Today I am sharing a set of Dr. Seuss quotes. I have a thing for children literary quotes. Specifically ones that were from books I read as a child. Dr. Seuss quotes top the list of my favorite children author! He is the perfect combination of silly and brilliant and his books were my favorite as an early reader. One Fish Two Fish and Theres a Wocket in My Pocket. Had a permanent place on my night stand as a kid!
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I loved Dr.Seuss books for their wonder and whimsy. As an adult I love them just the same! They also helped me build my foundation as a reader. I struggled hard to learn how to read as a little girl. Dr. Seuss books helped pave the way. For that reason and so many more they will always hold a special place in my heart!
21 Incredible Dr.Seuss Quotes
Inspired by the man himself Dr.Seuss and his magical and genius books that helped shaped my literacy. Today I am sharing a really special collection of Dr. Seuss quotes. In this set you will find:
- Dr. Seuss quotes about love
- Dr. Seuss quotes about reading
- Quotes about graduation
- Dr.Seuss poems
- kid quotes
- Dr.Seuss quotes weird
I hope you enjoy these quotes! These quotes are free printable’s! Meaning you can use them to display in your home, decorate a party etc! At the end of this post I will share a link for you to get the full resolution files. These files will be print quality and un-watermarked. I hope you enjoy them!
1. Today I shall behave as if this is the day I will be remembered.
I love this Dr.Seuss quote for graduation. It is a great reminder that each day is important! It resonates with me as a Mom! Meaning the impact I have each day on my kids counts! I have Often thought back on the role models who filled my childhood and early adult hood. Often the things that had the biggest impact were not big and grand gestures. Just small quiet acts.
I mentioned reading was a struggle for me as a young girl. After struggling so much with reading, I felt as if I had something to prove and worked very hard to do well in school. I felt that my efforts were not met with the results I had hoped for and this made me try even harder.
In high school right after winter break my History teacher greeted us back from the holiday with a single slip of paper. The size of a fortune in a fortune cookie. On each she wrote something she admired about each of us.
This was such a simple eyxcersice. Yet its impact has been everlasting.
On mine she wrote these three simple words “you are smart”. I was not a straight A student. I often questioned my capabilities. Academic achievement meant so much to me. However I still felt as though I never measured up. Those three simple words meant everything. They have had an ever lasting impact on me. It was the perfect example of how much words matter.
2. You’re off to great places. Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting so get on your way -Dr.Seuss
I can just see a cute little girl or boy holding this up the first day of school! This is the perfect back to school quote! As much as it hurts to see our kids grow up its so wonderful to see them accomplish great things! My three oldest kids are now in 2nd,2nd, and 1st grade! Their teeth are falling out at a rate the tooth fairy can barely afford!
They are learning and growing so much!! Its such a fun time in their life! One that I often forget to pause and soak in! They sure do grow so much faster than ever seems possible! My 5 nearly 6 year old daughter Scarlett just requested a mermaid dolphin birthday party! My inner little girl is beyond excited to throw such a party! I hope these fun request still have many years before they end!!!
3.”Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”-Dr.Seuss
Gosh this one makes big fat tears well up in my eyes! This Dr. Seuss quote about standing out means so much to me! I have shared a lot about Tristans journey here. Just last night I was thinking how much it has changed me. I “see” people so differently. Strangers are no longer strangers to me. I see a family with a differently abled child in public and I feel an instant connection to them.
I feel like I know a small and difficult part of their journey of consent doctors and appointments .I know that Mom has probably also stayed up all night worring about her childs’ future just as have I. We have become connected in a way I would have never chosen. But it also makes me see that so many people struggle. Yet still show up for life because you appreciate it so much more after understanding that simple things are not simple for every family.
The biggest thing I’ve learned is that being different is truly so beautiful. It makes you beautiful in ways you can’t even see. It makes you understand the hurt and pain that is hard to endure but shapes you into someone who doesn’t take the little things for granted.
4. “Today you are you. That is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” -Dr. Seuss
Another quote about being different and being yourself! I think I said it all above, but being different really is special! This would be so perfect in a kids bathroom as an inspirational quote to help remind them to just be themselves!
5. “Today was good today was fun tomorrow is another one.”-Dr.Seuss
This is the prefect happy kids quote from Dr.Seuss! My kids are all still pretty young ranging from age 8-8 months. I started noticing a trend in my oldest three children anytime we would leave a fun activity. Instant crying and fit throwing about how they “didn’t have any fun.”
Now I know what they really meant is that they had so much fun they didn’t want to leave! But I started telling them if they didn’t have any fun that we would just stop trying to have fun all together! This was the antidote to their “un fun” problem and now they make sure to tell me and their dad just how much fun they had when we leave a fun activity! Its pretty cute! They realized quick that crying about doing something fun was not the way to do it again!
This is also one of those things in parenting you never get schooled on! “oh yeah, you’ll do marvelously fun things with your kids only for them to pitch a colossal fit when its over making you question why you even did it to begin with”.
Kids are funny that way. They experience emotions very intensely often very high or very low! It also seems to change as quickly as it came! I know the teenage years are just around the corner. Something tells me this is just simply preparation for those “mood swings”!!
