November 11, 2006

All Seussed Up!

The Loony Mom's
Favorite Words of Wisdom

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

"Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So... get on your way."

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

"You can get help from teachers,
but you are going to have
to learn a lot by yourself,
sitting alone in a room.”

"Don't cry because it's over.
Smile because it happened.”

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

“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!”

“I meant what I said
and I said what I meant.
An elephant's faithful
one-hundred percent."

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

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

"All alone!
Whether you like it or not,
alone is something you'll
be quite a lot."

“I'm sorry to say so
but, sadly it's true
that bang-ups and hang-ups
can happen to you.”

"Just tell yourself, Duckie,
you're really quite lucky!”

“I know up on the top
you are seeing great sights,
but down at the bottom
we, too, should have righ

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet
ice cold in the snow,
stood puzzling and puzzling,
how could it be so?
It came without ribbons.
It came without tags.
It came without packages, boxes or bags.
And he puzzled and puzzled
'til his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought
of something
he hadn't before.
What if Christmas, he thought,
doesn't come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps,
means a little bit more.”

"If you never did, you should.
These things are fun, and fun is good."

“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?”

“You're in pretty good shape
for the shape you are in.”

“And will you succeed?
Yes indeed, yes indeed!
Ninety-eight and
three-quarters percent guaranteed!”

“From there to here,
and here to there,
funny things are everywhere.”

“And the turtles, of course...
All the turtles are free-
As turtles and, maybe,
all creatures should be.”

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

“You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
in any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the guy
who'll decide where to go.”

“You are you. Now, isn't that pleasant?”

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


-Princess Shin- said...

Wow.. tat was a long post! hehe.. But i absolutely love your pictures! Wat's ur secret? =) Did Dr.Seuss really wrote that? I hate to admit but i never really read any of his books! boohoo..

Claudia said...

i love Dr. Seuss! One of my best friends gave me "Oh the Places You'll Go" when we graduated college. I still have it! :)

Qualicum RN said...

i loved your post and the pictures to match the words...wonderfully done. I love Dr. Seuss....he got me to read.

conchita said...

Thank you very much for your visit.
I Like your post.
Cumpliments from Portugal :)

choochoo said...

the grinch is absolutely adorable. Although he tries very hard not to be. And I loved the movie "the grinch". I'm just a big baby, really.

ian said...

I love me some Dr. Seuss. Anyone who doesn't ought to check their pulse to see if they're still alive.


Irene said...

Pretty Princess Shin: You've NEVER read Dr. Seuss??? Girl, go out and grab a copy NOW. A childhood is not complete without Dr. Seuss. c",)

Captivating Claudia: Great! What wonderful places have you been to? ;p

Qualicum RN: Glad you enjoyed. Have a great weekend!

Conchita: Gracias! Hope to see you again here, querida!

Choochoo: The grinch is now reminding me that Christmas is only a heartbeat away and I haven't started on my shopping list yet. Arrrgh!

Irish Ian: I knew you would turn out to be a Dr. Seuss fan. Most irresistible, indefatigable people are. Bwahaha! :p

Menchie said...

Loved this Irene!

Margie Blystone said...

What a lovely post... Thanks for reminding me of the simple wisdom of Seuss.

kyels said...

I'll have to check out Dr. Seuss. Love this post!


thethinker said...

Where do you get all of those pictures from?

My favorite Dr. Seuss book was, and still is, Hop on Pop.

Mimi Lenox said...

What a top-notch blog you have. Well done. You're cute as a button.

Claudia said...

hmm...I was in the waiting place for quite a while!! At times, I think I'm still there!

houseband00 said...

Seuss-me! Cute naman. I used to copy the drawings from the books. Thanks for the memories! =)

Anonymous said...

Love it.

Irene said...

Menchie: Thanks! Belated Happy Anniversary to you and Jun! c",)

Margie: My pleasure. =)

Kyels: Ingat ka din! ;p

The Thinker: The fun challenge is to find free for all photos from the net that perfectly fit the theme. c",)

Queen Mimi: The cute button thanks you! Peace!!!

Claudia: All good things come to those who wait...

Handsome Houseband: Aha! So you can draw as well. Multi-talented ka pala. Galing-galing naman. ;p

WonderMom Janet: Hope you're having a super weekend, my friend! c",)

Anonymous said...

that's a truly beautiful blog nice one keep em' coming.

starbender said...

What a beautiful post! Sooo Inspiring!

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BLaCkFeLiNe said...

beautiful words, very meaningful Irene! :)

Michael C said...

Wow, reading your post made my heart grow three sizes this day.

