Dr. Seuss Quotes

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Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
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Bernard M. Baruch
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You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
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Dr. Seuss
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I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
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Dr. Seuss
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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...
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)
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Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
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Dr. Seuss
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Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.
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Dr. Seuss (Happy Birthday to You!)
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The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
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Dr. Seuss (I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!)
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A person's a person, no matter how small.
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Dr. Seuss (Horton Hears a Who!)
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Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not.
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Dr. Seuss (The Lorax)
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Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.
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Dr. Seuss
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Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
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Dr. Seuss
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Being crazy isn't enough.
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Dr. Seuss
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Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
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Dr. Seuss
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You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)
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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!
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Dr. Seuss
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How did it get so late so soon?
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Dr. Seuss
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So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life's A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ΒΎ percent guaranteed) Kid, you'll move mountains.
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, The Places You'll Go!)
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Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.
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Dr. Seuss
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If things start happening, don't worry, don't stew, just go right along and you'll start happening too.
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Dr. Seuss
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All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you'll be quite a lot!
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go! and The Lorax)
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From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!
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Dr. Seuss (One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish)
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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!
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Dr. Seuss (How the Grinch Stole Christmas!)
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I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant's faithful one-hundred percent!
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Dr. Seuss (Horton Hatches the Egg)
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Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.
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Remember me and smile, for it's better to forget than to remember me and cry.
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They say I'm old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!
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Dr. Seuss
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You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
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Dr. Seuss (I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!)
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If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.
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Dr. Seuss
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Only you can control your future.
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Dr. Seuss
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I'm afraid that sometimes you'll play lonely games too. Games you can't win 'cause you'll play against you.
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Dr. Seuss
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Be awesome! Be a book nut!
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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.
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Dr. Seuss
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You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.
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Dr. Seuss
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So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.
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Dr. Seuss
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Think and wonder, wonder and think.
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ASAP. Whatever that means. It must mean, 'Act swiftly awesome pacyderm!
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Dr. Seuss (Horton Hears a Who!)
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I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues.
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Dr. Seuss (The Lorax)
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When beetles fight these battles in a bottle with their paddles and the bottle's on a poodle and the poodle's eating noodles... ...they call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle bottle paddle battle.
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Dr. Seuss (Fox in Socks)
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To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.
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Dr. Seuss
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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?
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Dr. Seuss
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Look at me! Look at me! Look at me NOW! It is fun to have fun But you have to know how.
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Dr. Seuss (The Cat in the Hat)
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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.
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Dr. Seuss
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It's not about what it is, it's about what it can become.
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Dr. Seuss (The Lorax)
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We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness β€” and call it love β€” true love.
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Robert Fulghum (True Love)
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I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.
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Dr. Seuss (Yertle the Turtle and Gertrude McFuzz ( Collins Colour Cubs Mini Format ))
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There's no limit to how much you'll know, depending how far beyond zebra you go.
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Oh the places you'll go! There is fun to be done! 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.
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, The Places You’ll Go!)
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He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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Dr. Seuss
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The storm starts, when the drops start dropping When the drops stop dropping then the storm starts stopping.
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You'll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You'll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, The Places You’ll Go!)
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Poor empty pants With nobody inside them.
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If you'd never been born, then you might be an Isn't! An Isn't has no fun at all. No, he disn't.
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Dr. Seuss
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You are you. Now, isn't that pleasant?
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Things may happen and often do to people as brainy and footsy as you
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)
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Sometimes you will never know the value of something,until it becomes a memory.
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When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really PLAYED.
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Oh, the things you can find if you don't stay behind!
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And the turtles, of course...all the turtles are free, as turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.
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Dr. Seuss (Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories)
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Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away!
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)
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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.
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Dr. Seuss (How the Grinch Stole Christmas!)
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Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.
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Just tell yourself, Duckie, you're real quite lucky.
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Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent.
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Dr. Seuss
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You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.
