I was saving the name of 'Geisel' for the Great American Novel.
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.
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.
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.
Fun is good.
'The Lorax' book was intended to be propaganda.
You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.
Hollywood is not suited for me, and I am not suited for it.
You make 'em, I amuse 'em.
Sometimes, when I see my granddaughters make small discoveries of their own, I wish I were a child.
Dr. Seuss — quotes and aphorisms
Adults are obsolete children.
Whenever things go a bit sour in a job I'm doing, I always tell myself, 'You can do better than this'.
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.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
You're in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.
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!
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.
From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.