Dr. Seuss Quotes

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1. “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

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Author : Dr. Seuss

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

Tags : Dreams Love Reality Sleep
Author : Dr. Seuss

3. “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.”

Tags : Humor Inspirational Success
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Oh, The Places You'll Go!

4. “I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.”

Tags : Brotherhood Of Man Equal Rights
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Yertle the Turtle and Gertrude McFuzz

5. “When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really PLAYED.”

Tags : Fun Work
Author : Dr. Seuss

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

Tags : Humor Philosophy
Author : Dr. Seuss

7. “How did it get so late so soon?”

Tags : Afternoon December Flewn June Late Night Soon Time
Author : Dr. Seuss

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

Tags : Fantasy
Author : Dr. Seuss

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

Tags : Fantasy Humor
Author : Dr. Seuss

10. “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.”

Tags : Cat In The Hat Fantasy Inspirational
Author : Dr. Seuss

11. “You are you. Now, isn't that pleasant?”

Tags : Be Yourself
Author : Dr. Seuss

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

Tags : Life
Author : Dr. Seuss

13. “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...”

Tags : Inspirational
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Oh, The Places You'll Go!

14. “Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.”

Tags : Adulthood Childhood
Author : Dr. Seuss

15. “How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”

Tags : Late Soon Time
Author : Dr. Seuss

16. “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

Tags : Comedy Life Yourself
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Happy Birthday to You!

17. “The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day.”

Tags : Cold Rain Weather
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : The Cat in the Hat

18. “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.”

Tags : Anticipation Inspirational Life Self Determination Self Reliance
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

19. “I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.”

Tags : Fun
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : The Cat in the Hat

20. “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..”

Tags : Despair Inspiration Life Winning
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Oh, The Places You'll Go!

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

Tags : Conviction Faithfulness Honesty
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Horton Hatches the Egg

22. “For a host, above all, must be kind to his guests.”

Tags : Polite
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose

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

Tags : Depressing Hopeless Lonely
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Oh, the Places You'll Go! and The Lorax

24. “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 ballwill make you the winning-est winner of all.Fame! You'll be as famous as famous can be,with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.Except when they don'tBecause, sometimes they won't.I'm afraid that some timesyou'll play lonely games too.Games you can't win'cause you'll play against you.”

Tags : Fame Games Loneliness Lonely
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Oh, The Places You'll Go!

25. “Writing simply means no dependent clauses, no dangling things, no flashbacks, and keeping the subject near the predicate. We throw in as many fresh words we can get away with. Simple, short sentences don't always work. You have to do tricks with pacing, alternate long sentences with short, to keep it vital and alive.... Virtually every page is a cliffhanger--you've got to force them to turn it."~”

Tags : Writing
Author : Dr. Seuss

26. “It has often been saidthere’s so much to be read,you never can cramall those words in your head.So the writer who breedsmore words than he needsis making a chorefor the reader who reads.That's why my belief isthe briefer the brief is,the greater the sighof the reader's relief is.And that's why your bookshave such power and strength.You publish with shorth!(Shorth is better than length.)”

Tags : Humor Writing
Author : Dr. Seuss

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

Tags : Learning Reading Seuss
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

28. “Congratulations!Today is your day.You're off to Great Places!You're off and away!”

Tags : Humor Inspirational Success
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Oh, The Places You'll Go!

29. “And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!”

Tags : Motivation Success
Author : Dr. Seuss

30. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,Nothing is going to get better. It's not.”

Tags : Activism
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : The Lorax

31. “They say I'm old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!”

Tags : Life Time
Author : Dr. Seuss

32. “It all began with a shoe on the wall. A shoe on the wall shouldn't be there at all.”

Tags : True
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Wacky Wednesday

33. “Remember me and smile, for it's better to forget than to remember me and cry.”

Tags : Dr Seuss Goodbye
Author : Dr. Seuss

34. “Being crazy isn't enough.”

Tags : Crazy
Author : Dr. Seuss

35. “Just tell yourself, Duckie, you're real quite lucky.”

Tags : Contentment
Author : Dr. Seuss

36. “Catch! calls the Once-ler.He lets something fall.It's a Truffula Seed.It's the last one of all!You're in charge of the last of the Truffula Seeds.And Truffula Trees are what everyone needs.Plant a new Truffula. Treat it with care.Give it clean water. And feed it fresh air.Grow a forest. Protect it from axes that hack.Then the Loraxand all of his friendsmay come back.”

Tags : Lorax
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : The Lorax

37. “Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”

Tags : Humor Rythmic Thoughtful
Author : Dr. Seuss

38. “When beetles fight these battles in a bottle with their paddles and the bottle's on a poodle and the poodle's eating noodles......they call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle bottle paddle battle.”

Tags : Childrens Humor
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Fox in Socks

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

Tags : Creatures Freedom
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories

40. “The storm starts, when the drops start droppingWhen the drops stop dropping then the storm starts stopping.”

Tags : Weather
Author : Dr. Seuss

41. “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!”

Tags : Christmas
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

42. “Through three cheese trees three free fleas flew. While these fleas flew, freezy breeze blew. Freezy breeze made these three trees freeze. Freezy trees made these trees' cheese freeze. That's what made these three free fleas sneeze.”

Tags : Dr Fox In Seuss Socks
Author : Dr. Seuss

43. “You have to be odd to be number one”

Tags : Odd
Author : Dr. Seuss

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

Tags : Children S Books
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Oh, The Places You'll Go!

45. “I box in yellow Gox box socks.”

Tags : Humor Rhyme
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

46. “And this mess is so big And so deep and so tall, We cannot pick it up. There is no way at all!”

