Theodor Seuss Geisel

by Nadia from Lawndale

"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." ---Dr. Seuss

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened,” One of the many sayings by Theodor Seuss Geisel. Many knew his pseudonym as Dr. Seuss. Many of the poems he wrote made absolutely no sense. But some poems meant a lot, and had meaning, like his story, The Lorax. When some little kids read Dr. Seuss’s books, they don’t think much of it, but when I read them, at my age, it means something, and all of his meaningful quotes are very memorable. My personal favorite is “Being crazy isn’t enough.” I could tell, by many of his quotes and stories, he lived life to his fullest. Theodore Seuss Geisel is my hero.

Dr. Seuss is an amazing soul who has written many children’s books. He is originally a children’s author, but his quotes inspired many young poets, like myself, to write. Dr. Seuss writes poems and stories alike. Some of his poems were silly nonsense, but as Dr. Seuss said, “I like nonsense, it wakes the brain cells.” Dr. Seuss not only wrote nonsense poems and stories, he wrote a few stories with meaning, like The Lorax. In his book, The Lorax, I think his meaning was to stop the pollution, or sooner or later, we won't have anything left. A lot of Dr. Seuss’s books had hidden meanings to them.


Dr. Seuss lived most his life in Springfield, Massachusetts, and was raised on Howard Street. When he got older, he moved to go to Dartmouth University to study. Later on, to please his father, he moved to England to attend Oxford University. Instead of going to college, he moved back to the States after touring England. In England, he met his first wife, and book publisher, Helen Palmer. Theodor Seuss Geisel moved around a lot, before living in a steady home, back in Massachusetts.

Theodor Seuss Geisel lived a long hearty life. He lived from the day he was born, March 2, 1904, to the day he died, in 1991. He lived a total of eighty-seven years, which is pretty long for most people. Dr. Seuss lived through World War One and Two! He lived in many different places during his life, but mostly stayed in the States. When he did move, it was to England, where he was originally going to study. Instead he went around, touring England. Dr. Seuss lived a long, fulfilled life.

Theodor Seuss Geisel is an important person to me because of his fabulous work. I was raised on his books and read every single one of them. Even as a teenager, I respected his work and go on living by most of his sayings. “Be who you are, and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter, don’t mind.” A lot of Dr. Seuss’s books and poems also inspired me to write, which is, at times, what I love doing. That is why Theodor Seuss Geisel is my hero.

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