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About officially released Alice in Wonderland movies, like Disney's cartoon and Tim Burton's movie.
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Proper quotation

Postby Ange » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:19 am

I've seen this quote,

“Alice came to a fork in the road. 'Which road do I take?' she asked.
'Where do you want to go?' responded the Cheshire Cat.
'I don't know,' Alice answered.
'Then,' said the Cat, 'it doesn't matter.”

come up a lot when I search for Alice in wonderland quotes and I've red that this is an incorrect quote but I was wondering does anyone know if it has been used in any of the movies etc? I understand that it is written differently in the book.

If anyone can shed some light it would be greatly appreciated!
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Postby Beautiful Soup » Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:04 pm

In Disney's famous animated version it goes like this:

Alice:.... I just wanted to ask you which way I ought to go.
Cheshire Cat: Well, that depends on where you want to get to.
Alice: Oh, it really doesn't matter, as long as I g...
Cheshire Cat: Then it really doesn't matter which way you go!

http://www.alice-in-wonderland.net/books/script.html


I've seen the version you've posted as a quotation lots of times (mostly on tumblr) but it's not from the book and I don't think it's from any of the movie versions

I think someone was just paraphrasing, it got attributed to Carroll, and the internet has spread it

(It annoys me loads ~ I keep wanting to tell people, "That's not Carroll!" >:( ) (:-O

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Postby Guest » Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:34 pm

Thank you, yea I thought that might have been the case. I just really like the "incorrect" version and was hoping it had been used somewhere, you know just to make it a little more legit!

Thanks for answering :-)

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Postby Beautiful Soup » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:15 am

"The problem with quotes on the internet is they are so hard to verify."
~ Abraham Lincoln


Carroll also didn't write this variation on the same theme:

“If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.”

http://thinkexist.com/quotation/if-you- ... 33751.html


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