MAD HATTER: Would you like a little more tea?
ALICE: Well, I haven’t had any yet, so I can’t very well take more.
MARCH HARE: Ah, you mean you can’t very well take less.
MAD HATTER: Yes. You can always take more than nothing.
I know this is the second childhood-cartoon-loving-take-me-back type of post but Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is in theaters today. I’m excited to see it but honestly Disney’s 1951 animated version will always be my favorite. That animated film was the first piece of art I encountered that contained abstract ideas, poetic dialogue, and everything wonderful. For that, I am thankful.
WALRUS: The time has come, my little friends, to talk of other things / Of shoes and ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings / And why the sea is boiling hot, and whether pigs have wigs / Calloo, Callay, come run away / With the cabbages and kings.