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Shel Silverstein | war

I will not play tug o’ war. I’d rather play hug o’ war. Where everyone hugs instead of tugs, Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug, Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins.

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Shel Silverstein | truth

Tell me I’m clever, Tell me I’m kind, Tell me I’m talented, Tell me I’m cute, Tell me I’m sensitive, Graceful and wise, Tell me I’m perfect – But tell me the truth.

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Shel Silverstein | society

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.

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Shel Silverstein | humor

Stand-up comics reflect less of a visual humor and more of a commentary.

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Shel Silverstein | freedom

To me, freedom entitles you to do something, not to not do something.

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Quote from Shel Silverstein

Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.

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Quote from Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends

I’m making a listI’m making a list of things I must sayFor politeness,And goodness and kindness and gentlenessSweetness and rightness:HelloPardon meHow are you?Excuse meBless youMay I?Thank youGoodbyeIf you know some that I’ve forgot,Please stick them in you eye!

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Quote from Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends

Just Me, Just MeSweet Marie, she loves just me(She also loves Maurice McGhee).No she don’t, she loves just me(She also loves Louise Dupree).No she don’t, she loves just me(She also loves the willow tree).No she don’t, she loves just me!(Poor, poor fool, why can’t you seeShe can love others and still love thee.)

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Quote from Shel Silverstein

The Little Boy and the Old ManSaid the little boy, “Sometimes I drop my spoon.”Said the old man, “I do that too.”The little boy whispered, “I wet my pants.”I do that too,” laughed the little old man.Said the little boy, “I often cry.”The old man nodded, “So do I.”But worst of all,” said the boy, “it seemsGrown-ups don’t pay attention to me.”And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand.I know what you mean,” said the little old man.

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Quote from Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic

There’s a Polar BearIn our Frigidaire–He likes it ’cause it’s cold in there.With his seat in the meatAnd his face in the fishAnd his big hairy pawsIn the buttery dish,He’s nibbling the noodles,And munching the rice,He’s slurping the soda,He’s licking the ice.And he lets out a roarIf you open the door.And it gives me a scareTo know he’s in there–That Polary BearIn our Fridgitydaire.

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