Dr. Seuss Poster

Quotes (24)

  • 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 and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
  • [asked why he was not a father of any children] You keep having kids, I'll keep writing books for them.
  • Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
  • [on the false rumor that he disliked children] Well, like anyone you know, there are good kids and there are creeps. And I like the good ones and I don't like the creeps.
  • Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
  • If I were invited to a dinner party with my characters, I wouldn't show up.
  • Today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.
  • From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.
  • You're in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.
  • You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.
  • Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.
  • How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?
  • I start drawing, and eventually the characters involve themselves in a situation. Then in the end, I go back and try to cut out most of the preachments.
  • When at last we are sure, You've been properly pilled, Then a few paper forms, Must be properly filled. So that you and your heirs, May be properly billed.
  • Preachers in pulpits talked about what a great message is in the book. No matter what you do, somebody always imputes meaning into your books.
  • I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
  • Adults are obsolete children. Fun is good.
  • A person's a person, no matter how small.
  • Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
  • Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store.
  • Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
  • 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. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go.
  • Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
  • [on how he created the Grinch] I was brushing my teeth on the morning of the 26th of last December when I noticed a very Grinch-ish countenance in the mirror. It was Seuss! So I wrote about my sour friend, the Grinch, to see if I could rediscover something about Christmas that obviously I'd lost.