6.” Things may happen and often they do to people as brainy and footsy as you.” -Dr. Seuss
This cute quote is another great one that is so uplifting! Perhaps my favorite thing about Dr.Suess is how there is always this underlying message of “you are smart”. I know how feeling encouraged as a child that “I could do it” really helped me succeed. I think this quote would be a perfect graduation quote. While also being well suited to a child’s room! As that sweet but persistent reminder of just how wonderful and smart they are!
7.” Only you can control your future.”-Dr.Seuss
This is a perfect quote to remind us that we are in control of our actions. It is easy to feel as though the world is unfair or un just. But our actions and where we focus our energy ultimately defines our future! I could see this being the perfect Dr.Seuss quote about graduation to tuck inside your graduates card! You could even print this one out and do just that!
8. Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better its not.”-Dr.Seuss
I am not the person who should preach about taking care of the environment. But this environmental quote from Dr. Seuss really is a great reminder that what we do about the things we care about really can make a difference. I have tried to reduce my own carbon foot print. Making a greater effort to recycle and make a conscious effort to not use as many throw away items. For instance we use to primarily eat on paper palates. I now reserve them for special occasions and try to even limit those! Its been one of those Mom “luxuries” that has been hard to give up! Less dishes means time saved but I know its a better choice. So I try dang hard not to even look at the paper plates when I go to the store or they may magically end up in my cart! Progress not perfection right?! If you’re looking for a recycling quote to keep you motivated you may just post this up on your fridge or in your pantry!
9. “life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So, love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.” -Dr. Seuss
I mean what more can I say about this inspirational quote from Dr. Seuss? If you have someone in your life at a cross roads looking for the push to take that leap or needs a nudge to remind them just how awesome taking chances might be. Send them this quote right now! Frame it email it or facebook it! What ever you do just share this quote! I think it would certainly bring a little inspiration to anyone who reads it! Encouraging quotes often have a way of doing that!
10. “Kid, you’ll move mountains.”-Dr.Seuss
I look at my sweet 7 year old twin boys and they are at an age where their imaginations are just soaring! This would be a perfect graduation quote, but I also think it is perfect to encourage kids of any age! Its a sweet kids quote that really lets them feel as though they have potential! I can just see it posted on a teachers wall or if you have kids of your own you could print this cute kid quote out and frame it as a teacher gift this year! It would be a fun way to share a gift and also very affordable!
11. “It’s opener out there, in the wide open air.”
This is the perfect nature quote for my outdoor lovers! I myself grew up with 4 brothers and a father that were avid outdoorsmen! As an adult I realize just how important my many hours spent on a bike as a kid were! I learned so much about life and adventure playing outside as a kid! One of the biggest reasons we have purchased a larger lot is to give more outside freedom to our kids! Its hard in these days to just let your kids roam free out your front door. But even a small little yard can bring a whole lot of magic and adventure into a little boy or girls life!
12.”It’s not about what it is. Its about what it can become.” -Dr.Seuss
I adore this quote about life! I have thought about my friend often this week. She is a 30 year old mother and she just earned her GED. I can’t help but think if her with a big smile my face and think of how gosh darn proud of her I am! This is such an prefect inspirational quote about we are who we choose to become! We must recognize our own potential and go out and achieve it! I look at the some of the circumstances of the families in our community. I often think how sad it is for some the children to have been dealt this set of cards. Its hard to live in a world where so many systems to help those less fortunate are broken. But this quote is such a great reminder that just because we may be born into something or have certain circumstances in this life they do not have to define us. I love this Dr. Seuss quote so very much!
13. If things start happening, don’t worry don’t stress. Just go right along and you’ll start happening too!
This inspirational quote is such a great reminder that we all “happen” at our own pace! That if we just keep trying we will eventually get it! This is such an encouraging quote and really a precious reminder to patient with ourselves and the kids in our lives! That everything doesn’t happen all at once! If we work at it enough and keep going along eventually it will!
14. “I like nonsense it wakes up the brain cells”- Dr. Seuss
This nonsense quote from Dr.Seuss is just the thing I love so much about him! The whimsy he adds to each of his books is so beautiful! I have a 5 year old daughter who has made it her mission in life to giggle as much as possible! Perhaps this is what she is trying to do daily! “wake up my brain cells”?! I love how Dr. Seuss always encourages us to be a little weird and embrace the child within us! Its a great reminder to encourage my kids that a little nonsense is not a bad thing! I often get lost in the daily shuffle of work school and homework and don’t leave enough time for them to just be kids! I think after reading this quote I’ll try harder to remember that they are just kids! And try to encourage more whimsy in their daily activities!
15. “From there to here from here to there. Funny things are everywhere.”-Dr.Seuss
This Dr. Seuss quote is another daily reminder I need as a young mom! I hate to admit hat there are time when my kids “play and laughter” get out of control and drives me a little bonkers! I need to remember to embrace these moments a little more! This funny quote is prefect for just that! Kids are so good at finding something funny in just about everything! Even if it happens to be the most inappropriate time ever!! My sweet boy Hudson who is 8 months old is quite the giggler!!!
