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Shel Silverstein - Quotes

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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. ---->>>

What you've got to say, you say. ---->>>

If the track is tough and the hill is rough, THINKING you can just ain't enough! ---->>>

Never explain what you do. It speaks for itself. You only muddle it by talking about it. ---->>>

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

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

To me, freedom entitles you to do something, not to not do something. ---->>>

It's always a nice feeling, having people think that you feel things much deeper than you're allowed to say, but this isn't true. If you want to find out what a writer or a cartoonist really feels, look at his work. That's enough. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I know a way to stay friends forever, There's really nothing to it, I tell you what to do, And you do it. ---->>>

I myself do not believe in explaining anything. ---->>>

Stand-up comics reflect less of a visual humor and more of a commentary.

Stand-up comics reflect less of a visual humor and more of a commentary.

You'd better get your laugh while you're making your point, or you won't be doing it very long. ---->>>

People are always giving you credit for really wanting to say more than you said. ---->>>

There's a great myth about cartoonists, writers and people that are on TV. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 09-25, 1930
Birthplace:
Die: 05-10, 1999
Occupation: Poet
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Sheldon Allan "Shel" Silverstein (; September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999) was an American poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter, and author of children's books. He styled himself as Uncle Shelby in some works. Translated into more than 30 languages, his books have sold over 20 million copies (wikipedia)