26 Best Mad Hatter Sayings

The Mad Hatter is a fictional character from Lewis Carroll’s book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Making his first appearance in 1865, the Mad Hatter later appeared in Through the Looking Glass in 1871. Here is a look at some of the most memorable Mad Hatter sayings from his time on the screen.

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

Do you know why they call me Hatter?

Down with the bloody Red Queen!

Have I gone mad? I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers, but I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.

Have you any idea why a raven is like a writing desk?

Have you guessed the riddle yet? I haven’t the slightest idea.

I dare say you never even spoke to Time!

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.

If you don’t care for tea, you could at least make polite conversation!

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

I’ve been considering words that start with the letter M. Moron. Mutiny. Murder. Mmm-malice.

I’ve none of my own. I’m a hatter.

My response to that is both profound and meaningful: get your hair cut!

Of course not. This is an unbirthday party.

Of course. Anyone can go by horse or rail, but the absolute best way to travel is by hat. Have I made a rhyme?

People who don’t think shouldn’t talk.

Speaking of the Queen, here’s a little song we used to sing in her honor.

Take off your hat.


That is an excellent practice.

What’s the matter my dear, don’t you care for tea?

When you can’t look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark.

Why is it you’re always too small or too tall?

You have a regrettably large head! I would very much like to hat it!

You used to be much more…”muchier.” You’ve lost your muchness.

You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret all the best people are.

Produced by Walt Disney Pictures and directed by the legendary Tim Burton, the Alice in Wonderland epic adventure features the Mad Hatter. Known for his unique look and uncanny sense of humor, here is a look at some of best scenes of the Mad Hatter on the big screen.

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