Cheshire Cat Quotes Pictures Alice In Wonderland
Cheshire Cat Quotes Pictures Alice In Wonderland

Cheshire Cat Quotes

These Cheshire Cat quotes and conversations are from the classic book "Alice in Wonderland" written by Lewis Carroll in 1865.

“We’re all mad here.”

Cheshire Cat: “By-the-bye, what became of the baby?”
Alice: “It turned into a pig.”
Cheshire Cat: “I thought it would.”
3   “You see, a dog growls when it’s angry, and wags its tail when it’s pleased. Now I growl when I’m pleased, and wag my tail when I’m angry. Therefore I’m mad!”
Alice: “Which way I ought to go from here?”
Cheshire Cat: “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”
Alice: “I don’t much care where, so long as I get somewhere.”
Cheshire Cat: “Oh, you’re sure to do that, if you only walk long enough!”

Cheshire Cat - the Character

Cheshire Cat from Alice In WonderlandCheshire Cat is one of the most endearing characters in “Alice in Wonderland”. He is wise but very cheeky. He teaches Alice the ‘rules’ of Wonderland and gives her insight in how things work over there. His owner is the Duchess.

The Cheshire Cat has always a huge grin on his face and he can appear from anywhere and disappear into thin air. Most extraordinary thing, when he decides to vanish slowly, is that the last thing that can be seen after him is his big grin.

This is what Alice comments about the Cheshire Cat:

“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 my life!”

Cheshire Cat - Through the Ages

Cheshire Cat has been around for about 150 years now so there are several versions of him as far as pictures go. Here are just 4 of them:

This picture of the Cheshire Cat is the original drawing for Lewis Carroll’s book “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Sir John Tenniel in 1865.

Cheshire Cat by John Tenniel


This colorful cat with stripes is the Cheshire Cat from Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland” movie in 1952.

Cheshire Cat by Disney 1952



This version was done in 2009 by a young Australian illustrator, Upi Olin for the '101 Famous Quotes from Alice in Wonderland' paperback and e-book.

Cheshire Cat by Upi Olin


This endearing character with a huge grin is Disney’s Cheshire Cat in the “Alice in Wonderland” movie in 2010. His voice acting was done by Stephen Fry.

Cheshire Cat by Disney 2010








A great new quote from the Disney film 2010 by the Cheshire Cat:

I never get involved in politics.

  The Lost Chapter

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Image credits: Johnny Depp as Mad Hatter, Mia Wasikowska as Alice, Helena Bonham-Carter as Red Queen, Anne Hathaway as White Queen and Cheshire Cat from the Walt Disney movie Alice In Wonderland by Tim Burton. Disney movie images are copyright of the Walt Disney Company and are reproduced without Disney's permission. White Rabbit by Upi Olin. Queen of Hearts by John Tenniel.

Cheshire Cat Quotes