The Best Theodor Geisel quotes

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In an age of information overload, it’s hard to imagine a time when books were scarce. Yet that is what Dr. Seuss faced when he was first published in 1937. Kids loved his stories and illustrations, but there weren’t enough books to go around. So Geisel wrote more and more, eventually becoming one of the most beloved children’s authors of all time. This is the story of how Theodor Seuss Geisel became Dr. Seuss.

We are glad to present you the strongest Alone, Life, Brain, Tree, Mind quotes from Theodor Geisel, and much more.


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About Theodor Geisel

birth of the author

March 2, 1904

death of the author

September 24, 1991

occupation of the author

Children’s Author, Political Cartoonist, Illustrator, Poet, Animator, Filmmaker And More.

education of the author

Dartmouth College Lincoln College, Oxford

genre of the author

Children’s Literature

date of the author

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I speak for the trees! โ€” Dr. Seuss

I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues. โ€” Dr. Seuss

The Lorax: Which way does a tree fall? The Onceโ€“ler: Uh, down? The Lorax: A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean. โ€” Dr. Seuss


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The ribbons! The wrappings! The tags! And the tinsel! The trimmings! The trappings! โ€” Dr. Seuss


I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells. โ€” Dr. Seuss

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. โ€” Dr. Seuss

Nonsense wakes up the brain cells. And it helps develop a sense of humor, which is awfully important in this day and age. โ€” Dr. Seuss

You’re a monster, Mr. Grinch. Your heart’s an empty hole. Your brain is full of spiders, You’ve got garlic in your soul. โ€” Dr. Seuss


Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing. โ€” Dr. Seuss

Look at life through the wrong end of the telescope. โ€” Dr. Seuss

A life with love will have some thorns, but a life without love will have no roses. To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. โ€” Dr. Seuss

Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities. โ€” Dr. Seuss

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. โ€” Dr. Seuss

How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? โ€” Dr. Seuss

If I went in debt a million dollars every time I committed genocide, I’d be our economy. โ€” Dr. Seuss


Be yourself and the people that don’t mind are the people that matter. โ€” Dr. Seuss

My trouble was I had a mind but I couldn’t make it up! โ€” Dr. Seuss

What was Dr. Seussโ€™s education?


Seuss earned a bachelorโ€™s degree from Dartmouth College in 1925 and did some postgraduate studies in literature at Lincoln College, Oxford, and at the Sorbonne, but he did not earn a doctorate.


Simple it’s not, I’m afraid you will find, for a mind makerโ€“upper to make up his mind โ€” 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. Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. โ€” Dr. Seuss

Fame you’ll be famous, as famous as can be, with everyone watching you win on TV, Except when they don’t because sometimes they won’t. โ€” Dr. Seuss

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. โ€” Dr. Seuss

Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered. โ€” Dr. Seuss


All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot! โ€” Dr. Seuss

And when you’re alone there’s a very good chance you’ll meet things that scare you right out of your pants There are some, down the road between hither and yon, that can scare you so much you won’t want to go on. โ€” Dr. Seuss

Thank goodness for all the things you are not, thank goodness you’re not something someone forgot, and left all alone in some punkerish place, like a rusty tin coat hanger hanging in space. โ€” 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. โ€” Dr. Seuss

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

Inspiring Phrases From Theodor Geisel

I still climb Mount Everest just as often as I used to. I play polo just as often as I used to. But to walk down to the hardware store I find a little bit more difficult โ€” Dr. Seuss

Poor empty pants With nobody inside them. โ€” Dr. Seuss

Everything stinks till it’s finished. โ€” Dr. Seuss

A person’s a person, no matter how small. โ€” Dr. Seuss

Redundant Thematics

In Theodor Geisel Statements


You have to be a speedy reader ’cause there’s so, so much to read! โ€” Dr. Seuss

A]s you partake of the world’s bill of fare, that’s darned good advice to follow. Do a lot of spitting out the hot air. And be careful what you swallow. โ€” Dr. Seuss

How true, how true’ said the Sour Kangaroo, ‘And from now on, you know what I’m gonna do? I’m going to protect them with you!’ And the Young Kangaroo in her pouch said ‘Me too! โ€” Dr. Seuss

Various Statements From Theodor Geisel

The storm starts, when the drops start dropping. When the drops stop dropping then the storm starts stopping. โ€” Dr. Seuss

I know I am in love because I am finding it difficult to fall asleep nowadays. This is because after having you around me now I find that reality is better than dreams. โ€” Dr. Seuss

Things may happen and often do to people as brainy and footsy as you โ€” Dr. Seuss

You have to be odd to be number one. โ€” Dr. Seuss

You are the guy who’ll decide where to go. โ€” Dr. Seuss

Think! You can think any think that you wish. โ€” Dr. Seuss

I am weird, you are weird. Everyone in this world is weird. One day two people come together in mutual weirdness and fall in love. โ€” Dr. Seuss

More Phrases From Theodor Geisel

Because when a guy does something stupid once, well, that’s because he’s guy. But if he does the same stupid thing twice, that’s usually to impress some girl. โ€” Dr. Seuss

I was saving the name of ‘Geisel’ for the Great American Novel. โ€” Dr. Seuss

There’s no limit to how much you’ll know, depending how far beyond zebra you go. โ€” Dr. Seuss

You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go. โ€” Dr. Seuss

Unslumping yourself is not easily done. โ€” Dr. Seuss

Why fit in when you were born to stand out? โ€” Dr. Seuss

Don’t live to please everyone. Embrace those who enjoy your company and to hell with the haters. โ€” Dr. Seuss

Deeper Quotes From Theodor Geisel

The main problem with writing in verse is, if your fourth line doesn’t come out right, you’ve got to throw four lines away and figure out a whole new way to attack the problem. So the mortality rate is terrific. โ€” Dr. Seuss

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

I am lucky to be what I am! Thank goodness I’m not just a clam, or a ham, or a dusty jar of sour gooseberry jam! I am what I amโ€“that’s a great thing to be! โ€” Dr. Seuss

What made Dr. Seuss famous?

Dr. Seussโ€™s first published book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, received good reviews but was not a best seller.
Horton Hatches the Egg was the first of a string of best sellers, but it was probably his 1957 book The Cat in the Hat that made him a household name.

I’ve heard there are troubles of more than one kind; some come from ahead, and some come from behind. But I’ve brought a big bat. I’m all ready, you see; now my troubles are going to have troubles with me! โ€” Dr. Seuss

A Wasn’t just isn’t. He just isn’t present. But youโ€ฆ You ARE YOU! And, now isn’t that pleasant! โ€” Dr. Seuss

A kid is a guy I never wrote down to. He’s interested in what I say if I make it interesting. โ€” Dr. Seuss

Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks. โ€” Dr. Seuss

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