35+ Best 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' Quotes From The Movie

Writvik Gupta
Dec 12, 2023 By Writvik Gupta
Originally Published on Jan 13, 2021
Edited by Isobel Murphy
Christmas decoration in the window case of a department store based on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

Both the book 'Alice In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll, and its film adaptation were definitely  fan favorites among their worldwide audience.

Therefore when a film adaptation of 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' by Lewis Carroll was announced more than half a decade later, expectations were high indeed. These expectations were certainly met with the Tim Burton film that was released in 2007.

After all, with a star-studded cast and a yearning to revisit the magical world of Wonderland created by Lewis Carroll, audiences were bound to enjoy this film. Like the first 'Alice In Wonderland' film, based on the book by Lewis Carroll, 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' is a glorious combination of live-action and animation fantasy filmmaking.

The story revolves around Alice stumbling upon a magical glass that takes her back to Wonderland, only to find that the Mad Hatter is in trouble and in need of her help.

To Alice's dismay, the Mad Hatter has begun to act even madder than when she last visited Wonderland, and he has lost quite a bit of his "muchness".

He is searching for the truth about his family and Alice offers to help him.

As Alice looks through the looking glass, she sees a book of poetry titled 'Jabberwocky', it is a book that she can only read by holding it up to a mirror.

The phrase "through the looking glass" often means that things are "the opposite of what is expected", but the traditional meaning of a looking glass is quite simply an old-fashioned mirror.

One can therefore assume that the looking glass in this film represented an alternate reality itself.

There are some fantastic Johnny Depp quotes and Tim Burton movie quotes from the movie that fans just can't get enough of and we have listed the best ones for you here.

If you like these 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' quotes, do also check out our 'Alice In Wonderland' quotes or if you want more wonderful quotes check out our 'You are wonderful' quotes.

The Best 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' Movie Quotes

Here are the best quotes from the movie 'Alice Through The Looking Glass', based on the book by Lewis Carroll.

1. "You’ve been gone too long, Alice. There are matters which might benefit from your attention. Friends cannot be neglected."

-Absolem, 'Alice Through The Looking Glass'.

2. "Mad Hatter: Why is it that you wait for no man?

Mallymkun: I just can't find the time!"

3. "Everyone parts with everything eventually my dear."

-Time, 'Alice Through The Looking Glass'.

4. "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."

-Cheshire Cat, 'Alice Through The Looking Glass'.

5. "James Harcourt: A full cargo aboard, Captain. Shall we commence with Kingsleigh and Kingsleigh's maiden voyage?

Helen Kingsleigh: Time and tide wait for no man, Mr. Harcourt.

Alice Kingsleigh: Or, indeed, woman.

James Harcourt: Captain aboard. Full sail..."

6. "Mallymkun: Cheshire! Where have you been? You're late.

Cheshire Cat: Actually, I'm right on time."

7. "Alice Kingsleigh: Where am I?

Dr. Addison Bennett: Let me see... Excitable, prone to fantasy, textbook case of female hysteria... Untreatable, some say. I beg to differ. We will have her fixed in no time."

8. "The only thing worth doing is what we do for others."

-Alice Kingsleigh, 'Alice Through The Looking Glass'.

9. "Hamish: Hurry up! Time is money.

Alice Kingsleigh: Time is not money, nor is he your enemy!"

10. "Tweedledee: He's mad.

Alice Kingsleigh: The Hatter? Yes, I know... That's his muchness. That's what makes him so... him.

Tweedledee: But he's grown darker. Less dafter.

Tweedledum: Denies himself laughter.

Cheshire Cat: And no scheme of ours can raise any sort of smile. We rather hoped you might help us save him."

11. "Mad Hatter: In the gardens of memory, in the palace of dreams, that is where you and I will meet.

Alice Kingsleigh: But a dream isn't reality...

Mad Hatter: Who's to say which is which?"

12. "Hatter is my truest friend. If he's in need, I will help him."

-Alice Kingsleigh, 'Alice Through The Looking Glass'.

13. "Mad Hatter: He's stuck us all at one minute to teatime!

March Hare: Teatime, forever!"

14. "I shall have the heads of all of your friends, then I shall have your head. Ta-ta."

-Red Queen, 'Alice Through The Looking Glass'.

15. "White Queen: Hatter's counting on you.

Cheshire Cat: We all are."

16. "I've always wondered when soon is."

-Mad Hatter, 'Alice Through The Looking Glass'.

Alice Kingsleigh Quotes From 'Alice Through The Looking Glass'

Here are a few Alice quotes that are among our favorite 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' quotes. If you love the book by Lewis Carroll, you are bound to also love these film quotes.

17. "Alice Kingsleigh: Hatter? Hatter? It's you! You're you again!

