"And to this purpose"

"If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate; and though I know it is all very right and necessary, I have often wondered at the person's courage that could sit down on purpose to do it." (In other words: rambling analyses, opinions, ideas, views, and comments from an English major, Essay/paper-writing enthusiastic, Austen-loving Master Librarian on, well, Jane Austen...and a whole lot of other things, too.)

"Celebrated Passages are Quoted"

Heidi's favorite quotes

"What is it really like to be engaged?" asked Anne curiously. "Well, that all depends on who you're engaged to," answered Diana, with that maddening air of superior wisdom always assumed by those who are engaged over those who are not."— L.M. Montgomery

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

What the Seuss is That?

Yes, everyone. It is the ever wonderful Dr. Seuss' birthday! I liked him before. Of course!. But now as a full-fledged Children's Librarian (for I have been for over a year now--yay!) I can appreciate and love Seuss even more!!!

Thus, we are going to celebrate Dr. Seuss. (This would probably be a good time to be familiar with Seussical, don't you think? Oh well.)

First, I shall post the Google image from a couple of years ago that celebrated Seuss. I loved it so much, I had to save it.


Next, we shall play...

Name That Seuss!

I shall post quotes or passages from his works. You name the book they come from. Post your answers/guesses in the comments. The winner will get all-around Seuss Bragging Rights. (I'd offer to give you a Seuss work of your choice, but I can't even afford to buy a book for myself. Maybe next year!)

1. "A person's a person no matter how small."

2. "You have brains in your head."

3. "I am I."

4. "Jerry Jordan's Jelly Jar"

5. "...but down on the bottom we, too, should have rights!"

6. "Not on a train."

7. "Think left and think right and think low and think high."

8. "He can TICK"

9. "'Cause you never can tell What goes on down below"

10. "Oh the things you can find if you don't stay behind!"

And finally we have...

Fill in the Seuss!

Complete each Seuss quote or passage and you will get TWO pats on the back from Thing One and Thing Two.

1. "That cat is a bad one, ________________________."

2. "I meant what I said and I said what I meant. _______________________________."

3. "You're in pretty good shape __________________."

4. "Unless someone like you care a whole lot, _______________________________________. _______."

5. "When I say that I __________________________."

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