Born on March 2, 1904, Theodore Seuss Geisel was a famed illustrator, children's book author, and political cartoonist. His creations include classic children's books such as The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who!, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Lorax, and more than 50 other stories.
Though six of Dr. Seuss' works were taken out of circulation in 2021 for problematic imagery, much of his work remains a beloved part of children's literature. Below are 10 of our favorite quotes from Dr. Seuss. If we missed your favorite, let us know on Facebook or Twitter!
1. “Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.” ― Dr. Seuss
2. “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” — Dr. Seuss
3. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” — Dr. Seuss
4. “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” – Dr. Seuss
5. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot. Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” — Dr. Seuss
6. “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” – Dr. Seuss
7. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” — Dr. Seuss
8. “Reading can take you places you have never been before.” — Dr. Seuss
9. “You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So get on your way!” — Dr. Seuss
10. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” —Dr. Seuss