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Our Favourite Dr. Seuss Quotes

Dr. Seuss wrote a plethora of fantastically fun and exuberant books, including The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who and Green Eggs and Ham. See below for some of our favourite Dr. Seuss quotes.

1. 'I know it is wet

And the sun is not sunny.

But we can have

Lots of good fun that is funny!'

- The Cat in the Hat

2. 'Then NEW troubles came!

From above! From below!

A Skritz at my neck! And a Skrink at my toe!

And now I was really in trouble, you know.'

- I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew

3. 'Who sews whose socks?

Sue sews Sue's socks.

Who sees who sew

whose new socks, sir?

You see Sue sew

Sue's new socks, sir.'

- Fox in Socks

4. 'I would not like them here or there.

I would not like them anywhere.

I do not like green eggs and ham.

I do not like them, Sam-I-am.'

- Green Eggs and Ham

5. 'That can't be my story. That's only a start.

I'll say that a ZEBRA was pulling that cart!

And that is a story that no one can beat,

When I say that I saw it on Mulberry Street.'

- And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street

6. 'My brothers read a little bit.

Little words like if and it.

My father can read big words, too


- Hop on Pop

7. 'Up past the North Pole, where the frozen winds squeal,

I'll go and I'll hunt in my Skeegle-mobile

And bring back a family of What-do-you-know!

And that's how my New Zoo, McGrew Zoo, will grow.'

- If I Ran the Zoo

8. '"Should I put this speck down?" Horton thought with alarm.

"If I do, these small persons may come to great harm.

I can't put it down. And I won't! After all

A person's a person. No matter how small."'

- Horton Hears a Who

9. 'The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!

Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason.

It could be his head wasn't screwed on just right.

It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.

But I think that the most likely reason of all

May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.'

- How the Grinch Stole Christmas

10. 'But we know a man called Mr Gump.

Mr. Gump has a seven hump Wump.

So... if you like to go Bump! Bump!

just jump on the hump of the Wump of Gump.'

- One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

11. 'Oh, you get so many hunches

that you don't know ever quite

if the right hunch is a wrong hunch!

Then the wrong hunch might be right!'

- Hunches in Bunches

12. 'The day they decided that Sneetches are Sneetches

And no kind of Sneetch is the best on the beaches.

That day, all the Sneetches forgot about stars

And whether they had one, or not, on thars.'

- The Sneetches

13. 'Oh, the wonderful things Mr. Brown can do!

He can go like a cow. He can go MOO MOO.

Mr. Brown can do it. How about you?'

- Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?

14. 'A yawn is quite catching, you see. Like a cough.

It just takes one yawn to start other yawns off.

NOW the news has come in that some friends of Van Vleck's

Are yawning so wide you can look down their necks.'

- Dr. Seuss' Sleep Book

15. 'You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself

any direction you choose.'

- Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Best Dr. Seuss books

  • The Cat in the Hat
  • I Had Trouble Getting to Solla Sollew
  • Fox in Socks
  • Green Eggs and Ham
  • And To Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street
  • Hop on Pop
  • If I Ran the Zoo
  • Horton Hears a Who
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
  • Hunches in Bunches
  • The Sneetches
  • Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?
  • Dr. Seuss' Sleep Book
  • Oh, the Places You'll Go!