ZOEY: "They say cats are very curious, and this is true. I am curious about the world, and my little corner of the world. Things are not always what they seem to be. And sometimes what they seem to be is not what they are. They are inbetween. One thing I ponder a great deal is that the world is not black and white, the world is shades of grey. I too am shades of grey. That is what I am, that is the way it is and what it seems to be. Isn't that quite curious?"
THE DUCHESS*: "I quite agree with you. And the moral of this is: Be what you would seem to be, or if you'd like it put more simply: Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise."
*The Duchess lives in Wonderland with Alice and it appears she is very wise.