11 Dr. Seuss Quotes You Really Understand Now

11 Dr. Seuss Quotes You Really Understand Now

He really got us all.

It can't be denied how many of us loved Dr. Seuss as children. We enjoyed the rhyme scheme, the funny pictures and the inspirational cartoons. But what we didn't realize then was how important some of these quotes would be later in our lives. Sometimes I think Dr. Seuss books were written more for adults than anyone else. So, take a break from that 500 page book and let your mind flow. You'll be surprised how much you can relate to Dr. Seuss now!

1. Reading Is Important

Reading, reading, reading. College students are always reading something - always learning something new. Dr. Seuss was right with this one. The more we know, the more we will achieve!

2. It's OK To Be Yourself

We are constantly struggling with ourselves whether it's trying to find ourselves, feeling comfortable with ourselves. We are constantly at war with ourselves. In this time in our lives, we start to become more comfortable with who we are. Dr. Seuss knows there is only one of us, so we might as well love it!

3. You Will Be Alone

Though this seems dark and dreary, Dr. Seuss was really onto something here. We find ourselves alone. Whether we're alone physically or alone in our minds, most of the time, alone is where we are. And while it can be quite a scary place to be, it is right there that we find independence and strength within ourselves.

4. You Will Only Have One True Best Friend

We meet so many people in our lives. Some we think will be our friends forever, just to find out they were only temporary. However, we do find one person. Dr. Seuss showed us that this person will be meant for you, they will help you, guide you, love you, even if they are just as crazy and insane as you. You will be Thing 1 and you will find your Thing 2.

5. Enjoy The Ride

Life is not a race. Everyone is at different stages in their lives at different times. Nobody is doing better or worse than you. Dr. Seuss reminds us to just go with the flow, let things happen. When you do that, things become a little easier.

6. You'll Do Great Things

You can do anything you want in life. Dr. Seuss tells us to cease the day! We are in control of our own lives. We can make a difference. We can change the world. We just have to put our mind to it. It is not impossible.

7. Appreciate, Appreciate, Appreciate

We take many things for granted in our lives. Dr. Seuss shows us through his Grinch story that we should always see the real meanings behind holidays. We should take the time to appreciate what we have and why we have it.

8. You Matter

Especially this time in our lives, we all tend to doubt our self-worth. Things get hard and we give up because what's the point? Well, according to Dr. Seuss, it doesn't matter who you are, where you are and what you are. In the end, all that matters is that you're trying. You will get where you need to be!

9. Care

A huge difference starts by just one simple person trying to make a change. Dr. Seuss is here to remind us it is important to care about others, ourselves, and the world we live in. That is all we have, after all. But if nobody does anything, nothing will change.

10. Face Your Battles

Remember that war you were fighting with yourself? It just got worse - the whole world got involved. Dr. Seuss knows that at some point, it will feel like the universe has turned against you. Nothing is going your way. What you have to do is fight back. Gather up your courage and strength, step out onto the battlefield, and show them who's boss!

11. Life Is Good

And with the tip of his hat, he said his goodbyes. Now, then we learned to smile, not cry! Dr. Seuss showed us that everything happens for a reason. Everything eventually works out. And even when memories make you sad, you should be happy that you were once able to feel that happy. And there are many more moments like that to come.

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Valentine's Day is Stupid, and I'll Stand By That

I am not going to pay more attention to heart-shaped lollipops than I am my assignments

Sure, it might be fun to give or receive presents or eat lots of half-priced candy the day after, or do something big and grand to show someone you care. That’s not why this day is stupid.

February 14th is just a date for me. I don’t believe that we need a day to celebrate our loved ones when we should just be doing that every day.

I don’t believe I should be any more excited for Valentines’ Day than I am any other Wednesday, because I have classes to attend, things to do, and assignments to complete.

I have more going on this semester than I imagined I would, I’m overwhelmed, and I’m not going to be able to give anything the attention it deserves if I am more focused on finding heart-shaped lollipops and a cute outfit than I am about keeping my meteorology grade up.

I don’t have a significant other this Valentines’ Day, and I’m sure this article comes off super bitter and the classic “Well, she’d like Valentines’ Day if she had a boyfriend or girlfriend.”

Still no. I had an amazing Valentines’ last year. My boyfriend brought me food at my dorm, despite me being sick, and we watched movies and cuddled and had a very sweet evening together.

Even so, he was home by 9, because I still had work to do and he had a job to get to early the next morning. We had priorities that we put ahead of a long, complicated night of romance. We decided to celebrate when it worked for both of us, not because it was the so-called “Day of Love” that everyone else was celebrating on.

And I gave him whatever illness I had, so there was that unhappy fact (and I told him I was sick, so don’t think I’m crazy for letting him come over).

I don’t want to criticize people who are out celebrating AT ALL. I can appreciate all the cute things people do for each other and the idea that this is an elevation, a way of making things magnified and fun and a chance to do something special. I just think that, for the most part, the things people are doing for the holiday are essentially the same as they could do any day, and they don’t need to take the opportunity to make THIS day any more stressful and complicated than any other day.

My point is that I don’t think we need Valentines’ Day to tell us our love is valid. I don’t think we need this day to prove any point about us having a life or being able to make plans. I can celebrate Galentines with my friends anytime I want (and I did, February 9th, when nothing was super expensive for the holiday yet).

In fact, I’ll probably celebrate the day a few times. A few weekends. A few months, in little memories and the ordinary times I am sharing with the people around me.

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5 Things You Think If You're Single on Valentine's Day

I don't know the last time I went on a Valentine's Day date.

Valentine's Day: the day that makes you feel the most loved but can also make you feel the most alone.

Even though your father sends you the most beautiful bouquet or your mom gives you your favorite chocolate, you still wish you had that special someone who you could have a night out with, but here you are. You're in for the night, watching your favorite romantic comedy and eating all the chocolate that your mom got you. However, you're not alone.

Plenty of people during this stupid day of Valentine's Day don't do or have anyone, and they're completely okay with it. You should be too, but if you love being bitter on the day of February 14th, then you're probably thinking these things:

1. Love is stupid

It's only stupid if you're not in love because if you were, you definitely wouldn't be having these thoughts.

2. I hate everyone

Why is everyone in love? Who made up this holiday? Why are people shoving their relationship in my face? I don't care how many years you've been dating.

3. I only need my dog/cat

They'll love you more than you'll know and that's the only type of positive relationship that you need.

4. Who needs a boyfriend when you have Barefoot wine?

It'll treat you better than any guy you've been with and will only leave you hurting for a day.

5. Hopefully, I'll have someone next year

Even if you don't want to admit it, having someone on next year's Valentine's Day would make you so much happier than drowning your tears in wine and chocolate.

Just remember all of us single people are in the same boat as yourself, and we'll get through this so-called "holiday" together.

P.S.: hope you enjoy this GIF of Nick Jonas

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