Famous Cheshire Cat quotes from Lewis Carroll’s classic story, the 1951 Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, and Tim Burton’s 2010 movie adaptation.
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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, 1865
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where—” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
“—so long as I get somewhere,” Alice added as an explanation.
“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”
“I don’t like the looks of it at all,” said the King: “however, it may kiss my hand, if it likes.”
“I’d rather not,” the Cat remarked.
The Cheshire Cat Quotes From Alice in Wonderland, 1951
“You may have noticed that I’m not all there myself.”
“Some go this way. Some go that way. But as for me, myself, personally, I prefer the short cut.”
Alice in Wonderland, 2010
Cheshire Cat: (suddenly appearing)
(notices the marks on Alice’s arm)
Cheshire Cat: It looks like you ran afoul of something with wicked claws.
Alice Kingsley: (to herself) I’ve never stopped dreaming.
Cheshire Cat: What did that to you?
Alice Kingsley: Bander who… the bander…
Cheshire Cat: The Bandersnatch?
(suddenly appears behind Alice, she turns to face him)
Cheshire Cat: Well, I’d better have a look.
Alice Kingsley: What are you doing?
Cheshire Cat: It needs to be purified by someone with evaporating skills, or it will fester and putrefy.
Alice Kingsley: I’d rather you didn’t. I’ll be fine as soon as I wake up.
Cheshire Cat: At least let me bind it for you?
(Alice holds out her arm and he wraps the wound with a piece of cloth)
Cheshire Cat: What do you call yourself?
Alice Kingsley: Alice.
Cheshire Cat: The Alice?
Alice Kingsley: There’s been some debate about that.
Cheshire Cat: I never get involved in politics.
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