Theodor Seuss Geisel (born 2 March 1904, Springfield, Massachusetts, United States — died 24 September 1991, La Jolla, California, United States) was an American children's author, political cartoonist, poet, illustrator, animator, and filmmaker. He is best known for his children's books such as Green Eggs and Ham (1960), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1957), The Cat in the Hat (1957), and Horton Hears a Who! (1955). Dr. Seuss received many awards. In 1984, he received his greatest honor; The Pulitzer Prize Committee presented him with an award for a Lifetime of Contribution to Children's Literature.
You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. A person's a person, no matter how small. Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. 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... To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world. Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not. Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Being crazy isn't enough. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend. Oh the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind! Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory. Why fit in when you were born to stand out? 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. 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! How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way! Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one. From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere! Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. If things start happening, don't worry, don't stew, just go right along and you'll start happening too. 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! All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you'll be quite a lot! You do not like them. So you say. Try them! Try them! And you may! I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant's faithful one-hundred percent! They say I'm old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast! Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them. You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut. Remember me and smile, for it's better to forget than to remember me and cry. If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good. Be awesome! Be a book nut! Only you can control your future. 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. I'm afraid that sometimes you'll play lonely games too. Games you can't win 'cause you'll play against you. If we do not choose, we will end up with none. You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room. The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts! Think and wonder, wonder and think. Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered. People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love. You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights. It is better to know how to learn than to know. You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in. I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny. You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant? Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky! With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street. It is fun to have fun but you have to know how. Everything stinks till it’s finished. It’s opener there in the wide open air. You ought to be thankful a hole heaping lot, for The places and people you're lucky you're not! ASAP. Whatever that means. It must mean, 'Act swiftly awesome pacyderm! It's not about what it is, it's about what it can become. I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues. On and on you will hike. And I know you’ll hike far and face up to your problems whatever they are. There's no limit to how much you'll know, depending how far beyond zebra you go. The storm starts, when the drops start dropping. When the drops stop dropping then the storm starts stopping. He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man. If you'd never been born, then you might be an Isn't! An Isn't has no fun at all. No, he disn't. When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really PLAYED. And the turtles, of course... All the turtles are free, as turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be. Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent. You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book. You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.