Top Five… Alice in Wonderland Quotes

One of my favourite ever stories turns 150 years old this year, and to celebrate, I am sharing my Top Five favourite quotes from the book (any excuse to give it another read!) alongside some pictures from one of my (many) copies of the book.


It was all very well to say “Drink me,” but the wise little Alice was not going to do that in a hurry. “No, I’ll look first,” she said, “and see whether it’s marked ‘poison‘ or not.”

– Alice 


(The quote is also the picture. This is one of my favourite poems.)


“I can’t explain myself, I am afraid, sir, because I’m not myself, you see.”

– Alice 


“No wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise” […] “why, if a fish came to me, and told me he was going on a journey, I should say, ‘With what porpoise?'”

– The Mock Turtle  


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

– King of Hearts
I hope people are still reading this book in another 150 years.