23 Captivating Dr. Seuss Quotes

Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in 1904, publishing his first book under the name of Dr. Seuss in 1937. Following a string of best sellers, to include ‘The Cat in the Hat,’ Dr. Seuss has had his books translated in more than 20 different languages, selling more than 600 million copies. Here is a look at some of his most notable quotes from his life and career.

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

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

“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!”

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

“I meant what I said and I said what I meant.”


“I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.”

“If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.”

“If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.”

“I’m afraid that sometimes you’ll play lonely games too. Games you can’t win ’cause you’ll play against you.”

“It is better to know how to learn than to know.”

“Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than to remember me and cry.”

“Sometimes you will never know the value of something, until it becomes a memory.”

“Teeth are always in style.”

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”

“Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.”

“Today is your day, your mountain is waiting. So get on your way.”

“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

“Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent.”

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

Check out this short video for a brief biography on Dr. Seuss. Publishing more than 60 books over the course of his lifetime. Dr. Seuss has also produced eleven television specials.

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