“She generally gave herself very good advices, (though she very seldom followed them).”
“Alice in Wonderland” is one of those books, that could combine the fairy tale and the most severe vital reality. Child will see only one part – fairy tale, but having grown up you’ll extract so many deep meanings and quotes, that the book impresses.
A talking wise old caterpillar – is magic; what she says – real truth:
- “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” -Alice asked,
- “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.” – Caterpillar answered,
- “I don’t much care where –”
- “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”
How often we can say about ourselves:
“I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid, sir,’ said Alice, ‘Because I’m not myself you see.”
And how often many of us forget about:
- “I don’t think…”
- “Then you shouldn’t talk” – said the Hatter.
And ofcourse, my favorite character - Cheshire Cat:
“Only a few find the way, some don’t recognize it when they do – some… don’t ever want to.”
“Oh, you can’t help that,’ said the cat. ‘We’re all mad here.”