Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geseil) was born 2 March 1904. In his honor, today is Dr. Seuss Day, and National Read Across America Day. The following are quotes from his book "Oh, the Places You'll Go!"
"You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose"
"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."
"You will come to a place where the streets are not marked.
Some windows are lighted. but mostly they're darked.
But mostly they're darked.
A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin!
Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in?
How much can you lose? How much can you win?"
(You go first)
"When you're in a Slump,
you're not in for much fun.
is not easily done."
"You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed.
You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead.
Wherever you fly, you'll be best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.
Except when you don't.
Because, sometimes, you won't"
"Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak. Oh! The places you'll go!"
"And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)
KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!
be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
you're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So...get on your way"
"You can get so confused
that you'll start in to race
down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace
and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,
headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place"