huxley
“Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler, but the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire Cat.”
Julian Huxley, Religion Without Revelation

Marissa Meyer
“Besides, if you ever did eat some bad food, I could still find a use for you. I've always wanted a cat-drawn carriage."
Cheshire opened one eye, his pupil slitted and unamused.
"I would dangle balls of yarn and fish bones out in front to keep you moving."
He stopped purring long enough to say, "You are not as cute as you think you are, Lady Pinkerton.”
Marissa Meyer, Heartless

“You just go where your high-top sneakers sneak, and don't forget to use your head.”
Cheshire Cat

Lewis Carroll
“I'm not crazy. My reality is just different than yours.

~ Cheshire Cat”
Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll
“,"I am not crazy, my reality is just different from yours."-Cheshire Cat”
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass: With an Excerpt from the Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll
“Alice asked the Cheshire Cat, who was sitting in a tree, “What road do I take?” The cat asked, “Where do you want to go?” “I don’t know,” Alice answered. “Then,” said the cat, “it really doesn’t matter, does it?”
Lewis Carroll

Erin  Bedford
“A rose is still a rose, even hidden under different petals.”
Erin R. Bedford

“I do love irony. It’s so…complicated and coincidental.”
Cassandra Kemper, The Madder Woman

Erin  Bedford
“Goes to show you can’t judge a fish by the hook in it’s mouth.”
Erin R. Bedford

Lewis Carroll
“Alice asked the Cheshire Cat who was sitting in a tree "What road do I take?"

The cat asked, "Where do you want to go?"

"I don't know " answered Alice.

"Then, said the cat, it really doesn't matter, does it?”
Lewis Carroll

Liz Braswell
“Hands she has but does not hold; teeth she has but does not bite; feet she has but they are cold; eyes she has but without sight”
Liz Braswell, Unbirthday

Liz Braswell
“Save their world. But... come back to mine."
"That's rather forward of you, Mr. Cat."
He grinned. But it wasn't just like the Cheshire Cat's smile. There was warmth in it, and even love.
"I'm not the single young lady who goes knocking on strange barristers' doors," he pointed out.
"Hmmph," Alice said, sniffing. "Excellent point.”
Liz Braswell, Unbirthday

Joanne Ganci
“One is always on time if time doesn't matter to them, little mouse”
Joanne Ganci, Blue in Wonderland

Emory R. Frie
“Never back, never back!... People don’t like going back, even if they must. I don’t like going back! And I’m not people! But I look back, sometimes, every so often, just to make sure I’m not leaving anything important behind. Like my tail! I can never be sure when I leave my tail behind me by mistake.”
Emory R. Frie, Wonderland

Kris Kidd
“Nighttime’s a game
And I know how to win.
All it takes is a wink
And my sad Cheshire grin.”
Kris Kidd

Charles Seife
“Particles are constantly winking in and out of existence, like tiny Cheshire cats.”
Charles Seife, Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea

Elizabeth von Arnim
“Put out? My dear Gertrud, I have been thinking of very serious things. You cannot expect me to frolic along paths of thought that lead to mighty and unpleasant truths. Why should I always smile? I am not a Cheshire cat.’

‘I trust the gracious one will come in now and enter her bed,’ said Gertrud decidedly, who had never heard of Cheshire cats, and was sure that the mention of them indicated a brain in need of repose.”
Elizabeth von Arnim, The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen