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I was saving the name of 'Geisel' for the Great American Novel.

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The main problem with writing in verse is, if your fourth line doesn't come out right, you've got to throw four lines away and figure out a whole new way to attack the problem. So the mortality rate is terrific.

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The problem with writing a book in verse is, to be successful, it has to sound like you knocked it off on a rainy Friday afternoon. It has to sound easy. When you can do it, it helps tremendously because it's a thing that forces kids to read on. You have this unconsummated feeling if you stop.

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Every once in a while, I get mad. 'The Lorax' came out of my being angry. The ecology books I'd read were dull... In 'The Lorax', I was out to attack what I think are evil things and let the chips fall where they might.

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Fun is good.

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'The Lorax' book was intended to be propaganda.

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You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.

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Hollywood is not suited for me, and I am not suited for it.

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You make 'em, I amuse 'em.

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Sometimes, when I see my granddaughters make small discoveries of their own, I wish I were a child.

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Dr. Seuss — quotes and aphorisms

Adults are obsolete children.

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Whenever things go a bit sour in a job I'm doing, I always tell myself, 'You can do better than this'.

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Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.

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

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You're in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.

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I've heard there are troubles of more than one kind; some come from ahead, and some come from behind. But I've brought a big bat. I'm all ready, you see; now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!

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Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.

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Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!

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I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.

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From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.

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