I don't think I am alone in that I sometimes get tied up in knots taking myself and the challenges I face too seriously. Not that life isn't serious some times, it's just that taking myself too seriously is rarely helpful-for me or for others. So as a recess from taking myself too seriously, and in honor of a certain author's birthday this week, I am delighted to share a few of my favorite quotes from Theodore Geisel, better known, of course, as Dr. Seuss.
Dr. Seuss, born March 2, 1904, is perhaps best known for his ability to say profound things with just the right dose of humor. He is known for sharing wisdom in such a way that both children and adults can easily understand the message.
So here are few of my favorite Dr. Seuss quotes, ones that I think offer the perfect combination of humor and wisdom. If your favorite quote of his is not on this list, I would love to know what it is!
"Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you."
"You're on your own. And you know what you know. And you're the one who'll decide where to go."
"You have brains in your head; you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose."
"A person's a person, no matter how small."
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
"With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street."
"You're in pretty good shape for the shape you are in."
"From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere."
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."
"I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells."
"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child."
"Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act."
"It is better to know how to learn than to know."
"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory."
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."
"Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing!"