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I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.
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Dr. Seuss (The Cat in the Hat (The Cat in the Hat, #1))
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And this mess is so big And so deep and so tall, We cannot pick it up. There is no way at all!
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Dr. Seuss (The Cat in the Hat (The Cat in the Hat, #1))
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You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)
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Cause when a guy does something stupid once, well that’s because he’s a guy. But if he does the same stupid thing twice, that’s usually to impress some girl.
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It's opener, out there, in the wide, open air.
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)
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Today is your day, your mountain is waiting. So get on your way.
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You'll be on your way up! You'll be seeing great sights! You'll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.
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Nerd herd, focus. You're here to help the fledglings. Dour One and Dour Two aren't important," said Aphrodite. "Dr. Seuss reference. I like it," Stark said, giving me a check-me-out-I've-always-read-books hottie grin. Aphrodite frowned at him. "I said focus, not flirt.
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P.C. Cast (Tempted (House of Night, #6))
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You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.
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Anita Merina
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I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
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Dr. Seuss (Horton Hatches the Egg)
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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
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When you think things are bad, when you feel sour and blue, when you start to get mad... you should do what I do! Just tell yourself, Duckie, you're really quite lucky! Some people are much more... oh, ever so much more... oh, muchly much-much more unlucky than you!
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Dr. Seuss (Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?)
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And when you're alone there's a very good chance you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants There are some, down the road between hither and yon, that can scare you so much you won't want to go on.
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)
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It has often been said there’s so much to be read, you never can cram all those words in your head. So the writer who breeds more words than he needs is making a chore for the reader who reads. That's why my belief is the briefer the brief is, the greater the sigh of the reader's relief is. And that's why your books have such power and strength. You publish with shorth! (Shorth is better than length.)
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Dr. Seuss
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You have to be a speedy reader because there’s so so much to read.
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Dr. Seuss (I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!)
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Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.
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With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.
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Dr. Seuss
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It is better to know how to learn than to know.
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I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.
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Dr. Seuss (Green Eggs and Ham)
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Be grateful you’re not in the forest in France Where the average young person just hasn’t a chance To escape from the perilous pants eating plants But your pants are safe, you’re a fortunate guy You ought to be shouting how lucky am I
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Dr. Seuss (Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?)
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Oh, the thinks you can think!
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!)
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It all began with a shoe on the wall. A shoe on the wall shouldn't be there at all.
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Dr. Seuss (Wacky Wednesday)
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If you want to catch beasts you don't see every day, You have to go places quite out of the way, You have to go places no others can get to. You have to get cold and you have too get wet, too.
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The Lorax: Which way does a tree fall? The Once-ler: Uh, down? The Lorax: A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean.
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Dr. Seuss (The Lorax)
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When you're in a Slump, you're not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)
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Everything stinks till it’s finished.
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Dr. Seuss
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I can read in red. I can read in blue. I can read in pickle color too.
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Dr. Seuss (I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!)
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You have to be odd to be number one
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Dr. Seuss
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It is fun to have fun but you have to know how.
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But now," says the Once-ler, "now that you're here, the word of the Lorax seems perfectly clear. UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
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Dr. Seuss (The Lorax)
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Fame you'll be famous, as famous as can be, with everyone watching you win on TV, Except when they don't because sometimes they won't..
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)
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Try them, try them, and you may! Try them and you may, I say.
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Dr. Seuss (Green Eggs and Ham)
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One fish Two fish Red fish Blue fish!
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Dr. Seuss
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My trouble was I had a mind but I couldn't make it up!
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Dr. Seuss (Hunches in Bunches)
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This is not good. This is not right. My feet stick out of bed all night. And when I pull them in, oh dear! My head sticks out of bed out here!
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Dr. Seuss
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You ought to be thankful a hole heaping lot, for The places and people you're lucky you're not!
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Dr. Seuss (Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?)
