Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
“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.”
Alice in Wonderland! What a shame it took me so many years to read this wonderful (and wonderfully short!) book! “Menos mal,” I’ve read it!
Few books have made me smile so much, whether with actual jokes or simple silliness. I loved the contrast of Alice’s (and our) confusion with the completely normal thought-processes of the characters within Wonderland.
And the poetry, My God, the poetry!
Both a few simple poems and the above quote are worth memorizing – and, at a less than a hundred pages, the whole book is worth rereading periodically.
‘Speak roughly to your little boy,
And beat him when he sneezes:
He only does it to annoy,
Because he knows it teases.’
Now it’s time to read Through the Looking Glass.