By Richard Eaves
There have been many misquotes throughout history, from Confucius, to Shakespeare, to Mark Twain…to Dr. Seuss. Now, it’s time to set history straight and find out…Who Said That? Was it somebody else…or Dr. Seuss?
Marie Antoinette was a picky eater until the end. Is this what she said when offered her last meal before being beheaded?
“I do not like them, Sam I Am. I do not like green eggs and ham.”
( A cartoon bubble over her head that reads, “Let them eat cake.”)
No, Marie Antoinette never said that. She’s famous for saying something else. It was the hilarious Dr. Seuss who said, “I do not like them, Sam I Am. I do not like green eggs and ham,” in his classic book, Green Eggs and Ham.
Is this what George Washington was telling himself as he crossed the Delaware River to sneak up on the British? Will you succeed? Yes you will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed).
(a cartoon bubble over Washington that reads, "Row, row, row your boat…"
Of course not. George Washington was too busy giving commands to the guys rowing the boat. No, that quote came from the weird world of Dr. Seuss in his book, Oh, the Places You’ll Go.
Is this what Hannibal was telling his men as he crossed the Alps to sneak up on the Romans?
I meant what I said, and I said what I meant.
An elephant's faithful, one hundred percent.
(a cartoon bubble appears over Hannibal's head that reads, "Giddy-up!)
Nope, although it sounds like something Hannibal might have said. Hannibal was too busy giving commands to the elephants. This is another famous line from the Dr. Seuss book, Horton Hatches the Egg.
Is this what Queen Isabella said to Columbus before he set out to discover the new world?
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes
. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.
(a cartoon bubble appears over Isabella's head that reads, "Go find some gold!")
Absolutely not. Queen Isabella was known more for her greed than her wit. No, this little gem was uttered by old Seuss himself in his book Oh, the Places You’ll Go.
Finally, was ii somebody else or Seuss who said:
Think left and think right and think low and think high.
Oh, the things you can think up if only you try!
It was Seuss again. So now you know. If it's witty, wacky and wonderful, it's probably a quote from Dr. Seuss.
Oops, wait! There’s more.
The Face that Launched a Thousand Quips.
The late, great Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodore Seuss Geisel, was born on March 2nd, 1904. He is best known for his many books written for children, such as The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Green Eggs and Ham.
Dr. Seuss was a great man and a great author. He was responsible for writing and illustrating 48 books for children. His books gave us many profound and memorable lines, always tinged with humor.
The End, and this time I mean it.
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