100+ Dr. Seuss Quotes – Best Quotes Of Wit, Wisdom, & Fun

(Last Updated On: January 28, 2024)

The cherished children’s author Dr. Seuss is celebrated for his ageless stories and charming characters. His quotes, in addition to his engaging storytelling, have left an unforgettable impact on hearts all around the world.

Dr. Seuss quotes are always popular because his entertaining rhymes and quirky characters teach us life lessons with a grin. They inspire courage, kindness, and imagination. Whether you’re navigating the challenges of adulthood or helping a child understand the world, Dr. Seuss’s quotes offer nuggets of wisdom wrapped in delightful tales.

Come with us and explore these most popular Dr. Seuss quotes that have remained important and special. Uncover the factors that contribute to their ongoing captivation and inspiration among people.

Most Popular Dr. Seuss Quotes

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. ― Dr. Seuss


Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. ― Dr. Seuss


Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than to remember me and cry. ― Dr. Seuss


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

You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go. ― Dr. Seus


And when you’re in a Slump you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done. ― Dr. Seuss


It’s not about what it is. It’s about what it can become. – Dr. Seuss


From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere. ― Dr. Seuss

It’s the opener, out there, in the wide, open air. ― Dr. Seuss


Oh the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind!  – Dr. Seuss


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


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

Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store. ― Dr. Seuss


Congratulations! Today is your day! – Dr. Seuss


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. ― Dr. Seuss


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


And will you succeed? Yes you will indeed! ― Dr. Seuss

Being crazy isn’t enough. ― Dr. Seuss


A person’s a person, no matter how small. ― Dr. Seuss


You’re off to great to places. Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way. ― Dr. Seuss


Why fit in when you’re born to stand out? ― Dr. Seuss


You have to be odd to be number one. — Dr. Seuss


Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. – Dr. Seuss


I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. ― Dr. Seuss


On how a childless person could write so well for kids: “You make ’em, I amuse ’em. ― Dr. Seuss


Life’s too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it’d be easy, they just promised it would be worth it. -Dr. Seuss


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


it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. ― Dr. Seuss


Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. ― Dr. Seuss


We are all a little weird and life is 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


If you keep your eyes open enough, oh, the stuff you will learn. Oh, the most wonderful stuff. ― Dr. Seuss


Think and wonder. Wonder and think. ― Dr. Seuss


Oh dear! said the cat. “You do not like our game. .Oh, dear. What a shame! What a shame! What a shame! ― Dr. Seuss


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


They say I’m old-fashioned and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast! ― Dr. Seuss


If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too. ― Dr. Seuss


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


Only you can control your future. – Dr. Seuss


So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts! ― Dr. Seuss


I meant what I said and I said what I meant. ― Dr. Seuss


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


Today I shall behave as if this is the day I will be remembered. ― Dr. Seuss


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


To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. ― Dr. Seuss


If you never did you should. These things are fun, and fun is good. ― Dr. Seuss


In the places, I go there are things that I see that I never could spell if I stopped with the Z. ― Dr. Seuss


I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues. ― Dr. Seuss


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 flown. How did it get so late so soon? ― Dr. Seuss


 You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut. ― Dr. Seuss


Nonsense wakes up the brain cells. And it helps develop a sense of humor, which is awfully important in this day and age. Humor has a tremendous place in this sordid world. It’s more than just a matter of laughing. If you can see things out of whack, then you can see how things can be in whack. ― Dr. Seuss


Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s a great balancing act. – Dr. Seuss


You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant? ― Dr. Seuss


On writing books, kids actually want to read: “I have great pride in taking Dick and Jane out of most school libraries. That is my greatest satisfaction. ― Dr. Seuss


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


If you don’t like me, remember it’s mind over matter. I don’t mind, and you don’t matter. ― Dr. Seuss


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


Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them. ― Dr. Seuss


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. ― Dr. Seuss


Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined. ― Dr. Seuss


If you’d never been born, then you might be an Isn’t! An Isn’t has any fun at all. No, he didn’t! ― Dr. Seuss


Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky. ― Dr. Seuss


But that is not all. Oh no. That is not all! ― Dr. Seuss


You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in. ― Dr. Seuss


You oughta be thankful a whole heaping lot for the people and places you’re lucky you’re NOT. ― Dr. Seuss


I can read in red. I can read in blue. I can read in pickle color too. ― Dr. Seuss


Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one. – Dr. Seuss


When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really played.-  Dr. Seuss


Everything stinks till it’s finished. – Dr. Seuss


Just go. Go. Go! I don’t care how. You can go by foot. You can go by cow! ― Dr. Seuss


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


Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent.– Dr. Seuss


It is better to know how to learn than to know. ― Dr. Seuss


ASAP. Whatever that means. It must mean, Act swiftly awesome pacyderm! ― Dr. Seuss


I know up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here on the bottom, we too should have rights! ― Dr. Seuss


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


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


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. ― Dr. Seuss


And turtles, of course… all the turtles are FREE. As turtles and, maybe, ALL creatures should be. ― Dr. Seuss


I am weird, you are weird. Everyone in this world is weird. One day two people come together in mutual weirdness and fall in love. — Dr. Seuss


