Saturday, July 25, 2020
Turn To Dr. Seuss If You Need Some Inspiration
When I was able to finally enter a bookstore after a long three-month hiatus due to the pandemic, I bought a book for my wife, two for my daughter and three for myself. One of them is Seussisms!, a compilation of quotes from the inspiring children’s books of Dr. Seuss
I grew up on Dr. Seuss and Curious George books. They helped form my curious, questioning, and creative side. Going back as an adult and reading this book brought me back to my childhood. It’s a wonderful feeling to return home to a time when the world seemed bigger and filled with adventure. Now, as a middle-aged adult, the world seems a little harsher, sadder, and stubborn than I thought it to be as a kid.
I read all of the Dr. Seuss and Curious George books to my two kids when they were younger. I hope I passed along the way I saw the world when I was their age. In the process of reading to them, they showed me what it was like to be a kid again.
Below are a few excerpts from Seussisms! – enjoy:
“When you think things are bad, when you feel sour and blue, when you start to get mad . . . you should do what I do! Just tell yourself, Duckie, you're really quite lucky! Some people are much more . . . oh, ever so much more . . . oh, muchly much-much more unlucky than you!”
—Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
—I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoe. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.”
—Oh, the Placer You'll Go!
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