Favorite Dr. Seuss Quotes

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Favorite Dr. Seuss Quotes

Who could forget any of Dr. Seuss’s characters? The zany Cat in the Hat… steadfast Horton… persistent Sam-I-Am… not to mention the activist Lorax.
Dr. Seuss’s characters have been immortalized in the pages of children’s books across the globe. Those of us fortunate enough to grow up on a healthy diet of Dr. Seuss books will surely recognize some of these favorite Dr. Seuss quotes.

Dr. Seuss and His Friends Club

The Cat in the HaT

Then our mother came in
And she said to us two,
“Did you have any fun?
Tell me. What did you do?”

And Sally and I did not
know what to say.
Should we tell her
The things that went on
there that day?

Well... what would YOU do
If your mother asked you?

The Cat in the Hat

Look at me!
Look at me!
Look at me NOW!
It is fun to have fun
But you have
to know how.

Horton Hatches the Egg

Horton Hatches the Egg

I meant what I said
And I said what I meant….
An elephant’s faithful
One hundred per cent!

And it should be,
it should be, it SHOULD be
like that!
Because Horton was faithful!
He sat and he sat!

“My goodness! My gracious!”
they shouted. “MY WORD!
It’s something brand new!
IT’S AN ELEPHANT-BIRD!!”

Green Eggs and Ham

Do you like green eggs and ham?

I do not like them, Sam-I-am.
I do not like green eggs and ham!

Would you like them here or there?

I would not like them here or there.
I would not like them anywhere.

I do so like green eggs and ham!
Thank you! Thank you,
Sam-I-am!

Green Eggs and Ham

One fish two fish red fish blue fish

Oh me! Oh my!
Oh me! Oh my!

What a lot of funny things go by.

One fish two fish

 

Yertle the Turtle

Yertle the Turtle

I’m Yertle the Turtle!
Oh, marvelous me!
For I am the ruler
of all that I see!

Your Majesty. Please…
I don’t like to complain.
But down here below,
we are feeling great pain.

Horton Hears a Who!

“I’ll find it!” cried Horton.
“I’ll find it or bust!
I SHALL find my friends
on my small speck of dust!”

We’ve GOT to make noises in greater amounts!
So, open your mouth, lad!
For every voice counts!

Horton Hears a Who!

The Lorax

I am the Lorax.
I speak for the trees.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.

The Lorax

I meant no harm.
I most truly did not.
But I had to grow bigger.
So bigger I got.

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 guy who’ll
decide where to go.

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.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)

KID, YOU’LL MOVE
MOUNTAINS!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

The Grinch hated Christmas!
The whole Christmas season!
Now, please don't ask why.
No one quite knows the reason.

The Grinch

“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store.
Maybe Christmas… perhaps…
means a little bit more!”

Happy Birthday To You!

If we didn’t have birthdays,
you wouldn’t be you.
If you’d never been born,
well then what would you do?
If you’d never been born,
well then what would you be?
You might be a fish!
Or a toad in a tree!
You might be a doorknob!
Or three baked potatoes!
You might be a bag full of
hard green tomatoes.

Or worse than all that…
Why, you might be a WASN’T!
A Wasn’t has no fun at all.
No, he doesn’t.

A Wasn’t just isn’t. He just
isn’t present. But you…
You ARE YOU!
And, now isn’t that pleasant!

Happy Birthday To You!

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The Cat in the Hat: Copyright © 1967 by Theodor S. Geisel and Audrey S. Geisel. Copyright renewed 1985 by Theodor S. Geisel. Horton Hatches the Egg: Copyright © 1940 by Dr. Seuss. Copyright renewed 1968 by Theodor S. Geisel and Audrey S. Geisel. Green Eggs and Ham: Copyright © 1960 by Theodor S. Geisel and Audrey S. Geisel. Copyright renewed 1988 by Theodor S. Geisel. One fish two fish red fish blue fish: Copyright © 1960 by Theodor S. Geisel and Audrey S. Geisel. Copyright renewed 1988 by Theodor S. Geisel. Yertle the Turtle: Copyright © 1950, 1951 by McCall Corporation. Copyright © 1958 by Theodor S. Geisel and Audrey S. Geisel. Copyright renewed 1977, 1979 by Theodor S. Geisel. Horton Hears a Who!: Copyright © 1954 by Dr. Seuss. Copyright renewed 1982 by Dr. Seuss. The Lorax: ® and copyright © by Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. 1971, renewed 1999. Oh, the Places You’ll Go!: Copyright © 1990 by Theodor S. Geisel and Audrey S. Geisel. How the Grinch Stole Christmas: TM and © 1957, renewed 1985 by Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. Happy Birthday To You!: Copyright © 1959 by Theodor S. Geisel and Audrey S. Geisel. Copyright renewed 1987 by Theodor S. Geisel and Audrey S. Geisel.