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quote by Shel Silverstein: We're all worth the same

 When we turn off the light. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

We're all worth the same

When we turn off the light.

--Shel Silverstein
quote by Shel Silverstein: The baby bat Screamed out in fright, 'Turn on the dark, I'm afraid of the light. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

The baby bat Screamed out in fright, 'Turn on the dark, I'm afraid of the light.

--Shel Silverstein
quote by Shel Silverstein: Oh the thumb-sucker's thumb

May look wrinkled and wet

And withered, and white as the snow,

But the taste of a thumb

Is the sweetest taste yet

(As only we thumb-sucker's know). with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

Oh the thumb-sucker's thumb

May look wrinkled and wet

And withered, and white as the snow,

But the taste of a thumb

Is the sweetest taste yet

(As only we thumb-sucker's know).

--Shel Silverstein

quote by Shel Silverstein: What did the carrot say to the wheat? Lettuce rest, I'm feeling beet. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

What did the carrot say to the wheat? Lettuce rest, I'm feeling beet.

--Shel Silverstein

quote by Shel Silverstein: TURNING INTO 
Swingin' from
A hick'ry bough
I felt so brave
I hollered...
WoW
But down I fell
Just like a bomb
And I heard my wow
Turn into...
MoM. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

TURNING INTO
Swingin' from
A hick'ry bough
I felt so brave
I hollered...
WoW
But down I fell
Just like a bomb
And I heard my wow
Turn into...
MoM.

--Shel Silverstein
quote by Shel Silverstein: Rockabye Baby, in the treetop
Dont you know a treetop
is no safe place to rock?
And who put you up there,
and your cradle too?
Baby,
I think someone down here
has got it in for you! with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

Rockabye Baby, in the treetop
Dont you know a treetop
is no safe place to rock?
And who put you up there,
and your cradle too?
Baby,
I think someone down here
has got it in for you!

--Shel Silverstein
quote by Shel Silverstein: ALICE
She drank from a bottle called DRINK ME
And she grew so tall,
She ate from a plate called TASTE ME
And down she shrank so small.
And so she changed, while other folks
Never tried nothin' at all. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

ALICE
She drank from a bottle called DRINK ME
And she grew so tall,
She ate from a plate called TASTE ME
And down she shrank so small.
And so she changed, while other folks
Never tried nothin' at all.

--Shel Silverstein



quote by Shel Silverstein: She had blue skin, And so did he. He kept it hid And so did she. They searched for blue Their whole life through, Then passed right by- And never knew. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

She had blue skin, And so did he. He kept it hid And so did she. They searched for blue Their whole life through, Then passed right by- And never knew.

--Shel Silverstein
quote by Shel Silverstein: Instead of tug o' war, let's play hug o' war. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

Instead of tug o' war, let's play hug o' war.

--Shel Silverstein
quote by Shel Silverstein: I will not play at tug o' war, I'd rather play at hug o' war. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

I will not play at tug o' war, I'd rather play at hug o' war.

--Shel Silverstein



quote by Shel Silverstein: And the tree was happy. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

And the tree was happy.

--Shel Silverstein
quote by Shel Silverstein: My beard grows down to my toes, I never wears no clothes, I wraps my hair Around my bare, And down the road I goes. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

My beard grows down to my toes, I never wears no clothes, I wraps my hair Around my bare, And down the road I goes.

--Shel Silverstein

quote by Shel Silverstein: But all the magic I have known
I've had to make myself. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

But all the magic I have known
I've had to make myself.

--Shel Silverstein
quote by Shel Silverstein: But all the magic I have known I've had to make myself. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

But all the magic I have known I've had to make myself.

--Shel Silverstein
quote by Shel Silverstein: We can't hold hands― Someone might see. Won't you please Hold toes with me? with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

We can't hold hands― Someone might see. Won't you please Hold toes with me?

--Shel Silverstein
quote by Shel Silverstein: And all the colors I am inside have not been invented yet. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

And all the colors I am inside have not been invented yet.

--Shel Silverstein
quote by Shel Silverstein: There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, So just give me a happy middle And a very happy start. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, So just give me a happy middle And a very happy start.

--Shel Silverstein
quote by Shel Silverstein: Tell me I'm clever, Tell me I'm kind, Tell me I'm talented, Tell me I'm cute, Tell me I'm sensitive, Graceful and wise, Tell me I'm perfect -- But tell me the truth. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

Tell me I'm clever, Tell me I'm kind, Tell me I'm talented, Tell me I'm cute, Tell me I'm sensitive, Graceful and wise, Tell me I'm perfect -- But tell me the truth.

