Alice In Wonderland Quotes Mad Hatter Cheshire Cat Red Queen White Queen Jabberwocky
Alice In Wonderland Quotes Mad Hatter Cheshire Cat Red Queen White Queen Jabberwocky

Alice in Wonderland Quotes

These Top 10 Alice In Wonderland Quotes are from the original Lewis Carroll’s books, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderlandand “Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There”. The quotes are followed by the explanations of the scenes. Enjoy!




This is the most famous Alice in Wonderland quote!

"We're all mad here."
-Cheshire Cat

This quote comes from a conversation between the crazy Cheshire Cat and Alice. The grinning Cheshire Cat is giving directions to Alice and tells what sort of people live in each direction in the woods.

Cheshire Cat


On the second place is quite an odd question by the Mad Hatter.

"Why is a raven like a writing desk?" -The Mad Hatter

Mad HatterAlice is at the March Hare's house and the Mad Hatter is there with Dormouse as well. They are having a tea party. March Hare and Alice get into an argument about Alice's right to join the tea party. Then the Mad Hatter makes Alice even more furious by telling her she needs a haircut. Of course Alice declares that comment to be rude, but the Mad Hatter answers her with this famous riddle.

  At number 3 position is a short and famous exclamation from Alice.

"Curiouser and curiouser." -Alice

AliceAlice eats a cake and expects something peculiar to happen to her. After awhile her neck grows so much that eventually she does not even see her own feet any more.

Alice is so surprised that for a moment she forgets to speak good English.


Number 4 spot is given to a famous quote from the Queen of Hearts.

"Off with her head!" -The Queen of Hearts

Queen of Hearts The Queen of Hearts uses this expression quite often in the story. One time being when Alice meets the Queen for the first time. After Alice has introduced herself, the Queen asks her about the three playing card gardeners lying on the ground. Because Alice does not know them and expresses the fact to the Queen quite casually, the Queen of Hearts gets furious and screams to Alice.


The number 5 quote is from the King of Hearts.

"Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -The King of Hearts

This happens at the hearing in court while the King of Hearts asks the White Rabbit to read a set of verses in a letter, written by the prisoner. White Rabbit does not know where to begin.


Alice meets the hookah smoking Caterpillar who wants to know who Alice is.

“I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid, Sir, because I’m not myself, you see.” -Alice

Alice In WonderlandBut Alice can’t really tell who she is, because she has changed so many times since that morning. The Caterpillar asks her to explain herself. This quote is how Alice answers.


“Twinkle, twinkle, little bat.
How I wonder what you’re at!”

– The Mad Hatter

This is the first part of the song the Mad Hatter had to sing at the concert given by the Queen of Hearts. He recites this to Alice at the famous tea-party.


“It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!”
-The Red Queen

Red QueenAlice and the Red Queen are running in the forest for a long time, but when Alice stops she notices that they are still under the same tree than when they started running. The Red Queen then explains how things work in her kingdom.


Alice is helping the White Queen to straighten her dress and tidy up her hair.

“The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday – but never jam today.” -The White Queen

White QueenWhen Alice mentions that the White Queen should hire a maid, the Queen offers the job to Alice with a salary of two pence a week and jam every other day.

Alice tells that she doesn’t care for jam and in any case she doesn’t want jam today. To this the White Queen claims that she couldn’t have jam today even if she wanted because of this rule.


At number 10 is a famous quote from the White Rabbit. Alice follows the White Rabbit into the rabbit hole and finds herself in a long corridor.

"Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it's getting!" -White Rabbit

Wihte RabbitAlice sees the White Rabbit hurrying down the passage. Alice sprints after him just in time to hear the White Rabbit say this quotation.

This famous quote is actually made even more famous by Disney Films. They adapted the quote into a song by White Rabbit:

"I'm late, I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date!"

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Image credits: Johnny Depp as Mad Hatter, Mia Wasikowska as Alice, Helena Bonham-Carter as Red Queen, Anne Hathaway as White Queen and Cheshire Cat from the Walt Disney movie Alice In Wonderland by Tim Burton. Disney movie images are copyright of the Walt Disney Company and are reproduced without Disney's permission. White Rabbit by Upi Olin. Queen of Hearts by John Tenniel.
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