Written in 1865 by Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland (short for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) is one of the most popular children’s stories, and will belong to many generations to come. (Read more inspiring quotes by popular movie heroes.)

Alice, the main character, is based on a real girl named Alice Liddell, who was one of Carroll’s child-friends. The story is about a girl falling through a rabbit hole and arriving into a fantasy world where she makes friends with some peculiar creatures.

The seven-year-old girl has a lot of imagination and is described as being a bit of a show-off when it comes to her knowledge, and maybe a bit too direct, as she sometimes makes blunt remarks that upset others around her. But some would say Alice is actually very polite and hates the rudeness of others.

Here are 13 Alice in Wonderland quotes that will boost your imagination:


Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.

— The Cheshire Cat


Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.

— Alice

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

— The Duchess

Alice: Have i gone mad?
The Mad Hatter: I’m afraid so, but let me tell you something, the best people usually are.

Alice: How long is forever?

The White Rabbit: Sometimes, just one second.

Now, here, you see, 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

If you don’t know where you are going any road can take you there.

– The Cheshire Cat

I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.

– Alice


People might think you’re crazy for what you believe or wear or say, but it doesn’t matter. – The Cheshire Cat

I’m not crazy. My reality is just different than yours.

– The Cheshire Cat

You know what the issue is with this world? Everyone wants some magical solution to their problem and everyone refuses to believe in magic.

— The Mad Hatter

Alice: This is impossible.

The Mad Hatter: Only if you believe it is.


When you can’t look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark.

— The Mad Hatter


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