Mad Hatter Quotes

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Lewis Carroll
“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

Lewis Carroll
“I don't think..." then you shouldn't talk, said the Hatter.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Marissa Meyer
“One to be a murderer. One to be a Martyr. One to be a Monarch. One to go Mad”
Marissa Meyer, Heartless

Tim Burton
“Mad Matter: "Have I gone mad?"
Alice: "I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”
Tim Burton, Alice in Wonderland: Based on the Motion Picture Directed by Tim Burton

Lewis Carroll
“People who don't think shouldn't talk.”
Lewis Carroll

“A dream is not reality, but who's to say which is which?”
Alice Through the Looking Glass

Marissa Meyer
“One to be a murderer, the other to be martyred, One to be a monarch, the other to go mad.”
Marissa Meyer, Heartless

Lewis Carroll
“Take off your hat," the King said to the Hatter.
"It isn't mine," said the Hatter.
"Stolen!" the King exclaimed, turning to the jury, who instantly made a memorandum of the fact.
"I keep them to sell," the Hatter added as an explanation; "I've none of my own. I'm a hatter.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass

Lewis Carroll
“Alice sighed wearily. `I think you might do something better with the time,' she said, `than waste it in asking riddles that have no answers.'

`If you knew Time as well as I do,' said the Hatter, `you wouldn't talk about wasting it. It's him.'

`I don't know what you mean,' said Alice.

`Of course you don't!' the Hatter said, tossing his head contemptuously. `I dare say you never even spoke to Time!'

`Perhaps not,' Alice cautiously replied: `but I know I have to beat time when I learn music.'

`Ah! that accounts for it,' said the Hatter. `He won't stand beating. Now, if you only kept on good terms with him, he'd do almost anything you liked with the clock. For instance, suppose it were nine o'clock in the morning, just time to begin lessons: you'd only have to whisper a hint to Time, and round goes the clock in a twinkling! Half-past one, time for dinner!”
Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll
“You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret all the best people are.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Emory R. Frie
“Time is drowning,
Hearts are burning,
Heads are rolling,
Nothing can save you now,
Tick tock, tick tock;

Creatures talking,
Weak are rising,
White Queen’s nearing,
Nothing can save you now,
Tick tock, tick tock;

Cards are bleeding,
Crowns are sweating,
Tea is spilling,
Nothing can save you now,
Tick tock, tick tock;

Red Queen, here’s your warning,
Wonderland’s raging,
Alice is coming,
Highness, time is drowning,
And nothing can save you now,
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock…”
Emory R. Frie, Wonderland

Michael Buckley
“I'm going to give you a sentence, a full sentence with a noun and a verb and a possible agitate. I don't like all these judges running around with their half baked sentences, thats how you get salmonella poisoning.”
Michael Buckley

Emory R. Frie
“Blood, sweat, and tea, sister! That's what it takes to achieve all great and terrible things.”
Emory R. Frie, Wonderland

Lewis Carroll
“Two days wrong!" sighed the Hatter. "I told you butter wouldn't suit the works!" he added, looking angrily at the March Hare. "It was the best butter," the March Hare meekly replied.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass

Christina Henry
“Just because I’m mad doesn’t mean I’m not right.”
Christina Henry, Alice

Liz Braswell
“Of course you're here, in my- sanctum sanctorum. You always have been. You always will be. You're the Nonsense in my head that mustn't be ignored. You're the piece of me that maddens everyone, my sister the most."
The Hatter gave her a tired smile and said nothing- which might have been the wisest thing he ever said.”
Liz Braswell, Unbirthday

Donna Kauffman
“On closer notice of her apron, he said, "Is that-?"
"The Mad Hatter," she said. "I told you, I have a collection."
"You collect aprons?"
"Since I was little and my mom taught me to bake." When he smiled, she arched a brow. "Some find it charmingly quirky."
"You never wore any to Gateau."
"Shocking, I know. Because I'm certain the staff would have greatly appreciated the humor in them."
His smile twitched wider at that. "You have a point, I suppose. I must say, this dry side of you is surprisingly appealing. What does it say?" He nodded toward her apron front.
She lifted her arms away so he could read the script that accompanied the copy of an original pen and ink art rendering of the Hatter seated at a long table, holding a teacup aloft.
"YOU'RE NEVER TOO OLD TO HAVE A TEA PARTY," he read out loud, then smiled at her. "I rather agree. You make a charming and somewhat more quirky Alice than I'd have expected. I seem to recall Alice spent the better part of her time being irritated and flustered, too. Perhaps if I'd come bearing tea and crumpets, with a bewildered, bespectacled white rabbit clutching a pocketwatch in his paw, you'd have been more willing to give me the time of day.”
Donna Kauffman, Sugar Rush

Emory R. Frie
“The first time I came to Wonderland I was trying to find my sister. The second time, I tried to find myself. This time, I’m going to find Remus. I’m going to get my Hatter.”
Emory R. Frie, Wonderland

Shannon Hale
“Fortune-teller tea. Give it a sip!"
The liquid was pink and smelled of strawberries, but when Maddie drank it, the flavor was deep and a little bitter, followed by a sudden burst of sweetness.
Her father returned. "Well?" he asked.
"It started out as black licorice and then melted into butterscotch," she said.
"Oh, my girl, the tea is telling you that this is the year to keep your ear to the ground and listen for surprises. Change is coming!"
Maddie's stomach was full of thoughts and her head full of butterflies. She checked her watch again.
She couldn't wait for it all to begin.”
Shannon Hale, Once Upon a Time: A Story Collection

Liz Braswell
To wit: mercury is deadly poisonous.
Hatters really were said to have gone mad in the nineteenth century because of exposure to mercury in their hat-making processes: in effect, they suffered long-term mercury poisoning.
You cannot eat the fish from many rivers and lakes of America even today because of the deadly mercury that lies on their muddy bottoms eternally, the result of toxic industrial pollution.
In this book the Hatter drinks mercury.
You, dear reader, cannot.
It will kill you.


L. Braswell

Liz Braswell, Unbirthday