101 Total Quotes

Shel Silverstein Quotes

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.
Shel Silverstein
#Cute

Shel Silverstein
If you are a dreamer,come in. If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, a hoper, a prayer, a magic-bean-buyer. If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire, for we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come in! Come in!
Shel Silverstein
#Dreams

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?
Shel Silverstein
#Funny #Cute

Shel Silverstein
Rockabye Baby, in the treetopDont you know a treetopis no safe place to rock?And who put you up there,and your cradle too?Baby,I think someone down herehas got it in for you!
Shel Silverstein
#Babies #Cute

Shel Silverstein
This bridge will only take you halfway there, to those mysterious lands you long to see. Through gypsy camps and swirling Arab fair, and moonlit woods where unicorns run free. So come and walk awhile with me and share the twisting trails and wonderous worlds Ive known. But this bridge will only take you halfway there. The last few steps you have to take alone.
Shel Silverstein
#Dreams

Shel Silverstein
There Is A Voice Inside Of YouThat Whispers All Day Long,"I Feel That This Is Right For Me,I Know That This Is Wrong."No Teacher, Preacher, Parent, FriendOr Wise Man Can DecideWhat's Right For You- Just Listen ToThe Voice That Speaks Inside.
Shel Silverstein
#Children

Shel Silverstein
Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.
Shel Silverstein
#Children

Shel Silverstein
I will not play tug o' war. I'd rather play hug o' war. Where everyone hugs instead of tugs, Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug, Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins.
Shel Silverstein
#American Poet #Cute

Shel Silverstein
If the track is tough and the hill is rough, THINKING you can just ain't enough!
Shel Silverstein
#American Poet #Achievement

Shel Silverstein
God says to me with kind of a smile,"Hey how would you like to be God awhileAnd steer the world?""Okay," says I, "I'll give it a try.Where do I set?How much do I get?What time is lunch?When can I quit?""Gimme back that wheel," says God,"I don't think you're quite ready yet."
Shel Silverstein
#God #Cute

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
Shel Silverstein
#Friends Or Friendship #Funny #Quote of the Day

Shel Silverstein
Ricky was "L" but he's home with the flu,<br/>Lizzie, our "O," had some homework to do,<br/>Mitchell, "E" prob'ly got lost on the way,<br/>So I'm all of the love that could make it today.
Shel Silverstein
#Cute

Shel Silverstein
He has the obligation to society that any human being has. I don't think a satirist has any greater obligation to society than a bricklayer or anybody else.
Shel Silverstein
#American Poet

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.
Shel Silverstein
#American Poet

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.
Shel Silverstein
#American Poet #Cute

Shel Silverstein
I myself do not believe in explaining anything.
Shel Silverstein
#American Poet

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

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.
Shel Silverstein
#American Poet

Shel Silverstein
Imagine - four years you could have spent travelling around Europe meeting people, or going to the Far East of Africa or India, meeting people, exchanging ideas, reading all you wanted to anyway, and instead I wasted it at Roosevelt.
Shel Silverstein
#American Poet

Shel Silverstein
Never explain what you do. It speaks for itself. You only muddle it by talking about it.
Shel Silverstein
#American Poet

Shel Silverstein
Stand-up comics reflect less of a visual humor and more of a commentary.
Shel Silverstein
#American Poet

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.
Shel Silverstein
#American Poet