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I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
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Dr. Seuss (The Lorax)
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The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day.
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Dr. Seuss (The Cat in the Hat (The Cat in the Hat, #1))
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Horton, the kangaroo has sent Vlad!' Vlad? I know two Vlads. One is a cute little bunny that brings me cookies. The other is bad Vlad. Which Vlad?' Which one do you think?' Bad Vlad?' Good call.
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Dr. Seuss (Horton Hears a Who!)
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Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak. Oh! The places you'll go!
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)
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Big Z, little Z, what begins with Z? I do. I'm a zizzer zazzer zuzz, as you can plainly see.
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Dr. Seuss
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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!
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)
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Catch! calls the Once-ler. He lets something fall. It's a Truffula Seed. It's the last one of all! You're in charge of the last of the Truffula Seeds. And Truffula Trees are what everyone needs. Plant a new Truffula. Treat it with care. Give it clean water. And feed it fresh air. Grow a forest. Protect it from axes that hack. Then the Lorax and all of his friends may come back.
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Dr. Seuss (The Lorax)
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My shoe is off. My foot is cold. I have a bird I like to hold.
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Dr. Seuss (One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish)
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So... be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea, you're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way!
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)
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Day Play We play all day. Night Fight We fight all night.
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Dr. Seuss (Hop On Pop)
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No matter how old you are now. You are never too young or too old for success or going after what you want. Here’s a short list of people who accomplished great things at different ages 1) Helen Keller, at the age of 19 months, became deaf and blind. But that didn’t stop her. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. 2) Mozart was already competent on keyboard and violin; he composed from the age of 5. 3) Shirley Temple was 6 when she became a movie star on β€œBright Eyes.” 4) Anne Frank was 12 when she wrote the diary of Anne Frank. 5) Magnus Carlsen became a chess Grandmaster at the age of 13. 6) Nadia ComΔƒneci was a gymnast from Romania that scored seven perfect 10.0 and won three gold medals at the Olympics at age 14. 7) Tenzin Gyatso was formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama in November 1950, at the age of 15. 8) Pele, a soccer superstar, was 17 years old when he won the world cup in 1958 with Brazil. 9) Elvis was a superstar by age 19. 10) John Lennon was 20 years and Paul Mcartney was 18 when the Beatles had their first concert in 1961. 11) Jesse Owens was 22 when he won 4 gold medals in Berlin 1936. 12) Beethoven was a piano virtuoso by age 23 13) Issac Newton wrote PhilosophiΓ¦ Naturalis Principia Mathematica at age 24 14) Roger Bannister was 25 when he broke the 4 minute mile record 15) Albert Einstein was 26 when he wrote the theory of relativity 16) Lance E. Armstrong was 27 when he won the tour de France 17) Michelangelo created two of the greatest sculptures β€œDavid” and β€œPieta” by age 28 18) Alexander the Great, by age 29, had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world 19) J.K. Rowling was 30 years old when she finished the first manuscript of Harry Potter 20) Amelia Earhart was 31 years old when she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean 21) Oprah was 32 when she started her talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind 22) Edmund Hillary was 33 when he became the first man to reach Mount Everest 23) Martin Luther King Jr. was 34 when he wrote the speech β€œI Have a Dream." 24) Marie Curie was 35 years old when she got nominated for a Nobel Prize in Physics 25) The Wright brothers, Orville (32) and Wilbur (36) invented and built the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight 26) Vincent Van Gogh was 37 when he died virtually unknown, yet his paintings today are worth millions. 27) Neil Armstrong was 38 when he became the first man to set foot on the moon. 28) Mark Twain was 40 when he wrote "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", and 49 years old when he wrote "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" 29) Christopher Columbus was 41 when he discovered the Americas 30) Rosa Parks was 42 when she refused to obey the bus driver’s order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger 31) John F. Kennedy was 43 years old when he became President of the United States 32) Henry Ford Was 45 when the Ford T came out. 33) Suzanne Collins was 46 when she wrote "The Hunger Games" 34) Charles Darwin was 50 years old when his book On the Origin of Species came out. 35) Leonardo Da Vinci was 51 years old when he painted the Mona Lisa. 36) Abraham Lincoln was 52 when he became president. 37) Ray Kroc Was 53 when he bought the McDonalds Franchise and took it to unprecedented levels. 38) Dr. Seuss was 54 when he wrote "The Cat in the Hat". 40) Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III was 57 years old when he successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in 2009. All of the 155 passengers aboard the aircraft survived 41) Colonel Harland Sanders was 61 when he started the KFC Franchise 42) J.R.R Tolkien was 62 when the Lord of the Ring books came out 43) Ronald Reagan was 69 when he became President of the US 44) Jack Lalane at age 70 handcuffed, shackled, towed 70 rowboats 45) Nelson Mandela was 76 when he became President
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Pablo
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For a host, above all, must be kind to his guests.
