And the moral of that is – ‘Be what you would seem to be’ – or, if you’d like it put more simpty – ‘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.’
Who cares for you? You’re nothing but a pack of cards![said Alice (she had grown to her full size by this time)]
When I used to read fairy tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!
Well! I’ve often seen a cat without a grin, but a grin without a cat! It’s the most curious thing I ever saw in all my life![thought Alice]
The Duchess! The Duchess! Oh my dear paws! Oh my fur and whiskers! She’ll get me executed, as sure as ferrets are ferrets!
Speak English! I don’t know the meaning of half those long words, and what’s more, I don’t believe you do either!