Looking for the Best Dr. Seuss Quotes?

Here is a list of popular sayings or “Seuss-isms” from
Theodore Geisel “Dr. Seuss” (1904 – 1991) author and illustrator.

1. A person’s a person, no matter how small.
2. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.
3. Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.
4. From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.
5. Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.
6. Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way.
7. If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.
8. I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful, one hundred percent.
9. So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.
10. And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed.
11. Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
12. All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot. – Dr. Seuss
13. The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
14. Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.
15. Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the things you can think up if only you try!
16. Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
17. I’m afraid sometimes you’ll play lonely games too, games you can’t win because you’ll play against you
18. I’m sorry to say so but, sadly it’s true that bang-ups and hang-ups can happen to you
19. I know up on the top you are seeing great sights, but down at the bottom we, too, should have rights.
20. Say what you want do what you feel becuase those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.


  33 comments for “Looking for the Best Dr. Seuss Quotes?

  1. 21/02/2011 at 7:09 pm

    Such great Dr. Seuss quotes!

  2. Jannab
    21/02/2011 at 7:17 pm

    wow this is good I <3 Dr. seuss

  3. Michael
    21/02/2011 at 9:46 pm

    “Adults are just obselete childeren” – Dr. Seuss

  4. 22/02/2011 at 11:12 am

    Dr Seuss is right, No matter what happends, remember to smile.

  5. 23/02/2011 at 2:37 pm

    Mr Seuss. Yourr Brilliant (:

  6. Frankie
    24/02/2011 at 7:20 pm

    This is cute! always looking for good quotes, dr.suess is the perfect man to quote from! i always wonder what was going through his mind when he made these

  7. Joe
    01/03/2011 at 5:41 am

    Haha, love it. A lot of the quotes actually have amazing meanings behind them too!

  8. DJ
    02/03/2011 at 10:14 pm

    Those are some of the best Doctor Seuss quotes! If you can think of some more I’d be glad to read them as well! Well Done!

  9. Lisa
    03/03/2011 at 8:02 pm

    Awesome! I need to start quoting Seuss more often.

  10. jojames
    18/03/2011 at 2:21 am

    Dr seuss rocks. Always loved those books from childhood.

  11. 30/03/2011 at 4:25 pm


    Thank You.

    I <3 Dr. Seuss and am a huge believer in the importance of happiness.

    feel free to read my blog, http://digumsworld.blogspot.com/.

  12. 03/04/2011 at 10:12 pm

    FUN words of wisdom!

  13. Virginia
    06/04/2011 at 6:04 pm

    These are great. Another good Dr. Seuss quote is. “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.”

  14. Jessica
    08/04/2011 at 5:33 pm


  15. Ray
    16/05/2011 at 10:35 am

    These are awesome! thanks for the post! dude this guy has an amazing way of turning all those words of wisdom into things that kids and adults can understand

  16. sharrah
    07/06/2011 at 12:23 pm

    He’s like the best writer ever!!!

  17. colleen
    22/06/2011 at 9:05 am

    These quotes are amazing! I’ve never heard a couple of these quotes but they don’t surprise me on how well thought-out they are. I grew up reading Dr. Suess and still read them every so often! Thanks for always making my imagination grow ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Katelyn
    20/07/2011 at 6:15 pm

    The day I first found out that Dr. Seuss originated, ‘Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened,’ was one of the happiest days of my life. Here is a true genius who was friends with everyone he met. I admire him greatly. He was an intelligent, caring, wonderful man, with the gall to look the dictionary square in the face and say, ‘When your words aren’t good enough for me, I’m going to make up my own. I am not going to be limited by ‘real’ language. Who says hamikkaschnimikkaschnamikkaschnopp can’t be a word? Who says there isn’t such a thing as a Lorax? And to go in the other direction, who says I can’t write a book with only 50 different words? Who says I can’t give kids a love of language with my OWN language?’ His words and books and pictures and imagination and EVERYTHING will entertain children for generations. And he will be missed dearly. I remember writing a report on him in 3rd grade……those were lighter times, better times. It’s hard for me not to let nostalgia get the better of me. Dr. Seuss was an indescribably huge part of my childhood that I wouldn’t give up for the world. R.I.P., Dr. Seuss. We love you.

  19. Alexa
    26/07/2011 at 12:22 am

    “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

    (My favorite quote by him)

  20. Jacob
    13/08/2011 at 10:53 pm

    I think this lis is fantastic, but you missed my personal favorite “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep, because reality is better than your dreams”

  21. 30/08/2011 at 3:40 pm

    i think they are all beautiful quotes! he was an amazing writer

  22. Michelle M.
    30/08/2011 at 4:42 pm

    Thank you so much for these quotes! I love Dr. Seuss! I cried when he died. I love the legacy that he left.

  23. 04/09/2011 at 11:42 am

    Hehe, best quotes ever ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Don
    28/09/2011 at 2:54 pm

    Great quotes! Such wisdom in words written for children. Maybe that’s why they’re smarter than us…
    Keep up the good work on your site. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Janaki Nagaraj
    28/09/2011 at 9:21 pm

    Wonderful comments.

  26. jac
    29/09/2011 at 12:52 am

    Exactly what I’ve been looking for! I still have a collection of these books.


  27. mecreepy
    01/10/2011 at 3:28 am

    thanks much better

  28. Mercedes
    03/10/2011 at 12:02 am

    i love these so much. What a wonderful writer.

  29. 06/10/2011 at 3:19 pm

    it is interesting site i love it.

  30. Teresa
    29/10/2011 at 4:37 pm

    I am happy to share the same birthday as Dr. Seuss! I grew up reading many of his books and have a pretty good collection because I love them and I also teach preschool and elementary students. There is always a nice celebration for Dr. Seuss and his wonderful stories!!

  31. Leah
    04/01/2012 at 5:56 pm

    I love how I recognized almost all of these quotes from different dr seuss books that I read throughout my childhood

  32. miguel
    06/01/2012 at 5:48 am

    the day my daughter was born i was at a yard sale that morning…i found green eggs in ham in perfect condition for 50 cents!!! it was steal of the century…and i couldnt wait to read it to her….

  33. 21/01/2012 at 4:22 am

    There can be no inexorable provided there exist enthusiasm to reflect precisely what is happening.

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