Happy Birthday Dr. Suess!

I just learnt that today is Dr Suess’s birthday in the US. (2nd March). He would have been 108 if he were still alive today. I love his books. I liked them when I was young, and my kids love them now.

So to celebrate I thought I’d share some fantastic Dr Suess quotes:

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

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” (isn’t that sweet! I love it!) 🙂

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” (As someone who tends to write fantasy I have to agree with that!)

“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…” (This is from his book “Oh the Place You’ll Go”)

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” (from “Happy Birthday to You”)

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” (from “The Lorax”)

“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!”

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

“So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.” (Such good advice!) 🙂

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” (from “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut)

There are pages of quotes I could add here, but these are some of my favourites.

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