Rethinking the Impossible with Dr. Seuss

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“Oh, the thinks we can think!”

Whether you remember his books from your childhood, or are embracing them now as a parent, Dr. Seuss brings a fresh message of inspiration when reading his work through the eyes of optimism.

Writing as Dr. Seuss, Theodore Geisel takes our breath way with his outrageous characters living life with wild abandon and spontaneity. He pulls us in so deeply with his lyrical language and rhythmic style of writing that we find ourselves bouncing along with the words and story line wishing we could jump into the pages and personally experience the bigger than life adventures.

Though Geisel made a point of not beginning his stories with a moral in mind, stating that “kids can see a moral coming a mile off,” he was a genius at sprinkling in messages of kindness to mankind, celebrating uniquenesses, playing full out, and rethinking the impossible.

While my family has enjoyed Dr. Seuss books throughout the years, I’ve gathered a collection of quotes and phrases that enlightened my spirit to live my best life. My wish is that they will bring a smile to your heart and champion your soul!

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“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
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“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep
because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
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“Be who you are and say what you feel
because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
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“You have brains in your head.  You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.  And you know what you know.
You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”

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“The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
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“Think left and think right and think low and think high.
Oh, the things you can think up if only you try!”
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“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
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“Think and wonder, wonder and think.”
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“Be awesome!  Be a book nut!”
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“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
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“Oh, the things you can find if you don’t stay behind!”
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“You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights!
You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.”
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“Oh, the thinks you can think!”
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“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!”

Debra

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