Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Advice from Dr. Seuss

American author and illustrator Dr Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel, 1904-1991) sits at his drafting table in his home office with a copy of his book, The Cat in the Hat, in La Jolla, California, on April 25, 1957. (Photo and caption credit: Biography Resource Center.)

On Monday, UC San Diego announced that Audrey Geisel donated $3 million to their main campus Geisel Library. The library is named for her and her husband, Ted "Dr. Seuss" Geisel. According to KPBS, "The gift will fund improvements to interior public spaces at the 43-year-old library to meet the needs of students, faculty, and other users in the digital age."

UC San Diego Geisel Library (Photo credit: UCSD)

Want to know more about this famous children's author? Check out the SWC Library's books about Dr. Seuss, or learn more about him in the SWC Library's database of articles, videos, and more -- Biography Resource Center (free for all SWC students and staff).

What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book? Here are some memorable quotes from his books, courtesy of the New York Public Library's blog.

“A book is just like life and anything can change” From One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish 

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” From Happy Birthday to You!

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” From Oh, The Places You'll Go!

It's not about what it is, it's about what it can become.” From The Lorax 

“The more that you read, The more things you will know. The more that you learn, The more places you’ll go.” From I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

“I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.” From The Cat in the Hat

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