Thu 2 March 2023 17:43, UK

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, March 2, is a notable occasion every year and is considered a nationwide reading celebration.

Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusettes. Under the pen name Dr. Seuss, he wrote and illustrated more than 60 children’s books including the hugely popular classics Green Eggs And Ham, The Cat In The Hat, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Horton Hears A Who and The Lorax.

In light of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, here are 37 of his best and most heartwarming quotes:

  • “When the drops stop dropping then the storm starts stopping.”
  • “If you’d never been born, then you might be an Isn’t! An Isn’t has no fun at all. No, he disn’t.”
  • “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.”
  • “You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant?”
  • “Sometimes you will never know the value of something, until it becomes a memory.”
  • “Oh, the things you can find if you don’t stay behind!”
  • “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.”
  • “I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.”
  • “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”
  • “Today is your day, your mountain is waiting. So get on your way.”
  • “You have to be a speedy reader because there’s so so much to read.”
  • “Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.”
  • “Everything stinks till it’s finished.”
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  • “You have to be odd to be number one”
  • “My trouble was I had a mind but I couldn’t make it up!”
  • “Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak. Oh! The places you’ll go!”
  • “For a host, above all, must be kind to his guests.”
  • “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
  • “So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.”
  • “The people that mind don’t matter, and the people that matter don’t mind.”
  • “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

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