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Subject: A quick question for people who enjoy readings, watching movies and cartoons.
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: heyday2006-ga
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Posted: 07 Jun 2006 17:33 PDT
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Question ID: 736261
In which book (also a cartoon, a movie were made based on this book), it says,
"I will never ever forget the horror of that moment"
"You will, you know, unlesss you make a memorandum of it."
Subject: Re: A quick question for people who enjoy readings, watching movies and cartoons.
Answered By: scriptor-ga on 07 Jun 2006 17:54 PDT
Dear heyday2006,

That is a quotation from Lewis Carroll's 1871 book "Through the
Looking-Glass, and what Alice found there", the sequel to "Alice's
Adventures in Wonderland". The actual quotation, which can be found in
Chapter 1, differs only slightly from your version. It goes:

`The horror of that moment,' the King went on, `I shall never, never forget!' 
`You will, though,' the Queen said, `if you don't make a memorandum of it.'

Motifs from "Through the Looking-Glass", combined with elements from
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", were indeed used for the Disney
cartoon "Alice in Wonderland" and for various picturizations of the
"Alice" theme.

You can read the quote in context at, where the full
novel is available online:

Hope this answers your question!


Wikipedia: Through the Looking-Glass Through the Looking-Glass, Chapter 1

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