The Most Quotable Sayings From Alice in Wonderland

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:

Alice speaking in Alice in Wonderland.

“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.”

“Oh, dear.”


The Mad Hatter
The Mad Hatter at the tea party in Alice in Wonderland.

“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
The March Hare in Alice in Wonderland.

“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
Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland.

“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
The Cheshire Cat in Alice smiling and sitting in a tree in Wonderland.

“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
Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum in Alice in Wonderland.

“The oysters were curious too, weren’t they?”
“Aye, and you remember what happened to them.”

“That’s logic!”

“If you stay long enough, we might have a battle!”


The White Rabbit
The White Rabbit running in Alice in Wonderland.

“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!”


The Caterpillar
The Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland.

“Who. Are. You?”


The Doorknob
The Doorknob in Alice in Wonderland.

“Nothing’s impossible!”

“Come, come now. Crying won’t help.”


The Flowers
Rose talking to Alice in Alice in Wonderland.

“I think she’s pretty.”
“Quiet, Bud.” –Rose and Rosebud

“To put it bluntly, a weed.” –Iris

Do you have a favorite Alice in Wonderland quote? Let us know in the comments!

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