by Tom Swift

Alice: “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”

The Cat: “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”

Alice: “I don’t much care where—”

The Cat: “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”

Alice: “—so long as I get somewhere.”

The Cat: “Oh, you’re sure to do that … if you only walk long enough.”

-Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865)