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“‘The Lorax’ book was intended to be propaganda.” — Dr. Seuss “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” — Dr. Seuss “Adults are just...

  1. ‘The Lorax’ book was intended to be propaganda.

  2. A person’s a person, no matter how small.

  3. Adults are just outdated children.

  4. Adults are obsolete children.

  5. Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

  6. Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.

  7. Every once in a while, I get mad. ‘The Lorax’ came out of my being angry. The ecology books I’d read were dull… In ‘The Lorax,’ I was out to attack what I think are evil things and let the chips fall where they might.

  8. 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.

  9. From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.

  10. Fun is good.

  11. Hollywood is not suited for me, and I am not suited for it.

  12. 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?

  13. I am not a consecutive writer.

  14. 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.

  15. I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.

  16. I meant what I said and I said what I meant.

  17. I start drawing, and eventually the characters involve themselves in a situation. Then in the end, I go back and try to cut out most of the preachments.

  18. I stay out of politics because if I begin thinking too much about politics, I’ll probably… drop writing children’s books and become a political cartoonist again.

  19. I was saving the name of ‘Geisel’ for the Great American Novel.

  20. 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!

  21. Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.

  22. Only you can control your future.

  23. Preachers in pulpits talked about what a great message is in the book. No matter what you do, somebody always imputes meaning into your books.

  24. Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.

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

  26. Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act.

  27. 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.

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

  29. The problem with writing a book in verse is, to be successful, it has to sound like you knocked it off on a rainy Friday afternoon. It has to sound easy. When you can do it, it helps tremendously because it’s a thing that forces kids to read on. You have this unconsummated feeling if you stop.

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

  31. Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So. . . get on your way.

  32. Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.

  33. Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!

  34. Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.

  35. When at last we are sure, You’ve been properly pilled, Then a few paper forms, Must be properly filled. So that you and your heirs, May be properly billed.

  36. Whenever things go a bit sour in a job I’m doing, I always tell myself, ‘You can do better than this.’

  37. You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.

  38. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

  39. You make ’em, I amuse ’em.

  40. You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.

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

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