Monday, December 19, 2011

Dr. Seuss Stands Out!

Theodor Seuss Geisel, known to his avid readers as Dr. Seuss, is the author of such beloved children's books as "Green Eggs and Ham", "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", and perhaps his most famous work, "The Cat in the Hat", which was created as a reader for children and used only 225 words.

Before writing and illustrating these classics, Geisel served as an illustrator and cartoonist, turning out advertising campaigns for Standard Oil for 15 years. At the time of his death in 1991, (born 1904) Geisel had authored and illustrated 44 children's books as well as provided the source materials for 11 children's specials, a Broadway musical and a major motion picture. He is the recipient of two Academy Awards, two Emmys and a Pulitzer.

Many of his works were written in anapestic tetrameter, an engaging, poetic meter for children and adults:

And today the Great Yertle,
that Marvelous he
Is King of the Mud.
That is all he can see...

-Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.

-I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.

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

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

- You are you. Now, isn't that pleasant?

-You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!"

Selected by quoteflections.

-So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life's A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you'll move mountains."

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

-Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent."

-Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

-You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

-Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.

- If I were invited to a dinner party with my characters, I wouldn't show up.

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