Lewis Carroll – Floating Quote – Why sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
The six impossible things Alice counted as she was fighting The Jabberwocky were: There’s a potion that can make you shrink. And a cake that can make you grow. Animals can talk. Cats can disappear. There is a place called Wonderland. I can slay the Jabberwocky.
In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass, the Red Queen tells Alice that the world keeps shifting so quickly under her feet that she has to keep running just to keep her position. This is our predicament with cancer: we are forced to keep running merely to keep still.
The author based the character of the Red Queen on Miss Prickett, the governess of Alice Liddell (the real-life Alice). This article was most recently revised and updated by Kathleen Kuiper, Senior Editor.
Here is a list of things that are impossible to do with your body, and the few mutants who can do ’em: Sneeze with Your Eyes Open. Strange Tongue Tricks. Touch Your Nose or Chin With Your Tongue. Wiggle Your Ear. Twitch Your Nose. Gleeking. Lick Your Elbow. Raise One Eyebrow .
The Underland Underground Resistance is first mentioned by the Dormouse during the Mad Tea Party when she, The March Hare and the Mad Hatter say the sentence “Downal wyth Bluddy Behg Hid!” (“Down with the Bloody Big Head” in english) which Alice does not understand.
The 10/6 refers to the cost of a hat — 10 shillings and 6 pence, and later became the date and month to celebrate Mad Hatter Day. The idiom “ mad as a hatter ” was around long before Carroll started writing.
The White Rabbit is a fictional character in Lewis Carroll’s 1865 book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. He appears at the very beginning of the book, in chapter one, wearing a waistcoat, and muttering “Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!” Alice follows him down the rabbit hole into Wonderland.
But no evidence exists that supports the idea that Carroll wrote this story under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In fact, Carroll invented most of the Alice stories during a boat trip with a friend and the real Alice and her sisters before he ever put her adventures down on paper.
The Red Queen is the love interest of Time and the two ally: If he will give to her the powerful chronosphere and kill Alice she will give to him his love and they will rule the universe. When Alice steals the chronosphere to save Tarrant, the Red Queen orders Time to find her and kill her.
She offers Alice “jam to-morrow and jam yesterday – but never jam to-day.” She screams in pain until, rather than because, she pricks her thumb on her brooch, and tells Alice of the King’s messenger who has been imprisoned for a crime he will later be tried for and perhaps (but not definitely) commit in the end.
The Red Queen is a fictional character from Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass. The Red Queen hypothesis was coined in evolutionary biology to explain that a species must adapt and evolve not just for reproductive advantage, but also for survival because competing organisms also are evolving.
One of her most famous lines is the oft-repeated “Off with his/her head!” / “Off with their heads!” The Queen is referred to as a card from a pack of playing cards by Alice , yet somehow she is able to talk and is the ruler of the lands in the story, alongside her husband, the King of Hearts .
THE EXECUTION OF MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS , 1587. The doomed queen approached the black-draped stage on which she was scheduled to die.
Alice Pleasance Liddell (1852 – 1934) was the little girl who inspired Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Under her married name of Alice Hargreaves , she came to live in Lyndhurst and was a society hostess.