“You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant?”
“Writing simply means no dependent clauses, no dangling things, no flashbacks, and keeping the subject near the predicate. We throw in as many fresh words we can get away with. Simple, short sentences don’t always work. You have to do tricks with pacing, alternate long sentences with short, to keep it vital and alive…. Virtually every page is a cliffhanger–you’ve got to force them to turn it.”~”
“I do not like green eggs and ham I do not like them Sam-I-Am.”
“It’s opener, out there, in the wide, open air.”
“I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.”
“Be awesome! Be a book nut!
“It has often been said
there’s so much to be read,
you never can cram
all those words in your head.
So the writer who breeds
more words than he needs
is making a chore
for the reader who reads.
That’s why my belief is
the briefer the brief is,
the greater the sigh
of the reader’s relief is.
And that’s why your books
have such power and strength.
You publish with shorth!
(Shorth is better than length.)”
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
“Think and wonder, wonder and think.”
“ASAP. Whatever that means. It must mean, ‘Act swiftly awesome pacyderm!”
“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 ’till 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.”
“They say I’m old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!”
“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”
“You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.”
“How did it get so late so soon?”