Quotes by Theodor Geisel

A person's a person, no matter how small.
– Theodor Geisel
Adults are obsolete children.
– Theodor Geisel
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
– Theodor Geisel
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
– Theodor Geisel
From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.
– Theodor Geisel
Fun is good.
– Theodor Geisel
How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?
– Theodor Geisel
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
– Theodor Geisel
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
– Theodor Geisel
I start drawing, and eventually the characters involve themselves in a situation. Then in the end, I go back and try to cut out most of the preachments.
– Theodor Geisel
Just tell yourself, Duckie, you're really quite lucky!
– Theodor Geisel
Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store.
– Theodor Geisel
My alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz. It's the letter I use to spell yuzz-a-ma-tuzz. You'll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond 'Z' and start poking around!
– Theodor Geisel
Now thanks to your hacking my trees to the ground, there's not enough Truffula Fruit to go 'round.
– Theodor Geisel
Preachers in pulpits talked about what a great message is in the book. No matter what you do, somebody always imputes meaning into your books.
– Theodor Geisel
Shorth is better than length.
– Theodor Geisel
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
– Theodor Geisel
Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.
– Theodor Geisel
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
– Theodor Geisel
Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite. Or waiting around for Friday night or waiting perhaps for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil or a better break or a string of pearls or a pair of pants or a wig with curls or another chance. Everyone is just waiting.
– Theodor Geisel