HOW WAS I TO KNOW?
Just one thing more, I asked God, point blank,
as I was about to be born...
or don't I
— Dr. Seuss
MY UNCLE TERWILLIGER ON THE ART OF EATING POPOVERS
My uncle ordered popovers
From the restaurant's bill of fare
And, when they were served, he regarded them
With a penetrating stare...
Then he spoke great Words of Wisdom
As he sat there on that chair:
"To eat these things," said my uncle,
"You must exercise great care -
You may swallow down what's solid...
But you must spit out the air!"
And... as you partake of the world's bill of fare,
That's darned good advice to follow,
Do a lot of spitting out the hot air
And be careful what you swallow!
— Lake Forest College Commencement Address
By Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) - June, 1977
Mrs. Van Bleck
of the Newport Van Blecks
is so Goddamn rich
she has gold-plated sex.
Whereas Miggles and Mitzi
And Blitzie and Sue
Have the commonplace thing
And it just has to do.
— Dr. Seuss
"I'll have nun of that!!!"
— from a friend
Pocketful of Poems
A day with my friend, Marty, and Dr. Seuss at the AMOA
You can get help from teachers,
but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.
— Theodor Geisel