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Mad Hatter Quotes (+31 List)

This article will list down some famous quotes by the Mad Hatter from the ‘Alice In Wonderland’ series. The article will also comment on the personality type of the Mad Hatter.

Mad Hatter Quotes – The Famous Words

The Mad Hatter is known for his famous sayings in the movies and books of the ‘Alice In Wonderland ‘ series where he lives in a magical and faraway land. He is somewhat unstable but pretty much a practical character that says many wise things despite his appearance; he is dressed in colorful yet odd clothes and unique hats while having an enormous amount of makeup on his face that further adds to his strange yet intriguing and fun character!

The sayings of the Mad Hatter not only appeal to logic but the other side of the world; a strange and mysterious one. Furthermore, he has also said many wise words as well as ones that are great for inspiring change or motivating people. He notices the obvious which others are not able to and expresses this in his quotes; hence they are quite famous.

In this article, we will look at a number of his famous quotes as well as some of his most frequent expressions!

Who Is The Mad Hatter?

The Mad Hatter is one of the residents of Wonderland where he and his best friend the March Hare are well known for throwing unattended tea parties where they try to behave in a well mannered way despite their crazy and eccentric plus loud behaviour! 

However, when around Alice the Mad Hatter is seen to become more mannered and polite; he tries to be friendly with her and guide her in her journey in Wonderland. The Mad Hatter is of course famous for his taste in hats and how he makes them – he even presents them to the Red Queen. 

He has an interesting fashion sense and loves to throw riddles at people. He is one of those characters that has a unique sense of humour but is terribly loyal to his friends.

The phrase mad as a hatter dates back to the early 19th century when fine hats were the talk of the town. As it symbolizes social status, the hat makers were taking a big health risk in producing such wonderful headpieces. In an effort to create fine felt hats, they would use a mercury-based compound in creating the hats.

The problem with this was that long-term exposure meant serious physical side effects. This would develop over time and come out in different forms. It can manifest in terrible mood swings, slurred speech, tremors, memory loss, and other neurological problems. This was where the term “mad as a hatter” originates from.

Famous Mad Hatter Quotes

Here are some quotes of the Mad Hatter!

  • “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”

― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass

  • “I don’t think…” then you shouldn’t talk, said the Hatter.”

― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • “Mad Matter: “Have I gone mad?”

Alice: “I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”

  • “A dream is not reality, but who’s to say which is which?”

― Alice Through the Looking Glass

  • “Take off your hat,” the King said to the Hatter.

“It isn’t mine,” said the Hatter.

“Stolen!” the King exclaimed, turning to the jury, who instantly made a memorandum of the fact.

“I keep them to sell,” the Hatter added as an explanation; “I’ve none of my own. I’m a hatter.”

  • “Alice sighed wearily. ‘I think you might do something better with the time,’ she said, ‘ then waste it by asking riddles that have no answers.’

‘If you knew Time as well as I do,’ said the Hatter, `you wouldn’t talk about wasting it. It’s him.’

`I don’t know what you mean,’ said Alice.

`Of course you don’t!’ the Hatter said, tossing his head contemptuously. `I dare say you never even spoke to Time!’

‘Perhaps not,’ Alice cautiously replied: `but I know I have to beat time when I learn music.’

‘Ah! That accounts for it,’ said the Hatter. `He won’t stand beating. Now, if you only kept on good terms with him, he’d do almost anything you liked with the clock. For instance, suppose it were nine o’clock in the morning, just time to begin lessons: you’d only have to whisper a hint to Time, and round goes the clock in a twinkling! Half-past one, time for dinner!”

― Lewis Carroll

  • “Two days wrong!” sighed the Hatter. “I told you butter wouldn’t suit the works!” he added, looking angrily at the March Hare. “It was the best butter,” the March Hare meekly replied.”

― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass

  • “Just because I’m mad doesn’t mean I’m not right.”
  •  “This is an unbirthday party!”

