Friday, August 24, 2012

Dr Seuss for Grown Ups

On Wednesday I posted about Dr Seuss and shared a few of my favourite kid quotes as well as a few that would certainly inspire kids and adults alike.  Today, I am going to introduce you (some of you) to the adult side of Dr Seuss.  Yes the man wrote for adults.  He submitted to media interviews and the Dr Seuss enterprise lives on, even if his body does not.  

As an adult you may be a bit "over it" when it comes to the children's author.  It might interest you to know that Dr Seuss didn't think much of adults either.  He had much to say about writing, reading, politics and life in general.  If you missed the message on the first time around, now you can go back to the picture books, check out the websites and hopefully see how very wise he really was. 
These are are a few of my absolute favourite quotes from Dr Seuss.  I probably share many of these with the kids though.  Happy Reading! :)

Quotes have been taken primarily from Good Reads. 

Dr Seuss for Adults

“In my world, everyone's a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!” 
Dr. Seuss

“Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.” 
Dr. Seuss

“I am weird, you are weird. Everyone in this world is weird. One day two people come together in mutual weirdness and fall in love.” 
 Dr. Seuss
“You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” 
Dr. Seuss

“Ninety percent of the children’s books patronize the child and say there’s a difference between you and me, so you listen to this story. I, for some reason or another, don’t do that. I treat the child as an equal.” 
 Dr. Seuss

When a guy does something stupid once it's because he's a guy, but if he does the same stupid thing twice, that's usually to impress a girl.” 

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” 
Dr. Seuss

“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” 
Dr. Seuss

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” 
Dr. Seuss

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” 
Dr. Seuss

“How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” 
Dr. Seuss

“It has often been said
there’s so much to be read,
you never can cram
all those words in your head.

So the writer who breeds
more words than he needs
is making a chore
for the reader who reads.

That's why my belief is
the briefer the brief is,
the greater the sigh
of the reader's relief is.

And that's why your books
have such power and strength.
You publish with shorth!
(Shorth is better than length.)” 
 Dr. Seuss

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