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Dr. Seuss (Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose)
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Kid, you'll move mountains.
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)
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Cat, you ruined mom's dress!" "Honey, it was ruined when she bought it.
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Dr. Seuss (The Cat in the Hat (The Cat in the Hat, #1))
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Gray day. Everything is gray. I watch. But nothing moves today.
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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.
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)
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You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted. but mostly they're darked. But mostly they're darked. A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin! Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in? How much can you lose? How much can you win?
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)
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Teeth are always in style.
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Dr. Seuss
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Writing simply means no dependent clauses, no dangling things, no flashbacks, and keeping the subject near the predicate. We throw in as many fresh words we can get away with. Simple, short sentences don't always work. You have to do tricks with pacing, alternate long sentences with short, to keep it vital and alive.... Virtually every page is a cliffhanger--you've got to force them to turn it."~
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Dr. Seuss
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This book is to be read in bed.
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Dr. Seuss
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He should not be here, " said the fish in the pot. " he should not be here when your mother is not.
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Dr. Seuss (The Cat in the Hat (The Cat in the Hat, #1))
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All those Nupboards in the Cupboards they're good fun to have about. But that Nooth gush on my tooth brush.....Him I could do without.
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Dr. Seuss (There's a Wocket in My Pocket!)
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I said, "I do not fear those pants with nobody inside them." I said, and said, and said those words. I said them but I lied them.
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Dr. Seuss (The Sneetches and Other Stories)
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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 in mutual weirdness and call it love.
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Dr. Seuss
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Not here not there not anywhere!
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Dr. Seuss
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Simple it's not, I'm afraid you will find, for a mind maker-upper to make up his mind
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)
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Ninety percent of the children’s books patronize the child and say there’s a difference between you and me, so you listen to this story. I, for some reason or another, don’t do that. I treat the child as an equal.
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Dr. Seuss
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And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.) KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS! So... be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea, you're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way!
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)
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But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready, you see. Now my troubles are going To have troubles with me!
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Dr. Seuss
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If I were invited to a dinner party with my characters, I wouldn't show up.
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Dr. Seuss
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The more you read, the more things you will know.
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Dr. Seuss
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And what would you do if you met a jibboo?
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!)
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Fiction Is My Addiction
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Dr. Seuss
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Dr. Suess said: 'Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened..' I tell my dates: 'Don't cry because it happened, smile because it's over
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Josh Stern (And That’s Why I’m Single)
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You can get so confused that you'll start in to race down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space, headed, I fear, toward a most useless place. The Waiting Place...
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)
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Read. Travel. Read. Ask. Read. Learn. Read. Connect. Read.
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Dr. Seuss
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Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite. Or waiting around for Friday night or waiting perhaps for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil or a better break or a string of pearls or a pair of pants or a wig with curls or another chance. Everyone is just waiting.
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Dr. Seuss
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I box in yellow Gox box socks.
