A Collection of Dr. Seuss Quotes
Born on March 2, 1904 Theodor Seuss Geisel – the incredible Dr. Seuss – set out to release children’s imaginations and won a following among the rebellious spirits of all ages. Dr. Seuss was an American poet and author, who has written over 46 books, known to his close friends and family simply as ‘Ted’, describing him as a down-to-earth funny man, without a grain of falsehood in his body.
I read Dr. Seuss stories to my child as my mother did to me, and I am pretty sure that I can recite most of ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ by heart. I remember his books being filled with memories of warm blankets, long cuddles and laughs. Quality time that can never be replaced.
How about you? Which one of these quotes speaks to your inner Child? Or, if you have children, which one is their favourite?
I hope you enjoy my collection of amazing Dr. Seuss quotes and share your thoughts with us too!
“Kid, You’ll Move Mountain’s”
“Oh, the sea is so full of a number of fish, If a fellow is patient, he might get his wish!”
“A person’s a person, matter how small.”
“I know it is wet
And the sun is not sunny.
But we can have
Lots of good fun that is funny.”
“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn't come from a store. “Maybe Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!”
“And the turtles, of course...all the turtles are free, as turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.”
“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
“A Wasn’t just isn't. He just isn't present. But you… You ARE YOU! And, now isn't that pleasant!”
“Try them, try them, and you may! Try them and you may, I say.”
“The Sneetches got really quite smart on that day. The day they decided that Sneetches are Sneetches. And no kind of Sneetch is the best on the beaches. That day, all the Sneetches forgot about stars and whether they had one, or not, upon thars.”
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not.”
“It's not about what it is, it's about what it can become.”
“There is no one alive who is youer than you.”
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
“You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!”
“will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed)”
“When you're in a Slump,
you're not in for much fun.
is not easily done.”
“Out there things can happen,
and frequently do,
To people as brainy and footsy as you.
And when things start to happen, don't worry, don't stew.
Just go right along, you'll start happening too!”
“I'm sorry to say so
but, sadly, it's true
can happen to you.”
“remember that Life’s
a Great Balancing Act.”
“Ready for anything under the sky.
Ready because you're that kind of a guy!”
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!”
Whether you like it or not,
alone is something you'll be quite a lot!”
“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”
“I know, up on top you are seeing great sights,
but down here at the bottom we,
too, should have rights.”
“When you think things are bad,
when you feel sour and blue,
when you start to get mad...
you should do what I do!
Just tell yourself, Duckie,
you're really quite lucky!
Some people are much more...
oh, ever so much more...
oh, muchly much-much more
unlucky than you!”
“You have to be a speedy reader
because there’s so so much to read.”
“It all began with a shoe on the wall.
A shoe on the wall shouldn't be there at all.”
“Oh, the thinks you can think!”
“My trouble was I had a mind but I couldn't make it up!”
“You ought to be thankful a hole heaping lot, for The places and people you're lucky you're not!”
“For people like this life is just about stuff.
Having more than your neighbor and never enough.
For these types of folks it's all about fortune and fame.
What pays off is good, what does not is lame.
So they don't and they won't and they can't understand.
It's wisdom, not money that makes life grand.”
“And I saw on this hill, since my eyesight's so keen, the two biggest fools that have ever been seen! And the fools that I saw were none other than you, who seem to have nothing else better to do than sit here and argue who's better than who!”
“Now, I never had ever had
So I said to myself,
"I don't want anymore.”
“And I learned that are troubles
Of more than one kind
Some come from ahead
And some come from behind.”
“How a plain and wagon on Mulberry Street, Grows into a story that no one can beat”
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the things you can think up if only you try!”
“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”
“Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.”
“Everything stinks till it’s finished.”
“So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!”
“It is better to know how to learn than to know.”
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”