“Wake up! For today is your Day of all Days!” – Happy Birthday to You
March 2nd marks the 112th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, best known as Dr. Seuss.
He was a best selling children’s author and illustrator, known for works such as Horton Hears a Who!, How The Grinch Stole Christmas and The Cat in the Hat. Despite passing away in 1991, his legacy lives on, with his books as popular as ever amongst children. Many films and theatre productions have also been based and adapted from his books, further strengthening his legacy amongst children and adults all over the world.
Dr. Seuss was an inspiring man, who left us with hundreds of thought-provoking statements. To celebrate his birthday, we take a look at ten of the most memorable quotes from Dr. Seuss.
“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! (1978)
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
“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…”
- Oh, The Places You’ll Go
“To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.”
“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
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“Sometimes you will never know the value of something, until it becomes a memory.”
“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”
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