No childhood would be complete without the beloved Dr.Seuss books. Books such as ‘Green Eggs and Ham,’ ‘One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish’ and ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas,’ continue to delight kids (and adults).
Dr.Seuss, born March 2, 1904, as Theodor Seuss Geisel, is known the world over for his words of wisdom wrapped up in nonsensical rhyming and tricky tongue twisters that make your tongue numb, sir. Millions of readers have journeyed with him to Oh, The Places You’ll Go, with a Cat in the Hat, A Wocket in My Pocket and Fox in Socks as companions.
In honor of his 113th birthday and National Read Across America Day, grab your favorite Dr. Seuss book, pull up a chair and read it with someone you love. To help you get in the spirit, here are just a few of his famous quotes from the pages of your favorite books.
“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.” – Green Eggs and Ham
“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store.
Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” – How The Grinch Stole Christmas
“Don’t give up. I believe in you all.
A person’s a person, no matter how small.” – Horton Hears a Who!
“So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!” Horton Hears a Who!
“Thank goodness I’m not a clam or a ham
Or a dusty old jar of sour gooseberry jam!
I am what I am! That’s a great thing to be!” – Happy Birthday to You!
“Today you are You, that is truer than true.
There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” – Happy Birthday to You!
“The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – I Can Read with My Eyes Shut
“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” – I Can Read With My Eyes Shut
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – The Lorax
“You’re off to great places! Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting, so…get on your way!” – Oh, the Places You’ll Go
“If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew,
just go right along and you’ll start happening too.” – Oh, The Places You’ll Go
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Oh, The Places You’ll Go.
“Think left and think right and think low and think high.
Oh the thinks you can think up if only you try!” – Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!
“If you never did, you should. These things are fun.
And fun is good.” – One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
“From there to here, and here to there,
funny things are everywhere.” – One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
“Today is gone. Today was fun.
Tomorrow is another one.” – One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!