– Mad Hatter, ‘Through The Looking-Glass’.

  •  “I shall elucidate.”

– Mad Hatter, ‘Alice In Wonderland’.

  • “Oh, what a delightful child!”

– Mad Hatter, ‘Alice In Wonderland’.

“What a small world this is!”

– Mad Hatter, ‘Alice In Wonderland’.

  • “We never get compliments, you must have a cup of tea!”

– Mad Hatter, ‘Alice In Wonderland’.

  • “Would you like a little more tea?”

– Mad Hatter, ‘Alice In Wonderland’.

  • “Clean cup, clean cup! Move down!”

– Mad Hatter, ‘Alice In Wonderland’.

  • “A land was full of wonder, mystery, and danger. Some say, to survive it, you need to be as mad as a hatter. Which, luckily, I am.”

– Mad Hatter, ‘Alice In Wonderland’.

  • “For instance, suppose it were nine o’clock in the morning, just time to begin lessons: you’d only have to whisper a hint to Time, and round goes the clock in a twinkling! Half-past one, time for dinner!”

– Mad Hatter, ‘Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland’.

  • “I would very much like to hat it. I used to hat The White Queen, you know. Her head was so small.”

– Mad Hatter, ‘Alice In Wonderland’.

  • “Your carriage, my lady.”

– Mad Hatter, ‘Alice In Wonderland’.

  • “Why should it? Does your watch tell you what year it is?”

– Mad Hatter, ‘Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland’.

  •  “Personal remarks are rude?”

– Mad Hatter, ‘Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland’.

  •  “A friend. I hope.”

– Mad Hatter, ‘Alice In Wonderland’.

  • “Mustard! Yes, mu- mustard? Don’t let’s be silly! Lemon, that’s different…”

– Mad Hatter, ‘Alice In Wonderland’.

  • “Why is it you’re always too small or too tall?” — Mad Hatter
  •  “Down with the bloody Red Queen!” — Mad Hatter
  • “Egad, you learn something new every day. Make a note of that, Marchy, it might come in useful.” — Mad Hatter
  • “You used to be much more…’muchier.’ You’ve lost your muchness.” — Mad Hatter
  • “You can draw water out of a water-well,” said the Hatter; “so I should think you could draw treacle out of a treacle-well—eh, stupid?”  — Mad Hatter
  • “I’ve been considering words that start with the letter M. Moron. Mutiny. Murder. Mmm-malice.” — Mad Hatter
  • Alice: “This is impossible.” Mad Hatter: “Only if you believe it is.” — Mad Hatter
  • Alice: “Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Mad Hatter: “That is excellent practice.” — Mad Hatter
  • “Mad Hatter:  I’ve been considering words that start with the letter M. Moron. Mutiny. Murder. Mmm-malice.

The Red Queen: Well, we’re looking for an A word right now. Where is Alice?”

– ‘Alice In Wonderland’.

  • “I know a thing or two about liking people, and in time, after much chocolate and cream cake, ‘like’ turns into ‘what was his name again?'”

– Mad Hatter, ‘Alice’.

  • “Now, if you only kept on good terms with him, he’d do almost anything you liked with the clock. “

– Mad Hatter, ‘Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland’.

  • “One to be a murderer, the other to be martyred, One to be a monarch, the other to go mad.”

– Mad Hatter, ‘Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland’.

  • “Why is a raven like a writing-desk?”

– Mad Hatter, ‘Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland’.

  •  “Down with the bloody Red Queen!”

– Mad Hatter, ‘Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland’.

Conclusion

This article took a look at famous quotes by the Mad Hatter who is a famous character in the movie ‘Alice In Wonderland’. The article also introduced this character in detail and described his appearance, personality and overall behaviour!

If you enjoyed the ”Mad Hatter Quotes” take a look to ”I Am The Storm Quotes” and ”Obi Wan Quotes” too.

References

https://everydaypower.com/mad-hatter-quotes/

http://www.the-madhatters.co.uk/mad-hatter-character/

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