Dr. Seuss Quotes

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Who was Dr. Seuss?

Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel, was an American author and illustrator who wrote popular children's books.

He began working for ​Life​, ​Vanity Fair​, and other publications as an illustrator and humorist. In addition, he found success in advertising, providing illustrations for a number of campaigns.

The features that would come to define his books: a unique brand of humor, playful use of words, and outlandish characters.

A lot of Dr. Seuss's work have recently been made into live-action films and television shows that depict his same characters, illustrations, storylines, and overall defining aspects of his writing style.

What are some of his most popular stories?

  • My Book about Me, (By Me, Myself) (1969)
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1964)
  • The Cat in the Hat Comes Back (1958)
  • Dr. Seuss' ABC (1960)
  • Oh, The Place's You'll Go! (1990)
  • Hop on Pop (1963)
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (1960)
  • The Cat in the Hat (1957)
  • Green Eggs and Ham (1960)
  • Fox in Socks (1965)

What are some of his popular quotes?

“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”― Dr. Seuss

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”― Dr. Seuss

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”― 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

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”― Dr. Seuss

“Being crazy isn't enough.”― 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

“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!”― Dr. Seuss

From his popular book Oh, the Places You'll Go!:

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”― Dr. Seuss

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”― Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to You!

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

“A person's a person, no matter how small.”― Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears a Who!

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

“All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you'll be quite a lot!”― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go! and The Lorax