Dr. Seuss Quotes

A list created by: Lee Sonogan

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Every child, for at least my generation has read a Dr. Seuss book. Writing and illustrating over 60 books in children literature, he has sold over 600 million copies with more than 20 languages. His work has led to many awards and adaptations. Other than writing for children, he was a successful political cartoonist and animator. Even though he mostly wrote for children, he has plenty of interesting quotes.

  • “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “Being crazy isn’t enough.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “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.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.”  – Dr. Seuss
  • “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…” – Dr. Seuss
  • “Think! You can think any Think that you wish!” – Dr. Seuss
  • “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “If you keep your eyes open enough, oh, the stuff you will learn. Oh, the most wonderful stuff.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!” – Dr. Seuss
  • “I stay out of politics because if I begin thinking too much about politics, I’ll probably… drop writing children’s books and become a political cartoonist again.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “You have to be a speedy reader because there’s so so much to read.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “I am what I am! That’s a great thing to be! If I say so my self, Happy Birthday to me!”  – Dr. Seuss
  • “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” – Dr. Seuss
  • “‘The Lorax’ book was intended to be propaganda.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “Things may happen and often do to people as brainy and footsy as you.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Dr. Seuss
  • “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “Step with care and great tact, and remember that life’s a great balancing act.” – Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss was not his real name, but a pen name. Theodor Seuss Geisel was his real name. Seuss became dedicated to creating books for early readers after stumbling across an article about American children having trouble learning to read. He reportedly would write every day for eight hours.

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