People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love. – Dr. Seuss


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


On where he gets his ideas: “I get all my ideas in Switzerland near the Forka Pass. There is a little town called Glitch, and two thousand feet up above Glitch there is a smaller hamlet called Über Glitch. I go there on the fourth of August every summer to get my cuckoo clock fixed. While the cuckoo is in the hospital, I wander around and talk to the people in the streets. They are very strange people, and I get my ideas from them. ― Dr. Seuss


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!  ― Dr. Seuss


Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing. ― Dr. Seuss


Reading can take you places you have never been to before. ― Dr. Seuss


There’s no limit to how much you’ll know, depending on how far beyond zebra you go. ― Dr. Seuss


Look at me! Look at me now! It is fun to have fun, but you have to know-how. ― Dr. Seuss


Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks. ― Dr. Seuss


In my world, everyone’s a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies! ― Dr. Seuss


On and on you will hike. And I know you’ll hike far and face up to your problems whatever they are. You’ll never be bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do. – 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


The Lorax book was intended to be propaganda. – 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 a troublesome world. All the people who are in it are troubled with troubles almost every minute. ― Dr. Seuss


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


Nothing is going to change unless someone does something soon. ― Dr. Seuss


He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man. ― Dr. Seuss


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


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


You do not like them. So you say. Try them! Try them! And you may! ― Dr. Seuss


Cause when a guy does something stupid once, well that’s because he’s a guy. But if he does the same stupid thing twice, that’s usually to impress some girl. — Dr. Seuss


Shout loud, “I am lucky to be what I am! Thank goodness I’m not just a clam or a ham or a dusty old jar of sour gooseberry jam! – Dr. Seuss


On what would happen if he were invited to a dinner party with his characters: I wouldn’t show up. ― Dr. Seuss


Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more! ― Dr. Seuss


You’ll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You’ll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left. ― Dr. Seuss


My alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz. It’s the letter I use to spell yuzz-a-ma-tuzz. You’ll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond Z and start poking around. ― Dr. Seuss


All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot! ― Dr. Seuss


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. ― Dr. Seuss


You have to be a speedy reader because there’s so so much to read. ― Dr. Seuss


And what happened then? Well, in Whoville they say that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day. ― Dr. Seuss


I am not a consecutive writer. – Dr. Seuss


Take every chance, drop every fear. ― Dr. Seuss


Virtually every page is a cliffhanger – you’ve got to force them to turn it. – Dr. Seuss


The storm starts, when the drops start dropping When the drops stop dropping then the storm starts stopping. ― Dr. Seuss


Teeth are always in style. ― Dr. Seuss


When beetles fight these battles in a bottle with their paddles and the bottle’s on a poodle and the poodle’s eating noodles… …they call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle bottle paddle battle. — Dr. Seuss


If you want to catch beasts you don’t see every day, You have to go places quite out of the way, You have to go places no others can get to. You have to get cold and you have to get wet, too. – Dr. Seuss


On why he always wore bow ties: “You can’t dribble on bow ties. ― Dr. Seuss


Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend. – Dr. Seuss


Don’t live to please everyone. Embrace those who enjoy your company and to hell with the haters. ― Dr. Seuss


Fiction is my addiction. ― Dr. Seuss


Children’s reading and children’s thinking are the rock-bottom base upon which this country will rise. Or not rise. In these days of tension and confusion, writers are beginning to realize that books for children have a greater potential for good or evil than any other form of literature on earth. ― Dr. Seuss


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. ― Dr. Seuss


Geisel was a master when it comes to writing about life. Often the messages are hidden in kiddie rhymes. ― Dr. Seuss


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.– Dr. Seuss


Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted. ― Dr. Seuss


You really can’t teach reading as a science. Love gets mixed up in it. – Dr. Seuss


Poor empty pants With nobody inside them. ― Dr. Seuss


I would not like them here or there. I would not like them anywhere. I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them Sam I Am. ― Dr. Seuss


A tree falls the way it leans, be careful which way you lean. – Dr. Seuss


On whether that trick ever worked again: “I’ve left my window open for 30 years since that, but nothing’s happened. ― Dr. Seuss


Even though we may all become extinct, we can still leave our footprint in the sand. ― Dr. Seuss


A book is just like life and anything can change. ― Dr. Seuss


False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports. ― Dr. Seuss


Ninety percent of the children’s books patronize the child and say there’s a difference between you and me, so you listen to this story. I, for some reason or another, don’t do that. I treat the child as an equal. ― Dr. Seuss


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. – Dr. Seuss


You’ll meet things that will scare you right out of your pants!― Dr.Seuss


It all began with a shoe on the wall. A shoe on the wall shouldn’t be there at all. ― 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


You can get so confused that you’ll start into race down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space, headed, I fear, toward a most useless place. The Waiting Place… – Dr. Seuss


On how long he expected The Cat in the Hat to take to write: “I figured I could knock it off in a week or so. ― Dr. Seuss


My shoe is off. My foot is cold. I have a bird I like to hold. ― Dr. Seuss


Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything. Dr. Seuss


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.– Dr. Seuss


On how long it really took: “A year and a half. ― Dr. Seuss

Most Popular Dr. Seuss Quotes shine bright in a world where wisdom often hides. These quotes, with their wit and fun, are timeless treasures. People love Most Popular Dr. Seuss Quotes because they make life’s lessons, feel like a colorful adventure. Embrace these words, and let them light up your journey.

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