The Most Iconic and Memorable Quotes from Dr. Seuss

Few authors offer as many unique, memorable quotes as Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss Holds 'The Cat In The Hat'
Dr. Seuss Holds 'The Cat In The Hat'. Gene Lester/Archive Photos/Getty Images

Dr. Seuss, the pen name of Theodor Geisel, is the author of numerous classic children's books such as "The Cat in the Hat," "Green Eggs and Ham," "The Lorax" and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

Dr. Seuss' books are special because of his unique style of rhyming, often with made-up words, and fascinating cartoon characters. Children who struggle with reading, or aren't interested in reading, find themselves deeply engrossed in a Dr. Seuss book.

Here are some of the most memorable quotes from Dr. Seuss.

Quotes from 'Oh the Places You'll Go!'

Kid, you’ll move mountains! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way!  

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.

You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you will be the guy who'll decide where you'll go. 

Quotes from 'The Cat in the Hat'

I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.

Look at me! Look at me! Look at me now! It is fun to have fun. But you have to know how. 

Quotes from 'The Lorax'

I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues.

It's not about what it is, it's about what it can become.

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.

It’s not.

Quotes from Other Dr. Seuss Books

Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.  —"Happy Birthday to You!"

Don’t give up! I believe in you all. A person’s a person, no matter how small! — "Horton Hears a Who."

And the turtles, of course... All the turtles are free -- As turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.

 — "Yertle the Turtle."

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try. —"Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!"

So you see! There's no end to the thing you might know, depending how far beyond Zebra you go. — "On Beyond Zebra."

I will not eat them in a house, I  will not eat them with a mouse. I will not eat them in a box. I will not eat them with a fox. I will not eat them here or there, I will not eat them anywhere.  I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam I am.  — "Green Eggs and Ham."

This fox is a tricky fox. He'll try to get your tongue in trouble. — "Fox in Socks."

The time has come. The time is now. Just go. Go. Go! I don't care how.    — "Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!"