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sez Alice (and then some)...

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

"We called him Tortoise because he taught us."

"Well, I never heard it before, but it sounds uncommon nonsense."

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

"A cat may look at a king."

"Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction."

Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to
Alice: I don't much care where.
The Cheshire Cat: Then it doesn't much matter which way you go.
Alice: …so long as I get somewhere.
The Cheshire Cat: Oh, you're sure to do that, if only you walk long enough.

`But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.
`Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: `we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.'
`How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.
`You must be,' said the Cat, `or you wouldn't have come here.'