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Oh, the Places You'll Go! Quotes

22 of the best book quotes from Oh, the Places You'll Go!
  1. #1
    “And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)”
  2. #2
    “You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one who’ll decide where to go.”
  3. #3
    “KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!”
  4. #4
    “All Alone! Whether you like it or not, Alone will be something you’ll be quite a lot.”
  5. #5
    “Except when you don’t. Because, sometimes, you won’t.”
  6. #6
    “Somehow you’ll escape all that waiting and staying. You’ll find the bright places where Boom Bands are playing.”
  7. #7
    “Wherever you fly, you’ll be the best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.”
  8. #8
    “OH! THE PLACES YOU’LL GO! You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.”
  1. #9
    “With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.”
  2. #10
    “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”
  3. #11
    “Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!”
  4. #12
    “Kid, you’ll move mountains! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way!”
  5. #13
    “And when you’re in a Slump you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.”
  6. #14
    “And when you’re alone, there’s a very good chance you’ll meet things that scare you right out of your pants. There are some, down the road between hither and yon, that can scare you so much you won’t want to go on.”
  7. #15
    “I’m sorry to say so but, sadly, it’s true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you.”
  8. #16
    “The Waiting Place...for people just waiting. Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or the waiting around for a Yes or No or waiting for their hair to grow. Everyone is just waiting.
    “Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for the wind to fly a kite or waiting around for Friday night or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil, or a Better Break or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants or a wig with curls, or Another Chance. Everyone is just waiting.”
  1. #17
    “I’m afraid that some times you’ll play lonely games too. Games you can’t win ‘cause you’ll play against you.”
  2. #18
    ″[T]he magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all. Fame! You’ll be as famous as famous can be, with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.”
  3. #19
    “But on you will go though the weather be foul. On you will go though your enemies prowl. On you will go though the Hakken-Kraks howl. Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak.”
  4. #20
    “Oh, the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won.”
  5. #21
    “You’ll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You’ll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.”
  6. #22
    “On and on you will hike, And I know you’ll hike far and face up to your problems whatever they are.”
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