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The Lorax Quotes

25 of the best book quotes from The Lorax
  1. #1
    “The old Once-ler still lives here. Ask him. He knows.”
  2. #2
    “Then he grunts, ‘I will call you by Whisper-Ma-Phone, for the secrets I tell are for your ears alone.‘”
    author
    Dr. Seuss
    book
    The Lorax
    concept
    secrets
  3. #3
    “Describe him? That’s hard, I don’t know if I can.”
  4. #4
    “Get over here fast! Take the road to North Nitch. Turn left at Weehawken. Sharp right at South Stitch.”
  5. #5
    “And I first saw the trees! The Truffula trees! The bright-colored tufts of the Truffula trees! Mile after mile in the fresh morning breeze.”
  6. #6
    “I meant no harm. I most truly did not. But I had to grow bigger. So bigger I got.”
  7. #7
    “He’ll tell you, perhaps . . . if you’re willing to pay.”
  8. #8
    “On the end of a rope
    he lets down a tin pail
    and you have to toss in fifteen cents
    and a nail
    and the shell of a great-great-great-
    grandfather snail.”
  1. #9
    “Sir! You are crazy with greed. There is no one on earth that would buy that fool Thneed!”
  2. #10
    “Then he pulls up the pail, makes a most careful count to see if you’ve paid him the proper amount.”
    author
    Dr. Seuss
    book
    The Lorax
    concept
    money
  3. #11
    ″[B]usiness is business! And business must grow regardless of crummies in tummies, you know.”
  4. #12
    “And my poor Bar-ba-loots are all getting the crummies because they have gas, and no food, in their tummies.”
    author
    Dr. Seuss
    book
    The Lorax
    concept
    food
  5. #13
    “A Thneed’s a Fine-Something-That-All-People-Need.”
    author
    Dr. Seuss
    book
    The Lorax
    concept
    needs
  6. #14
    “And on special dank midnights in August, he peeks out of the shutters and sometimes he speaks.”
  7. #15
    “It’s a shirt. It’s a sock. It’s a glove. It’s a hat.”
  8. #16
    “I called all my brothers and uncles and aunts and I said, ‘Listen here! Here’s a wonderful chance for the whole Once-ler Family to get mighty rich.‘”
  1. #17
    “I went right on biggering . . . selling more Thneeds. And I biggered my money, which everyone needs.”
    author
    Dr. Seuss
    book
    The Lorax
    concepts
    moneySize
  2. #18
    “I felt a great leaping of joy in my heart.”
  3. #19
    “And he spoke with a voice that was sharpish and bossy.”
  4. #20
    “No one can sing who has smog in his throat.”
    author
    Dr. Seuss
    book
    The Lorax
    concept
    music
  5. #21
    “That was long, long ago. But each day since that day I’ve sat here and worried and worried away.”
    author
    Dr. Seuss
    book
    The Lorax
    concept
    worries
  6. #22
    “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
  7. #23
    “It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.”
  8. #24
    “A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean.”
    author
    Dr. Seuss
    book
    The Lorax
    concept
    trees
  9. #25
    “I am the Lorax who speaks for the trees, which you seem to be chopping as fast as you please!”