50 Inspiring Dr Seuss Quotes You’ll Love

Jill Holtz

May 8, 2022

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One of the most enduring and popular kids books authors is Dr Seuss. His most famous books include Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, and The Lorax. He was also full of wit and wisdom, and fun!

For our daughters’ primary school graduation, the principal gave each student a copy of Oh the Places You Will Go at their graduation ceremony, which I thought was lovely. Apparently it sells about 200,000 copies a year, mostly because of its popularity as a school and college graduation gifts.

From his books and during his life life, Dr Seuss definitely said some memorable things. Here’s a selection of inspiring and hilarious Dr Seuss quotes you’ll enjoy:

Inspiring Dr Seuss Quotes

Quotes from Dr Seuss Books

1. “I would not like them here or there. I would not like them anywhere. I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them Sam I Am.”

2. “Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more….”

3. “We looked! Then we saw him. Step in on the mat! We looked! And we saw him! The Cat in the Hat!”

4. “So, on beyond Z! It’s high time you were shown. That you really don’t know. All there is to be known.”

5. “Just go. Go. Go! I don’t care how. You can go by foot. You can go by cow.”

6. “And turtles, of course… all the turtles are FREE. As turtles and, maybe, ALL creatures should be.”

7. “My wonderful weapon, the Jigger-Rock Snatchem, will fling ‘em right back just as quick as we catch ‘em.”

8. “And that is a story that no one can beat, When I say that I saw it on Mulberry Street.”

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Dr Seuss Quotes to Inspire

9. “Think and wonder, wonder and think.”

10. “Only you can control your future.”

11. “It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.”

12. “You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!”

13. “In my world, everyone’s a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!”

14. “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…”

15. “Congratulations! Today is your day!”

16. “Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky!”

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Dr Seuss Quotes on Life

17. “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”

18. “Oh the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind!”

19. “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.”

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

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

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Dr Seuss Quotes on Fun

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

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

24. “From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!”

25. “It is fun to have fun but you have to know how.”

Dr Seuss Quotes on Reading, Writing, and Learning

26. “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”

27. “Be awesome! Be a book nut!”

28. “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.”

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

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

31. “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.”

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

33. There’s no limit to how much you’ll know, depending how far beyond zebra you go.

Dr Seuss Quotes on Relationships

34. “People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love.”

35. “Life’s too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it’d be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.”

36. “To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.”

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Dr Seuss Quotes on Children

37. “Adults are just outdated children.”

38. “Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted.”

39. “You make ‘em, I amuse ‘em.”

40. “Sometimes, when I see my granddaughters make small discoveries of their own, I wish I were a child.”

Dr Seuss Quotes on Uniqueness

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

42. “So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!”

43. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

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

45. “You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant?”

Miscellaneous Dr Seuss Quotes

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

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

48. “You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.”

49. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

50. “When you’re in a Slump, you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.”

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Published On: May 8th, 2022 / Categories: Entertainment / Last Updated: March 2nd, 2023 / Tags: , /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls

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