Tuesday Ten: The Quotable Dr. Seuss

March 27, 2012

March contains Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Here are ten quotes I really love from one of my all time favorite authors.

1. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, it’s not going to get better. It’s not.” (from “The Lorax”)

2. “Today, you are YOU, that is truer than true. There’s no one alive who is a YOUer than you.” (from “Happy Birthday To You”)

3. “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” (from “Horton Hears a Who”)

4. “You’re off to great places, today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” (from “Oh, The Places You’ll Go”)

5. “Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them!” (not from one of his books, but a quote that resonates from time to time.)

6. “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?” (from “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”)

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

8. “From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!” (from “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish”)

9. “All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot.” (from “Oh, The Places You’ll Go”)

10. “Say! I like green eggs and ham! I do, I like them, Sam I Am!” (from “Green Eggs and Ham”)