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Dr. Seuss may just be one of the most influential and important authors of all time. Whether it’s been years since picking up a Dr. Seuss books or you just revisited Green Eggs and Ham, these 17 quotes about reading by the beloved author will get you excited about your next book pick.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

“Be awesome! Be a book nut!”

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”

“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.”

“Reading can take you places you have never been before.”

“I like nonsense, it wakes up brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”

“Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent.”

“My alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz. It’s the letter I use to spell yuzz-a-ma-tuzz. You’ll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond Z and start poking around.”

“Virtually every page is a cliffhanger – you’ve got to force them to turn it.”

“You have to be a speedy reader because there’s so so much to read.”

“Fill your house with books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.”

“I can read in red. I can read in blue. I can read in pickle color too.”

“This book is to be read in bed.”

“Fiction is my addiction.”

“Read. Travel. Read. Ask. Read. Learn. Read. Connect. Read.”

“A book is just like life and anything can change.”

“You really can’t teach reading as a science. Love gets mixed up in it.”