“Well, in our country,” said Alice, still panting a little, “you’d generally get to somewhere else—if you run very fast for a long time, as we’ve been doing.”

“A slow sort of country!” said the Queen. “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!”

(Carroll and Tenniel 1999)


Carroll, Lewis, and John Tenniel. 1999. Through the Looking-Glass: And What Alice Found There. Dover Thrift Editions. Mineola, N.Y: Dover Publications.