Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
Youth Quotes Page 4
How we cite our quotes:
"I'm sure I didn't mean – " Alice was beginning, but the Red Queen interrupted her impatiently.
"That's just what I complain of! You should have meant! What do you suppose is the use of a child without any meaning? Even a joke should have some meaning – and a child's more important than a joke, I hope." (Looking-Glass 9.11-12)
The Red Queen suggests that Alice needs to be more meaningful – but her real problem may be that she means, and represents, too many things.