Mad Hatter: Well if I'm not, I wish I was... Have we met?

Alice Kingsleigh: Yes! Well, no, I mean, not yet.

Mad Hatter: That's funny. I feel I should know you."

18. "Alice Kingsleigh: One can’t believe impossible things.

The Queen: I dare say you haven’t had much practice, when I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

19. "Alice Kingsleigh: Hold on, everyone.

Mad Hatter: I don't wanna hold on!"

20. "Alice Kingsleigh: Wait!

Red Queen: Oh Alice, you always were an irksome, slurvish, interrupting thing!"

A photo of Alice's adventure in Wonderland stands in front of the mad tea party with a white rabbit nearby.

White Queen Quotes From 'Alice Through The Looking Glass'

Fans of the work of Lewis Carroll, listen up! Here are some quotes by the White Queen, as well as a few Red Queen quotes, and some Time and Mad Hatter quotes as well, enjoy!

21. "He is me and I am he. All of that was or ever shall be."

-Time, 'Alice Through The Looking Glass'.

22. "Tick-tock. Your time is up."

-Time, 'Alice Through The Looking Glass'.

23. "It is said that time is no man's friend, but I will remember you. Please don't come back."

-Time, 'Alice Through The Looking Glass'.

24. "I learned that I may not be able to change history but I can learn from it."

-Alice Kingsleigh, 'Alice Through The Looking Glass'.

25. "The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible."

-Alice Kingsleigh, 'Alice Through The Looking Glass'.

26. "White Queen: It will be a race against Time. He is not someone you want as your enemy.

Alice Kingsleigh: Time is a he?"

27. "Alice Kingsleigh: Have I come at a bad time?

White Queen: On the contrary. We were afraid you weren't coming at all."

28. "The Red Queen: And what is this?

White Rabbit: It's a who, majesty. This is... um...

The Red Queen: Um?

Alice Kingsleigh: From Umbridge.

29. "Alice Kingsleigh: What's the matter?

White Rabbit: The Hatter's the matter.

Tweedledee: Or the matter of the Hatter.

Tweedledum: The former.

Tweedledee: No, the latter."

30. "Young lady, your time is up."

-Time, 'Alice Through The Looking Glass'.

Insightful 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' Quotes

Lewis Carroll certainly produced a lot of influential works. If you love insightful 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' quotes from Lewis Carroll, you will love these insightful 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' quotes, including a few 'Alice In Wonderland' Red Queen quotes as well, and even a Humpty Dumpty quote!

31. "It was a great storm. We ventured out into the Turgut woods to investigate."

-Bayard The Bloodhound, 'Alice Through The Looking Glass'.

32. "You cannot change the past."

-Time, 'Alice Through The Looking Glass'.

33. "I seek a young lady, her hair yellowish, her name Alice."

-Time, 'Alice Through The Looking Glass'.

34. "Humpty Dumpty: Oh, no, not again!

Alice Kingsleigh: Sorry."

35.  "Will this day never end?"

-Time, 'Alice Through The Looking Glass'.

36. "Don't abandon me when I'm sulking!"

-The Red Queen, 'Alice Through The Looking Glass'.

37. "Do you promise to be concise?"

-Time, 'Alice Through The Looking Glass'.

38. "Helen Kingsleigh: Must you always be so headstrong?

Alice Kingsleigh: No. It's just more fun that way."

39. "Sir, shoals on every side. Sand or reef, I cannot say."

-Helmsman, 'Alice Through The Looking Glass'.

40. "White Rabbit: Why, Mary Ann! What are you doing out here?

Alice Kingsleigh: Mary Ann?

White Rabbit: Don't just do something, stand there... Uh... no, no! Go go! Go get my gloves! I'm late!

Alice Kingsleigh: But late for what? That's just what I...

White Rabbit: My gloves! At once, do you hear?

Alice Kingsleigh: Goodness. I suppose I'll be taking orders from Dinah next!"

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created and curated lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone at home to enjoy!

If you liked our suggestions for the best 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' quotes from the movie based on the works of Lewis Carroll, then why not take a look at some 'Wuthering Heights' quotes, or 'Alice In Wonderland' Cheshire Cat quotes for more great literary quotes?

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Written by Writvik Gupta

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Writvik Gupta

A professional content writer hailing from Kolkata, India, with extensive experience in the corporate sector, Writvik Gupta has worked with several reputed companies, including ITC WelcomHotel Jodhpur, Bharti AXA Life Insurance, Aryan Imaging, and Eduquity. He also serves as a consultant for a startup based in Bangalore. With a passion for the outdoors, Writvik enjoys trekking and traveling to remote destinations. He also has a keen interest in exploring various cuisines and regularly volunteers for social causes.

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