Alice in Wonderland

Image by

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - is and will always remain one of my favourite books. I love how the story plays with logic and how it is one of the best examples of literary nonsense. This book is brilliant because it is full of puns, riddles, play upon words, anagrams, which can't be discovered all at once so the book can be read over and over again and will still be fascinating.

Image by Kari Miaki

Some of my favourite quotes from 'Alice':

"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?" - Alice

"No wonder you're late. Why, this watch is exactly two days slow." - Mad Hatter

Doorknob: "Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction."

"Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it." - The Duchess

"Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop." - The King

"Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe."

"Well, I never heard it before, but it sounds uncommon nonsense." - The Mock Turtle

"We're all mad here." - The Cheshire Cat

Image by Kari Miaki


Missy said...

i love Alice!

For all things fashion:

Sher said...

I remember watching Alice in Wonderland as a lil kid over and over again! It's so magical, can't wait for the movie to come out!!

Happy Sunday:)

Diana said...

Such a great quote. This books is fantastic for all ages!

Diatton said...

A lot of memories Olga, a lot of memories...

trishiekoh said...

I really love the Alice books too. I recently re-read them and discovered many riddles and jokes that I never noticed before as a child...pretty amazing!

hollie said...

I recently read Alice again because it was a free download on my iphone. xx

yoli said...

I love this book...

Viagens pelo Mundo said...

Wouldn’t we all like to escape, at least for once, to a magic world, through a secret passage and live among innocence and beauty? I guess we all search, in a way, for that passage in our lives. Isn’t what we all long for? Beauty, happiness, nice dreams, better realities. It’s not necessary to be a dreamer, like I am, to wish all these things. I’m not different from anyone else. Maybe the only difference is that I’m not afraid to express what’s going on my soul. Maybe others feel that by expressing emotions they are exposing theirs weaknesses. I think exactly the opposite. The funniest of all this is that I feel quite comfortable for being so, and then, I always have that boring rational part of my brain that many time shows up in order to balance everything. My usual caring hugs to you Olga. Love you, TI