dr. suess, you silly goose!

dr__seuss___pencil_portrait_by_mattlawrencestudio-d5dpzerDr. Suess turned 111 earlier this month. Well, he would have if he were still alive. But in elementary schools around the nation, his birthday is still celebrated. March 2nd every year means Dr. Suess stories, silly hats, green eggs and ham, and much more.

I haven’t read Dr. Suess in years, and, to be honest, I don’t remember reading him much in the first place. But this past week Lacy asked me to read with her at school, and the truth is, I was touched. Dr. Suess was a talented man and wrote and illustrated seemingly silly stories that — deep down — served a much greater purpose.

Below are a few of this most famous quotes. Many of them spoke to me. Do any speak to you?

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Don't give up. I believe in you all. A person's a person no matter how small. Dr Seuss
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So the writer who breeds more words than he needs is making a chore for the reader who reads Dr. Seuss quote..

16 thoughts

  1. My daughter is 30 and we can still recite some of the Suess stories by heart. One that we love to recall is “The Zax” I like that you included a quote from “Horton Hears a Who” that was one of my favorite stories when I was a child.

    • Your daughter and I are about the same age then! It has been a joy to rediscover Dr. Suess. I was reading “Horton Hatches the Egg” with Lacy and was amazed by his work. Such clever stories so catchingly written. I think I may need to purchase his whole set!

    • Glad you enjoyed the reminder, Marie. As I was telling Dan, I think I may need to read the whole set — for myself! I hope you’ve been well!! :)

  2. My daughter loves Dr Seuss. He’s a beloved bedtime visitor. She especially likes Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Hop on Pop, There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! … they’re just too many, lol.

  3. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” So true. We’re all different in our own ways. Like you, I don’t remember reading that much Dr Seuss growing up. Don’t know why…my parents pushed me to read Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl instead (they were amazing, don’t get me wrong). Maybe it’s time I give his work a read.

    I do love the fact that quote a good number of his sayings and quotes are so well known and relatable. He sure had a special way of seeing the world.

    • Oh, I missed that post! Will take a look right now. Yes, we celebrated it at our school, too — I just didn’t get my post written in time.

      Good to hear from you! Hope your week is off to a great start. :)

  4. Loved this ~ Dr. Seuss and I go back as far as I can remember…we had ever single one of his books and I bet we read each one close over 50 times each. Simply magic he created with words, drawings and imagination. Thanks Jess for this wonderful trip down memory lane. Seuss rules, one of the greatest philosophers ever :-)

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