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!
The Very Best Oh, the Places You’ll Go Quotes
You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
So… get on your way!
So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
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, 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. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go.Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
“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, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
Wherever you fly, you’ll be best of the best.Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.
Except when you don’t.
Because, sometimes, you won’t.
I’m afraid that some timesDr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
you’ll play lonely games too.
Games you can’t win
’cause you’ll play against you.
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 with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all.Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
Simple it’s not, I’m afraid you will find, for a mind maker-upper to make up his mindDr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
And when you’re in a Slump you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
I’m sorry to say so but, sadly, it’s true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you.Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!