This is a continuation post of “Alice in Wonderland” Quotes, Part 2, which are quotable quotes and extremely sensible advice from the characters of Alice’s Wonderland and Looking-Glass world. Miss Party wants you to have lots and lots of quotes to work with as you think of clever ways to use them on your Mad Tea table and in the party space, so she expanded the original list into a Part 2 post, and has added a low-key identity-guessing game idea using the quotes.
Use the paper slips in an identity-guessing game. Going around the table(s) and have each guest read their quote and take a turn at guessing the identity of who said it. Some quotes are well-known, others more obscure. A trinket prize could be given for a right answer. If the owner of the quote doesn’t answer correctly, give other guests an opportunity to answer the identity correctly, with a trinket prize awarded.
QUOTES FROM ‘ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND’ AND ‘THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS’:
“I’m late, I’m late, I’m late for a very important date!” ~ the White Rabbit
“We’re painting the roses red!” ~ the Queen of Hearts’ Card Guards
“Be what you would see 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.” ~ the Duchess
“Why is a raven like a writing-desk?” ~ the Mad Hatter
“What happens in Wonderland, stays in Wonderland?” ~ Unknown
“We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” ~ the Cheshire Cat
“open your mouth a little wider when you speak, and always say ‘your Majesty.’” ~ the Red Queen
“Mad as a Hatter” ~ Unknown
“I dare say you never even spoke to Time!” ~ the Mad Hatter
“The March Hare will be much the most interesting, and perhaps as this is May it won’t be raving mad—at least not so mad as it was in March.” ~ Alice
“Tut, tut, child! Everything’s got a moral, if only you can find it.” ~ the Duchess
“It’s the most curious thing I ever saw in all my life!” ~ Alice
“—you know you say things are ‘much of a muchness’—did you ever see such a thing as a drawing of a muchness?” ~ the Dormouse
‘Advice from a Caterpillar’ ~ chapter title
“In most gardens,” the Tiger-lily said, “they make the beds too soft–so that the flowers are always asleep.” ~ Tiger-lily
“Thanks so muchness.” ~ Alice
“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!” ~ From the poem, “Jabberwocky”
“Well! I’ve often seen a cat without a grin, but a grin without a cat!” ~ Alice
“WHO stole the tarts?” ~ The Queen of Hearts
“Being so many sizes in a day is very confusing.” ~ Alice
‘The time has come…to talk of many things: Of shoes–and ships–and sealing wax–of cabbages–and kings” ~ the Walrus reciting the poem, ‘The Walrus and the Carpenter’
If you would like to be transported back through the Looking-glass to Part 1, you need only dream it to be so…
Carroll, Lewis/Tenniel, John, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland/Through the Looking-Glass (The Definitive Illustrated Editions).
London, Macmillian and Co., 1866. Glassman, Peter, afterword copyright, 1992.