Monday, February 29, 2016

If Fortune Cookies Had Dr. Seuss Quotes Inside

Thanks to the public school system, my kids know two birthdays: their own and Dr. Seuss's.

With Dr. Seuss's birthday coming up on March 2nd, (I know because my kids have been bringing home DIY Cat in the Hat-style top hats and Lorax word searches for a week and a half,) I thought it was a good time to rediscover some of our old favorites and find a few new ones I'd never read before.

(This is how I came across You're Only Old Once, which was definitely written for us old people to enjoy while our kids just look at the pictures and don't know what's going on.)

I was thinking as I read that some of the lines might make really good fortune cookies. What do you think of these?

If Fortune Cookies Had Dr. Seuss Quotes Inside -- Wouldn't your favorite Dr. Seuss books be better inside a fortune cookie? Which one is YOUR favorite?  {posted @ Unremarkable Files}


Oh, be faithful! Believe in thy butter!
-The Butter Battle Book

It sure smells dreadful, does it not?
-Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Congratulations! Today is your day!
-Oh, The Places You'll Go

There is no one alive who is youer than you.
-Happy Birthday To You

If you're smart, there's a very good chance that you'll meet soon again with your socks, coat, and pants.
-You're Only Old Once

It is fun to have fun but you have to know how.
-The Cat in the Hat

You can think about Schlopp... beautiful Schlopp with a cherry on top.
-Oh, The Thinks You Can Think

There's homework to be done, Bub! So sit your pants down in that chair!
-Hunches in Bunches

There's hope, since you're not quite as deaf as a post.
-You're Only Old Once

Things can happen and frequently do to people as brainy and footsy as you.
-Oh, The Places You'll Go

Your escape plans have melted! You haven't a chance.
-You're Only Old Once

"A king," they say, "should never walk on stilts."
-The King's Stilts

You are a stupid schlupp!
-Hunches in Bunches

Go back to your beds! Get under your blankets!
-Bartholomew and the Oobleck

What would you do if you met a Jiboo?
-Oh, The Thinks You Can Think

There might be no fish. But again, well, there might!
-McElligot's Pool

Your heads will quite likely spin right off your shoulders!
-If I Ran the Circus

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.
-One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Up on top you are seeing great sights, but down at the bottom we, too, should have rights.
-Yertle the Turtle

Are you by any chance seeking a small boy with no belt?
-The King's Stilts

Even kings can't rule the sky.
-Bartholomew and the Oobleck

What do you know about tweetle beetles?
-Fox in Socks

Funny things are everywhere.
-One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Everybody sometimes does it. Even me. And even you.
-Hunches in Bunches

You hear pretty well. You can hear ninety miles. But how far can you smell?
-The Big Brag


I'll let you know if I decide to open up an Etsy shop selling these things. You know how crafty I like to be.

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2 comments:

  1. LOL! Some of these might make me cry if I got them in my fortune, tho. Because I'm delicate like that. :)

    Pinned to my parenting humor board for sure!

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  2. Dr Seuss would make a better fortune cookie writer than whoever does it now. I usually get the odd fortunes that I'm not sure if they are good or bad. My favorite Dr Seuss books are Oh the paces you go and Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?

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