When you read Alice in Wonderland, you will find yourself trying to make sense of an illogical story. Alice, the key character, also experiences similar frustrations. But in the end, she emerges wiser with the learning involved in each situation. Everyone faces absurd choices in life. If you shrug off these choices as anomalies to your perfect life, you gain nothing. But if you try to learn from these absurdities, you will gain a lot of wisdom.
Alice and the Cat: Quotes: Alice in Wonderland Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? The Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to Alice: I don’t much care where. The Cat: Then it doesn’t much matter which way you go. Alice: …so long as I get somewhere. The Cat: Oh, you’re sure to do that, if only you walk long enough.
Alice and March Hare: Quotes: Alice in Wonderland March Hare: …Then you should say what you mean. Alice: I do; at least – at least I mean what I say — that’s the same thing, you know. Hatter: Not the same thing a bit! Why, you might just as well say that, ‘I see what I eat’ is the same as ‘I eat what I see’! March Hare: You might just as well say, that “I like what I get” is the same thing as “I get what I like”! The Dormouse: You might just as well say, that “I breathe when I sleep” is the same thing as “I sleep when I breathe”!
The Duchess and Alice: Quotes: Alice in Wonderland The Duchess: You’re thinking about something, my dear, and that makes you forget to talk. I can’t tell you just now what the moral of that is, but I shall remember it in a bit. Alice: Perhaps it hasn’t one. The Duchess: Tut, tut, child! Everything’s got a moral, if only you can find it.
The Duchess and Alice: Quotes: Alice in Wonderland The Duchess: Be what you would seem to be — or, if you’d like it put more simply — 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. Alice: I think I should understand that better, if I had it written down: but I can’t quite follow it as you say it.
Alice and the Duchess: Quotes: Alice in Wonderland Alice: I didn’t know that Cheshire cats always grinned; in fact, I didn’t know that cats could grin. The Duchess: You don’t know much; and that’s a fact.