Top 40 Best Alice In Wonderland Cheshire Cat Quotes

The Cheshire Cat is one of the most iconic characters in Alice In Wonderland.
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The Cheshire Cat is famously known for its mischievous grin from the popular book, turned film 'Alice In Wonderland' written by Lewis Carroll.

He is a shapeshifting cat that appears and disappears out of thin air in a distorted reality, all while having a wide, slightly creepy smile on its face. In both the book and the film, he is known for having interesting, yet sometimes confusing conversations with the main character, Alice.

In the book, Alice, after following the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole, goes through a series of unusual events with some very bizarre characters. The Cheshire Cat, throughout the story, helps Alice find her way to the March Hare, then the Mad Hatter's tea party, and then to the Queen of Hearts which eventually leads her to wake up from her dream. In certain contexts, it appears that all creatures residing inside Wonderland fear the Cheshire Cat in some way. Mostly, owing to the fact that the Cheshire Cat is the most crazy of them all.

He has a clever personality in the book, and is often seen helping Alice through her adventures. Although, sometimes he is also known to amuse himself by putting her in trouble. The Cheshire Cat in 'Alice In Wonderland' is most famous for his Cheshire Cat smile. His wide, eerie smile is what gives him the name Cheshire Cat. He is so well known for this that the term "to grin like a Cheshire Cat" has now even become a way to describe someone who is smiling widely. He says many meaningful lines throughout the book, such as his observation that, "only a few find the way, some don’t recognize it when they do, some… don't ever want to", interesting right?

Here are 40 of the best Cheshire Cat quotes from the book 'Alice In Wonderland'. If you enjoy a Cheshire Cat quote from the list below, you'll definitely love our collections of 'Alice In Wonderland' quotes and 80's movie quotes too.

Famous Cheshire Cat Quotes You'll Love

These famous book quotes from 'Alice In Wonderland' by the Cheshire Cat show how witty the cat is throughout his conversations with Alice and other characters.

1. "If we had the door between us. For instance, if you were inside, you might knock and I could let you out, you know."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

2. "'In that direction... lives a Hatter, and in that direction... lives a March Hare. Visit either you like: they’re both mad."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

3. "I am not crazy; my reality is just different from yours."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

4. "Haste makes waste, so I rarely hurry. But if a ferret were about to dart up my dress, I’d run."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

5. "I’m a stranger. You’re a stranger. Together, we are… strangers."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

6. "All this talk of blood and slaying has put me off my tea."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

7. "Cheshire Cat: Oh, you can’t help that, we’re all mad here. I'm mad. You’re mad.

Alice: How do you know I’m mad?

The Cheshire Cat: You must be or you wouldn't have come here."

- 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

8. "Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?

The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.

Alice: I don't much care where.

The Cheshire Cat: Then it doesn't much matter which way you go."

- 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

9.  "Alice: And how do you know that you’re mad?

The Cheshire Cat: To begin with a dog's not mad. You grant that?

Alice: I suppose so.

The Cheshire Cat: Well then, you see a dog growls when it’s angry, and wags its tail when it's pleased. Now I growl when I'm pleased, and wag my tail when I'm angry. Therefore I'm mad."

- 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

10. "Somehow you strayed and lost your way, and now there’ll be no time to play, no time for joy, no time for friends – not even time to make amends."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

Wise Quotes By The Cheshire Cat From 'Alice In Wonderland'

The Cheshire Cat, although being portrayed as mad, does show quite a bit of intelligence from the way he speaks. These quotes from the Cheshire Cat will show his wisdom.

11. "This way? That way? Does it matter? "

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

12. "Imagination is the only weapon in the war with reality."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

13. "Every adventure requires a first step."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

14. "How do you run from what is inside your head?"

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

15. "I knew who I was this morning, but I have changed a few times since then."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

16. "Not all who wander are lost."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

17. "A rose is still a rose, even hidden under different petals."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

18. "Only the insane equate pain with success."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

19. "When you’ve understood this scripture, throw it away. If you can’t understand this scripture, throw it away. I insist on your freedom."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

20. "If you’re gonna make it to the top, get a grip on this rock, and get a grip on yourself."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

Well Known Cheshire Cat 'Alice In Wonderland' Quotes

Here are some well known Cheshire Cat quotes from 'Alice In Wonderland'.

21. "The uninformed must improve their deficit, or die."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

22. "Left, right, up, down! All mixed up thanks to the shadows! Step deeper into the forest to the deserted garden. You might find shadows in the upside-down room!"

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

23. "Puurrfect. When you’re not on edge, you’re taking up too much space."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

24. "A secret is only a secret when it is unspoken to another."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

25. "You may have noticed, I’m not all there myself."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

26. "Oh, you can’t help that. Most everyone’s mad here."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

27. "You haven’t? Oh, but you must."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

28. "Can you stand on your head?"

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

29. "The Cheshire Cat: By the way, if you’d like to know, he went that way.

Alice: Who?

The Cheshire Cat: The White Rabbit.

Alice: He did?

The Cheshire Cat: Who did?"

- 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

30."Twas brillig, and the slithy toves

Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;

All mimsy were the borogoves,

And the mome raths outgrabe."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

The Cheshire Cat is famously known for its mischievous grin.

Memorable Quotes By The Cheshire Cat

Let us see some Cheshire Cat quotes that are interesting yet confusing. These memorable quotes will surely be part of your thoughts for the days to come.

31. "Only a few find the way, some don’t recognize it when they do – some… don’t ever want to."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

32.  "Those who say, 'there's nothing like a nice cup of tea for calming the nerves', never had real tea. It's like a syringe of adrenaline straight to the heart."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

33. "Forgetting pain is convenient, remembering it... agonizing."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

34. "But recovering the truth is worth the suffering and our Wonderland, though damaged, is safe in memory... for now."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

35. "When the day becomes the night and the sky becomes the sea, when the clock strikes heavy and there's no time for tea. And in our darkest hour, before my final rhyme, she will come back home to Wonderland and turn back the hands of time."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

36. "Delusions, too, die hard."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

37. "The Cheshire Cat: Do you play croquet with the Queen to-day?

Alice: I should like it very much but I haven't been invited yet.

The Cheshire Cat: You’ll see me there."

- 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

38. "The Cheshire Cat: By-the-bye, what became of the baby? I'd nearly forgotten to ask.

Alice: It turned into a pig.

The Cheshire Cat: I thought it would."

- 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

39. "Alice : It’s a friend of mine — a Cheshire Cat, allow me to introduce it.

The King of Hearts: I don’t like the look of it at all, however, it may kiss my hand if it likes.

The Cheshire Cat: I'd rather not."

- 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

40. "Of course, he's mad, too."

- The Cheshire Cat, 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for the best 'Alice In Wonderland' Cheshire Cat quotes then why not take a look at our 'Aladdin' genie quotes, or 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' quotes for more quotes?

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