Theodor Seuss Geisel—better known by his pen name, Dr. Seuss—was a revolutionary and extremely prolific author of children’s books. Over the span of six decades, Dr. Seuss published more than 60 books which have collectively sold more than 220 million copies worldwide.
His kooky and creative brain produced iconic characters, images, and stories that astonished generations of children.
Originally published in January 1990, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! was, fittingly, his final book. The only one he penned entirely in the second person with future tense, it centers on the lifelong journey of self discovery in which all of us find ourselves at various times throughout our lives. It pulls no punches, painting an honest portrait of the world—one that his beautiful yet frightening, dazzling yet difficult.
In the time since its publication, the book’s optimistic, future-oriented message has resonated with children and adults alike. It has become an incredibly popular graduation gift, its sales spiking heavily during the late spring every year. The hardcover book makes a wonderful coffee table book and a exotic addition to any home library.
Below are some of the very best quotes from Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go!