You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.

On becoming a writer, NY Times (May 21, 1986)

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More from Dr. Seuss

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

The Lorax (1971)

The more that you read,
The more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
The more places you’ll go.

Oh, the Places You'll Go! (1990)

Young cat! If you keep
Your eyes open enough,
Oh, the stuff you will learn!
The most wonderful stuff!

I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!