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I asked the Zebra, are you black with white stripes? Or white with black stripes? And the zebra asked me, Are you good with bad habits? Or are you bad with good habits?
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?
Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.
Thanksgiving dinner's sad and thankless. Christmas dinner's dark and blue. When you stop and try to see it From the turkey's point of view.
There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, So just give me a happy middle And a very happy start.
Never explain what you do. It speaks for itself. You only muddle it by talking about it.
What did the carrot say to the wheat? Lettuce rest, I'm feeling beet.
And all the colors I am inside have not been invented yet.
But all the magic I have known I've had to make myself.
I can be someone's and still be my own.
Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.
Anything is possible. Anything can be.
It's all the same to the clam.
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.
There is a place where the sidewalk ends.
If you want to find out what a writer or a cartoonist really feels, look at his work. That's enough.
Don’t know where he’s going but sees where he’s been.
I was always prepared for success but that means that I have to be prepared for failure, too.
If there is a book you want to read but isn't written yet,write it.
I know a way to stay friends forever, There's really nothing to it, I tell you what to do, And you do it.
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.
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.
Although I cannot see your face As you flip these poems awhile, Somewhere from some far-off place I hear you laughing--and I smile.
This bridge will take you halfway there - the last few steps you will have to take yourself.
If you're a bird, be an early bird. But if you're a worm, sleep late.
Once i spoke the language of the flowers,Once i undrestand each word the caterpillar said,Once i smiled in secret at the gossip of the starlings.
Early bird Oh, if you’re a bird, be an early bird And catch the worm for your breakfast plate. If you’re a bird, be an early bird— But if you’re a worm, sleep late.
Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy.
If you're nasty, I won't fight. If you're rough, well that's just you. If you're mean, that's alright too. Whatever you are is all okay. I don't like you anyway.
Don't be dependent on anyone else. I want to go everywhere, look at, and listen to everything. You can go crazy with some of the wonderful stuff there is in life.
All The Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas Layin' In The Sun, Talkin' 'Bout The Things They Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda Done... But All Those Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas All Ran Away And Hid From One Little Did.
Just 'cause somethin' ain't been done Don't mean it can't be did.
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.
The baby bat Screamed out in fright, 'Turn on the dark, I'm afraid of the light.
How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live 'em.
I myself do not believe in explaining anything.
I am writing these poems from inside a lion.
... and she loved a boy very, very much-- even more than she loved herself.
It's amazing the difference A bit of sky can make.
He wasted his wishes on wishing.
If you are a dreamer come in
If the track is tough and the hill is rough, THINKING you can just ain't enough!
Since my fried left me,I've got nothing to do but walking.I walk to forget.I walk,I escape,I get further.My friend will not come back,now I am a marathon man.
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend, or wise man can decide what's right for you.
I will not play at tug o' war, I'd rather play at hug o' war
To me, freedom entitles you to do something, not to not do something.
And the tree was happy
My beard grows down to my toes, I never wears no clothes, I wraps my hair Around my bare, And down the road I goes.
Beware of being the roller / When there's nothing left to roll
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!