The following are some of the best quotes of the great Dr. Seuss. They will inspire you, make you think, rethink your life, decisions, choices and your entire being. I am sure you will both smile at the end of this article as well as take away something from it.
“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.”
“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.”
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
“You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.”
“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.”
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”
“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.”
“All alone! 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’m afraid that sometimes you’ll play lonely games too. Games you can’t win ’cause you’ll play against you.”
“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.”
“There’s no limit to how much you’ll know, depending how far beyond zebra you go.”
“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.”
“He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.”
“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.”
“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.”
“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.”
“It has often been said
there’s so much to be read,
you never can cram
all those words in your head.
So the writer who breeds
more words than he needs
is making a chore
for the reader who reads.
That’s why my belief is
the briefer the brief is,
the greater the sigh
of the reader’s relief is.
And that’s why your books
have such power and strength.
You publish with shorth!
(Shorth is better than length.)”
“When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really PLAYED.”
“Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re real quite lucky.”
“Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.”
“Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent.”
“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!”
“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 ”
“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.”
“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”
“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.”
“Sometimes you will never know the value of something until it becomes a memory.”
“You can find magic
wherever you look.
Sit back and relax,
all you need is a book.”
“With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.”
“If you want to catch beasts you don’t see every day,
You have to go places quite out of the way,
You have to go places no others can get to.
You have to get cold and you have to get wet, too.”
These are the ones I found to be the awesomest quotes of Dr Seuss. If you know any of his quotes that are awesome, add them in the comments below!