--Shel Silverstein
quote by Shel Silverstein: Do a loony-goony dance 
'Cross the kitchen floor, 
Put something silly in the world 
That ain't been there before. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

Do a loony-goony dance
'Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That ain't been there before.

--Shel Silverstein

quote by Shel Silverstein: When the light turns green, you go. When the light turns red, you stop. But what do you do when the light turns blue with orange and lavender spots? with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

When the light turns green, you go. When the light turns red, you stop. But what do you do when the light turns blue with orange and lavender spots?

--Shel Silverstein



quote by Shel Silverstein: Teddy said it was a hat, So I put it on. Now dad is saying, where the heck's the toilet plunger gone? with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

Teddy said it was a hat, So I put it on. Now dad is saying, where the heck's the toilet plunger gone?

--Shel Silverstein

quote by Shel Silverstein: She had blue skin. And so did he. He kept it hid, And so did she. They searched for blue Their whole life through, Then passed right by -- And never knew. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

She had blue skin. And so did he. He kept it hid, And so did she. They searched for blue Their whole life through, Then passed right by -- And never knew.

--Shel Silverstein

quote by Shel Silverstein: Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.

--Shel Silverstein

quote by Shel Silverstein: This boat that we just built is just fine -- 
And don't try to tell us it's not 
The sides and the back are divine -- 
It's the bottom I guess we forgot. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

This boat that we just built is just fine --
And don't try to tell us it's not
The sides and the back are divine --
It's the bottom I guess we forgot.

--Shel Silverstein
quote by Shel Silverstein: The baby bat
Screamed out in fright,
'Turn on the dark,
I'm afraid of the light. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

The baby bat
Screamed out in fright,
'Turn on the dark,
I'm afraid of the light.

--Shel Silverstein
quote by Shel Silverstein: She had blue skin,
And so did he.
He kept it hid
And so did she.
They searched for blue
Their whole life through,
Then passed right by-
And never knew. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

She had blue skin,
And so did he.
He kept it hid
And so did she.
They searched for blue
Their whole life through,
Then passed right by-
And never knew.

--Shel Silverstein
quote by Shel Silverstein: Thanksgiving dinner's sad and thankless. Christmas dinner's dark and blue. When you stop and try to see it From the turkey's point of view. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

Thanksgiving dinner's sad and thankless. Christmas dinner's dark and blue. When you stop and try to see it From the turkey's point of view.

--Shel Silverstein



quote by Shel Silverstein: I believe that if you don't want to do anything, then sit there and don't do it, but don't expect people to hand you a corn beef sandwich and wash your socks for you and unzip your fly for you. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

I believe that if you don't want to do anything, then sit there and don't do it, but don't expect people to hand you a corn beef sandwich and wash your socks for you and unzip your fly for you.

--Shel Silverstein
quote by Shel Silverstein: I know a way to stay friends forever, There's really nothing to it, I tell you what to do, And you do it. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

I know a way to stay friends forever, There's really nothing to it, I tell you what to do, And you do it.

--Shel Silverstein
quote by Shel Silverstein: I myself do not believe in explaining anything. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

I myself do not believe in explaining anything.

--Shel Silverstein
quote by Shel Silverstein: If the track is tough and the hill is rough, THINKING you can just ain't enough! with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

If the track is tough and the hill is rough, THINKING you can just ain't enough!

--Shel Silverstein
quote by Shel Silverstein: If you're behind the times, they won't notice you. If you're right in tune with them, you're no better than they are, so they won't care much for you. Be just a little ahead of them. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

If you're behind the times, they won't notice you. If you're right in tune with them, you're no better than they are, so they won't care much for you. Be just a little ahead of them.

--Shel Silverstein

quote by Shel Silverstein: Never explain what you do. It speaks for itself. You only muddle it by talking about it. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

Never explain what you do. It speaks for itself. You only muddle it by talking about it.

--Shel Silverstein
quote by Shel Silverstein: You'd better get your laugh while you're making your point, or you won't be doing it very long. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

You'd better get your laugh while you're making your point, or you won't be doing it very long.

--Shel Silverstein
quote by Shel Silverstein: If you want to find out what a writer or a cartoonist really feels, look at his work. That's enough. with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

If you want to find out what a writer or a cartoonist really feels, look at his work. That's enough.

--Shel Silverstein
quote by Shel Silverstein: And the tree was happy with background image: photo of author Shel Silverstein with quote

And the tree was happy

--Shel Silverstein

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