And no, I don't like green eggs and ham ;-)

marcobucci said...

I enjoyed reading this. I was partially raised on Dr. Seuss, so it really hits home for me. Thanks for putting it together with pictures!

maryam in marrakesh said...

Wow. Just LOVING this post. So adorable.

Mika said...

all things Dr. Suess-sy should indeed rule the world!

awesome post! ;)

Dan said...

Very cool stuff! You know, the Taoist and Buddhist believe that you can more easily glimpse the eternal in that "pregnant pause"?

Nice site.

Beloved dreamer said...

All I can say my dear, is that was beautiful, all put together with wonderful pictures. Great post.

I wanted to say thank you for stopping and reading my poem. Are you a part of Poetry Thursday?
If not, check it out. I will be back. again.


Odat said...

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened" of my favorites! I have that hanging on my fridge...thanks for a terrific post...surely lifted my spirits!

Neila said...

I love Dr. Seuss! I think "Oh, the Places You'll Go" is my absolute favorite book.

krystyna said...

Its very needful post for me, because my grandson will start reading soon. But I didn't know about Dr Seuss. Tomorrow I'll go to the Library. Thanks!!!
Great pictures!!!

wolfbaby said...

I love it and great pics!!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely post. I had so much fun reading Dr. Seuss books to my daughter. But I was reminded of the special message behind the rhyme and rhetoric during a recent production of Seussical, and of course, in this meaningful post. Thanks for sharing! Clever idea, well executed.

Irene said...

Jo: Lovely to see you here! Thanks for visiting and please feel at home, my dear. =)

Starbender: Thank you. Keep reaching for those stars! ;p

Black Feline: Can you hear my meow of thanks? Have a purr-fect day!

Marvelous Michael: I don't think your heart can grow any bigger than it already is, my dear friend. :p

MarcoBucci: Bet you can draw those Seuss characters fabulously. (",)

Maryam: Thanks for visiting! Hope to see you regularly. I want to hear more from Marrakesh! =)

Mika: And what a wonderful world that would be...

Dan: Is that so? The Taoists and the Buddhists must have been on to something good then. Bwahaha! ;p Thanks for visiting me. Come again!

Beloved Dreamer: Oh no, I'm not part of Poetry Thursday. I simply enjoy reading other people's creations. I don't have the gumption to show my poems to anyone yet. They are secretly stashed in my old bedroom. =)

Odat: A fine fridge you must have there, my friend. Enjoy your week!

Passionate Neila: That's also one of my faves. Woohoo!

Krystyna: Your grandson will love Dr. Seuss. Have great fun reading with him!

Wolfbaby: Gracias!

Precious Gem: I want to watch Seussical! Next time you watch it, please take me with you. :p

Susan Abraham said...

Ha-Ha! What fun and gorgeous pictures as always, Irene.


Ah, so many positive vibes. And pictures to match. :)

Irene said...

Sweet Susan: Glad to have brought a smile to your face, dahling! Hugs back to you! (",)

Parlancheq: Great to see you again! May you have a positively wonderful week ahead! ;p

Jennifer said...

Dr. Seuss should have been president! Would you believe my friends and I found a way to make Dr. Seuss a tool of anarchy in 12th grade (it helped that I was editor of the school paper)? It was the year we read 1984, and I swear we thought the headmaster was Big Brother. So in the mishmash of synaptic misfires that is my brain, the words of Orwell and Seuss will forever be intertwined.

choochoo said...

Wow. The grinch didn't remind me of that, but you just did... Oh, dear. lol

wreckless said...

What an awesome post. Nobody says it better eh? I wish more people (including myself sometimes) really took these words to heart.

zeroimpact said...

Tomorrow is definitely another one
Thanks for sharing such beautiful words

Plus Ultra said...

What lovely pictures and quotations, can I put your blog on my links, please reply to me blog if possible

Irene said...

Jennigirl: If Dr. Seuss was president, you could be his veep. I'd vote for you both. ;p

Choochoo: Just 41 days to go....

Wreckless: Maybe it's because we adults tend to complicate matters instead of sticking to the simple and true...

ZeroImpact: Have a good tomorrow, my friend! c",)

PlusUltra: Of course! I'm happy you asked. I linked your site to mine already. So now we are true bloggerfriends. Woohoo!

kim said...

all the kids have grown up on dr seuss.. we love him at our house :)

Tom Atkins said...

This has to be one of my absolute favorite posts anywhere any time by anyone. I've long loved the good Doctor S and this is just a good reminder of why!


BluJewel said...

Oh, how I loved this post. The photos were great.

