We are HUGE Dr Seuss fans in this house. We own and love about 25 Seuss books and still have more we’d like to collect!
Did you know that Dr Seuss’s full name is Theodor Seuss Geisel and that he wrote under the name Theo LeSieg – ‘LeSieg’ being his last name Geisel spelt backwards! He also wrote as Rosetta Stone and his pen name ‘Seuss’ has been pronounced incorrectly by everyone for ever! Reading about his life and his work is both interesting and entertaining, well worth the effort. You can find out more about Seuss at wikipedia, and one of our favorite websites, Seussville.com.
In celebration of all things Seuss I’ve decided to jump on the ‘Thursday Thirteen’ bandwagon this week and share our thirteen favourite quotes from our Dr Seuss collection! The Twinadoes helped me choose!
1.”You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Oh The Places You’ll Go
2.”Did I ever tell that Mrs McCave had twenty three sons and she named them all Dave?”
– Too Many Daves
3.”Sometimes I feel quite certain there’s a Jertain in the curtain…”
– There’s a Wocket in my Pocket
4.”Then he hides what you paid him away in his Snuvv, his secret strange hole in his gruvvulous glove”
– The Lorax
5.”On the first of Octember you’ll stay up all night, drinking 66 six-packs of Doodle Delight!”
– Please try to Remember the First of Octember
6.”Wink eye, wink eye. Pink eye, pink eye”
– The Eye book
7.”Would you like to be an actor? Would you like to run a tractor? Like to drive a taxicab? Or run a big computer lab?”
– Maybe You Should Fly a Jet! Maybe You Should Be a Vet
9.”Ninety-nine zillion, nine million and two creatures are sleeping? So… How about you?”
– Dr Seuss’s Sleep Book
10.’All Thidwick’s friends shouted “GET RID OF THOSE PESTS!” “I would, but I can’t” sobbed poor Thidwick, “They’re guests!” ‘
-Thidwick the Big Hearted Moose
11.”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!”
– Oh the Places You’ll Go (this is my all time favourite Suess book, it is a whole life philosophy in a catchy book, I could happily quote the whole thing!)
12.”And the turtles, of course… All the turtles are free- As turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.”
– Yertle the Turtle
13.”My shoe is off, my foot is cold, I have a bird I like to hold.”
-The Sneetches and Other Stories.
What’s your favourite Dr Seuss book or quote?
Read the comments or scroll down to add your own:
Alison (3xkewl) says
We are fellow Seuss fans and “Oh! The places you will go” is my absolute favourite.
My favourite quote from Dr Seuss is “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
Oh! Ours is The Foot Book. It’s a favorite for sure!
Sister Suffragette says
Ah Alison I love that quote too! I also like “A person’s a person no matter how small” and “these things are fun and fun is good!” and nice for bedtime “Today is gone, today was fun. Tomorrow is another one. Every day, from here to there funny things are everywhere”. And, last but not least my 3 yo was watching a whole lot of people walk past us and a large man in a yellow hat came by and he announced loudly “The fat one has a yellow hat!” Classic. And not funny at all.
Yep we love our Seuss too. Bless that man!
There is so much to love about Dr Seuss. One of my favourite books is “Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!”
And I love this quote from “I can read with my eyes shut!”:
“The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you’ll go.”
Loved reading your favourite quotes Kate!
I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them Sam I am. I would not eat them in a boat, i would not eat them with a goat…
Oh Dr Suess! Thing one and thing two live here twice over!
Will you take the girls to see Horten Hears a Who?
Dr Seuss books remind me of my childhood. I have been seeing all sorts of Dr Seuss books in the shops recently, and I hadn’t heard of half of them. I guess our collection when I was a kid was rather small. I love Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks, and Green Eggs and Ham.
brightonwoman/Mommy Bee says
just FYI, #11 is from “I had troubles in getting to solla sallu” (I think that’s the title, probably grossly misspelled!). I had that one as a kid… I know they have put that quote in other books, but that’s the original. :-)
I like one fish two fish red fish blue fish.
And thidwick–and sneetches–and the lorax…those are my favorites i guess.
who doesn’t love dr seuss?!
Oooh now I must find some more Seuss books :D
We obviously don’t have enough!
I do like the Seuss books and my favourite line is:
“And you’re lucky, indeed, you don’t ride a camel.
To ride on a camel you sit on a wamel.
A wamel, you know, is a sort of a saddle
held on by a button that’s known as a faddle.
And boy! If your old wamel-faddle gets loose,
I’m telling you , Duckie, you’re gone like a goose.”
from Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are.
I haven’t read Horton Hears a Who, but I’ve heard its a bit chauvinistic – the Mayor has 96 daughters and 1 son and its all about the son saving the town etc…
The Lorax is my favorite book. Happy TT.
My kids love the one about feet.
Babyamore (Trish) says
I love Dr Seuss – did you see my post on Seuss on breastfeeding (twins version).
I can’t wait to read Cat in the Hat to the boys.
I say Sam I am too all the time to Sam.
Thing 1 & 2 I have too.
I like your quotes.
Seus is a true life coach. I have held “I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew” as a guide to life for a long, long time. having read your quotes I might have to re read some others agian