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Over 70 Brilliant Dr.Suess Quotes on Everything from Reading to Love

With such cl*ssics as Horton Hears a Who! and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Dr. Seuss has been sharing his stories with children and the young at heart for decades. His colourful images are iconic as are his fanciful rhymes, but do not be fooled by their quirkiness. There is true wisdom to be found in his books. Here is a collection of some of his most insightful quotes.

Dr Seuss Quotes About Love

Love certainly had a transformative effect on Dr. Seuss’ life. Helen Palmer, the woman who would go on to be his wife, is the one who encouraged him to pursue drawing as a career while he was a student.
You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
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Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than to remember me and cry.
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We are all a little weird and life is 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.
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Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
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Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
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It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.
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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.
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Life’s too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it’d be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.
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To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.
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Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.
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Dr Seuss Quotes About Reading

Dr. Seuss has fostered the love of reading in children since 1937. Unsurprisingly, he has a thing or two (or in this case 15) to say about the written word.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
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Be awesome! Be a book nut!
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Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.
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You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.
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You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.
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The more you read, the more things you will know.
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You have to be a speedy reader because there’s so so much to read.
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So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.
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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.
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Reading can take you places you have never been before.
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The problem with writing a book in verse is, to be successful, it has to sound like you knocked it off on a rainy Friday afternoon. It has to sound easy. When you can do it, it helps tremendously because it’s a thing that forces kids to read on. You have this unconsummated feeling if you stop.
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Preachers in pulpits talked about what a great message is in the book. No matter what you do, somebody always imputes meaning into your books.
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It is better to know how to learn than to know.
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Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
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Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
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Dr Seuss Quotes About Life

What do children know about life? A lot if they read Dr. Seuss. In fact his last book, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, is a common gift for graduating students.
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.
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Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
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From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.
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Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act.
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Only you can control your future.
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Sometimes, when I see my granddaughters make small discoveries of their own, I wish I were a child.
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You make ’em, I amuse ’em.
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Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.
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Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.
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Whenever things go a bit sour in a job I’m doing, I always tell myself, ‘You can do better than this.’
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You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
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They say I’m old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!
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Oh the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind!
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In the places I go there are things that I see that I never could spell if I stopped with the Z.
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Simple it’s not, I am afraid you will find, for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind
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I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.
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Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.
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Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.
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Being crazy isn’t enough.
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I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
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Dr Seuss Quotes About Friendship

Dr. Seuss’ books are full of nuggets of wisdom about friendship. However, the unlikeliest relationship may well be the one in “What Was I Scared Of?”. The story features the evolution of the bond between the narrator, a typical Seussian character, and an empty pair of pants.
I’m telling you this ‘cause you’re one of my friends. My alphabet starts where your alphabet ends!
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It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
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One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
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Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.
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False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
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Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.
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Dr Seuss Quotes About Being Who You Are

His pen name might have been a nod to his father’s wish for him to become a doctor, but that doesn’t mean Theodor Seuss Geisel didn’t know a lot about how to be true to himself as the following quotes demonstrate.
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
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Whenever things go a bit sour in a job I’m doing, I always tell myself, ‘You can do better than this.’
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I’ve heard there are troubles of more than one kind; some come from ahead, and some come from behind. But I’ve brought a big bat. I’m all ready, you see; now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
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I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.
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Adults are obsolete children.
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Fun is good.
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A person’s a person, no matter how small.
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I am not a consecutive writer.
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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?
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Think and wonder, wonder and think.
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It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.
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He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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It’s opener there in the wide open air.
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You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.
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Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky!
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With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.
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Congratulations! Today is your day!
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Think! You can think any Think that you wish!
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ake every chance. Drop every fear.
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Dr Seuss Quotes For Teachers

As a young man, he had planned on being an English teacher, but no one would argue against the idea that Dr. Seuss encouraged literacy far more with his books than he could have ever managed in front of the blackboard.
You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.
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Dr Seuss Quotes About Being Weird

Perhaps spending all day with imaginary creatures is enough to make anyone a bit strange, or it could be that you have to be unusual to write for children. Whatever the case may be, Dr. Seuss sure knew a lot about letting your freak flag fly.
Hollywood is not suited for me, and I am not suited for it.
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You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.
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I was saving the name of ‘Geisel’ for the Great American Novel.
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The main problem with writing in verse is, if your fourth line doesn’t come out right, you’ve got to throw four lines away and figure out a whole new way to attack the problem. So the mortality rate is terrific.
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The Lorax’ book was intended to be propaganda.
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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.
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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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Every once in a while, I get mad. ‘The Lorax’ came out of my being angry. The ecology books I’d read were dull… In ‘The Lorax,’ I was out to attack what I think are evil things and let the chips fall where they might.
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Teeth are always in style.
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You do not like them. So you say. Try them! Try them! And you may!
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And you very small persons will not have to die if you make yourselves heard! So come on, now, and TRY!
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If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good”
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From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!
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I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.
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It is fun to have fun but you have to know how.
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When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really PLAYED.
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Day Play. We play all day. Night Fight. We fight all night.
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Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
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Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.
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So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!
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Dr Seuss Quotes About Christmas

Dr. Seuss got to the true spirit of Christmas with How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, a book which criticizes the rampant consumerism that takes place during the holiday. The following are some of his best quotes about this special time of the year.
Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.
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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!
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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.
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And he, he himself…the Grinch…carved the roast-beast!
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Pop guns! And bicycles! Roller skates! Drums! Checkerboards! Tricycles! Popcorn! And plums!
And he stuffed them in bags. Then the Grinch, very nimbly,
Stuffed all the bags, one by one, up the chimbley!
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