Dr. Seuss is synonymous with childhood. But who knew, those books so many of us enjoyed as children and perhaps even continue to share with our own children, could prove to be so insightful. Listed below are a few Dr. Seuss quotes that could also apply to dancers.
For the End of the Dance Year:
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” ― Dr. Seuss Oh, The Places You Will Go!
“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!” ― Dr. Seuss – Oh, the Places You Will Go
The Performer In You:
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” ― Dr. Seuss
“Look at me! Look at me! Look at me NOW! It is fun to have fun But you have to know how.” ― Dr. Seuss The Cat in the Hat (Deluxe Edition)
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” ― Dr. Seuss
The Rehearsal Process:
“Everything stinks till it’s finished.” ― Dr. Seuss
“Don’t give up. I believe in you all. A person’s a person no matter how small.” ― Dr. Seuss
The Audition Process:
“You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted. but mostly they’re darked. But mostly they’re darked. A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin! Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in? How much can you lose? How much can you win?” ― Dr. Seuss Oh, the Places You’ll Go!