Alice noticed the Cheshire-Cat sitting in a tree nearby. It saw Alice and grinned.
‘Cheshire Puss,’ ... ‘Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’
‘That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,’ said the Cat.
‘I don’t much care where —’ said Alice.
‘Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,’ said the Cat.
‘— so long as I get somewhere ,’ Alice added as an explanation.
‘Oh, you’re sure to do that,’ said the Cat, ‘if you only walk long enough.’
*** Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (1865)