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50 Quotes from Dr. Seuss


Dr. Seuss

Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss? I can’t think of anyone personally, and if you can, then may I suggest cutting that person out of your life immediately. Yes, he had an affair while his wife was suffering from cancer, and it left her so distraught, she killed herself - but never mind that. He wrote fun books.

1. “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”

2. “And will you succeed? Yes you will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)”

3. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

4. “Young cat, if you keep your eyes open enough, oh, the stuff you would learn! The most wonderful stuff!”

5. “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.”

6. “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”

7. “How did it get so late so soon?”

8. “ASAP. Whatever that means. It must mean, ‘Act swiftly awesome pacyderm!”

9. “It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.”

10. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

11. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

12. “You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant?”

13. “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”

14. “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.”

15. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

16. “To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.”

17. “Cause when a guy does something stupid once, well that’s because he’s a guy. But if he does the same stupid thing twice, that’s usually to impress some girl.”

18. “I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.”

19. “You ought to be thankful a hole heaping lot, for The places and people you’re lucky you’re not!”

20. “Teeth are always in style.”

21. “If I were invited to a dinner party with my characters, I wouldn’t show up.”

22. “Nothing is going to change, unless someone does something soon”

23. “In my world, everyone’s a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!”

25. “People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love.”

26. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

27. “So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!”

28. “Fun is good.”

29. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

30. “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!”

31. “If things start happening, don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go right along. You’ll start happening too.”

32. “I meant what I said and I said what I meant.”

33. “Adults are just outdated children.”

34. “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”

35. “A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

36. “All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot!”

37. “I’m afraid that sometimes you’ll play lonely games too. Games you can’t win ’cause you’ll play against you.”

38. “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.”

39. “I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues.”

40. “And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”

41. “There’s no limit to how much you’ll know, depending how far beyond zebra you go.”

42. “He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.”

43. “Hollywood is not suited for me, and I am not suited for it.”

44. “Whenever things go a bit sour in a job I’m doing, I always tell myself, ‘You can do better than this.'”

45. “If you’d never been born, then you might be an Isn’t! An Isn’t has no fun at all. No, he disn’t.”

46. “And the turtles, of course…all the turtles are free, as turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.”

47. “Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.”

48. “My alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz. It s the letter I use to spell yuzz a ma tuzz. You ll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond Z and start poking around.”

49. “Try them, try them, and you may! Try them and you may, I say.”

50. “Fame you’ll be famous, as famous as can be, with everyone watching you win on TV, Except when they don’t because sometimes they won’t..”

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