17 Dr. Seuss quotes to use in an Instagram caption on Friday, the author’s birthday

It doesn’t matter how old you are or where or how you grew up — chances are, Dr. Seuss was probably a huge part of your childhood. Whether you were all about The Cat in The Hat or preferred The Grinch, you probably have a favorite book of his that you can’t wait to read to the kids in your life someday. And now that his birthday is almost here — on March 2nd — it’s the perfect time to honor him on social media. And there are so many Dr. Seuss quotes to use in an Instagram caption, should you need one (you do).

If Dr. Seuss was still alive today, he’d be turning 114 years old. And if he’d never been born at all, how would any of us have survived childhood without the words of wisdom in Oh, The Places You’ll Go?

Here are some of the best Dr. Seuss quotes to use as a caption in an Instagram post.

Whether you’re paying tribute to Dr. Seuss or just looking for an inspirational or fun caption for your snaps, this man and his genius will never disappoint — and your friends will probably thank you for bringing back such great childhood memories.

1. When you want to remind people of his mission

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”

2. One of the wisest things he’s ever said

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”

3. It’s so important to live in the moment

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”

4. A reminder to be thankful, even though your life isn’t perfect

“It’s a troublesome world. The people who’re in it are troubled with troubles almost every minute. You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot. For the people and places you’re lucky you’re not.”

5. On being yourself

“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

6. On trying new things

“You’ll never be bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do!”

7. One of his most famous quotes of all

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

8. If you’re still growing (and all of us are)

“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.”

9. On the importance of nonsense

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”

10. Only you can control the way you think

“Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are seeds. You can grow flowers, or you can grow weeds.”

11. And only you are in charge of your imagination

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”

12. A quote that feels especially relevant these days

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

13. Remembering that it’s okay not to be the best all the time

“Wherever you fly, you’ll be the best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest. Except when you don’t. Because sometimes you won’t.”

14. On never giving up

“Don’t give up. I believe in you all. A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

15. The only real way to come out on top

“You have to be odd to be number one.”

16. Oh, the places you’ll go

“You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting so… get on your way!”

17. On being intentional in everything you do

“Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s a great balancing act.”

Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss. We’ll never forget you.