March 2, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

in honor of one of the greatest authors of our time, here are some quotes. most are from his books, but one or two might be from an interview or speech. i'm not sure which.

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.

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
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
any direction you choose.

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!
In the places I go there are things that I see
That I never could spell if I stopped with the Z.
I'm telling you this 'cause you're one of my friends.
My alphabet starts where your alphabet ends!

Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So... get on your way.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Always liked the part about a big bat!

KarenG said...

What great quotes! It's fun to see them like this without the rest of the story. Makes one realize how wise a man he was.

Susan Kane said...

Seuss was/still is brilliant. He opened children's literature wide, and old people to young children will love him forever.
I want a bat.

Jemi Fraser said...

So many great Seuss stories and memories! Thanks for the reminders :)