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21 Totally Essential Dr. Seuss Quotes

In honor of his 111th birthday.

2. "With your head full of brains,

And your shoes full of feet,

You're too smart to go down any not-so-good-street."

-Oh, The Places You'll Go!

3. "I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny,

but we can have lots of good fun that is funny."

-The Cat in the Hat

4. "It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.

It could be his head wasn't screwed on just right.

But I think that the most likely reason of all

May have been that his heart was two sizes too small."

-How the Grinch Stole Christmas

6. "Oh the things you can find

If you don't stay behind!"

-On Beyond Zebra!

7. "When you're in a Slump,

you're not in for much fun.

Un-slumping yourself

is not easily done."

-Oh, The Places You'll Go!

8. "We've GOT to make noises in greater amounts!

So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!"

-Horton Hears A Who!

10. "Out there things can happen, and frequently do,

To people as brainy and footsy as you.

And when things start to happen, don't worry, don't stew.

Just go right along, you'll start happening too!"

-Oh, The Places You'll Go!

11. "Young cat! If you keep

Your eyes open enough,

Oh, the stuff you will learn!

The most wonderful stuff!"

-I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

12. "If you never did

You should.

These things are fun.

and fun is good."

-One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

14. "Are you safe? Are you sound?

Are you whole? Are you well?"

-Horton Hears A Who!

15. "I know up on top you are seeing great sights,

But down here on the bottom,

We too should have rights."

-Yertle the Turtle

16. "Try them, try them, and you may!

Try them and you may, I say."

-Green Eggs and Ham

18. "And you very small persons will not have to die

If you make yourselves heard! So come on, now, and TRY!"

-Horton Hears a Who!

19. "You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed.

You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead.

Wherever you fly, you'll be best of the best.

Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.

Except when you don't.

Because, sometimes, you won't."

-Oh, The Places You'll Go!

20. "I'm telling you this 'cause you're one of my friends.

My alphabet starts where your alphabet ends!"

-On Beyond Zebra!