Sunday, 19 September 2010

We're all mad here.

Ever since I played Alice in the super cool, modern kids play 'Alice Liddle @' when I was 8, I have loved Alice and Wonderland. Its a beautiful book, both in imagery and absurdity - an absurdity which presents us with some bizzare truths. Its a book we can all relate to, about suddenly looking round and realising that the world around us is crazy. Its a book about growing up, and learning to stand up for yourself. It a book about accepting people as they are, and finding your path in life.

I did a painting. Its supposed to be me as Alice, and my cat Buster (KITTEH!) as the Cheshire Cat, obvs.

"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 dont much care where-" said Alice.
"Then it doesn't much matter which way you go." said the cat.

This is one of my all time favourite quotes ever. It makes me feel better when I'm lost and I dont know where to go. Awww.

"What is the use of a book, without pictures or conversations?"

"I wonder if I've been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is 'Who in the world am I?' Ah, that's the great puzzle!"

"I can't explain myself, I'm afraid, Sir, because I'm not myself you see."

"If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does."

"Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop."

"But then, shall I never get any older than I am now? That'll be a comfort, one way -- never to be an old woman -- but then -- always to have lessons to learn!"

"It would be so nice if something made sense for a change."

"Be what you would seem to be -- or, if you'd like it put more simply -- Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise."

1 comment:

  1. Rio!! i love this blog so much! I also Love Alice in Wonderland, though my favourite quote was always curiouser and curiouser, probably not spelt right lol. Good painting and i hope leeds is goin well ! fran xx


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