Believing in Six Impossible Things

Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
– Alice, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland

Does believing in six impossible things before breakfast have a particular relevance for Linda Woolverton, screenwriter of Disney’s Alice In Wonderland, as a mother? “My whole MO with my daughter was to raise her to believe that she can do anything, be anything, accomplish anything she wants.”

“This is my dream,” declares Alice in the film. “I’ll decide where it goes from here. I make the path.” It’s the purest expression of what it means to be a protagonist—in a movie, and in life.

Believing in the impossible, shooting for the moon. What an incredible theme for a movie.

In Disney’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND, now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Movie Download in North America, Alice (Mia Wasikowska), now 19 years old, returns to the whimsical world she first entered as a child and embarks on a journey to discover her true destiny.


In the film’s climatic scene, as Alice advances on the Jabberwocky, she counts off six impossible things to herself: “There’s a potion that can make you shrink; a cake that can make you grow; animals can talk; cats can disappear; there’s a place called Wonderland; and I can slay the Jabberwocky.” “Counting off is the process of working up to achieve her goal.

What six impossible things do you think of before breakfast?

  • Perhaps you dream to touch lives around you in a monumental way.
  • Maybe you dream of finally owning a house.
  • Do you dream of finishing school and earning that degree?
  • Or maybe it’s a bit simpler, dreaming to have more patience throughout the day.


I would like to hear one of YOUR “impossible” dreams, but keep in mind that nothing is impossible. Please leave a comment below, sharing your impossible dream.

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  1. Michele Anne says

    Alice in Wonderland was one of my favoite books when I was a kid….and I do bielieve you have to believe in the unbelievable.

  2. Marci says

    One of my “impossible” dreams is to own my own hobby farm with chickens, horses, goats, and dogs!!

  3. anthy says

    My impossible dream is to have every summer off (for ~3 months, just like when I was a kid), but at the same time still have a well-paying, stable job that I love. :-)

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  4. says

    Firstly, I want to be content in my role as a mom. But my impossible dream for myself is to be a midwife in a third-world country – training other midwives so we can reduce the infant mortality rates there.

  5. says

    A dream I have had just recently is to be able to stay home with my kids. My older two are all grown. It would be nice to be home with my younger two and not have to work.

  6. Elizabeth says

    my dream would be to simply life for my children… no tv, cell phones, or other modern “distractions”. and more homegrown cooking and baking. having more time to focus on raising them and keeping the focus our family and working together.

  7. Carol M says

    My impossible dream is to someday live in a nice house with enough room to entertain family and friends.

  8. Jaimie K says

    Daily I dream of being out of debt. I know it is possible, and we are trying really hard to work toward that goal, but sometimes it sure seems impossible!
    I’d also love to live a little out in the country with land and not have people everywhere.
    Thanks! I’d love to win this movie. Haven’t seen it yet, but I’m dying to. :)

  9. Sandra K321 says

    One of mine is that they will find a cure for prostate cancer before it is too late for hubby.

  10. says

    Other than the obvious- get a kidney transplant, mine would be for my children to be free of the pain and loneliness they feel, so they can be happy and fulfilled through the rest of their days.

  11. dancealert says

    My impossible dream would be to dance again. I had too many surgeries so can’t do it much any more. I really loved it!

  12. joyce proctor says

    My impossible dream would be help every cause I feel passionate it about, and believe me it’s a lot! I see injustice and immediately want to fix it or help out – being a mom of two on a tight budget makes helping out just a few causes a great feat for me – but a girl can dream……maybe one day my kids will be famous and have lots of money to hand out to those in need! :)

  13. says

    I believe someday my husband and I will run a bed and breakfast. Seems like a bit of a dream now, but I think it will one day be a reality by the grace of God.

    Just watched this movie last night. Very inspirational.

  14. Amanda A says

    I would love to go back to school and have a career that would still allow plenty of time with my kids!

  15. says

    My impossible dream…to travel around the world as a family and experience other cultures first hand. (I also think it’s a dream of my 5 year old. He was born an explorer!)

  16. Jo Ann Molitor says

    My impossilble dream(s) would be to be able to sleep in, go to Hawaii for a month, have no bills, have the house cleaned for me :)


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