“Y” is for…You-er than You

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“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
~ Dr. Seuss

This is one of my absolute most favorite literary quotes. Although he was mainly known for his children books, Dr. Seuss really was a great writer and there is quite a bit of soul and meaning behind each anapaestic rhyme. Here’s a few more of my favorites…

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

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”

“And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the things you can think up if only you try!”

Ever wonder where the name Seuss came from since his real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel? Geisel attended Dartmouth College, graduating in 1925. At Dartmouth, he joined the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and the humor magazine Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern, eventually rising to the rank of editor-in-chief.
While at Dartmouth, Geisel was caught drinking gin with friends in his room. As a result, the Dean insisted that he resign from all extracurricular activities, including the magazine. To continue work on the Jack-O-Lantern without the administration’s knowledge, Geisel began signing his work with the pen name “Seuss”. Thought that was an interesting little tidbit! What Dr.Seuss quote stands out to YOU?

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3 thoughts on ““Y” is for…You-er than You

  1. Hey, kiddo, this one was surprisingly moving. Don’t know why. I do remember sitting right through a spelling test in second grade, so absorbed in reading Dr. Seuss that I only looked up when the teacher started reviewing the answers. I remember the relief when she kindly allowed me to retake the test, keeping my love of reading intact. Maybe it’s that; maybe the doctor justs seems like a nice man with a bright outlook- someone I’d like to meet.

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