Cheshire Cat Quotes

38 of the best book quotes from Cheshire Cat
  1. #1
    “Visit either you like: they’re both mad.”
  2. #2
    “We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
  3. #3
    “There might be some sense to your knocking,” the Footman went on, without attending to her, “if we had the door between us. For instance, if you were *inside,* you might knock and I could let you out, you know.”
  4. #4
    “How queer everything is to-day! And yesterday things went on just as usual. I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think: *was* I the same when I got up this morning?”
  5. #5
    “Imagination is the only weapon in the war with reality.”
  6. #6
    “You might just as well say,” added the March Hare, “that ‘I like what I get’ is the same thing as ‘I get what I like’!”
    “You might just as well say, ” added the Dormouse, who seemed to be talking in his sleep, “that ‘I breathe when I sleep’ is the same thing as ‘I sleep when I breathe’!”
  7. #7
    “Only a few find the way, some don’t recognize it when they do – some… don’t ever want to.”
  8. #8
    “How do you like the Queen?” said the Cat in a low voice.
    “Not at all,” said Alice: “she’s so extremely—” Just then she noticed that the Queen was close behind her, listening: so she went on “—likely to win, that it’s hardly worth while finishing the game.”
  9. #9
    “I am not crazy; my reality is just different from yours.”
  1. #10
    “Every adventure requires a first step.”
  2. #11
    “How fine you look when dressed in rage. Your enemies are fortunate your condition is not permanent. You’re lucky, too. Red eyes suit so few.”
  3. #12
    “Haste makes waste, so I rarely hurry. But if a ferret were about to dart up my dress, I’d run.”
  4. #13
    “Not all who wander are lost.”
  5. #14
    “Well, some go this way, and some go that way. But as for me, myself, personally, I prefer the short-cut.”
  6. #15
    “When you’ve understood this scripture, throw it away. If you can’t understand this scripture, throw it away. I insist on your freedom.”
  7. #16
    “If you don’t know where you are going any road can take you there.”
  8. #17
    “Can you stand on your head?”
  9. #18
    “The proper order of things is often a mystery to me.”

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  1. #19
    “I went to a hunting party once, I didn’t like it. Terrible people. They all started hunting me!”
  2. #20
    “The uninformed must improve their deficit, or die.”
  3. #21
    “Goodbye, sweet hat.”
  4. #22
    “I never get involved in politics.”
  5. #23
    “No one does [play fair] if they think they can get away with it.”
  6. #24
    “If you’re gonna make it to the top, get a grip on this rock, and get a grip on yourself.”
  7. #25
    “I’m stranger. You’re stranger. Together, we are… strangers.”
  8. #26
    “I could hardly afford to lose my head.”
  9. #27
    “You may have noticed, I’m not all there myself.”
  1. #28
    “And no scheme of ours can raise any sort of smile.”
  2. #29
    “We are all victims in-waiting.”
  3. #30
    “When the day becomes the night and the sky becomes the sea, when the clock strikes heavy and there’s no time for tea; and in our darkest hour, before my final rhyme, she will come back home to Wonderland and turn back the hands of time.”
  4. #31
    “Somehow you strayed and lost your way, and now there’ll be no time to play, no time for joy, no time for friends – not even time to make amends.”
  5. #32
    “Actually, I am right on time.”
  6. #33
    “Never let anyone drive you crazy; it is nearby anyway and the walk is good for you.”
  7. #34
    “I can’t know everything.”
  8. #35
    “It’s always tea time.”
  9. #36
    “Let your need guide your behavior.”
  10. #37
    “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,” said the Cat.
    “I don’t much care where—” said Alice.
    “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
    “—so long as I get somewhere,” Alice added as an explanation.
    “Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”
  11. #38
    “Well! I’ve often seen a cat without a grin,” thought Alice; “but a grin without a cat! It’s the most curious thing I ever saw in all my life!”

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