Seuss

Dr. Seuss
(88 Great Quotations) ⇓

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  1. I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
  4. Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.
  5. The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
  6. A person's a person, no matter how small.
  7. 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.
  8. Being crazy isn't enough.
  9. 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!
  10. From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!
  11. In my world, everyone's a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!
  12. Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
  13. If things start happening, don't worry, don't stew, just go right along and you'll start happening too.
  14. I meant what i said and i said what i meant. An elephant's faithful one-hundred percent!
  15. You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!
  16. 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?
  17. Did you ever fly a kite in bed? Did you ever walk with ten cats on your head? Did you ever milk this kind of cow? Well, we can do it. We know how. If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good.
  18. Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.
  19. So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life's A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you'll move mountains.
  20. Only you can control your future.
  21. All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you'll be quite a lot!
  22. You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.
  23. You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
  24. I'm afraid that sometimes you'll play lonely games too. Games you can't win 'cause you'll play against you.
  25. They say I'm old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!
  26. 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.
  27. Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
  28. ASAP. Whatever that means. It must mean, 'Act swiftly awesome pacyderm!
  29. I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues.
  30. 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.
  31. Look at me! Look at me! Look at me NOW! It is fun to have fun. But you have to know how.
  32. Think and wonder, wonder and think.
  33. You'll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You'll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.
  34. There's no limit to how much you'll know, depending how far beyond zebra you go.
  35. So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.
  36. I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.
  37. He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
  38. The storm starts, when the drops start dropping. When the drops stop dropping then the storm starts stopping.
  39. 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.
  40. Be awesome! Be a book nut!
  41. Oh the places you'll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all.
  42. Things may happen and often do to people as brainy and footsy as you.
  43. Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent.
  44. And the turtles, of course...all the turtles are free, as turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.
  45. Oh, the things you can find if you don't stay behind!
  46. And this mess is so big and so deep and so tall. We cannot pick it up. There is no way at all!
  47. You'll be on your way up! You'll be seeing great sights! You'll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.
  48. Be grateful you’re not in the forest in France, where the average young person just hasn’t a chance. To escape from the perilous pants eating plants, but your pants are safe, you’re a fortunate guy. You ought to be shouting how lucky am I!
  49. Remember me and smile, for it's better to forget than to remember me and cry.
  50. When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really PLAYED.
  51. I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.
  52. It's opener, out there, in the wide, open air.
  53. It all began with a shoe on the wall. A shoe on the wall shouldn't be there at all.
  54. I do not like green eggs and ham I do not like them Sam-I-Am.
  55. This is not good. This is not right. My feet stick out of bed all night. And when I pull them in, oh dear! My head sticks out of bed out here!
  56. One fish Two fish Red fish Blue fish!
  57. It has often been said there’s so much to be read, you never can cram all those words in your head.
  58. I can read in red. I can read in blue. I can read in pickle color too.
  59. Big Z, little Z, what begins with Z? I do. I'm a zizzer zazzer zuzz, as you can plainly see.
  60. My shoe is off. My foot is cold. I have a bird I like to hold.
  61. All those Nupboards in the Cupboards they're good fun to have about. But that Nooth gush on my tooth brush.....Him I could do without.
  62. For a host, above all, must be kind to his guests.
  63. Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak. Oh! The places you'll go!
  64. "He should not be here, " said the fish in the pot. "He should not be here when your mother is not.”
  65. Gray day. Everything is gray. I watch. But nothing moves today.
  66. 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.
  67. Not here, not there, not anywhere!
  68. And what would you do if you met a jibboo?
  69. You are you. Now, isn't that pleasant?
  70. Be yourself and the people that don't mind are the people that matter.
  71. Everything stinks till it’s finished.
  72. "How true, how true" said the Sour Kangaroo, "And from now on, you know what I'm gonna do? I'm going to protect them with you!"
  73. And when you're alone there's a very good chance you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants. There are some, down the road between hither and yon, that can scare you so much you won't want to go on.
  74. You have to be a speedy reader because there’s so so much to read.
  75. Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite. Or waiting around for Friday night or waiting perhaps for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil or a better break or a string of pearls or a pair of pants or a wig with curls or another chance. Everyone is just waiting.
  76. "But now," says the Once-ler, "now that you're here, the word of the Lorax seems perfectly clear. UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."
  77. This book is to be read in bed.
  78. With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.
  79. Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
  80. You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
  81. 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!”
  82. The words in this book are all phooey. When you say them, your lips will make slips and back flips and your tongue may end up in Saint Looey!
  83. He cleaned out that ice box as quick as a flash. Why, the Grinch even took their last can of Who hash.
  84. Adults are obsolete children.
  85. Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
  86. I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. 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.
  87. I start drawing, and eventually the characters involve themselves in a situation. Then in the end, I go back and try to cut out most of the preachments.
  88. When at last we are sure, You've been properly pilled, Then a few paper forms, Must be properly filled. So that you and your heirs, May be properly billed.

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