Few children's authors have the notoriety of Dr. Seuss, who taught generations of children to read and reminded us all to be a little kinder to each other throughout his career. And since it's the prolific writer's birthday on March 2, here are the 16 best Dr. Seuss quotes to inspire you and remind you of the good old days. Get ready to rhyme all day long.
I can't remember my life before Dr. Seuss, nor can my parents' generation, as kids have voraciously read his books since his debut book came out in 1937, according to NPR. Most people know Seuss for his famous classics, like Horton Hears A Who, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and The Cat In The Hat, but the author and illustrator actually has 44 books to his name, as Parents reported, dominating kids lit by sheer numbers alone. No wonder you can't escape elementary school without reading at least one of his stories, though I'm not sure there are many children who would intentionally avoid a Seuss book. Indeed, his whacky and heartwarming work is so beloved that he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1984 "For his special contribution over nearly half a century to the education and enjoyment of America's children and their parents."
So read on for a few of Seuss's best quotes from his books and his life, and make sure to read a book in his honor on the 2nd. We owe him that much.