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.

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“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

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Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.

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

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Being crazy isn’t enough.

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

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

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

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

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Only you can control your future.

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

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How did it get so late so soon?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Oh, the thinks you can think!

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

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Think and wonder. Wonder and think.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Kid, you’ll move mountains.

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

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

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Everything stinks till it’s finished.

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

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

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

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Don’t give up. I believe in you all.

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

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


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

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    Debbie L. — February 27, 2014 at 5:39 am

    “You are in pretty good shape for the shape you are in” is my favorite I love it! :)

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    Terin Garrett — February 27, 2014 at 7:54 am

    “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” is my favorite! We LOVE the Lorax!!

    • Aly replied: — February 27th, 2014 @ 10:50 pm

      That is also one of my favorites (:

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    Dee — February 27, 2014 at 8:50 am

    These are fantastic – especially “A person is a person no matter how small”!

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    Mariana — February 27, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Love this! There are so many wonderful quotes by Dr. Seuss. I think my favorite is “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” :)

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    Tina — February 27, 2014 at 10:00 am

    I LOVE these! I pinned several and I’m going to save them for Harper. Maybe I’ll make her a book of them (she almost 2). Her mother and I grew up with Dr. Seuss and sharing him with her is a joy!

    • Aly replied: — February 27th, 2014 @ 10:49 pm

      That would be very sweet!

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    Shauna — February 27, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Awe, I love each and every one of them. I often wonder if anyone realized how big of a hit Dr. Seuss was going to be, you know?

    • Aly replied: — February 27th, 2014 @ 10:48 pm

      I don’t think anyone estimated his success until after it happened. It’s amazing the lessons you can learn from what were deemed as mere children’s books at the time.

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    Lexie Lane — February 27, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Wow! This is awesome! I love that you gathered all of these! I never knew there were so many good ones!

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    mommy2jam — February 27, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    I love all the quotes, t hank you so much for sharing. I love all his books and read them to my boys and have watched them learn how to read with these books as well.

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    Debi — February 28, 2014 at 10:34 am

    This made me so happy. I love DR Seuss.

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    Mary — March 2, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    These are fantastic! By reading them out of the book they seem so much more profound.

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    Brandi — March 2, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    I love Dr. Seuss. He managed to teach kids values without them knowing he was teaching them.

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    Danielle — March 2, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    One can never get enough Dr. Seuss! Brilliant work :)

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    Joanne — March 2, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Love these!! My favorite is the Be Who You Are quote. Thanks for putting this together.

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    Rebecca Moslo — January 8, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Is it okay if I use your photos on our Facebook page? Thank you!

    • Aly replied: — April 13th, 2015 @ 9:54 am

      Of course (: Tag me!

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    Holli — February 21, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Wow! I’m going to use these for my pre k class. And just in time for the good doctor’s birthday.

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