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RIPT T-Shirts: Dr. Seuss’s 76 Best Quotes About Life

RIPT Apparel wanted to pay homage to the cartoonist and brilliant man that both entertained and inspired children around the world for decades. Who are we talking about? None other than Dr. Seuss.


Theodor Seuss Geisel was a writer, poet, and cartoonist most widely known for children’s picture books written and illustrated as Dr. Seuss. Geisel published 46 children’s books including his most popular; Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Horton Hatches the Egg, Horton Hears a Who!, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.

Anytime you portray sensitive issues within a cartoon that includes off the wall characters and crazy situations, as well as speak mostly in rhymes, the issues somehow become entertaining to the point of learning a valuable life lesson.

I am sure we all have our favorite Dr. Seuss quote or rhyme that has stuck with us since we were young. RIPT T-shirts looks back through the life of Dr Seuss and grabs the 76 best quotes from his books that can be applied to most of life’s events.

The 76 Greatest Quotes About Life from Dr. Seuss

  1. “You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.” – Dr. Seuss
  2. “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” – Dr. Seuss
  3. “You’re really quite lucky! Some people are much more, oh, ever so much more, oh, muchly much-much more unlucky than you!” – Dr. Seuss
  4. “You’ll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You’ll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.” – Dr. Seuss
  5. “You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.” – Dr. Seuss
  6. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss
  7. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss
  8. “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
  9. “You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant?” – Dr. Seuss
  10. “With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.” – Dr. Seuss
  11. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Dr. Seuss
  12. “We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” – Dr. Seuss
  13. “Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite. Or waiting around for Friday night or waiting perhaps for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil or a better break or a string of pearls or a pair of pants or a wig with curls or another chance. Everyone is just waiting.” – Dr. Seuss
  14. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss
  15. “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” – Dr. Seuss
  16. “Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way.” – Dr. Seuss
  17. “Today is gone. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” – Dr. Seuss
  18. “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” – Dr. Seuss
  19. “Think and wonder, wonder and think.” – Dr. Seuss
  20. “Things may happen and often do to people as brainy and footsy as you.” – Dr. Seuss
  21. “They say I’m old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!” – Dr. Seuss
  22. “There’s no limit to how much you’ll know, depending how far beyond zebra you go.” – Dr. Seuss
  23. “The storm starts, when the drops start dropping. When the drops stop dropping then the storm starts stopping.” – Dr. Seuss
  24. “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” – Dr. Seuss
  25. “So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.” – Dr. Seuss
  26. “So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act.” – Dr. Seuss
  27. “Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than to remember me and cry.” – Dr. Seuss
  28. “Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak. Oh! The places you’ll go!” – Dr. Seuss
  29. “Only you can control your future.” – Dr. Seuss
  30. “Oh, the things you can find if you don’t stay behind!” – Dr. Seuss
  31. “Oh the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do.” – Dr. Seuss
  32. “Not here, not there, not anywhere!” – Dr. Seuss
  33. “Look at me! Look at me! Look at me NOW! It is fun to have fun. But you have to know how.” – Dr. Seuss
  34. “Kid, you’ll move mountains! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way!” – Dr. Seuss
  35. Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky. – Dr. Seuss
  36. “It’s a troublesome world. All the people who’re in it are troubled with troubles almost every minute. You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot, for the places and people you’re lucky you’re not.” – Dr. Seuss
  37. “It’s opener, out there, in the wide, open air.” – Dr. Seuss
  38. “It has often been said there’s so much to be read, you never can cram all those words in your head.” – Dr. Seuss
  39. “It all began with a shoe on the wall. A shoe on the wall shouldn’t be there at all.” – Dr. Seuss
  40. “In my world, everyone’s a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!” – Dr. Seuss
  41. “If you’d never been born, then you might be an Isn’t! An Isn’t has no fun at all. No, he disn’t.” – Dr. Seuss
  42. “If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.” – Dr. Seuss
  43. “If you keep your eyes open enough, oh the stuff you will learn. Oh the most wonderful stuff.” – Dr. Seuss
  44. “If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.” – Dr. Seuss
  45. “I’m sorry to say so but, sadly it’s true that bang-ups and hang-ups can happen to you.” – Dr. Seuss
  46. “I’m glad we had the times together just to laugh and sing a song, seems like we just got started and then before you know it, the times we had together were gone.” – Dr. Seuss
  47. “I’m afraid sometimes you’ll play lonely games too, games you can’t win because you’ll play against you.” – Dr. Seuss
  48. “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” – Dr. Seuss
  49. “I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.” – Dr. Seuss
  50. “I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.” – Dr. Seuss
  51. “I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” – Dr. Seuss
  52. “I can read in red. I can read in blue. I can read in pickle color too.” – Dr. Seuss
  53. “I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues!” – Dr. Seuss
  54. “How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” – Dr. Seuss
  55. “He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.” – Dr. Seuss
  56. “From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!” – Dr. Seuss
  57. “For a host, above all, must be kind to his guests.” – Dr. Seuss
  58. “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” – Dr. Seuss
  59. “Fame you’ll be famous, as famous as can be, with everyone watching you win on TV, Except when they don’t because sometimes they won’t.” – Dr. Seuss
  60. “Everything stinks till it’s finished.” – Dr. Seuss
  61. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
  62. “Did you ever fly a kite in bed? Did you ever walk with ten cats on your head? Did you ever milk this kind of cow? Well, we can do it. We know how. If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good.” – Dr. Seuss
  63. “Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more …” – Dr. Seuss
  64. “But now, says the Once-ler, “now that you’re here, the word of the Lorax seems perfectly clear. UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss
  65. “Being crazy isn’t enough.” – Dr. Seuss
  66. “Be yourself and the people that don’t mind are the people that matter.” – Dr. Seuss
  67. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss
  68. “Be awesome! Be a book nut!” – Dr. Seuss
  69. “ASAP. Whatever that means. It must mean, ‘Act swiftly awesome pacyderm!” – Dr. Seuss
  70. “And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!” – Dr. Seuss
  71. “And when you’re alone there’s a very good chance you’ll meet things that scare you right out of your pants. There are some, down the road between hither and yon, that can scare you so much you won’t want to go on.” – Dr. Seuss
  72. “And the turtles, of course…all the turtles are free, as turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.” – Dr. Seuss
  73. “All those Nupboards in the Cupboards they’re good fun to have about. But that Nooth gush on my tooth brush…..Him I could do without.” – Dr. Seuss
  74. “All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot!” – Dr. Seuss
  75. “Adults are obsolete children.” – Dr. Seuss
  76. “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” – Dr. Seuss

What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss Quote or Rhyme? Let us know in the comments below.

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