These 15 Shel Silverstein Quotes Are All The Advice You’ll Ever Need


“Put something silly in the world that ain’t been there before.”

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

“There is a voice inside of you, that whispers all day long, I feel this is right for me, I know that this is wrong.”

“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.”

“All the magic I have known, I’ve had to make myself.”

“If you have to dry the dishes
And you drop one on the floor
Maybe they won’t let you
Dry the dishes anymore”

“Underneath my outside face
There’s a face that none can see.
A little less smiley,
A little less sure,
But a whole lot more like me.”

“We’re all worth the same
When we turn off the light.”

“If the track is tough and the hill is rough,
thinking you can just ain’t enough!”

“If you’re sloppy, that’s just fine.
If you’re moody, I won’t mind.
If you’re fat, that’s fine with me.
If you’re skinny, let it be.
If you’re bossy, that’s all right.
if you’re nasty, I won’t fight.
If you’re rough, well that’s just you.
If you’re mean, that’s all right too.
Whatever you are is all okay.
I don’t like you anyway.”

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

“So what if nobody came?
I’ll have all the ice cream and tea,
And I’ll laugh with myself,
And I’ll dance with myself,
And I’ll sing, “Happy Birthday to me!”

“Poor, poor fool, why can’t you see
She can love others and still love thee.”

“Talked my head off
Worked my tail off
Cried my eyes out
Walked my feet off
Sang my heat out
So you see,
There’s really not much left of me.”

“I didn’t do it
That’s a lie
I didn’t do it
No, not I
I didn’t do it
Hear me cry
I didn’t do it
Hope to die
I didn’t do it
I’m not that bad
But if I did…
Would you be mad?” Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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