With a setting like Wonderland, it’s really no surprise the quotes from Alice in Wonderland are memorable, thought-provoking, and always a little quirky. Since we first saw the 1951 Walt Disney adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic story, we’ve fallen down the rabbit hole of mindful Alice in Wonderland sayings again and again. So without further ado, the time has come to take a look at some of the most quotable statements from Alice, the Red Queen, the Mad Hatter, and more:
“I’m sorry, but how can one possibly pay attention to a book with no pictures in it?”
“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense.”
“Curiouser and curiouser!”
“I was just giving myself some good advice.”
“Oh dear, I do wish I hadn’t cried so much.”
“I wonder which way I ought to go.”
“Well, I’ve had enough nonsense. I’m going home!”
“Three inches is such a wretched height.”
“When I get home I shall write a book about this place.”
“It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.”
“But that’s just the trouble with me. I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it.”
"This is an unbirthday party!"
"What a small world this is!"
"Oh, what a delightful child!"
"We never get compliments, you must have a cup of tea!"
“I shall elucidate.”
The March Hare
"Ah, but that's the point! If you don't think, you shouldn't talk!"
"I have an excellent idea! Let's change the subject."
"How about a nice cup of tea?"
"Ah, but it's very rude to sit down without being invited!"
“She doesn’t know what an unbirthday is!”
The Queen of Hearts
"Who's been painting my roses red?"
"That's enough! Off with their heads!"
"Curtsey while you're thinking. It saves time."
The Cheshire Cat
"Most everyone's mad here."
"You may have noticed that I'm not all there myself."
"Some go this way. Some go that way. But as for me, myself, personally, I prefer the short cut."
Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum
"The oysters were curious too, weren't they?"
"Aye, and you remember what happened to them."
"If you stay long enough, we might have a battle!"
The White Rabbit
"Oh my fur and whiskers! I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!"
"I'm late, I'm late! For a very important date! No time to say 'hello, goodbye,' I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!"
"Who. Are. You?"
"Come, come now. Crying won't help."
“I think she's pretty.”
“Quiet, Bud.” –Rose and Rosebud
"To put it bluntly, a weed." –Iris
Don't be late. Make a very important date to discover more quirky quotes in the animated classic Alice in Wonderland, streaming now on Disney+.