Nonsense in "Alice in Wonderland" & "Alice Through the Looking-Glass"

By Angela Maria Hart

Continuing with my "Alice in Wonderland" and "Alice Through the Looking-Glass" themed videos and posts, today I am talking about some of my favorite nonsensical quotes from the texts.

JAM TODAY!:
Alice couldn't help laughing, as she said, "I don't want you to hire me – and I don't care for jam."
"It's very good jam," said the Queen.
"Well, I don't want any to-day, at any rate."
"You couldn't have it if you did want it," the Queen said. "The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday – but never jam to-day."
"It must come sometimes to 'jam to-day'," Alice objected.
"No, it can't," said the Queen. "It's jam every other day: to-day isn't any other day, you know."
"I don't understand you," said Alice. "It's dreadfully confusing!"

I CAN SEE:
"You may look in front of you, and on both sides, if you like," said the Sheep: "but you can’t look all round you — unless you’ve got eyes at the back of your head."

MEMORIES:
“It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards,' says the White Queen to Alice.”

If you have any thoughts on "Alice in Wonderland" and "Alice Through the Looking-Glass" let me know!