As you probably know, the Cheshire Cat is the cat of the Duchess. He teaches Alice the ‘laws’ of Wonderland telling her how things work down there. If you’d like to refresh your memory on Cheshire Cat quotes, you’re welcome to find a selection of the most interesting quotations by the grinning feline below.
Nobody knows for sure why Lewis Carroll decided to name the mysterious character ‘Cheshire Cat’. One of the versions that seems fair to us is the author’s association with a phrase ‘to grin like a Cheshire Cat’. This phrase was used often back then when the book was being written.
Now enjoy quotations by the Cheshire Cat and benefit from feline wisdom…
Cheshire Cat: How fine you look when dressed in rage. Your enemies are fortunate your condition is not permanent. You’re lucky, too. Red eyes suit so few.
Cheshire Cat: Haste makes waste, so I rarely hurry. But if a ferret were about to dart up my dress, I’d run.
Cheshire Cat: Here’s a riddle: When is a croquet mallet like a billy club? I’ll tell you: Whenever you want it to be!
Cheshire Cat: Every adventure requires a first step. Trite, but true, even here.
Cheshire Cat: The uninformed must improve their deficit, or die.
Cheshire Cat: 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!
Cheshire Cat: Only a few find the way, some don’t recognize it when they do – some… don’t ever want to.
Cheshire Cat: The proper order of things is often a mystery to me. You, too?
Cheshire Cat: I’m afraid I have to expel a rather ferocious hairball. You’re on your own, girl.
Cheshire Cat: If I were looking for a white rabbit, I’d ask the Mad Hatter.
Alice: The Mad Hatter? Oh, no no no…
Cheshire Cat: Or, you could ask the March Hare, in that direction.
Alice: Oh, thank you. I think I’ll see him…
Cheshire Cat: Of course, he’s mad, too.
Alice: But I don’t want to go among mad people.
Cheshire Cat: Oh, you can’t help that. Most everyone’s mad here.
[laughs maniacally; starts to disappear]
Cheshire Cat: You may have noticed that I’m not all there myself.
If you’re looking for the Cheshire Cat cake ideas and planning to create a cat-shaped masterpiece of a cream cake, find inspiration in Cheshire Cat quotations and learn more about this lovely character. You may also like our Cheshire Cat cupcake ideas and topper suggestions. At Womanita you’ll always find something you’re felinely curious about.