10 April, 2015

Quotable Friday (43)

We all need to take inspiration from wherever we find it, right? Books are often inspiring for many reasons and this week I wanted to introduce you to a book you won't find in Classic Fiction or even Self-Help in you local library. Oh the Thinks you can Think! by Dr. Seuss is a children's book and certainly not one of Dr. Seuss's most famous. But ever since rediscovering it when reading it to our son, my husband and I both rave about how inspiring it is.

The whole premise of the book - accompanied by marvellous, wacky illustrations - is that there is no limit on what you can think. You can conjure up any thought you want to - be as imaginative as you dare! Here are a few sections as a taster...

You can think about gloves.
You can think about SNUVS.
You can think a long time
about snuvs and their gloves.
You can think about Kitty O'Sullivan Krauss
in her big balloon swimming pool over her house.

And left!
Think of left!
And think about BEFT.
Why is it that beft always go to the left?
And why is it so many things go to the right?
You can think about THAT until Saturday night.

THINK! You can think
any THINK that you wish...
Think a race on a horse
on a ball
with a fish!


  1. I don't think I've seen that one. I'll have to try find it.

  2. It's a great reminder that writing can be FUN, rich with rhythm and imagination. How wonderful too that he persisted with his vision and his books were eventually brought to life.


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