Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Hello! This post seems to get a lot of views... so if after reading you could leave a comment as to what you thought of it, I would be most grateful. Proceed!

So, I just found out (via my Goodreads quote of the day) that my earlier quote about weirdness apparently from Dr. Seuss may be from a guy named Robert Fulghum. I have no idea if this is right or not... there are equal amounts of Google results for either side. So I edited that post, and if anyone cares to actually look it up, that would be kinda cool but it's 11pm and I'm going to bed instead. Hope I didn't crush anyone's dreams; if I did, then you seriously need to find some new ones.

I am adding to this post because I don't feel like creating another for this issue. I have concluded that Dr. Seuss said that particular quote and Fulghum perhaps paraphrased it for his own purposes... Looking at things more closely, Robert Fulghum's quote is slightly different. It reads:

“We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.” 

Fulghum's quote is taken from his book, True Love. Which I haven't read. But if you are wondering who this guy is, he has also written All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, which I have read some of. It is very good.

Dr. Seuss's quote is:

“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” 

His quote seems to have been spoken (and sounds like it), because no offense to the man, but his books tend to rhyme, and the quote, well, doesn't. Fulghum's quote, on the other hand, sounds like something not even the stodgiest, most pompous man would say (if they happened to believe in saying words like weirdness), but rather sounds like something one could easily write in a book.

Hopefully, since this was literally a stream of conscience (if that's the phrase), it makes some sense to someone. And, to make your day fantabulous, here's a fanTABulously random picture that makes my head hurt trying to figure it out.

And yes I sounded like a five year old who just ate all their Halloween candy. I'm tired. Don't judge.