Top Five Shel Silverstein Quotes and Poems

1.) “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.” Shel Silverstein

2.) “All The Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas.. Layin’ In The Sun, Talkin’ ‘Bout The Things They Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda Done… But All Those Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas, All Ran Away And Hid From One Little Did.”  Shel Silverstein

3.) There is a voice inside of you. That whispers all day long, “I feel this is right for me, I know that this is wrong.” No  teacher,  preacher, parent, friend, or wise man can decide … What’s right for you–just listen to the voice that speaks inside.” Shel Silverstein

4.) “If you are a dreamer come in. If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar, a hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer. If youre a pretender com sit by my fire, for we have some flax golden tales to spin. Come in! Come in!” Shel Silverstein

5.) “Draw a crazy picture, write a nutty poem, sing a mumble-gumble song, whistle through your comb. Do a loony-goony dance ‘cross the kitchen floor, put something silly in the world. That ain’t been there before.” Shel Silverstein

I think Shel Silverstein is a literary rockstar. What an inspiration! XO