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Shel Silverstein Quotes (53 Quotes)


  • I made an airplane out of stone... I always did like staying home.
    (Shel Silverstein)

  • Stand-up comics reflect less of a visual humor and more of a commentary.
    (Shel Silverstein)

  • 'I cannot go to school today,' Said little Peggy Ann McKay. 'I have the measles and the mumps, A gash, a rash, and purple bumps. My mouth is wet, my throat is dry, I'm going blind in my right eye. .... 'What's that What's that you say You say today is ... Saturday G'bye, I'm going out to play'
    (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)

  • It might be a magical bean,
    Or a fold in the red
    Velvet robe of a queen.
    (Shel Silverstein, "")


  • Did you hear 'bout Ticklish Tom He got tickled by his mom. Wiggled and giggled and fell on the floor, .... And all the more that he kept gigglin', All the more folks kept ticklin'. He shrieked and screamed and rolled around, Laughed his way right out of town. Through the country down the road, He got tickled by a toad. .... Giggling, rolling on his back He rolled on the railroad track. Rumble, rumble, whistle, roar Tom ain't ticklish any more.
    (Shel Silverstein)

  • His books are all jammed in the closet,
    His vest has been left in the hall.
    (Shel Silverstein, "")

  • And every time he ate his tie,
    Everyone began to cry.
    (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)

  • The hens they all cackle, the roosters all beg, But I will not hatch, I will not hatch. For I hear all the talk of pollution and war As the people all shout and the airplane roar, So I'm staying in here where it's safe and it's warm, And I WILL NOT HATCH
    (Shel Silverstein)

  • Once I spoke the language of the flowers,
    Once I understood each word the caterpillar said,
    Once I smiled in secret at the gossip of the starlings,
    And shared a conversation with the housefly
    in my bed.
    (Shel Silverstein, "")

  • I was so lucky that I didn't have anyone to copy, be impressed by. I had developed my own style, I was creating before I knew there was a Thurber, a Benchley, a Price and a Steinberg. I never saw their work until I was around thirty.
    (Shel Silverstein)

  • Birds are flyin' south for winter.
    (Shel Silverstein, "")

  • Some gal would giggle and I'd get red
    and some guy would laugh and I'd bust his head,
    I tell you, life ain't easy for a boy named Sue.
    (Shel Silverstein, "")

  • Cloony the Clown sat down and cried.
    (Shel Silverstein, "")


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