These Alice in Wonderland quotes are just what you need. Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece can help you through troubled times while giving you a sense of whimsical encouragement.

I love quotes. Positive statements have the power to reach you when other things may not work.

To add a bit of magic to your life, these Alice in Wonderland quotes reach out and touch your innermost being.

They will also reveal some deep truths about life and will give you great contemplation.

“I’m not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different than yours.”

-The Cheshire Cat

It’s much better to think of yourself as a unique individual than to feel bad about the odd things that you do. The Cheshire Cat taught us how to appreciate our differences with quotes from Alice in Wonderland.

“If you believe in me, I’ll believe in you. Is that a bargain?”

-The Unicorn

It’s the trust that we have in each other which can be simple. All it takes is humanity and mutual kindness in order to live in peace.

“I don’t see how he can ever finish if he doesn’t begin.”

-Chapter 9, The Mock Turtles Story

This quote from Alice in Wonderland shows us the importance of motivation and strength. Basically, you cannot succeed without giving it a shot. This is an encouraging quote that reveals a simple but eye-opening truth.

“It’s no use going back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”

-Alice in Wonderland

This one is a testament to how we shouldn’t live in the past. We really are different people from one day to the next. We should accept and enjoy this fact.

“ I am under no obligation to make sense to you.”

-Mad Hatter

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Of all the Alice in Wonderland quotes, this one speaks to me the most. I have often wondered what people thought of me, and I worried about how to change. Then I realized that it wasn’t my responsibility to be who they wanted. In fact, it doesn’t matter if my personality makes any sense at all.

“Why sometimes I’ve believed as many as 6 impossible things before breakfast”

-The White Queen, Through the Looking-Glass

Maybe we do not all possess such great imaginations, but many of us do. Yes, it’s it possible to wake up and fall into dreamland, thinking of the impossible for a while.

“I’m not crazy. My reality is much different than yours”

-Cheshire Cat

Don’t you hate it when people call you crazy? I know I do. But remember this, you are just as normal as the one who calls you crazy. We all have our own ways of living and being happy.

“The best way to explain it is to do it”

-The Dodos

Yes! Instead of taking many words and repeating directions, just do what needs to be done. Actions are more powerful than words, after all.

“This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, `I–I hardly know, sir, just at present– at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then. […] How puzzling all these changes are! I’m never sure what I’m going to be, from one moment to the next.”



Changes come, and we just have to face that. Sometimes changes make no sense at all, but again, we have to accept that.

Changes also make it hard for us to understand exactly who we are. I think we must hold on to at least one constant to appreciate these changes… then let all the others continually evolve us.

“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality”

-The Mad Hatter

Oh, how profound this quote from Alice in Wonderland seems to be. It’s simple and yet, it says so much in how to deal with life and its problems. Reality is harsh, but imagination takes us away for a while. What a powerful weapon indeed.

“Forgetting pain is convenient. Remembering it, agonizing. But recovering the truth is worth the suffering.”

-Cheshire Cat

Pain is a strange thing, an oddity. It makes us numb when we push it back, it tears us apart when we think about it, but when we tell the truth, it is worth every ounce of pain. Then we are released and unburdened.

“We’re all mad here. I’m mad and you’re mad”

-Cheshire Cat

It is true, there is a little bit of lunacy in all of us. I think we should embrace all our precious oddities and use them for good.

“Begin at the beginning, the King said, very gravely, and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”

-The King

This simple statement from Alice in Wonderland tells us the obvious. The quote wants us to start now and when we can do no more, then we stop the pursuit… whatever that may be.

“Everything’s got a moral if only you can find it.”

-The Duchess

No matter how bad it seems, there’s a moral to the story. There’s a reason, a cause, and a great revelation. Just open your eyes and your mind to see it.

Alice in Wonderland: a unique inspiration

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You may think that Alice in Wonderland is a strange little story, but if you look a bit closer, you will notice great wisdom. Magical creatures like the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, the March Hare, and the Mad Hatter are just a few of the quirky but sage companions during Alice’s adventure.

I know I’ve learned a few things from these Alice in Wonderland quotes and the other magical lessons from enjoying the story. So, what are your favorite quotes from the great story of Alice in Wonderland? Feel free to share them here!


Sherrie Hurd, A.A.

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    Jason Selph

    Outstanding effort, Sherrie! Continue mining for wisdom and giving life to those renegade thoughts! I’ll be back for more.

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    Amazing how we find words of wisdom in today’s world when everything is taken at face value.Thank you a good eye opener Sherri

    1. Sherrie

      Yes, these quotes and others like them bring light to some of my darkest days.

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    I agree with your two favorites. Also, what a great name for a magical & thoughtful place – Wonderland.

    1. Sherrie

      I love all these, and I loved reading Dr. Seuss as a child too.

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    Judy Parker

    awesome insights…thanks for sharing

    1. Sherrie Hurd, A.A.
      Sherrie Hurd, A.A.

      And thank you for reading, Judy

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