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Dr. Seuss (One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish)
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I'm sorry to say so but, sadly, it's true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you.
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)
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How true, how true" said the Sour Kangaroo, "And from now on, you know what I'm gonna do? I'm going to protect them with you!" And the Young Kangaroo in her pouch said "Me too!
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Dr. Seuss
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Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store.
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Dr. Seuss (How the Grinch Stole Christmas!)
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Theresa strode over to us in a swish of cloth. "Enough of this, animator. He can't do it, so he pays the price. Either leave now, or join us at our...feast." Are you having rare Who-roast-beast?" I asked. What are you talking about?" It's from Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. You know the part, 'And they'd Feast! Feast! Feast! Feast! Feast! They would feast on Who-pudding and rare Who-roast-beast.'" You are crazy." So I've been told.
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Laurell K. Hamilton (Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #1))
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He took the Who’s feast, he took the Who pudding, he took the roast beast. He cleaned out that ice box as quick as a flash. Why, the Grinch even took their last can of Who hash.
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Dr. Seuss (How the Grinch stole Christmas! And other stories)
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In my world, everyone's a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!
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Dr. Seuss
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Oh the thinks you can think up if only you try!
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!)
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Oh, the places you'll go!
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Dr. Seuss
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Did you ever fly a kite in bed? Did you ever walk with ten cats on your head? Did you ever milk this kind of cow? Well, we can do it. We know how. If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good.
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Dr. Seuss (One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish)
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A Wasn’t just isn't. He just isn't present. But you… You ARE YOU! And, now isn't that pleasant!
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Dr. Seuss (Happy Birthday to You!)
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Don't grumble! Don't stew! Some critters are much-much, Oh, ever so much-much So muchly much-much more unlucky than you!
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Dr. Seuss
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You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...
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Dr. Seuss
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Today is gone. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one. Every day, from here to there, funny things are everywhere.
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Dr. Seuss
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I sounded like Horton the Elephant. "A person is a person no matter how small." What the hell was I doing standing in the middle of a cave, in the dark, surrounded by wererats, quoting Dr. Seuss, and trying to kill a one-thousand-year-old vampire?
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Laurell K. Hamilton
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My uncle ordered popovers from the restaurant's bill of fare. And, when they were served, he regarded them with a penetrating stare. Then he spoke great words of wisdom as he sat there on that chair: "To eat these things," said my uncle, "You must exercise great care. You may swallow down what's solid, but you must spit out the air!" And as you partake of the world's bill of fare, that's darned good advice to follow. Do a lot of spitting out the hot air. And be careful what you swallow.
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Dr. Seuss
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The people that mind don't matter, and the people that matter don't mind.
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Dr. Seuss
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The words in this book are all phooey. When you say them, your lips will make slips and back flips and your tongue may end up in Saint Looey!
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Dr. Seuss
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Children's reading and children's thinking are the rock-bottom base upon which this country will rise. Or not rise. In these days of tension and confusion, writers are beginning to realize that books for children have a greater potential for good or evil than any other form of literature on earth.
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Dr. Seuss
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Oh, the places you'll go! There is fun to be done! 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. Fame! You'll be as famous as famous can be, with the whole wide world watching you win on TV. Except when they don't Because, sometimes they won't. I'm afraid that some times you'll play lonely games too. Games you can't win 'cause you'll play against you.
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)
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Reading can take you places you have never been before.
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Dr. Seuss
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You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.
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Dr. Seuss
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And he, he himself...the Grinch...carved the roast-beast!
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Dr. Seuss (How the Grinch Stole Christmas!)
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Nonsense wakes up the brain cells. And it helps develop a sense of humor, which is awfully important in this day and age. Humor has a tremendous place in this sordid world. It's more than just a matter of laughing. If you can see things out of whack, then you can see how things can be in whack.
