Sunday, November 3, 2013

Dr. Seuss, Writer and Philosopher

I don't have time for a lengthy post.  It's been a busy day.  Still, I was thinking about childhood, and I started reflecting on how philosophical Dr. Seuss could be.  His philosophy on life was a positive one for kids, and it's presented in such a lyrical and fun way that it sticks with you.

That's why I decided to acknowledge this by sharing some of my favorite Seuss quotes.

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” 

― Dr. Seuss

“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...” 

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” 

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” 

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

― Dr. Seuss

“You're off to Great Places!

Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!” 

“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

Do you have any favorite quotes from childhood that helped shape your personal philosophy?


  1. I was immersed in Seuss a few months back. He's an inspiring philosopher indeed!

  2. Brilliant collection of quotes. Don't remember favorite childhood quotes, but my current favorite is from Mark Twain: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

  3. Excellent quotes! Seuss was a genius.