9 Shel Silverstein Quotes To Get You Through Today

I have many fond memories of plopping down in my dad’s lap with a stack of Shel Silverstein books and taking turns reading each other poems. Some of the poems were silly, some were serious, one even made my dad laugh so hard he couldn’t finish his sentence. All of them had an echo of truth, no matter how silly or small. Each poem attempted to convey, in it’s own special way, that the world is what we make of it. In honor of Literacy month, here are a few of the most treasured Shel Silverstein quotes:

1. To the haters and nay-sayers:

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– Where The Sidewalk Ends

2. On being silly:

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– A Light In The Attic

3. For those of us who don’t quite fit any definition:

– Where The Sidewalk Ends

4. On planning for the future:

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– A Light In The Attic

5. Thoughts on magic:

– Where The Sidewalk Ends

6. On gettin’ it done:

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– Falling Up

7. He even had some insights on sleeping in:

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– Where The Sidewalk Ends

8. ‘Nuff said:

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– Everything On It

9. And of course, life is what we make of it:

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– A Light In The Attic

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