Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

1 Mar

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Theodore Seuss Geisel was an American writer and illustrator best known for authoring popular children’s books under the pen name Dr. Seuss.

quotes by dr. seuss

“Kid, you’ll move mountains!”

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

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

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

“You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one who’ll decide where to go.”

“Everything stinks till it’s finished.”

There are so many amazing quotes by Dr. Seuss I could go on and on listing them here. One thing all his quotes have in common––he spoke the purest form of truth and he knew how to inspire a generation with simple words. I grew up reading Dr. Seuss and his words always made me feel like I could do anything. Dr. Seuss’ books encouraged me to be the best person I could be.

Dr. Seuss


Colleen Chesebro is a writer, poet, and book reviewer. She hosts an inspiring event every Wednesday on her blog, Silver Threading, called Writer’s Quote Wednesday. Anyone can participate by choosing a quote by a favorite writer and posting it on your blog.

Ronovan, from Ronovan Writes and Colleen have joined forces! He has been linking his #BeWoW blog share (Be Wonderful on Wednesday) now to include: Be Writing on Wednesday. If you would like to combine both posts feel free to do so and link them to Colleen’s post. She will make sure and add you to the quote wrap-up she does each Tuesday. Please make sure and check out Ron’s blog for more writing inspiration and motivation!

Have a great rest of the week!

46 Responses to “Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!”

  1. Arcane Owl March 2, 2016 at 12:29 am #

    Dr. Seuss quotes are my most favourite. Thanks for sharing!

    Have a great day!
    Arcane owl

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  2. Sue Vincent March 2, 2016 at 1:36 am #

    I still love his books 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. maria March 2, 2016 at 2:11 am #

    I love these quotes. Thanks for sharing them Vashti! I especially love this one, “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

    Have a great day!:)

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  4. 10000hoursleft March 2, 2016 at 4:23 am #

    I love seuss! My son isn’t patient enough to sit through a seuss book yet (or maybe i should try again- it’s been a few months since we tried cat in the hat) but can’t wait to read them to him. Such wise words, and so much fun to read aloud! Have you seen the burning man video of the seuss book being recited (the places you will go*)?

    *i don’t think i have the title right, but you know the one I mean…


  5. nagrij March 2, 2016 at 8:49 am #

    Dr. Seuss is missed, and shall always be timeless.

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  6. specialk718 March 2, 2016 at 9:57 am #

    yeay! I wish he had a new movie coming out. ill share with my kids today to get them excited about reading!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 3, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

      Well, I don’t know about another movie but there is a new book called, ‘What Pet Should I Get?’


  7. stacilys March 2, 2016 at 12:27 pm #

    Oh yeah! Dr. Seuss is a part of my infancy too. One of the last times I was i Canada I got three Dr. Seuss books for my own kids. One of them being a ‘Big Book’, that actually has a variety of his books in one.
    Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss, and have a great Wednesday Vashti.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 3, 2016 at 3:32 pm #

      Hi Staci! It’s amazing how these books proceed from one generation to the next. And it’s fun enjoying them through the eyes of your kids. Have a great rest of the week! 😀 xx

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      • stacilys March 3, 2016 at 3:32 pm #

        So true.
        You also have a great rest of the week Vashti. I’ll be waiting for your haiku(s) tomorrow.

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  8. Elusive Trope March 2, 2016 at 4:44 pm #

    “But now,” says the Once-ler, “now that you’re here, the word of the Lorax seems perfectly clear. UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
    ― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

    Probably has as much impact on who I am politically and environmentally as any other book.

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  9. Sunni Morris March 2, 2016 at 6:34 pm #

    Dr Seuss has some timeless quotes.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 3, 2016 at 3:36 pm #

      Yes he does. I could have kept on going but I ran out of room on my post. 😉 xx


  10. amanpan March 3, 2016 at 6:48 pm #

    Thank you for visiting my blog. It is nice to meet you.😊

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  11. Cassie March 3, 2016 at 7:42 pm #

    Love these quotes! Thanks for sharing 💗

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  12. Annette Rochelle Aben March 4, 2016 at 9:26 am #

    We were very much on the same page for this week’s quote celebration! This man had so much wisdom he shared.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 14, 2016 at 2:10 pm #

      It’s always great to be on the same page with you, Annette. 😉 Dr. Seuss was awesome and his books will always inspire young readers. What a legacy to leave behind! That may be every writer’s dream. 🙂

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  13. Karen Grosz March 5, 2016 at 5:43 pm #

    I loved reading Dr. Seuss to my boys when they were young, not I don’t see to. Thanks for the memories and the inspiration. Thanks for sharing at Let’s Get Real Friday Party.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 5, 2016 at 10:02 pm #

      Hello Karen! I’m so glad my post brought back good memories for you. It was a pleasure sharing this at the party. Thank you! 😀


  14. Trena Balakrishnan March 7, 2016 at 9:22 pm #

    Love Dr Seuss. Found you at Small Victories Sunday.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 7, 2016 at 10:13 pm #

      Hi! I’m glad you found me. Thank you for stopping by. I love Dr. Seuss too! 😀


  15. dgkaye March 7, 2016 at 9:51 pm #

    A wonderful tribute to Dr. Seuss, Vashti. I personally love, ‘Everything stinks until it’s finished”.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 7, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

      Hi Debby! I had to end with that quote, it’s so to the point and true. I had to learn that though. 😀 xx

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      • dgkaye March 8, 2016 at 3:47 pm #

        There are many in that camp Vashti. 🙂

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  16. JESS44903 March 7, 2016 at 11:51 pm #

    This totally made me smile! I love me some Dr Seuss!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


  17. Chantelle Hazelden (@MamaMummyMum) March 8, 2016 at 8:44 am #

    Love this, we are all fans of Dr Seuss in this house! Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Silver Threading March 10, 2016 at 12:31 pm #

    I loved the impact his made-up words have had on our society. Talk about leaving a legacy behind! WOW! Well done! I love his writing too! ❤

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 10, 2016 at 1:16 pm #

      Yes he did make a serious impact on the world of literature. That goes to show that if you’re a good writer your work will make a difference in whatever genre you decide to write. 🙂 ❤

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      • Silver Threading March 10, 2016 at 1:19 pm #

        I agree. To be recognized by your peers and readers is the greatest joy! ❤

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  19. Dean March 13, 2016 at 12:19 pm #

    Dr. Seuss has so many wisdom nuggets! However, I recently learned about some of his past racist ways, it was hard for me to fathom. It seems in his later years he changed his ways, and for that I’m thankful for. I wish others would do the same and stop the hate and xenophobia speech.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 14, 2016 at 2:26 pm #

      Really? That’s shocking to me. I had no idea. That starts in the home with the parents. Kids are not born with prejudices. But sometimes, these kids grow up and meet people of different races and after doing so they begin to understand that bigotry is wrong and that all the preconceived opinions that they grew up with were wrong and they change.
      The more I read and travel, the more I understand that there are really very little basic differences between people around the world and that being prejudice against a group or groups of people is just ignorant and dumb.
      I’m sure that if Dr. Seuss began his writing career with prejudiced beliefs about certain people, he must have changed after meeting so many parents and children of all races and from all walks of life. How could you not? ❤ xx


  20. Hodge Podge Moments March 20, 2016 at 1:11 am #

    I love Dr. Suess! He has too many good quotes to name just one!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 21, 2016 at 11:12 pm #

      You’re right! That’s why I chose several quotes and even then there are so many more. I love Dr. Seuss too. Thank you! 😀


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