"Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly." -Albert Einstein

Thursday, September 6, 2012

A quote from the Wonderland News

This week's Alice in Wonderland quote comes from the Mock Turtle.

Alice is talking with the Gryphon and the Mock Turtle. She is telling them about her day. When the creatures hear that when Alice had been repeating a poem to the Caterpillar earlier that day, the words had come out all different. Gryphon and Mock turtle become very curious and want her to repeat a poem called 'Tis the voice of the sluggard' for them.
Alice starts repeating but this is what comes out:

"Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare,
'You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair.'
As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose
Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes."


This is not how the poem normally goes and the Mock Turtle says:

"Well, I never heard it before but it sounds uncommon nonsense."
-Mock Turtle