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.

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!"

"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."

“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!