Sebastien Gallego said...

Hello Irene,

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm really glad you liked it.
Coming to your blog was a really nice escape in my day. That was refreshing! Thank you very much


slaghammer said...

Thanks for reminding me. It is almost time for our annual Grinch-Fest. It's just not Christmas without the Grinch.

Maria said...

FIRST - 45 comments! that says a lot!!! congrats!!

2nd - I love the wisdom you share on your blog, so now I'm 46... but who's counting?

Todd Harris said...

wow, what a great post this is, I love the books of Dr. Seuss. What a great post!

Alicia said...

LOVE it!

Cathy said...

I "Heart" this post Irene. I also "heart" Dr. Seuss and you too!

Irene said...

Kim: Then yours must be a fun home to grow up in! :p

Poet Tom: Glad you liked it! I just knew you would be a Dr. Seuss fan. =)

BluJewel: Thanks! Hope you're enjoying your week.

Sebastien: Wonderful of you to drop by. Hope to catch more of you! c",)

Slaghammer: Sounds like great fun. I wonder who gets to be the Grinch. ;p

Maria: I still owe you my five. It's coming soon, promise!

Todd: Thanks! I'm sure you can draw a mean Dr. Seuss. =)

Alicia: Congratulations again! I'm thrilled for you!

Cathy: I heart you right back, dahling!

Rebecca said...

dr seuss was a wise man.

"Angeldust" said...

Long overdue - free at last - to pop over and indulge in reading such delightful post.

What a sweet visit I had!

Love and joy flowing back to you and yours...

Lanee Girl said...

twas really cute =) i cheered me up!

Kamsin said...

Lovely! I'm not so much a Dr Seuss fan, but this is a lovely post none the less and some lovely quotes.

ShadowFalcon said...

Excellent post. I love Dr Seuss

Twyla said...

I absolutely love Dr. Seuss.
This post made me smile. Thanks. :-)

starbender said...

I have link'd U at my site!
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Winged Acrophobic said...

That was fun! And enlightening, too. Good posting, enjoyed it. Hope the weather's improved over there.

Irene said...

Rebecca: Nice to see you here! Have a great day! =)

AngelDust: Welcome back, my busy friend! WOOHOO!

Lanee Girl: May your good cheer remain for always!

Kamsin: Thanks for the lovely comment. Have a lovely day! =)

ShadowFalcon: Thanks! I highly look forward to your frequent visits. :p

Twyla: Wonderful! Keep smiling, dahling!

Starbender: Woohoo! Thanks a lot! Will do the same for you.

Winged Acrophobic: It's been a while! Great to have you back in the blogloop! Hope you don't stay away too long again. (",)

mysti said...

Wow what a wonderful post! Loved it. I especially loved the grinch one and the blogger one...... Thanks for sharing.

bluemountainmama said...

awesome! dr. seuss was the man!!!!

urban butterfly said...

I love Dr. Seuss!!! Loved his books every since childhood.

I especially love this quote:

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

Thanks for stopping by my blog!! =)

Irene said...

Magical Mysti: Hope you're having a good week, my friend. c",)

BlueMountainMomma: Great to see you again! ;p

Urban Butterfly: May you enjoy endless splendid days simply being You. Thanks for visiting! Feel at home here. =)

SQT said...

Wow! Lots of people love Dr. Seuss. But how can you not? My kids love the Cat in the Hat movie and I read Fox in Socks pretty regularly.

Though not everyone has Irene's talent for visual aids. :)

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I love Dr. Seuss!!! Thanks for doing this. :)

nobe said...

nice one!

Julie said...

Wow! 66 comments! You're so popular! ;-)

Irene said...

SQT: At this very moment, my son is watching "Cat in the Hat" for the gazillionth time. Sigh! =)

Nobe: Great to hear from you again! Happy weekend! c",)

Sexy Julie: It's not me that's popular. It's Dr. Seuss! ;p

samuru999 said...

What a wonderful post!
I loved it!
Just beautiful!
I love Dr.Seuss!

Take care!


A chuisle said...

there's a dr. seuss cd collection with famous people reading all his books. it's great for in the car...i suggest you look into it because if you love dr. seuss, you'll love this. i'm sure if you google it you'll find it; i don't have the info available to give to you...sorry!!!!

and you have 60 some odd comments. how do you do it, girl?!!?


Irene said...

Margie: So glad you visited me again. I hope you have a delightful week ahead! Take care, too! =)

Macoosh: Gotta find that CD! Thanks for the heads-up. =)

And thanks for making the comments for this post reach the 70 mark. Haha! Hugs from your loony friend! ;p