The Lorax is a children’s book written by Dr. Seuss and published in 1971. In this book, through his creative characters and storytelling, Dr. Seuss shares his view on both life and the damage of the environment. Famous The Lorax quotes will remind you that positive change can only happen when you begin to care enough.
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The Lorax Quotes
It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become. – The Once-ler
I know it may seem small and insignificant, but it’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become. That’s not just a seed… anymore than you’re just a boy. – The Once-ler
A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean. – The Lorax
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. – The Lorax
I speak for the trees! Let them grow! Let them grow! – The Lorax
I meant no harm. I most truly did not. But I had to grow bigger. So bigger I got. – The Lorax
I’ll go strait up your nose! – The Lorax
What I want more than anything in the whole world is to see a real living tree, growing in my backyard. – Audrey
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues. – The Lorax
You chopped down one of my trees to make that piece of garbage? – The Lorax
I am the Lorax who speaks for the trees, which you seem to be chopping as fast as you please! – The Lorax
Come on Ted, dance with the tree! – Ted’s Mom
Wow, so this is really all your fault. – Ted
Nothing is going to change, unless someone does something soon. – Dr. Suess
This tree comes in all four seasons. Winter, summer, fall, and… disco!! – Ted’s Mom
Did you chop down this tree? – The Lorax
Describe him? That’s hard, I don’t know if I can.
Those are trees. Real ones. They used to grow all around here. And people said that the touch of their tufts was softer than anything, even silk. And they smelled like butterfly milk. – Audrey
The customers are buying, the money’s multiplying, the PR people are lying and the lawyers are denying. Who cares if a few trees are dying? This is all so gratifying! How bad, how bad can this possibly be?! – The Once-ler
Look, everyone here needs trees and you’re chopping them down! So, we’ve got a big problem. – The Lorax
She is not some girl, she’s a woman. In high school. And she loves trees. And I’m gonna get her one. – Ted
’Cause when a guy does something stupid once, well that’s because he’s a guy. But if he does the same stupid thing twice, that’s usually to impress some girl. – The Once-ler
Get over here fast! Take the road to North Nitch. Turn left at Weehawken. Sharp right at South Stitch.
’m biggering my company, I’m biggering my factory, I’m biggering my corporate sign! Everybody out there take care of yours, and me? I’ll take care of mine mine mine mine mine! – The Once-ler
Who invited the giant, furry peanut? – Aunt Grizelda
He’ll tell you, perhaps . . . if you’re willing to pay.
You callin’ me a peanut, huh? I’ll go right up your nose! – The Lorax
I’m playing poker, he’s playing goldfish, and I think he’s hungry. – The Lorax
You haven’t got the guts! – O’Hare
I’m Frankenstein’s head on a spider’s body! – O’Hare
The old Once-ler still lives here. Ask him. He knows.
You have been warned! – The Lorax
Exactly and sleeping is the body’s way of telling other people to go away! – The Once-ler
Who are you and what are you doing here? – The Once-ler
And I first saw the trees! The Truffula trees! The bright-colored tufts of the Truffula trees! Mile after mile in the fresh morning breeze.
What? No! I would never hit this little guy. You, on the other hand, I would gladly pound you and your mustache into the ground! – The Once-ler
You’ve got a beautiful town here, Ted. Lots of fun stuff to occupy your short attention span. I can’t think of any reason you’d ever wanna go outside of town again. Ever. – O’Hare
Oh! How nice to see someone so…undisturbed by…REALITY. – The Once-ler
Why is he leaving town? No one ever leaves town! See what he’s up to. – O’Hare
That’s not just a seed any more than you’re not just a boy. – The Once-ler
That’s it. The very last one. That may stop you. – The Lorax
Breakfast is overrated. – The Lorax
So you’re telling me you didn’t magically appear from the stump….with all the lightning and stuff. – The Lorax
Now that’s a thneed! Nothing unmanly about knitting. No sir! – The Once-ler
You know what? You can just shut your mustache! My conscience is clear. I have done nothing illegal. I have my rights, and I intend to keep on biggering and biggering, and turning more Truffula trees in to Thneeds. And nothing is going to stop me! – The Once-ler
Leave! Vacate the premises! Take your axe and get out! – The Lorax
Then he pulls up the pail, makes a most careful count to see if you’ve paid him the proper amount.
Our research shows that people will buy ANYTHING if you put it in a plastic bottle! – 2nd Marketing Guy
I could just kiss you right now! – Audrey
Sir! You are crazy with greed. There is no one on earth that would buy that fool Thneed!
I’m going to eat this, but I’m highly offended by it. – The Lorax
Then he grunts, ‘I will call you by Whisper-Ma-Phone, for the secrets I tell are for your ears alone.