The Amazing Things Kids Teach Us
I recently had him with me at an appointment for my son Tristan. During the initial history run through we had to do, Hudson was belly laughing! I was trying so hard to keep a straight face as I went through the long history the doctor needed to know before he could help Tristan out! Both the doctor and I couldn’t keep straight faces by the end and it was a fun light hearted moment that I so needed during a not so fun appointment! I think I realize more and more just how precious each of my kids are! They each have special and unique abilities to teach me things I need to know! This moment was certainly one of those. To laugh even when it may not seem like the best opportunity too!
16. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams.”-Dr.Seuss
Whether you are looking for a love quote for hime or a love quote for her, this one is sure to make just about anyone melt a little! This is such a sweet sentiment! You could easily turn this Dr. Seuss quote into a card and use it for a special gesture or special occasion! Frame it up and give it to that special someone and I am sure you will be winning some extra brownie points!! I am so fortunate to be married to my high school sweetheart! We began dating at 17 and were married at 19! We will be celebrating 9 years married this fall! Its amazing how much time has made me love this man even more! When I think it was possible! We have some how managed to bring 5 beautiful kids into the world and our home in those short 9 years! I can’t even fathom where life will be 9 more years from today! I’d love to hear your love stories in the comment if you would be willing to share with me! There are few things I love more than a good love story!
17.”Be awesome. Be a book nut.”-Dr.Seuss
It wasn’t until I was in middle school that I finally picked up a book I couldn’t put down. This quote about reading is the perfect quote to encourage young readers! Or old readers! I am sure my love of books came from my mother! She made a point to read to us as often as she could! Some of my favorite memories are of her reading books and sharing her love or reading with us! I shared a fun set of Harry Potter quotes a few weeks back. In that post I shared that much of that love for Harry Potter came from mom! She made the nights the books were released magical and fun! Her excitement sure rubbed off on us kids and made us enjoy it that much more!! She also would wait in line for hours with us at the movie premiers! I hope that I can manage to instill a love for books just like my Mom did in my own kids! It was such a special part of my upbringing! This Dr. Seuss quote would be perfect for a play room or childs’ room!
18.”We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone who’s weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up and call it love.”-Dr.Seuss
This weird quote is a perfect love quote for so many of us??! Dr. Seuss quotes have a way of connecting with us in ways that make our “weirdness” seem normal?! At least for me! I don’t know if I’ve ever read a more accurate quote about love! When my husband and I were first married it was just so awesome to be married! We shared the same pillow. In our defense it was a body pillow. That went on for the first couple years! I have no Idea how or why but it was a funny little thing we did! We don’t any more I think it probably went out the window by the time I was hugely pregnant with twins and could barely breath let alone have anything too close to me in our bed! Ha ha but its a funny thing we joke about now looking back on it! Hence why this doctor uses quote about love resonates so well with me!
19. “To the world you may be one person. But to one person you may be the world.”-Dr.Seuss
This love quote is another beautiful sentiment and quote from Dr.Seuss. This short quote is sweet but profound and sure to make who ever you share it with feel so incredibly special! It would be fun to print and leave behind for that special someone in your life! For a long time my husband and I kept a joint journal together. We would take turns writing in it each day. It was such a great relationship builder to communicate in this way. The more we wrote to each other the deeper I understood my sweet husband Devin and I felt it was a great way to also express my feelings and emotions in such a clear and concise way. Sharing a love quote like this would have been a great prompt in a journal or even a letter to the person you love most!
20. “The more that you read the more things you will know.The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”-Dr.Seuss
This reading quote from Dr.Seuss is also the perfect travel quote! I love that he includes that the more that we learn the more we will traveling! If I were a millionaire I would spend the holidays traveling the world with my kids! I can only imagine how those experience would shape and mold their impressionable minds! When I was growing up we had a very comfortable living but it didn’t allow for a ton of extravagant vacations. My parents were so good about making the most of what they could do and one summer we drove from southern Arizona all the way to Florida. We had such a wonderful time and got lost more than a few times a long the way. The memories from that trip were priceless and I hope I can instill a love of traveling in my kids even if we may not be able to travel all over the world! This reading quote is so perfect and makes you want to get out there and explore!
21. “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”-Dr.Seuss
This is such an inspirational quote about living! I find that it really is such an important part of raising kids and for even just myself to have a little fancy injected into our reality! One of the ways I inject this balance in my own life is through audible books. I love to listen to podcasts about business and blogging but I find that I prefer to save my audible credits for books about fantasy! I have listened to several really great fantasy series lately I’ll share them bowl if you are interested!
- Harry Potter ( I listen to this on repeat!!)
- The Lunar Chronicles
- The Beyonders
- The Night Circus
If you have any fantasy books you would recommend send them my way! I am always looking for something new to devour!
That concludes my entire set of 21 Dr. Seuss Quotes! I so enjoyed sharing this set with you! It was a little different than what I normal share but I think that there are so many of you that will relate to my love for Dr. Seuss! You can get the details for how to download the entire set water mark free and print quality below! if you would like to discover more free prints I’ve also shared a few more of my favorites here:
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