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The Lorax Quotes

30 of the best book quotes from The Lorax
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“The old Once-ler still lives here. Ask him. He knows.”
Dr. Seuss
author
The Lorax
book
wisdom
knowledge
concepts
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“Then he grunts, ‘I will call you by Whisper-Ma-Phone, for the secrets I tell are for your ears alone.‘”
Dr. Seuss
author
secrets
concept
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“Describe him? That’s hard, I don’t know if I can.”
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“Get over here fast! Take the road to North Nitch. Turn left at Weehawken. Sharp right at South Stitch.”
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“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.”
Dr. Seuss
author
mornings
trees
concepts
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“I meant no harm. I most truly did not. But I had to grow bigger. So bigger I got.”
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“He’ll tell you, perhaps . . . if you’re willing to pay.”
Dr. Seuss
author
secrets
money
concepts
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“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.”
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“Sir! You are crazy with greed. There is no one on earth that would buy that fool Thneed!”
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“Then he pulls up the pail, makes a most careful count to see if you’ve paid him the proper amount.”
Dr. Seuss
author
money
concept
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″[B]usiness is business! And business must grow regardless of crummies in tummies, you know.”
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“And my poor Bar-ba-loots are all getting the crummies because they have gas, and no food, in their tummies.”
Dr. Seuss
author
food
concept
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“A Thneed’s a Fine-Something-That-All-People-Need.”
Dr. Seuss
author
needs
concept
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“And on special dank midnights in August, he peeks out of the shutters and sometimes he speaks.”
Dr. Seuss
author
night
talking
concepts
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“It’s a shirt. It’s a sock. It’s a glove. It’s a hat.”
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“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.‘”
Dr. Seuss
author
family
money
concepts
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“I went right on biggering . . . selling more Thneeds. And I biggered my money, which everyone needs.”
Dr. Seuss
author
money
size
concepts
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“I felt a great leaping of joy in my heart.”
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“And he spoke with a voice that was sharpish and bossy.”
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“No one can sing who has smog in his throat.”
Dr. Seuss
author
music
concept
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“That was long, long ago. But each day since that day I’ve sat here and worried and worried away.”
Dr. Seuss
author
worries
concept
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“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
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“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.”
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“A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean.”
Dr. Seuss
author
trees
concept
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“I am the Lorax who speaks for the trees, which you seem to be chopping as fast as you please!”
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″ Way back in the days when the grass was still green and the pond was still wet and the clouds were still clean,”
Dr. Seuss
author
Once-ler
character
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″ I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. ”
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″ Then we heard the tree fall, the very last Truffula Tree of them all! ”
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″ In no time at all, I had built a small shop. Then I chopped down a Truffula Tree with one chop. ”
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“You’re glumping the pond where the Humming-fish hummed! No more can they hum, for their gills are all glummed! ”

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