In Others’ Words: Just When You Think You Know Someone

Dr Seuss love quote 2015 March 2 was Dr. Seuss’ birthday — he would have been 111 years old!

I’ve quoted the oh-so-creative Dr. Seuss several times on this blog, usually on Fridays when I’m looking for a more lighthearted quote to end the week. I read various headlines about his birthday and the National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America  week, which was this past week, and highlighted Dr. Seuss’s own particular brand of brilliance.

So, yes, I was determined to highlight a Dr. Seuss quote today.

When you are in love, you cannot fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams. 

Seems for all his whimsical, fantastical characters and stories, the much-beloved Dr. Seuss was a romantic at heart.

Oh, how I love how this quote reminds us that people can be so much more than we think they are … multifaceted, deep … worth a second look. Worth our time. Because just when you think you know someone, well, they may surprise you.

In Your Words: What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss book? (Mine’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go!) When have you been surprised by someone — discovering something new about them?

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10 Comments

  1. March 6, 2015, 6:19 am   /  Reply

    Mine is also Oh, the Places You’ll Go . . . and you’ve made it so. A million thanks.

    • March 6, 2015, 11:57 am   /  Reply

      Oh, the Places You’ll God — it’s your theme song, Dee! And I love being a spectator of your life adventures! 🙂

  2. March 6, 2015, 6:42 am   /  Reply

    What a beautiful quote. And a beautiful post. I think my faves are Green Eggs and Ham and Oh The Places You’ll Go. 🙂

    • March 6, 2015, 11:58 am   /  Reply

      Green Eggs and Ham — another favorite. (You know, I wanted to say “Put Me in the Zoo, but that is not a Dr. Seuss book. And neither is Go, Dogs, Go!)

      • March 6, 2015, 3:29 pm   /  Reply

        I almost put “Are You My Mother?” but I’m pretty sure that’s not a Dr Suess book either. 🙂

  3. March 6, 2015, 8:00 am   /  Reply

    I’m with Jeanne and Delores. Can’t believe he would have been 111. Love the quote you used.

    • March 6, 2015, 11:59 am   /  Reply

      It’s a beautiful quote — and so true. And yet so different from so many other Dr. Seuss quotes.

  4. March 6, 2015, 9:30 am   /  Reply

    I didn’t know this love quote was by Dr. Seuss. It’s a good one. It is hard to choose just one favorite book , but mine is probably The Lorax. Claire’s is Hop on Pop. 🙂

    • March 6, 2015, 12:00 pm   /  Reply

      Isn’t if fun to be sharing Dr. Seuss with our GRANDgirls, Kim? I have his ABC book right near me as I type, because I was just reading it to Ali Beth the other night! 🙂

  5. March 6, 2015, 6:17 pm   /  Reply

    Gotta be the Grinch!

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