Get a little crazy, a little mean and some surprisingly sound advice from these Cheshire Cat quotes. One of the things that has made the Cheshire Cat so appealing, other than being an invisible cat with a lingering grin, is that you never know where he stands until the very end of the story. Sure we know he’s going to have Alice’s back in the end but his duplicitous nature is what but makes him such a fun and creepy character.

  1. “I suppose "experience teaches best", "learn by doing", and similar clichés have merit. Take their advice; I'm busy.” (American McGee’s Alice 2000). Most of the characters is “Alice in Wonderland” are remembered for their zany antics and penchant for gibberish. The Cheshire cat may be the only character in wonderland who is known for his cynicism. This Cheshire Cat quote sums up all of the good and the mad that have made him such a beloved character.

  2. “How fine you look when dressed in rage. Your enemies are fortunate your condition is not permanent. You're lucky, too. Red eyes suit so few.” (American McGee’s Alice 2000). Depending on his mood, the Cheshire Cat can be Alice’s best friend or her harbinger of doom. This Cheshire Cat quote is an excellent intro to one of the final fight scenes in “American McGee’s Alice.”

  3. “We’re all mad here.” From the original “Alice in Wonderland”, to the “American McGee’s Alice” video game to Tim Burton’s 3-D vision of insanity, this Cheshire Cat quote has come to be the line that helped to define the character and the effects of wonderland beautifully.

  4. “Say what you mean and mean what you say.” (Alice in Wonderland 1951). What makes this Cheshire Cat quote cool and a little bit scary, is that it’s sound advice both in wonderland and in real life.

  5. “No one “plays” fair if they think they can get away with it. It’s a lesson that you’ll have to learn” (Alice in Wonderland 1951). In the Disney version of “Alice in Wonderland” Alice is livid when the Queen cheats during their game of croquet. This Cheshire Cat quote is the first thing she hears before going to call the Queen out on her shenanigans. And again the amount so sound advice that’s is coming from a cartoon cat is beginning to get a little weird.