Caterpillar Quotes in Alice in Wonderland (1951)


Caterpillar Quotes:

  • Caterpillar: Who... are... you?

    Alice: I- I hardly know, sir. I've changed so many times since this morning, you see...

    Caterpillar: No, I do not 'C.' Explain yourself.

    Alice: I'm afraid I can't explain myself sir, because I'm not myself, you know.

    Caterpillar: I do not know.

    Alice: Well, I can't put it any more clearly, sir, for it isn't clear to me.

    Caterpillar: You? Who ARE you?

  • Caterpillar: Recite.

    Alice: Oh. Yes sir. How doth the little bumblebee improve each...

    Caterpillar: Stop. That is not spoken correctically. It goes: How doth the little crocodile improve his shining tail. And pour the waters of the Nile, on every golden scale. How cheerfully he seems to grin, how neatly spreads his claws. And welcomes little fishes in, with gently smiling jaws.

    Alice: Well, I must say, I've never heard it that way before.

    Caterpillar: I know. I have improoooved it.

  • Caterpillar: By the way, I have a few more helpful hints. One side will make you grow taller...

    Alice: One side of what?

    Caterpillar: ...and the other side will make you grow shorter.

    Alice: The other side of what?

    Caterpillar: THE MUSHROOM, OF COURSE!

  • [the Caterpillar has called a very frustrated Alice back so he can finish the conversation]

    Alice: Well?

    Caterpillar: Keep your temper.

    Alice: Is that all?

    Caterpillar: No. "Exaketededly" what is your problem?

    Alice: Well its exak... exact... Its precisely this. I should like to be a little larger, sir.

    Caterpillar: Why?

    Alice: Well, after all, three inches is such a wretched height, and...

    Caterpillar: [suddenly angry] *I* am "exaketededly" three inches high, and it is a very good height, in-*deed*!

    Alice: But I'm not used to it. And you needn't... *shout*!

  • Alice: Oh dear, everything is *so* confusing.

    Caterpillar: It is not.

    Alice: Well, it is to me.

    Caterpillar: Why?

    Alice: Well, I can't remember things like I used to, and...

    Caterpillar: Recite.

  • [repeated line]

    Caterpillar: Who are you?

  • [last lines]

    Caterpillar: Who are you?

    Phoebe: I hardly know, sir, right now. At least I knew who I was when I got up this morning. But I think I've must have changed many times since then.

    Caterpillar: Explain yourself.

    Phoebe: I'm afraid I can't put it more clearly, for I can't understand it myself to begin with. And being so many different sizes in a day, it is very confusing.

    Caterpillar: It isn't.

    Phoebe: Well, perhaps you haven't found it so yet, but when you have to turn into a chrysalis - you will some day, you know - and then into a beautiful butterfly, I think you'll feel a little odd.

    Caterpillar: Not a bit.

    Phoebe: Your feelings may be different. All I know is, it would feel very strange to me.

    Caterpillar: You? Who are you?

    Phoebe: [just stares brightly]

  • Caterpillar: Watchya lookin' for?

    Alice: Uh, a pick me up...?

    Caterpillar: 5-3-5 and 2-6 and 1. Lucky eyes here now. Before delivery is done.

    Alice: What? Mister...?

    Caterpillar: Trapped, Mister. See this eye? I'm no pillar, I'm a cat. Post man chiller is where I'm at.


    Alice: [Sirens go off as police approach] I think it's the police.

    [Alice get's pulled into the car]

    Alice: What are you doing?

    Caterpillar: Saving your ass from the SPG. Them mothers will lock you down and trow away the key.

    Alice: I haven't done anything.

    Caterpillar: Tell it to the judge. The sentence is life and they don't budge. My hooker, she's a looker. Hit me scratch and I even let you.

    Alice: Pleased to meet you.

    Hooker: Policemen here is not to be trusted. Step out of line and, pow.

    Caterpillar: You is busted.


    Hooker: What about you, babe?

    Alice: London, a cabby said he'd take me, but then he disappeared. He didn't seem honest. He isn't, as I feared.

    Caterpillar: Affective wit a rhyme! Check it out now, Don Jon.

    [Skids car sideways]

    Hooker: Next stop, Louis street. Number 31. 2 first class for a Jon named Jon.

    Alice: Seems a little late to deliver the post.

    Caterpillar: Encontrar, now's when folks need it most.

    Hooker: Baby you got e-mail.

    Alice: You sell drugs?

    Hooker: In a ride.

    Caterpillar: Not a pill on the planet I don't know and you can't buy.

    Alice: Uh, well, these don't seem to be working and I need to get my memory back from where it is lurking.

    Caterpillar: 'For Your Hear' BITCH! That's a heavy pop.

    Hooker: You better see a doc before you open up the top.

  • Alice: But I've already taken one. Or have I taken 2?I can't remember old stuff, and now I can't remember new.

    Caterpillar: [opens windows to stop cops with smoke]


    Hooker: Think yourself smart. I wish it was me. Take for your head and be who you wanna be.

    Alice: But how can I be who I wanna be when I am who I am?

    Caterpillar: When memories come back, some you keep and some you trash in the can.

    Hooker: You've been dealt the cards, just rearrange the deal.

    Caterpillar: We pick you up one, we drop you down two.

    Alice: If I get to the party, My driver's inside...

    Caterpillar: No access to the party without an invitation.

    Alice: Where can I get one?

    Caterpillar: I know *just* the location.


    Caterpillar: [Car pulls up to a house]

    Alice: Wow! Cool!

    [Alice gets out of the car]

    Alice: [Caterpillar rolls down the window] Thanks for the ride.

    Hooker: Bump the Duchess when you meet her inside.

    Caterpillar: Ciao from the hydroponic Bonnie and Clyde.


    Caterpillar: [Peels away]

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