Friday, March 4, 2011

The Master


My daughter had a wonderful time in first grade this week, reading, dressing up, and all sorts of silly, Seuss-like things. A fun time was had by children (and adults) all across America.

In honor of Dr. Seuss week, I end the week with one of my favorite Seuss quotes:

"I like nonsense - it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope... and that enables you to laugh at all of life's realities."
~ Dr. Seuss

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Have a wonderful weekend!

37 comments:

Melissa said...

I freaking LOVE Dr.Seuss quote! It makes me feel a little less crazy for always looking through the wrong end, so to speak.

Jennifer Shirk said...

That's great. I love Dr. Seuss. My kidlet could recite Green Eggs and Ham by heart we read it so much.

Jemi Fraser said...

Awesome quote! I love Seuss too :)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

loved the qoute,

Have a good day.

Yvonne.

Jonathon Arntson said...

I love this post, Shannon. Especially the rainbow colored letters. Just too fun. Makes me want a kid :P

salarsenッ said...

Wonderful quote!

Katie Mills said...

great quote. I love Dr. Seuss and it sounds like the first graders were adorable!

Erica Mitchell-Spickard said...

I love, love, love Dr. Suess. He's probably my favorite author. I remember having stacks of his books and would freak out if my mom forgot to read one to me at night. I guess I bonded with the way he viewed the world...that or he helped shape it. Wonderful quote, and you, misses, have a fantastic weekend!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I love the stamp. I'm going to have to see if I can buy it at the end of the month when I visit the US (SF).

Dying to know what you think of Perfect Chemistry. I love that book. :D

Karen @ Scobberlotch said...

We've had the same fun week celebrating Dr. Seuss at our school, too. My kindergartner finally hit her reading stride THIS WEEK and declared her love for GREEN EGGS and HAM, which she carries everywhere. :)

That's a terrific quote. I like thinking of life's ingredients. Have a great weekend!

Misha said...

What a wonderful way to look at it. Thanks for the great quote. ;-)

Jen Chandler said...

I <3 Dr. Seuss. His words and nonsense have always made more sense than most of "real" life.

Have a fabulous weekend!
Jen

Old Kitty said...

What a brilliant quote from the ever so fabulous Dr Seuss!!! It's a great way to end the working week, thank you! take care
x

Deb said...

Wow and yes. That quote gave me goosebumps. So, so true, can't stop smiling. Wonderful weekend wishes back your way!

Meredith said...

I have such good memories of reading Dr. Seuss books! How fun that your daughter's school celebrated him!

Laura Marcella said...

I love that quote, too! All Dr. Seuss' quotes are brilliant and timeless.

My favorites from two of his books, "Happy Birthday!" and "On Beyond Zebra!":

{Today You are You! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is Youer than You!}

{So you see! There's no end to the things you might know, depending how far beyond Zebra you go!}

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

That's one of my favorite quotes. It makes me want to write silly and free. Dr. Seuss managed to empower kids while making reading funner than fun.

Angela Ackerman said...

I think the world needs more nonsense. Go Dr Seuss!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Shari said...

Great quote! Congratulations on your Crusader mention. Cool!

Heather said...

I love that Suess is still being read in schools! I loved, and will always love Dr. Suess! Great quote by the way.

Catherine Denton said...

That's one inspiring man!
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Diane said...

I like nonsense too, maybe that's why I am a children's writer..... Have a super week! :O)

Susanne Drazic said...

Great quote. I still enjoy pulling out the Dr. Suess books. He will live on forever through his wonderful books and unique characters.

Jennie Englund said...

A Suess-y weekend to you, Shannon!

Jackee said...

Wonderful quote, Shannon! Thanks for sharing. :o)

You have a great weekend as well.

The Golden Eagle said...

I love the quote! :)

Have a great weekend!

Roxane B. Salonen said...

What fantastical wonder he has brought to all our lives. Nice of you to give him a shout-out. I'm sure he's giggling from his new vantage point, probably while standing upside-down. :)

Myne Whitman said...

Dr Seuss is one of the best! Love the quote.

Megan K. Bickel said...

I have never read that quote before and it is just perfect. Love it!

Heart n Soul said...

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr Seuss....may we never stop learning or loving the awesomeness of literature :)

Talli Roland said...

I had no idea is was Dr Seuss week! Love the quote.

Have a great weekend!

Regina said...

The school always makes it so fun for the kids. They even make green eggs and ham for them too. Doesn't look so good, but they do it. :)

Cleverly Inked said...

I don't think I know a single person who thinks Suess is the best!

Theresa Milstein said...

Wonderful quote. Since I'm a big fan of fantasy, I relate to it!

Did you read Ida B.? I was really, really impressed.

NiaRaie said...

Love the quote and Dr. Seuss!

Beth said...

He must be a genius. I can't count the number of times I read "Green Eggs and Ham" to my girls, and I never once got tired of it. Amazing!

Mary Aalgaard said...

Oh, the Thinks you can Think. He really was a master. So witty, so wise. "I can read with my eyes shut, at least on one side."

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