Dr. Seuss published over 60 books including How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Dr. Seuss’s ABC, The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who!, and many others. His first book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, was rejected 27 times. Just when Dr. Seuss thought that his book was not good enough, he met a friend who worked for Vanguard Press.
The man found the book really interesting and, in 1937, it was finally published. If having your work rejected 27 times and still not giving up is not the definition of perseverance, then we don’t know what is.
For his special contribution to children’s literature, Dr. Seuss was awarded The Pulitzer Prize, an Academy Award, three Emmys and three Grammy Awards.
He didn’t only write for children, he wrote for the people. Here are 21 Dr. Seuss quotes to remind you that better things are coming your way.
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Don’t give up! I believe in you all. A person’s a person, no matter how small.
If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.
You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.
Think and wonder, wonder and think.
To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.
It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.
There are so many things you can learn about, but you’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You oughta be thankful a whole heaping lot for the people and places you’re lucky you’re not.
I know up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here on the bottom, we too should have rights!
You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant?
Oh, the things you can find if you don’t stay behind!
Sometimes you will never know the value of something, until it becomes a memory.
Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.
Today is your day, your mountain is waiting. So get on your way!
Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.
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