Dr. Seuss published over 60 books including How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Dr. Seuss’s ABC, The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who!, and many others. His first book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, was rejected 27 times. Just when Dr. Seuss thought that his book was not good enough, he met a friend who worked for Vanguard Press.
The man found the book really interesting and, in 1937, it was finally published. If having your work rejected 27 times and still not giving up is not the definition of perseverance, then we don’t know what is.
Seuss faced many challenges in his lifetime. Some were devastating deaths and some were horrible wars, but despite all the negativity that surrounded him, Seuss remained an optimist with a heart of gold. Once you read some Dr. Seuss love quotes, you’ll see that a few words can carry such strong emotions.
He never had any biological children, but could always connect with them. For his special contribution to children’s literature, Dr. Seuss was awarded The Pulitzer Prize, an Academy Award, three Emmys and three Grammy Awards.
The author has a unique way of writing, his words are simple yet challenging, so getting a little bit confused while reading a list of Dr. Seuss weird quotes, is a common reaction. Many of us have probably read some of them two or three times before getting the idea.
Following are the best Seuss quotes and sayings on life, love and happiness. Exceptionally creative and original, he didn’t write only for children, he wrote for the people, and his drawings made those books the most enjoyable to read.
Here are 51 Dr. Seuss quotes to remind you that better things are coming your way.
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Don’t give up! I believe in you all. A person’s a person, no matter how small.
If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.
You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.
Think and wonder, wonder and think.
To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.
It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.
There are so many things you can learn about, but you’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You oughta be thankful a whole heaping lot for the people and places you’re lucky you’re not.
I know up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here on the bottom, we too should have rights!
You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant?
Oh, the things you can find if you don’t stay behind!
Sometimes you will never know the value of something, until it becomes a memory.
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 you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.
People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
I’m afraid sometimes you’ll play lonely games too, games you can’t win because you’ll play against you.
Kid, you’ll move mountains!
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
And will you succeed? Yes you will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)
If you never did you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.
Oh, the thinks you can think!
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!
From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.
Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky!
Only you can control your future.
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the things you can think up if only you try!
It’s opener there in the wide open air.
Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.
You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.
Step with care and great tact, and remember that life’s a great balancing act.
You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.
Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.
It is fun to have fun but you have to know how.
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one who’ll decide where to go.
Everything stinks till it’s finished.
I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.
They say I’m old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!
Simple it’s not, I am afraid you will find, for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.
He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.