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ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

by: Lewis Carroll


After a fall such as this, I shall think nothing of tumbling downstairs!

--Chapter 1

If you drink much from a bottle marked 'poison' it is almost certain to disagree with you, sooner or later.

--Chapter 1

She tried to fancy what the flame of a candle is like after the candle is blown out, for she could not remember ever having seen such a thing.

--Chapter 1

How queer everything is today! 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? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is, Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle!

--Chapter 2

“Come, there’s no use in crying like that!” said Alice to herself rather sharply. “I advise you to leave off this minute!” She generally gave herself good advice (though she very seldom followed it).

--Chapter 2

Curiouser and curiouser!

--Chapter 2

How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!

--Chapter 2

It was much pleasanter at home, when one wasn't always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and rabbits.

--Chapter 4

I almost wish I hadn't gone down that rabbit-hole--and yet--and yet--it's rather curious, you know, this sort of life!

--Chapter 4

If it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic.

--Chapter 4

When I used to read fairy tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one! There ought to be a book written about me, that there ought!

--Chapter 4

'I can't explain myself, I'm afraid, sir,' said Alice, 'Because I'm not myself you see.'

--Chapter 5

'But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.

'Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: 'we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.'

'How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.

'You must be' said the Cat 'or you wouldn't have come here.'

--Chapter 6

If everybody minded their own business ... the world would go round a deal faster than it does.

--Chapter 6

Well! I've often seen a cat without a grin ... but a grin without a cat! It's the most curious thing I ever saw in all my life!

--Chapter 6

The Queen had one way of settling all difficulties, great or small. “Off with his head!” she said without even looking around.

--Chapter 8

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.

--Chapter 9

Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise.

--Chapter 9

That’s the reason they’re called lessons ... because they lessen from day to day.

--Chapter 9

No wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise.

--Chapter 10

It's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.

--Chapter 10

The adventures first ... explanations take such a dreadful time.

--Chapter 10

Sentence first, verdict afterwards.

--Chapter 12

Begin at the beginning ... and go on till you come to the end: then stop.

--Chapter 12

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