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Dr. Seuss
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Through three cheese trees three free fleas flew. While these fleas flew, freezy breeze blew. Freezy breeze made these three trees freeze. Freezy trees made these trees' cheese freeze. That's what made these three free fleas sneeze.
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Dr. Seuss
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I know it may seem small and insignificant, but it's not about what it is, it's about what it can become. That's not a seed, any more than you're just a boy.
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Dr. Seuss
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Why are they sad and glad and bad? I do not know, go ask your dad.
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Dr. Seuss
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Shorth is better than length.
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Dr. Seuss
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The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
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Dr. Seuss (I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!)
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I speak for the trees!
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Dr. Seuss
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And what happened then? Well, in Whoville they say that the Grinch's small heart grew three sizes that day
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Dr. Seuss (How the Grinch stole Christmas! And other stories)
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Don't give up! I believe in you all. A person's a person, no matter how small! And you very small persons will not have to die If you make yourselves heard! So come on, now, and TRY!
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Dr. Seuss (Fox in Socks)
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Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)
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We throw in as many fresh words as we can get away with. Simple, short sentences don't always work. You have to do tricks with pacing, alternate long sentences with short, to keep it alive and vital. Virtually every page is a cliff-hangerβ€”you've got to force them to turn it.
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Dr. Seuss
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No matter what you do, somebody always imputes meaning into your books.
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Dr. Seuss
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And today the great Yertle, that Marvelous he, Is king of the Mud. That is all he can see. And the turtles of course... all the turtles are free As turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.
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Dr. Seuss
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When something bad happens you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let is destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.
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Dr. Seuss
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Oh, what a day. I will make it a holiday.
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Dr. Seuss
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life is a suscess
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Dr. Seuss
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So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!
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Dr. Seuss (One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish)
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I am weird, you are weird. Everyone in this world is weird. One day two people come together in mutual weirdness and fall in love.
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Dr. Seuss
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This was like no library I had ever seen because, well, there were no books. Actually, I take that back. There was one book, but it was the lobby of the building, encased in a heavy glass box like a museum exhibit. I figured this was a book that was here to remind people of the past and the way things used to be. As I walked over to it, I wondered what would be one book chosen to take this place of honor. Was it a dictionary? A Bible? Maybe the complete works of Shakespeare or some famous poet. "Green Eggs and Ham?" Gunny said with surprise. "What kind of doctor writes about green eggs and ham?" "Dr. Seuss," I answered with a big smile on my face. "It's my favorite book of all time." Patrick joined us and said, "We took a vote. It was pretty much everybody's favorite. Landslide victory. I'm partial to Horton Hears A Who, but this is okay too." The people of Third Earth still had a sense of humor.
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D.J. MacHale (The Never War (Pendragon, #3))
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I would read the Shel Silverstein poems, Dr. Seuss, and I noticed early on that poetry was something that just stuck in my head and I was replaying those rhymes and try to think of my own. In English, the only thing I wanted to do was poetry and all the other kids were like, "Oh, man. We have to write poems again?" and I would have a three-page long poem. I won a national poetry contest when I was in fourth grade for a poem called "Monster In My Closet.
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Taylor Swift
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You never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
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Dr. Seuss
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Theodor Geisel (otherwise known as Dr. Seuss) spent his workdays ensconced in his private studio, the walls lined with sketches and drawings, in a bell-tower outside his La Jolla, California, house. Geisel was a much more quiet man than his jocular rhymes suggest. He rarely ventured out in public to meet his young readership, fretting that kids would expect a merry, outspoken, Cat in the Hat–like figure, and would be disappointed with his reserved personality. β€œIn mass, [children] terrify me,” he admitted.
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Susan Cain (Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking)
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Pop guns! And bicycles! Roller skates! Drums! Checkerboards! Tricycles! Popcorn! And plums! And he stuffed them in bags. Then the Grinch, very nimbly, Stuffed all the bags, one by one, up the chimbley!
