Quote and Person of the day- Dr Seuss
“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.”
Theodor Seuss "Ted" Geisel was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was a children's author, political cartoonist, illustrator, poet, animator, screenwriter, and filmmaker. He began using his pen name, Dr Seuss, while still in college in order to be taken more seriously and lend his writing more credit.
He served in the military during WW2, having joined the Army Information and Education Division and was known as Captain Geisel.
After the war he returned to writing. A friend bet that he couldn’t write a book with just 50 different words, and so, Green Eggs and Ham was born.
It took him over a year to write Cat in the Hat—and it only uses 236 different words. The mischievous plot of The Cat in the Hat was inspired by what Dr. Seuss felt was a boring, overly simplistic Dick and Jane book series. Rather than attempting to enforce morality lessons, Dr. Seuss embraced the chaos with his titular cat.
“I get all my ideas in Switzerland near the Forka Pass. There is a little town called Gletch, and two thousand feet up above Gletch there is a smaller hamlet called Über Gletch. I go there on the fourth of August every summer to get my cuckoo clock fixed. While the cuckoo is in the hospital, I wander around and talk to the people in the streets. They are very strange people, and I get my ideas from them.”
He kept a closet full of wacky hats. Whenever he was stumped writing, he’d put on a suitable hat to help the words flow.