Top 100+ Best Dr Seuss Quotes For Graduates [ecis2023]

Dr. Seuss is undoubtedly the most popular children’s book author in the United States, and probably throughout the entire world. With more than 400 million copies of his books sold worldwide; it won’t be hard to guess why kids are crazy about him. Each one of his books has powerful lessons with rhyming words that make learning fun. Here are some of the most popular Dr Seuss Quotes to learn.

Great Quotes from Dr. Seuss Books

Quotes from Dr. Seuss Books

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“Think and wonder, wonder and think.”

“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!”

“He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.”

“You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.”

“Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky!”

“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”

“With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.”

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

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

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

“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.”

“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”

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

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

“I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.”

“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.”

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

“Think! You can think any Think that you wish!”

“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 one who’ll decide where to go…”

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

“Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than to remember me and cry.”

“So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.”

“Only you can control your future.”

“Teeth are always in style.”

“You do not like them. So you say. Try them! Try them! And you may!”

“And you very small persons will not have to die if you make yourselves heard! So come on, now, and TRY!”

“Everything stinks till it’s finished.”

“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”

“If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.”

“All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot!”

“It’s a troublesome world. All the people who are in it are troubled with troubles almost every minute. You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot, for the places and people you’re lucky you’re not.”

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

Popular Quotes on Life

Quotes on Life

“Being crazy isn’t enough.”

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“They say I’m old-fashioned and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!”

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“Oh, the things you can find if you don’t stay behind!”

“Simple it’s not, I am afraid you will find, for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.”

“In my world, everyone’s a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!”

“In the places, I go there are things that I see that I never could spell if I stopped with the Z.”

“How did it get so late so soon? It’s the night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness, how the time has flown. How did it get so late so soon?”

“I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom, we, too, should have rights.”

“I’m telling you this ‘cause you’re one of my friends. My alphabet starts where your alphabet ends!”

“Today I shall behave as if this is the day I will be remembered.”

“I meant what I said and I said what I meant.

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Inspirational Dr. Seuss Quotes on Uniqueness

Quotes on Uniqueness

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is You-er than You.”

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

“I am what I am! That’s a great thing to be! If I say so myself, Happy Birthday to me!”

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

“If you’d never been born, then you might be an Isn’t! An Isn’t having any fun at all. No, he didn’t!”

“Don’t give up. I believe in you all.”

“So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!”

Quotes on Fun

Quotes on Fun

“If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.”

“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!”

“When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really PLAYED.”

“Day Play. We play all day. Night Fight. We fight all night.”

“I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.”

Quotes on Relationships

Quotes on Relationships

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

“To the world, you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.”

“I’m glad we had the times together just to laugh and sing a song, seems like we just got started, and then before you know it, the times we had together were gone.”

#Positive Dr. Seuss Quotes for kids

Quotes on Children

Quotes on Children

“Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.”

“Adults are just outdated children.”

“You make ‘em, I amuse ‘em.”

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

Thoughts on Reading, Writing, and Learning

Thoughts on Reading, Writing, and Learning

“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.”

“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.”

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

“There’s no limit to how much you’ll know, depending on how far beyond zebra you go.”

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“Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent.”

“You have to be a speedy reader because there’s so so much to read.”

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

“It is better to know how to learn than to know.”

“I am not a consecutive writer.”

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

So the writer who breeds more words than he needs is making a chore for the reader who reads.”

“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.”

“‘The Lorax’ book was intended to be propaganda.”

“If you keep your eyes open enough, oh, the stuff you will learn. Oh, the most wonderful stuff.”

“What it really said to me is how hard the people at our school work, … All of our employees who work here are working hard to do what’s right for our kids.”

Quotes Birthday

Dr. Seuss birthday quotes

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

“I am what I am! That’s a great thing to be! If I say so myself, Happy Birthday to me!”

“A Wasn’t just isn’t. He just isn’t present. But you… You ARE YOU! And, now isn’t that pleasant!”

“If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good!”

“Today is your day.

You’re off to Great Places!

You’re off and away!”

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Other Best Dr. Seuss Quotes

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

“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you-er than you.” ― Dr. Seuss

“I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.” ― Dr. Seuss

“And the turtles, of course…all the turtles are free, as turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.” ― Dr. Seuss

“Be awesome! Be a book nut!” ― Dr. Seuss

“I’m sorry to say so but, sadly it’s true that bang-ups and hang-ups can happen to you.” ― Dr. Seuss

“There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all.” — Dr. Seuss

“When you think things are bad,
when you feel sour and blue,
when you start to get mad…
you should do what I do!
Just tell yourself, Duckie,
you’re really quite lucky!
Some people are much more…
oh, ever so much more…
oh, muchly much-much more
unlucky than you!” ― Dr. Seuss

“It’s opener there in the wide open air.” — Dr. Seuss

“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” – Dr. Seuss

“And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!” ― Dr. Seuss

“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.” — Dr. Seuss

“We looked! Then we saw him. Step in on the mat! We looked! And we saw him! The Cat in the Hat!” — Dr. Seuss

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” — Dr. Seuss

“And that is a story that no one can beat, When I say that I saw it on Mulberry Street.” — Dr. Seuss

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

“Oh the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all.” – Dr. Seuss

“What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” — Dr. Seuss

Fun Facts About Dr. Seuss

  1. Dr. Seuss never had biological children. He did, however, have two step-children through his second wife.
  2. Dr. Seuss wasn’t a Doctor of any kind. Because his father wanted him to study medicine, he added the ‘Dr.’ suffix to his pen name.
  3. His first book was not a success. 27 publishers rejected his first book.
  4. In 1950, the first time that the word “nerd” was used in writing If You Ran a Zoo.
  5. Dr. Seuss was awarded several major awards, including two Academy Awards and two Emmy Awards. He also received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, a Peabody Award, and Emmy Awards.
  6. Oh, the Places You’ll go is a bestseller that sells approximately 200,000 copies every year. Its popularity as a graduation gift for high school or college students drives its sales.
  7. Dr. Seuss used the word “contraceptive” in his draft to test his publisher’s attention span.
  8. ‘Dr. Seuss is the most commonly mispronounced name of all writers. It rhymes with “voice”, so it’s ‘Zoyce” rather than ‘Zeus”.

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Source: ecis2016.org

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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