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Dr. Seuss (How the Grinch Stole Christmas!)
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Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted.
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You make 'em, I amuse 'em.
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The news just came in from the County of Keck That a very small bug by the name of Van Vleck Is yawning so wide you can look down his neck. This may not seem very important, I know, but it Is, so I'm bothering telling you so.
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Dr. Seuss
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I will not eat them in a house, i will not eat them with a mouse,i will not eat them in a box i will not eat them with a fox, i will not eat them here of there i will not eat them anywhere, I do not like green eggs and ham i do not like them sam i am
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Dr. Seuss (Green Eggs and Ham)
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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.
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Dr. Seuss (Horton Hears a Who!)
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Don't cry because its over, smile because it happened.
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Fun is good
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Now, the Star-Belly Sneetches had bellies with stars. The Plain-Belly Sneetches had none upon thars.
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Dr. Seuss (The Sneetches and Other Stories)
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The Sneetches got really quite smart on that day. The day they decided that Sneetches are Sneetches. And no kind of Sneetch is the best on the beaches. That day, all the Sneetches forgot about stars and whether they had one, or not, upon thars.
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Dr. Seuss (Sneetches are Sneetches: Learn About Same and Different)
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And, now, come to this spot Where the spotlight is hot And you'll see in the spotlight A Juggling Jott Who can juggle some stuff You might think he could not... Such as twenty-two question marks, Which is a lot. Also forty-four commas And, also, one dot! That's the kind of Circus McGurkus I've got!
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Dr. Seuss (If I Ran the Circus)
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Think they work you too hard? Think of poor Ali Sard. He has to mow grass in his uncle's backyard and its quick growing grass and it grows as he mows it the faster he mows it the faster he grows it. And all that his stingy old uncle will pay for his shoving mower around the hay is piffulous pay of two dooklas a day. And Ali can't live on such piffulous pay!
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Dr. Seuss (Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?)
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Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you-er than you. Shout aloud, I am glad to be what I am. Thank goodness I'm not a ham, or a clam, or a dusty old jar of gooseberry jam. I am what I am, what a great thing to be. If I say so myself, happy everyday to me!
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Be who you are and say how you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind. You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
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I meant no harm I most truly did not, but I had to grow bigger so bigger I got. I biggered my factory, I biggered my roads, I biggered the wagons, I biggered the loads, of the Thneeds I shipped out I was shipping them forth from the South, to the East, to the West. To the North, I went right on biggering selling more thneeds. And I biggered my money which everyone needs.
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Dr. Seuss
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Oh, the jobs people work at! Out west near Hawtch-Hawtch there's a Hawtch-Hawtcher bee watcher, his job is to watch. Is to keep both his eyes on the lazy town bee, a bee that is watched will work harder you see. So he watched and he watched, but in spite of his watch that bee didn't work any harder not mawtch. So then somebody said "Our old bee-watching man just isn't bee watching as hard as he can, he ought to be watched by another Hawtch-Hawtcher! The thing that we need is a bee-watcher-watcher!". Well, the bee-watcher-watcher watched the bee-watcher. He didn't watch well so another Hawtch-Hawtcher had to come in as a watch-watcher-watcher! And now all the Hawtchers who live in Hawtch-Hawtch are watching on watch watcher watchering watch, watch watching the watcher who's watching that bee. You're not a Hawtch-Watcher you're lucky you see!
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Dr. Seuss (Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?)
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I think I can communicate with kids because I don’t try to communicate with kids. Ninety percent of the children’s books patronize the child and say there’s a difference between you and me, so you listen to this story. I, for some reason or another, don’t do that. I treat the child as an equal.
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Dr. Seuss
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And when you're alone, there's a very good chance you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants. There are some, down the road between hither and yon, that can scare you so much you won't want to go on. But on you will go though the weather be foul. On you will go though your enemies prowl. On you will go though the Hakken-Kraks howl. Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak.
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Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)