The Cheshire Cat is a large, smiling cat with the power to vanish and appear whenever he likes, causing him to be a bit smug, even in the face of the King and Queen of Hearts. He guides Alice in certain directions and reappears as if to check on her, and she seems to like him.
The Cheshire Cat Quotes in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
The Alice's Adventures in Wonderland quotes below are all either spoken by The Cheshire Cat or refer to The Cheshire Cat. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Bantam Classics edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland published in 1984.).
Chapter 6 Quotes
'Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: 'we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.'
'How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.
'You must be,' said the Cat, 'or you wouldn't have come here.'
The Cheshire Cat Character Timeline in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
The timeline below shows where the character The Cheshire Cat appears in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 6 - Pig and Pepper
Chapter 8 - The Queen's Croquet-Ground