Tags : Housekeeping Messies
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : The Cat in the Hat

47. “So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.”

Tags : Editing On Writing
Author : Dr. Seuss

48. “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!”

Tags : Bragging
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Yertle the Turtle and other Stories-Bartholomew and the Oobleck

49. “Be awesome! Be a book nut!”

Tags : Books
Author : Dr. Seuss

50. “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!”

Tags : Troubles
Author : Dr. Seuss

51. “But I've bought a big bat.I'm all ready, you see.Now my troubles are goingTo have troubles with me!”

Tags : Encouragement Fight Back Troubles
Author : Dr. Seuss

52. “When you're in a Slump,you're not in for much fun.Un-slumping yourselfis not easily done.”

Tags : Hope And Despair Wisdom
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Oh, The Places You'll Go!

53. “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!(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)”

Tags : Alan Sheinwald
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Oh, The Places You'll Go!

54. “Fiction Is My Addiction”

Tags : Misattributed To Dr Seuss
Author : Dr. Seuss

55. “A person's a person, no matter how small.”

Tags : Inspirational
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Horton Hears a Who!

56. “You're off to Great Places!Today is your day!Your mountain is waiting,So... get on your way!”

Tags : Inspirational
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Oh, The Places You'll Go!

57. “I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant's faithful one-hundred percent!”

Tags : Dr Seuss Humor Inspirational Musical
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Horton Hatches the Egg

58. “Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent.”

Tags : Comics
Author : Dr. Seuss

59. “From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!”

Tags : Humor
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

60. “Thank goodness for all the things you are not, thank goodness you're not something someone forgot, and left all alone in some punkerish place, like a rusty tin coat hanger hanging in space.”

Tags : Inspriational
Author : Dr. Seuss

61. “And, now, come to this spotWhere the spotlight is hotAnd you'll see in the spotlightA Juggling JottWho can juggle some stuffYou might think he could not...Such as twenty-two question marks,Which is a lot.Also forty-four commasAnd, also, one dot!That's the kind of Circus McGurkus I've got!”

Tags : Goofy
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : If I Ran the Circus

62. “Kid, you'll move mountains.”

Tags : Kid Mountains Move
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Oh, The Places You'll Go!

63. “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.”

Tags : Dealing With Problems
Author : Dr. Seuss

64. “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you-er than you. Shout aloud, I am glad to be what I am. Thank goodness I'm not a ham, or a clam, or a dusty old jar of gooseberry jam. I am what I am, what a great thing to be. If I say so myself, happy everyday to me!”

Tags : You Are You
Author : Dr. Seuss

65. “A Wasn’t just isn't. He just isn't present. But you… You ARE YOU! And, now isn't that pleasant!”

Tags : Children S Literature Comedy Dr Seuss Optimist Optimistic Yourself
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Happy Birthday to You!

66. “Gertrude, behind her, again had just one... That one little feather she had as a starter. But now that's enough, because now she is smarter.”

Tags : Vanity
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Yertle the Turtle and other Stories-Bartholomew and the Oobleck

67. “You can think about gloves. You can think about snuvs. You can think a long time about snuvs and their gloves.”

Tags : Children S Books Dr Seuss Humor Silly
Author : Dr. Seuss

68. “Children's reading and children's thinking are the rock-bottom base upon which this country will rise. Or not rise. In these days of tension and confusion, writers are beginning to realize that books for children have a greater potential for good or evil than any other form of literature on earth.”

Tags : Books Children S Literature Dr Seuss Reading Writers
Author : Dr. Seuss

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

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Author : Dr. Seuss

70. “And when you're alone, there's a very good chanceyou'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.But on you will gothough the weather be foul.On you will gothough your enemies prowl.On you will gothough the Hakken-Kraks howl.Onward up manya frightening creek,though your arms may get soreand your sneakers may leak.”

Tags : Places Seuss
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Oh, The Places You'll Go!

71. “If things start happening, don't worry, don't stew, just go right along and you'll start happening too.”

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Author : Dr. Seuss

72. “It's opener, out there, in the wide, open air.”

Tags : Dr Seuss
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Oh, The Places You'll Go!

73. “And he, he himself...the Grinch...carved the roast-beast!”

Tags : Dr Seuss Roast Beast The Grinch
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

74. “I know it may seem small and insignificant, but it's not about what it is, it's about what it can become. That's not a seed, any more than you're just a boy.”

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Author : Dr. Seuss

75. “The people that mind don't matter, and the people that matter don't mind.”

Tags : Do Things Dr Seuss Matter Mind People
Author : Dr. Seuss

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

Tags : Dr Seuss Funny Quotes Kids Quote Reading
Author : Dr. Seuss

77. “Children want the same things we want.To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted.”

Tags : Humor Teacher
Author : Dr. Seuss

78. “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.”

Tags : Love Weirdness
Author : Dr. Seuss

79. “But I've bought a big bat.I'm all ready, you see.Now my troubles are goingTo have trouble with me!”

Tags : Humor Inspirational Inspirational Attitude
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : I Had Trouble In Getting To Solla Sollew

80. “And poor Mr. Bix!Every morning at six,poor Mr. Bix has his Borfin to fix!It doesn't seem fair. It just doesn't seem right,but his Borfin just seems to go shlump every night.It shlumps in a heap, sadly needing repair.Bix figures it's due to the local night air.It takes him all day to un-shlump it.And then...the night air comes backand it shlumps once again!So don't you feel blue. Don't get down in the dumps.You're lucky you don't have a Borfin that shlumps.”

Tags : Humor Humor Inspirational Inspirational Philosophy
Author : Dr. Seuss