Shel Silverstein quotes and poems (121+)

Shel Silverstein quotes

In this blog post, we collected some of the most famous and beautiful Shel Silverstain quotes and poems. 

Who was Shel Silverstein?

Shel Silverstein (1930-1999), author and illustrator, was an American poet, singer, songwriter, musician, cartoonist, and author of children’s books.

He received a Grammy Award for A Boy Named Sue (1970) and was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the song I’m Checkin ‘Out from the movie Postcards from the Edge.

Shel Silverstein was born in Chicago in the 1930s to a mixed-race family: his father was an Eastern European immigrant and his mother an American.

Shel had a slight talent for drawing, but was not encouraged to continue in this direction by his family.

His father, a violent man, expected Shel to work in the family bakery.

Shel grew up and went to college, where he wasted time and did not graduate. 

After that he enlisted in the army and went to fight in the war in Japan.

When he was sent home, he was a sad man, who had gone through a lot, without a job or a partner to support him.

Ironically, his chance was to meet Hugh Hefner, the editor of a men’s magazine.

He began creating comics for the magazine and publishing articles about his travels – much like a travel blogger would do today.

Moreover, Shel also composed songs for famous performers (Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan) and seemed to have absolutely nothing in common with children’s literature.

He really didn’t want and didn’t like children.

Like many people who don’t have children, but who express opinions about them (some surprisingly realistic), Shel hated children’s literature with a happy ending.

He didn’t understand the meaning. Having, in turn, an unhappy childhood, he would have liked to identify with texts with a more ambiguous or unhappy ending.

Like Hans Christian Andersen, if we think about it, whose stories end quite disastrously for the characters. 

Therefore, Shel began writing children’s stories that reflected reality as he saw it and forced the reader to think more about what he had just read.

In 1964 he published his first 3 children’s books, including The Generous Tree, which was a complete success with the public.

I don’t know if it was because of the book The Generous Tree and the fact that he always had to defend and justify it, or because he lost his first child at an early age (although he didn’t want children, he had a girl and a boy), but Shel Silverstein ended up retiring altogether from public life, even though he continued to write.

Over the last 20 years of his life, he also published a volume entitled “Where the Sidewalk Ends“, which was banned in bookstores. 

Shel Silverstein quotes and poems (121+)

5 Shel Silverstein quotes

  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
  1. “How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.” ― Shel Silverstein
  1. “There are no happy endings.

Endings are the saddest part,

So just give me a happy middle

And a very happy start.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “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 you’re a pretender com sit by my fire

For we have some flax-golden tales to spin

Come in!

Come in!”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “The Voice

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

15 Shel Silverstein quotes

  1. “Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy.” ― Shel Silverstein
  1. “Do a loony-goony dance

‘Cross the kitchen floor,

Put something silly in the world

That ain’t been there before.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “She had blue skin,

And so did he.

He kept it hid

And so did she.

They searched for blue

Their whole life through,

Then passed right by-

And never knew.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “The Little Boy and the Old Man

Said 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 seems

Grown-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.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “Draw a crazy picture,

Write a nutty poem,

Sing a mumble-jumble 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

  1. “I will not play at tug o’ war.

I’d rather play at 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.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “Nobody loves me, nobody cares,

Nobody picks me peaches and pears.

Nobody offers me candy and Cokes,

Nobody listens and laughs at my jokes.

Nobody helps when I get into a fight,

Nobody does all my homework at night.

Nobody misses me,

Nobody cries,

Nobody thinks I’m a wonderful guy.

So, if you ask me who’s my best friend, in a whiz,

I’ll stand up and tell you NOBODY is!

But yesterday night I got quite a scare

I woke up and Nobody just WASN’T there!

I called out and reached for Nobody’s hand,

In the darkness where Nobody usually stands,

Then I poked through the house, in each cranny and nook,

But I found SOMEBODY each place that I looked.

I searched till I’m tired, and now with the dawn,

There’s no doubt about it-

NOBODY’S GONE!!”

Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein quotes and poems (121+)

  1. “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

  1. “My skin is kind of sort of brownish pinkish yellowish white. My eyes are greyish blueish green, but I’m told they look orange in the night. My hair is reddish blondish brown, but its silver when it’s wet, and all the colours I am inside have not been invented yet.” ― Shel Silverstein
  1. “Underneath my outside face

There’s a face that none can see.

A little less smiley,

A little less sure,

But a whole lot more like me.”

Shel Silverstein 

  1. “Magic

Sandra’s seen a leprechaun,

Eddie touched a troll,

Laurie danced with witches once,

Charlie found some goblins gold.

Donald heard a mermaid sing,

Susy spied an elf,

But all the magic I have known

I’ve had to make myself.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “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.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “I asked the Zebra,

are you black with white stripes?

Or white with black stripes?

And the zebra asked me,

Are you good with bad habits?

Or are you bad with good habits?

Are you noisy with quiet times?

Or are you quiet with noisy times?

Are you happy with some sad days?

Or are you sad with some happy days?

Are you neat with some sloppy ways?

Or are you sloppy with some neat ways?

And on and on and on and on and on and on he went.

