I said you LOOKED like an egg, Sir. And some eggs are very pretty, you know.
The Caterpillar and Alice looked at each other for some time in silence: at last the Caterpillar took the hookah out of its mouth,
If he smiled much more, the ends of his mouth might meet behind, and then I don't know what would happen to his head! I'm afraid it would come off!
Well that was the silliest tea party I ever went to! I am never going back there again!
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?
I'll try if I know all the things I used to know. Let me see: four times five is twelve, and four times six is thirteen, and four times seven is - oh dear! I shall never get to twenty at that rate!
I'm not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours.
But, said Alice, the the world has absolutely no sens, who's stopping us from inventing one?
How puzzling all these changes are! I'm never sure what I'm going to be, from one minute to another.
If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does.
Once she remembered trying to box her own ears for having cheated herself in a game of croquet she was playing against herself, for this curious child was very fond of pretending to be two people.
If it had grown up, it would have made a dreadfully ugly child; but it makes rather a handsome pig, I think.
One thing was certain, that the white kitten had had nothing to do with it-- it was the black kitten's fault entirely.
So she sat on with closed eyes, and half believed herself in Wonderland, though she knew she had but to open them again, and all would change to dull reality.
In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.
What do you suppose is the use of a child without any meaning? Even a joke should have some meaning-- and a child's more imporant than a joke, I hope. You couldn't deny that, even if you tried with both hands.
My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast as that.
I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then
Who am I then? Tell me that first, and then, if I like being that person, I'll come up; if not, I'll stay down here till I'm someone else.
One, two One, two and through and through The vorpal blade went snicker-snack He left it dead, and with its head He went galumphing back.
''If everybody minded their own business,'' the Duchess said in a hoarse growl, ''the world would go round a deal faster than it does.''
Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
'Can you do addition' the White Queen asked. 'What's one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one' 'I don't know,' said Alice. 'I lost count.'
The sun was shining on the sea, Shining with all his might He did his very best to make The billows smooth and bright - And this was very odd, because it was The middle of the night
Curiouser and curiouser cried Alice.
You may seek it with thimbles - and seek it with care You may hunt it with forks and hope You may threaten its life with a railway-share You may charm it with smiles and soap
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