35 Classic Cat In The Hat Quotes From The Delightful Dr. Seuss Tale

Merlyn Mathews
Dec 12, 2023 By Merlyn Mathews
Originally Published on Feb 20, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
Image of The Cat in the Hat book by Dr. Seuss.

'The Cat in the Hat' text is written and illustrated by the American author Theodor Geisel who uses the pen name, Dr. Seuss.

Dr. Suess wrote the book and it gained instant popularity among children. This led to the creation of beginner books for children.

The major characters in the story are Sam and Sally the children, Thing 1 and thing 2, the twins' unknown creatures released from the Cat's red magical hat. The protagonist has human characteristics including a good sense of humor and sensibility.

'The Cat in the Hat' is a book where an eccentric stranger, i.e. the cat, visits two kids Sally and Sam, who are home alone and have a very dull day.

Their mother is out when the creature comes in and he reassures the kids that their mother won't mind him or his tricks. 'The Cat in the Hat' was written as a revolt against authority. Dr. Seuss wrote almost 60 books under his pen name and is a well-known writer by children around the world.

Dr. Seuss wrote this series of texts encouraging children to read. Later this was made into a film as well.

If you like this article, visit Dr. Seuss graduation quotes and 'Green Eggs and Ham' quotes. 

Cat In The Hat Quotes

Let take a look at some funny quotes from the famous tale written by Dr. Seuss.

1."Now! Now! Have no fear. Have no fear! said the cat.

     My tricks are not bad, said the cat in the hat."

-The Cat

2."But that is not all. Oh no. That is not all!"

-The Cat

3."Oh dear! said the cat. You do not like our game...Oh, dear. what a shame! What a shame! What a shame!"

-The Cat

4."He should not be here, said the fish in the pot. He should not be here when your mother is not."

-The Cat

5."I will NOT go away. I do NOT wish to go!"

-The Cat

6."It's fun to have fun

    But you have to know how."

-The Cat  

7."A lot of good tricks. I will show them to you. Your mother will not mind at all if I do."

-The Cat

8."You will like these two things, said the cat with a bow."

-The Cat

9." But I like it here. Oh, I like it a lot!"

-The Cat  

10."I got some good games we could play, said the cat. I know some good tricks, said the cat in the hat."

-The Cat  

11."Cat, you ruined mom's dress!

     Honey, it was ruined when she bought it."

-The Cat

12."Humina, humina, humina! Who is this?"

-The Cat

13."Well, sure, he can talk, but is he saying anything? No, not really."

-The Cat

14."I'm going to military school."

-The Cat

15."You pay this woman to sit on babies? That's disgusting. I'd do it for nothing."

-The Cat

16."Listen, Condax.... you probably don't wanna do that."

-The Cat

17."That'd be me. BOO!"

-The Cat

18."Delicious cupcakes are just minutes away."

-The Cat

Dr. Seuss 'Cat In The Hat' Quotes

Here are some of the best great rhyming quotes and others from the Dr. Seuss tale. You're sure to find the best quote in this great list.

19."I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny,

    but we can have lots of good fun that is funny."

- Dr. Seuss, 'The Cat In The Hat'

20.“The sun did not shine.

It was too wet to play.

So we sat in the house.

All that cold, cold, wet day.”

- Dr. Seuss, 'The Cat In The Hat'

21."So all we could do it sit! sit! sit! sit!

    and we did not like it. Not one little bit."

- Dr. Seuss, 'The Cat In The Hat'

22."Then Sally and I did not know what to say.

    Our mother was out of the house for the day."

- Dr. Seuss, 'The Cat In The Hat'

23."And then something went BUMP!

     How that Bump made us Jump!"

- Dr. Seuss, 'The Cat In The Hat'

24."Look at me!

    Look at me!

   Look at me NOW!

   It is fun to have fun

   But you have to know how."

- Dr. Seuss, 'The Cat In The Hat'

25."And this mess is so big

     And so deep and so tall,

    We cannot pick it up.

    There is no way at all!"

- Dr. Seuss, 'The Cat In The Hat'

26."Today you are you,

      that is truer than true.

     There is no one alive

     Who is youer than you."

- Dr. Seuss, 'The Cat In The Hat'

27."We looked! Then we saw him step in on the mat! We looked! And we saw him! The cat in the hat! And he said to us, why do you sit there like that?"

- Dr. Seuss, 'The Cat In The Hat'

'Cat In The Hat' Movie Quotes

The American musical comedy titled 'Cat in the Hat' was produced by Brian Grazer in 2003. The film stars Mike Myers as a lead and Dakota Fanning, Alec Baldwin, Kelly Preston, and Sean Heyes in supporting roles.

The film received criticism for lack of originality among other factors. However, it was the first-ever Dr. Seuss film adaptation. Here are some famous quotes from the film.

28."The Cat: There is a third option.

Sally: There is?

The Cat: Yes. It involves murder.”

-Mike Myers and Dakota Fanning, 'The Cat In The Hat'

29."I'll get you and it'll look like a bloody accident."

-Mike Myers, 'The Cat In The Hat'

30."Come on kids! You gonna listen to him! he drinks where he pees."

-Mike Myers, 'The Cat In The Hat'

31."Here she is, The Super Luxurious Omnidirectional Whatchamajigger, or S-L-O-W for short."

-Mike Myers, The Cat In The Hat'

32."Me? Why I'm the cat in the hat, there's no doubt about that. I'm a super fun odiferous feline, who's here to make sure that you're 'meline', 'keyline', 'turpentine'....Look I'm a cat that can talk that should be enough for you people!"

-Mike Myers, 'The Cat In The Hat'

33."So wait, you mean that you pay this woman to sit on babies? Well, that's disgusting!"

-Mike Myers, 'The Cat In The Hat'

34."Hm...How do I put this.....When a mommy cat and a daddy cat love each other very much, they decide that....."

-Mike Myers, 'The Cat In The Hat'

35."I'm your host, the guy in the sweater who asks all of the obvious questions!"

-Mike Myers, 'The Cat In The Hat'

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotesfor everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Cat in the Hat quotes then why not take a look at Shel Silverstein quotes,  or 'Where The Wild Things Are' quotes.

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Written by Merlyn Mathews

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English, Masters of English Literature

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Merlyn MathewsBachelor of Arts specializing in English, Masters of English Literature

As a multilingual content writer, Merlyn's command over multiple languages and her strong academic background in English enhance her writing capabilities. She holds a Bachelor's degree in English from Christ University and a Master's degree in English from the University of Leeds.Her professional journey includes internships at The Lagoon School and The Guardian Newspaper, both in Nigeria, enriching her experience and lending depth to her understanding of diverse work environments. Additionally, her volunteer work with Oxfam and Handout Foundation reflects her dedication to social causes.

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