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Quotes from True Genius: Theodor Geisel aka Dr. Seuss

Updated on October 4, 2008

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

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

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."

"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple."

"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!"

"I meant what I said and I said what I meant."

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

"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?"

"Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one."

"A person's a person, no matter how small."

"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. You are the guy who'll decide where to go."

"And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!"

"Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the things you can think up if only you try!"

"Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way."

"Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them."

"If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good"

"You are you. Now, isn't that pleasant?"

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

"Fun is good."

"You're in pretty good shape for the shape you are in."

"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!"

"All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you'll be quite a lot""

"I'm afraid sometimes you'll play lonely games too, games you can't win because you'll play against you""

"I'm sorry to say so but, sadly it's true that bang-ups and hang-ups can happen to you""

"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."

"You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room."

"From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere."

"Just tell yourself, Duckie, you're really quite lucky!"

Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel (1904-1991)     American Writer and Cartoonist best known for his collection of children's books.
Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel (1904-1991) American Writer and Cartoonist best known for his collection of children's books.

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    Rika Susan 

    7 years ago

    Oh, what would our world have been like without Dr. Seuss! These are the greatest quotes. Will memorize them, as I have his books!

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    Jean's Corner 

    10 years ago from Harrisburg North Carolina

    Have to love Dr. Seuss. All the tounge twisters I read to my daughter at bedtime. What great memories.

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    Ralph Deeds 

    10 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

    Theodore Geisel was a great children's writer whose books adults could enjoy reading to their young children. We named our sailboat "Lorax."

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