42 Dr Seuss Quotes That Can Change Your Life

Dr Seuss quotes hold a special place in my heart because they remind me of the stories I read as a little girl.


“The Cat in the Hat” by Dr Seuss was the first book I ever learned how to read, the summer before I started Kindergarten, 17 years ago. I was so amazed and excited that I was reading, so I read the books to everyone I encountered.

The words were simple yet challenging, the illustrations were fun, and the stories fueled my creativity. Dr Seuss’ books were the reason I ever became interested in writing in the first place.

And now, I pass those books down to my own little one so he can have his own adventures, as well. It amazes me to see his face light up when we read these books together and it won’t be soon before long he will be reading these books to me.

Below are 42 Dr Seuss Quotes I arranged in hopes that they will inspire you too and perhaps change your life.

42 Dr Seuss Quotes That Can Change Your Life


Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.


Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.


Being crazy isn’t enough.


A person’s a person. No matter how small.


Why fit in? When you were born to stand out.


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


You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting so… get on your way!


Only you can control your future.


Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.


How did it get so late so soon?


The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.


Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is youer than you.


And you will succeed? Yes! You will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.


It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how.


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


If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew. Just go right along and you’ll start happening too.


Oh, the thinks you can think!


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


Think and wonder. Wonder and think.


I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of the telescope.


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


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


You oughta be thankful a whole heaping lot for the people and places you’re lucky you’re not.


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


If you never did, you should. These things are fun. And fun is good.


Oh, the things you can find if you don’t stay behind.


It’s opener there, in the wide open air.


It’s better to know how to learn than to know.


Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up. If only you try.


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


So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!


Kid, you’ll move mountains.


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


From there to here and here to there, funny things are everywhere.


Everything stinks till it’s finished.


Step with care and great tact, and remember that life’s a great balancing act.


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


I meant what I said and I said what I meant.


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


Don’t give up. I believe in you all.


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


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

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40 Responses to “42 Dr Seuss Quotes That Can Change Your Life”

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    Robin (Masshole Mommy) — February 26, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Dr. Seuss was a very smart man. I love all of these quotes!!

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    Jen V — February 26, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Great quotes. I love the “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened” one. I had heard that before but didn’t realize it was Dr. Seuss.

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    mer — February 26, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    aww – that was such a sweet post! it’s amazing the wisdom in children’s books!

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    Wendy — February 26, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    oh wow. I LOVED these quotes! Esp. Don’t cry ‘casue its over….”. I always love Dr,. Suess- but The Places You’ll Go is pretty much my favorite!

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    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell — February 26, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    I didn’t realize some of these were Dr. Seuss quotes! I love everything Seussical!

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    Debbie Denny — February 26, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    This is an awesome collections of great quotes.

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    Helene Cohen Bludman — February 26, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    I love all of these! I’m pinning this because I might just have to use a quote or two someday.

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    Lois Alter Mark — February 26, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Who knew these were all from Dr. Seuss?! What a wise man!

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    K Squared Glamour — February 26, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    What a great collection! This one is my favorite: “People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love.”

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    Mama to 5 BLessings — February 26, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Love Dr. Seuss, he was brilliant!

    • Aly replied: — February 27th, 2014 @ 10:52 pm

      I agree!

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    DawnC — February 26, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    I didn’t know all of those quotes were his. I think they are great. I like Dr Seuss.

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    Beeb Ashcroft — February 26, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    “How did it get so late so soon” – that is one of my favorites. I love Dr. Seuss!

    • Aly replied: — February 27th, 2014 @ 10:52 pm

      I love that one, too. It’s literally what I ask myself each and every day haha

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    Nicky — February 27, 2014 at 12:01 am

    There is truth in Dr; Seuss; These are all great quotes. I pinned quite a few of them.

    • Aly replied: — February 27th, 2014 @ 10:51 pm

      Thank you, Nicky!

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    Janeane Davis — February 27, 2014 at 12:04 am

    These are such great quotes. It reminds me of why I enjoy reading Dr. Suess so much with my kids.

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    Sandra — February 27, 2014 at 12:18 am

    I got oh the places you’ll go for HS graduation like 15 years ago and it is still one of my favorites!

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