62 Best The Lorax Quotes by Dr. Seuss

“The Lorax” a book by Dr. Seuss tells the tale of environmental destruction through characters like the Lorax who defends nature and the Onceler who harms it for profit.

Highlighting the dangers of greed and the importance of conservation the story encourages activism.

The plot follows a boy learning from the Onceler about his past actions that led to environmental ruin and the Lorax’s disappearance.

In the end the Onceler understanding the Lorax’s message gives the boy a Truffula seed to restore the environment hoping to bring back the Lorax and the animals.

Dr. Seuss considered this his favorite work expressing his stance on environmental issues creatively.

The Lorax by Dr Seuss

Here are some of the powerful quotes from The Lorax book written by Dr. Seuss.

Best The Lorax Quotes by Dr. Seuss

The Lorax Quotes by Dr. Seuss

I am the Lorax who speaks for the trees, which you seem to be chopping as fast as you please! ~ The Lorax.


It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become. ~ The Once-ler.


Leave! Vacate the premises! Take your axe and get out! ~ The Lorax.


Breakfast is overrated. ~ The Lorax.


Who are you and what are you doing here? ~ The Once-ler.


Did you chop down this tree? ~ The Lorax.


A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean. ~ The Lorax.


I’m Frankenstein’s head on a spider’s body! ~ O’Hare.


Sir! You are crazy with greed. There is no one on earth that would buy that fool Thneed! ~ The Lorax.

And on special dank midnights in August, he peeks out of the shutters and sometimes he speaks. ~ The Lorax.

Best The Lorax Quotes by Dr. Seuss

I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues. ~ The Lorax.

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. ~ The Lorax.

Inspiring The Lorax Quotes by Dr. Seuss


That was long, long ago. But each day since that day I’ve sat here and worried and worried away. ~ The Lorax.

Then he pulls up the pail, makes a most careful count to see if you’ve paid him the proper amount. ~ The Once-ler.


What I want more than anything in the whole world is to see a real living tree, growing in my backyard. ~ Audrey.

How my business did grow! Now, chopping one tree at a time was too slow. So I quickly invented my Super-Axe-Hacker, which whacked off four Truffula Trees at one smacker. ~ The Lorax.


And I first saw the trees! The Truffula trees! The bright-colored tufts of the Truffula trees! Mile after mile in the fresh morning breeze. ~ The Lorax.

You callin’ me a peanut, huh? I’ll go right up your nose! ~ The Lorax.


She is not some girl, she’s a woman. In high school. And she loves trees. And I’m gonna get her one. ~ Ted.

I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. ~ The Lorax.

I felt a great leaping of joy in my heart. ~ The Lorax.

Top The Lorax Quotes by Dr. Seuss

He’ll tell you, perhaps, if you’re willing to pay. ~ The Lorax.

And he spoke with a voice that was sharpish and bossy. ~ The Lorax.

Famous The Lorax Quotes by Dr. Seuss


And my poor Bar-ba-loots are all getting the crummies because they have gas, and no food, in their tummies. ~ The Lorax.

‘Catch!’ calls The Once-ler. He lets something fall. It’s a Truffula seed. It’s the last one of all! You’re in charge of the last of the Truffula seeds. And Truffula trees are what everyone needs. ~ The Lorax.


The Lorax said nothing. Just gave me a glance – just gave me a very sad, sad backward glance – as he lifted himself by the seat of his pants. ~ The Once-ler.

I’m biggering my company, I’m biggering my factory, I’m biggering my corporate sign! Everybody out there take care of yours, and me? I’ll take care of mine mine mine mine mine! ~ The Once-ler.

‘I’m busy,’ I told him. ‘Shut up, if you please.’ I rushed ‘cross the room, and in no time at all, built a radiophone. ~ The Once-ler.

The old Once-ler still lives here. Ask him. He knows. ~ The Lorax.

Popular The Lorax Quotes by Dr. Seuss

I’m going to eat this, but I’m highly offended by it. ~ The Lorax.

Your machinery chugs on, day and night without stop making Gluppity-Glupp. Also Schloppity-Schlopp. And what do you do with this leftover goo? ~ The Lorax.


I meant no harm. I most truly did not. But I had to grow bigger. So bigger I got. ~ The Lorax.

Where will they go? I don’t hopefully know. They may have to fly for a month – or a year – to escape from the smog you’ve smogged up around here. ~ The Lorax.

Top The Lorax Quotes by Dr. Seuss

The Lorax is a fun book that teaches kids about the value of environmentalism.

This tree comes in all four seasons. Winter, summer, fall, and… disco!! ~ Ted’s Mom.


I called all my brothers and uncles and aunts and I said, ‘Listen here! Here’s a wonderful chance for the whole Once-ler Family to get mighty rich. ~ The Lorax.

You’re glumping the pond where the Humming-fish hummed! No more can they hum, for their gills are all glummed! ~ The Lorax.


Plant a new Truffula. Treat it with care. Give it clean water. And feed it fresh air. ~ The Once-ler.

I could just kiss you right now! ~ Audrey.

Look, everyone here needs trees and you’re chopping them down! So, we’ve got a big problem. ~ The Lorax.

Amazing The Lorax Quotes by Dr. Seuss

I speak for the trees! Let them grow! Let them grow! ~ The Lorax.

Grow a forest. Protect it from axes that hack. Then The Lorax and all of his friends may come back. ~ The Once-ler.


Then we heard the tree fall, the very last Truffula Tree of them all! ~ The Lorax.

Those are trees. Real ones. They used to grow all around here. And people said that the touch of their tufts was softer than anything, even silk. And they smelled like butterfly milk. ~ Audrey.


Now that’s a thneed! Nothing unmanly about knitting. No sir! ~ The Once-ler.

Oh! How nice to see someone so…undisturbed by…REALITY. ~ The Once-ler.

Then he grunts, ‘I will call you by Whisper-Ma-Phone, for the secrets I tell are for your ears alone. ~ The Lorax.

Wise The Lorax Quotes by Dr. Seuss

In no time at all, I had built a small shop. Then I chopped down a Truffula Tree with one chop. ~ The Lorax.

’Cause when a guy does something stupid once, well that’s because he’s a guy. But if he does the same stupid thing twice, that’s usually to impress some girl. ~ The Once-ler.


Business is business! And business must grow regardless of crummies in tummies, you know. ~ The Once-ler.

Popular The Lorax Quotes by Dr. Seuss

Describe him? That’s hard, I don’t know if I can. ~ The Lorax.


I went right on biggering . . . selling more Thneeds. And I biggered my money, which everyone needs. ~ The Lorax.

On the end of a rope he lets down a tin pail and you have to toss in fifteen cents and a nail and the shell of a great-great-great-grandfather snail. ~ The Lorax.


That’s it. The very last one. That may stop you. ~ The Lorax.

Way back in the days when the grass was still green and the pond was still wet and the clouds were still clean. ~ The Lorax.

Get over here fast! Take the road to North Nitch. Turn left at Weehawken. Sharp right at South Stitch. ~ The Lorax.

Great The Lorax Quotes by Dr. Seuss

You have been warned! ~ The Lorax.

It’s a shirt. It’s a sock. It’s a glove. It’s a hat. ~ The Lorax.


I’m playing poker, he’s playing goldfish, and I think he’s hungry. ~ The Lorax.

Come on Ted, dance with the tree! ~ Ted’s Mom.

That’s not just a seed any more than you’re not just a boy. ~ The Once-ler.

So these were the 62 top The Lorax quotes by Dr. Seuss.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other articles on The Cask of Amontillado book quotes and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book quotes.

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