These Dr Seuss quotes just might find you ordering green eggs and ham for breakfast. Not really, but they capture the wit and brilliance of one of our most beloved authors.
Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel, popularly known as Dr. Seuss, was considered as an institution in himself. He is one of the most famous children’s books author of all time. Generations have been raised on the stories and poems of this literary legend. There are only a select few literary figures who have been so well known across people of different age groups.
Dr. Seuss’s work goes beyond the literary field. His work has been displayed in animated short films, with many of them garnering famous awards, including an Academy Award. His works have been converted into famous television shows. Dr. Seuss’s fame and reputation has gone so far and wide that his birthday is celebrated as the National Read Across America Day. Quotes from his works have become an integral part of everyday life. He has influenced generations with his unique thinking and wit.
These Dr Seuss quotes span several of his books and provide a snapshot of his writing excellence.
Dr Seuss Quotes
From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.
A person’s a person, no matter how small.
Being crazy isn’t enough.
They say I’m old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!
You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.
Oh the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind!
Doctor Seuss Quotes
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.
You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.
You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant?
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do. And that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
Adults are just outdated children.
I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
If you keep your eyes open enough, oh, the stuff you will learn. Oh, the most wonderful stuff.
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the things you can think up if only you try!
How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?
Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent. Be awesome! Be a book nut!
I’m afraid that some times
you’ll play lonely games too.
Games you can’t win
’cause you’ll play against you.
It’s a troublesome world. All the people who’re in it are troubled with troubles almost every minute. You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot, for the places and people you’re lucky you’re not.
All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot!
If you’d never been born, then you might be 6an Isn’t! An Isn’t has no fun at all. No, he didn’t!
In my world, everyone’s a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!
Things may happen and often do to people as brainy and footsy as you.
The main problem with writing in verse is, if your fourth line doesn’t come out right, you’ve got to throw four lines away and figure out a whole new way to attack the problem. So the mortality rate is terrific.
Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.
My trouble was I had a mind but I couldn’t make it up!
It is fun to have fun but you have to know how.
I’m sorry to say so but, sadly it’s true that bang-ups and hang-ups can happen to you.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
Think and wonder, wonder and think.
In the places I go there are things that I see that I never could spell if I stopped with the Z.
Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.
For a host, above all, must be kind to his guests.
Simple it’s not, I am afraid you will find, for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.
Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite. Or waiting around for Friday night… everyone is just waiting!
I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.
Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.
It doesn’t matter what it is. What matters is what it will become.
Humor has a tremendous place in this sordid world. It’s more than just a matter of laughing. If you can see things out of whack, then you can see how things can be in whack.
Reading can take you places you have never been before
He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man
You find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax. All you need is a book.
You do not like them. So you say. Try them! Try them! And you may!
Children want the same things we want.
To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted.
So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!
I am lucky to be what I am! Thank goodness I’m not just a clam or ham or a dirty jar of sour gooseberry jam!
Everything stinks till it’s finished.
A book is just like life and anything can change!
When something bad happens you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let is destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.
Dr Seuss Love quotes
Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.
We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.
You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than to remember me and cry.
I’m glad we had the times together just to laugh and sing a song, seems like we just got started and then before you know it, the times we had together were gone.
We play all day.
We fight all night.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.
Life’s too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason.
You really can’t teach reading as a science. Love gets mixed up in it.
Check out the Dr. Seuss Museum in the works.
Dr Seuss Quotes For Graduation
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Oh, what a day. I will make it a holiday.
And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.
Why fit in when you’re born to stand out?
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting. So … get on your way.
Only you can control your future.
Be who you are and say what you mean. Because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.
And when they played they really played. And when they worked they really worked.
Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
It is opener, out there, in the wide, open air.
Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky.
Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak. Oh! The places you’ll go!
You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have the speed.
You’ll pass the whole gang and you’ll soon take the lead.
Wherever you fly, you’ll be best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.
Except when you don’t.
Because, sometimes, you won’t.
You have to be odd to be number one.
Kid, you’ll move mountains.
Take every chance. Drop every fear.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
Don’t give up! I believe in you all.
A person’s a person, no matter how small!
You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.
I know it may seem small and insignificant, but it’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.
If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it’d be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.
But on you will go
though the weather be foul.
On you will go
though your enemies prowl.
On you will go
though the Hakken-Kraks howl.
Onward up many
a frightening creek,
though your arms may get sore
and your sneakers may leak.
There’s no limit to how much you’ll know, depending how far beyond zebra you go.
About these Dr Seuss Quotes: Yes, the good Doctor liked to rhyme. But, his books (and thus, his quotations) are much more than simple rhymes. His books were fun. They had rhythm. Dr Seuss believed in the details. Although Cat in the Hat had only 236 words, it took him 9 months to finish it.
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