Sorry for the lack of quotes, guys! I’m trying to get on a regular schedule with this blog, but school keeps getting in the way! Pesky schoolwork! But here I am, and I hope to not miss anymore weeks this year. Anyway, I’m super excited to share this quote, and it’s probably one of Disney’s most iconic lines. For this convo, I’ll be taking it straight out of the book…
“But I don’t want to be among mad people,” said Alice.
“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the cat. “We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?” Asked Alice.
“You must be,” said the cat, “or you wouldn’t have come.”
– Alice and the Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland)
You might notice that I highlighted the quote “we’re all mad here”. As a writer, this quote has become my motto. In truth, writers are mad, and that’s what makes us so interesting. I mean, you’ve got to be a little crazy to come up with an entire store and create living, breathing characters! Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland, actually suffered from a syndrome. In 1955, Dr. John Todd named this syndrome the Alice in Wonderland Syndrome. People with this syndrome may suffer from visual and auditory hallucinations, and they may see themselves as smaller or larger than they really are. You can tell that Lewis Carroll wrote this story because he experienced it first hand. In fact, I was researching him and I found some pretty downright strange and amazing facts about him. I might just do a post about him!
What do you think about this quote? Let me know in the comments below!