I don’t think I ever outgrew Dr. Seuss. I remember flipping through his books as a kid, marveling at the illustrations and the way the words flowed together. And now as an adult, I find myself still appreciating his work. I think it’s because his books manage to be both simple and profound at the same time. Anyway, in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, I thought I’d share some of my favorite quotes from his books. I hope they inspire you as much as they’ve inspired me!

“Nothing is going to change, unless someone does something soon.” — Dr. Seuss

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

“Oh, the things you can find if you don’t stay behind!” — Dr. Seuss

“Shorth is better than length.” ― Dr. Seuss

“Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.” — Dr. Seuss

“It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how.” – Dr. Seuss

“All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot.” – Dr. Seuss

“Why are they sad and glad and bad? I do not know, go ask your dad.” ― Dr. Seuss

“So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!” ― Dr. Seuss

“On and on you will hike. And I know you’ll hike far and face up to your problems whatever they are.” ― Dr. Seuss

“Don’t give up. I believe in you all. A person’s a person. No matter how small.” ― Dr. Seuss

“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” ― Dr. Seuss

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the things you can think up if only you try!” ― Dr. Seuss

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”― Dr. Seuss

“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!” ― Dr. Seuss

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Your than You.” ― Dr. Seuss

“I am Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues.” ― Dr. Seuss

“When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really played.” — Dr. Seuss

“And the turtles, of course…all the turtles are free, as turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.” ― Dr. Seuss

“Being crazy isn’t enough.” ― Dr. Seuss

“You’ll never be bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do.” — Dr. Seuss

“You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant?” – Dr. Seuss

“Congratulations! Today is your day!” – Dr. Seuss

“If we do not choose, we will end up with none.” – Dr. Seuss

“You have to be odd to be number one.” – Dr. Seuss

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot. Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss

“In the places I go there are things that I see that I never could spell if I stopped with the Z.” – Dr. Seuss

“Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than to remember me and cry.” – Dr. Seuss

“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 into mutual weirdness and call it love.” – Dr. Seuss

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

“Just tell yourself, duckie. You’re really quite lucky!” – Dr. Seuss

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” – Dr. Seuss

“I’m afraid that sometimes you’ll play lonely games too. Games you can’t win because you’ll play against you.” – Dr. Seuss

“All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot!” – Dr. Seuss

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” – Dr. Seuss

“Today I shall behave as if this is the day I will be remembered.” – Dr. Seuss

“Oh, the things you can find. If you don’t stay behind!” – Dr. Seuss

“I’m sorry to say so but, sadly, it’s true that bang-ups and hang-ups can happen to you.” ― Dr. Seuss

“Some people are much more… oh, ever so much more… oh, muchly much-much unluckier than you!” ― Dr. Seuss

“Whenever things go a bit sour in a job I’m doing, I always tell myself, ‘You can do better than this.” — Dr. Seuss

“And this mess is so big and so deep and so tall, we cannot pick it up. There is no way at all!” ― Dr. Seuss

“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.” — Dr. Seuss

“Take every chance, drop every fear.” ― Dr. Seuss

“From here to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.” — Dr. Seuss

“My trouble was I had a mind but I couldn’t make it up!” ― Dr. Seuss

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

“For a host, above all, must be kind to his guests.” ― Dr. Seuss

“Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than to remember me and cry.” — Dr. Seuss

“If you never, did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.” – Dr. Seuss

“When something bad happens, you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.” ― Dr. Seuss

“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living—it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.” — Dr. Seuss

“What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” — Dr. Seuss

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” — Dr. Seuss

“ASAP. Whatever that means. It must mean, ‘Act swiftly awesome pachyderm!” ― Dr. Seuss

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” – Dr. Seuss

“It is better to know how to learn than to know.” — Dr. Seuss

“With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.” – Dr. Seuss

“Only you can control your future.” — Dr. Seuss

“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” — Dr. Seuss

“Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.” ― Dr. Seuss

“You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” — Dr. Seuss

“Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.” — Dr. Seuss

“Kid, you’ll move mountains.” — Dr. Seuss

“It is fun to have fun. But you have to know how.” — Dr. Seuss

“With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.” — Dr. Seuss

“All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot!” — Dr. Seuss

“Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky!” — Dr. Seuss

“He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.” — Dr. Seuss

“Reading can take you places you have never been before.” — Dr. Seuss

“I am not a consecutive writer.” — Dr. Seuss

“I was saving the name of ‘Geisel’ for the Great American Novel. “— Dr. Seuss

“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and twice as beautiful as you have ever imagined.” — Dr. Seuss

“You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.” — Dr. Seuss

“I am lucky to be what I am! Thank goodness I am not just calm or ham or a dirty jar of sour gooseberry jam! I am what I am. That is  a great thing to be.” — Dr. Seuss

“I am afraid sometimes you will play lonely games too, games you can’t win because you will play against you.” — Dr. Seuss

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. you can steer yourself, any direction you choose.” — Dr. Seuss

“They say I am old fashioned and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!” — Dr. Seuss

“How did it get so late so soon? It’s the night before it is afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness, how the time has flown. How did it get so late so soon?” — Dr. Seuss

“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.” — Dr. Seuss

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

“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 and call it love.” — Dr. Seuss

“From there to here from here to there. Funny things are everywhere.” — Dr. Seuss

 “Only you can control your future.” — Dr. Seuss

“If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along, and you’ll start happening too.” — Dr. Seuss

“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.” — Dr. Seuss

“Oh, you liked the movie? The book is better” — Dr. Seuss

“You’ll meet things that will scare you right out of your pants!” — Dr. Seuss

“Nothing is going to change unless someone does something soon.” — Dr. Seuss

“Oh, the places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss

“There’s no limit to how much you’ll know, depending on how far beyond zebra you go.” — Dr. Seuss

“’The Lorax’ book was intended to be propaganda.” — Dr. Seuss

“I have great pride in taking Dick and Jane out of most school libraries. That is my greatest satisfaction.” — Dr. Seuss

“He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.” — Dr. Seuss

“You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.” — Dr. Seuss

“You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.” — Dr. Seuss

“You’ll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond Z and start poking around ” — Dr. Seuss

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

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

“Some people are much more… oh, ever so much more… oh, muchly much-much more unlucky than you!” — Dr. Seuss



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