Dr. Seuss, full name Theodor Seuss “Ted” Geisel was a man who is remembered by millions because of his exceptional writing work and illustrations in more than 60 books. He is famous because of his marvelous skills which he possessed and showcased through his work.
Dr. Seuss Birthday: Seuss was born on 2nd March 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Dr. Seuss Family: Seuss was born to Henrietta (née Seuss) and Theodor Robert Geisel.
Seuss belonged to German descent. He and his sister experienced anti-German prejudice from other children following the outbreak of World War I in 1914. Despite all tragedies, he completed his graduation from Dartmouth College, then he did his post-graduation from Lincoln College, Oxford in English literature.
Dr. Seuss was a famous and well-renowned American children’s author, political cartoonist, illustrator, poet animator, screenwriter, and filmmaker. This multi-talented personality became familiar in the public through his books on children. Over 600 million copies were sold and were translated into more than 20 languages by the time of his death.
His famous work includes If I Ran the Zoo (1950), Horton Hears a Who! (1955), If I Ran the Circus (1956), The Cat in the Hat (1957), How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957), and Green Eggs and Ham (1960). His first published children’s book was And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street in 1937. He published over 60 books during his career, which have spawned numerous adaptations, including 11 television specials, five feature films, a Broadway musical, and four television series.
World War I and World War II had a huge impact on his life, so his writings were highly described on them. Based on the situation he drew political cartoons and illustrations at that time. His work was even published in Dr. Seuss Goes to War, denounced Hitler and Mussolini and was highly critical of non-interventionists (“isolationists”), most notably Charles Lindbergh, who opposed the US entry into the war.
Geisel was a liberal democrat and a supporter of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal. He was highly opposed to feminism. and he urged action against it both before and after the United States entered World War II.
He was indeed a great man of words. So let’s explore some of the most interesting Dr. Seuss Quotes on life.
Dr. Seuss Quotes
“So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!” — Dr. Seuss
“Today I shall behave as if this is the day I will be remembered.” — Dr. Seuss
“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” — Dr. Seuss
“He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.” — Dr. Seuss
“You’re in control of yourself. Never forget that. Sure, there are external factors that influence us all, but remember that you’re in control. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose” — Dr. Seuss
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” — Dr. Seuss
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss
“You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” — Dr. Seuss
“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.” — Dr. Seuss
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the things you can think up if only you try!” — Dr. Seuss
“You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.” — Dr. Seuss
“Be who you are and say what you mean. Because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” — Dr. Seuss
“When something bad happens you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.” — Dr. Seuss
“I am lucky to be what I am! Thank goodness I’m not just a clam or ham or a dirty jar of sour gooseberry jam!” — Dr. Seuss
“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” — Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss was born and raised in Springfield Massachusetts. He got the name “Dr. Seuss” at the time he was working on his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College. His first book was And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.
His work was highly appreciated and was beyond the literary field. Through his animated short films he bagged famous awards such as Academy Award. Most of his work was crafted into famous television shows. This great writer died on 24th September 1991 at La Jolla, California, U.S.