I’ll never ask a zebra about stripes…again.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “When the light turns green, you go. When the light turns red, you stop. But what do you do when the light turns blue with orange and lavender spots?” ― Shel Silverstein
  2. “The bridge will only take you halfway there, to those mysterious lands you long to see. Through gipsy camps and swirling Arab fair, and moonlit woods where unicorns run free. So come and walk awhile with me and share the twisting trails and wondrous worlds I’ve known. But this bridge will only take you halfway there. The last few steps you have to take alone.” ― Shel Silverstein

20 Shel Silverstein quotes

  1. “Early Bird

Oh, if you’re a bird, be an early bird

And catch the worm for your breakfast plate.

If you’re a bird, be an early bird–

But if you’re a worm, sleep late.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “I made myself a snowball

As perfect as can be.

I thought I’d keep it as a pet,

And let it sleep with me.

I made it some pyjamas

And a pillow for its head.

Then last night it ran away,

But first – It wet the bed.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “If you have to dry the dishes

(Such an awful boring chore)

If you have to dry the dishes

(‘Stead of going to the store)

If you have to dry the dishes

And you drop one on the floor

Maybe they won’t let you

Dry the dishes anymore”

Shel Silverstein 

  1. “The baby bat

Screamed out in fright,

‘Turn on the dark,

I’m afraid of the light.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “Anything is possible. Anything can be.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “… and she loved a boy very, very much– even more than she loved herself.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “Once I spoke the language of the flowers,

Once I understood each word the caterpillar said,

Once I smiled in secret at the gossip of the starlings,

And shared a conversation with the housefly in my bed.

Once I heard and answered all the questions

of the crickets,

And joined the crying of each falling dying

flake of snow,

Once I spoke the language of the flowers. . . .

How did it go?

How did it go?”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “I know a way to stay friends forever,

There’s really nothing to it,

I tell you what to do,

And you do it.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “Why can’t you see I’m a kid’, said the kid.

Why try to make me like you?

Why are you hurt when I don’t cuddle?

Why do you sigh when I splash through a puddle?

Why do you scream when I do what I did?

Im a kid.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “So I’m all for love that could make it today.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “If you’re sloppy, that’s just fine.

If you’re moody, I won’t mind.

If you’re fat, that’s fine with me.

If you’re skinny, let it be.

If you’re bossy, that’s all right.

if you’re nasty, I won’t fight.

If you’re rough, well that’s just you.

If you’re mean, that’s all right too.

Whatever you are is all okay.

I don’t like you anyway.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “If there is a book you want to read but isn’t written yet,write it.”

Shel Silverstein 

  1. “And all the colors I am inside have not been invented yet.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “So I’m all for love that could make it today.” 
  1. “If you’re sloppy, that’s just fine.

If you’re moody, I won’t mind.

If you’re fat, that’s fine with me.

If you’re skinny, let it be.

If you’re bossy, that’s all right.

if you’re nasty, I won’t fight.

If you’re rough, well that’s just you.

If you’re mean, that’s all right too.

Whatever you are is all okay.

I don’t like you anyway.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “And all the colors I am inside have not been invented yet.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “No Difference

Small as a peanut,

Big as a giant,

We’re all the same size

When we turn off the light.

Rich as a sultan,

Poor as a mite,

We’re all worth the same

When we turn off the light.

Red, black or orange,

Yellow or white,

We all look the same

When we turn off the light.

So maybe the way,

To make everything right

Is for god to just reach out

And turn off the light!”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “True story

This morning I jumped on my horse

And went for a ride,

And some wild outlaws chased me

And shot me in the side.

So I crawled into a wildcats cave

To find a place to hide

But some pirates found me sleeping there

And soon they had me tied

To a pole and built a fire

Under me—I almost cried

Till a mermaid came and cut me loose

And begged to be my bride

So I said id come back Wednesday

But I must admit I lied.

Then I ran into a jungle swamp

But I forgot my guide

And I stepped into some quicksand

And no matter how hard I tried

I couldn’t get out, until I met

A watersnake named Clyde

Who pulled me to some cannibals

Who planned to have me fried

But an eagle came and swept me up

And through the air we flied

But he dropped me in a boiling lake

A thousand miles wide

And you’ll never guess what I did then—

I DIED” ― Shel Silverstein

  1. “…I am writing these poems from inside a lion…”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “Somebody has to go polish the stars,

They’re looking a little bit dull.

Somebody has to go polish the stars,

For the eagles and starlings and gulls

Have all been complaining they’re tarnished and worn,

They say they want new ones we cannot afford.

So please get your rags

And your polishing jars,

Somebody has to go polish the stars.”

Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic

25 Shel Silverstein quotes

  1. “Frozen Dream

I’ll take the dream I had last night

And put it in my freezer,

So someday long and far away

When I’m an old grey geezer,

I’ll take it out and thaw it out,

This lovely dream I’ve frozen,

And boil it up and sit me down

A dip my old cold toes in.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “everything isn’t everything”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “So what if nobody came?

I’ll have all the ice cream and tea,

And I’ll laugh with myself,

And I’ll dance with myself,

And I’ll sing, “Happy Birthday to me!”

― Shel Silverstein

3. “And the tree was happy”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “If the track is tough and the hill is rough,

THINKING you can just ain’t enough!”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “If you are a dreamer come in” – Shel Silverstein 
  1.  “If you are a dreamer, come in,

If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,

A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer…

If you’re a pretender come sit by my fire

For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.

Come in!

Come in!” ― Shel Silverstein

  1. “It was missing a piece.

And it was not happy.

So it set off in search

of its missing piece.

And as it rolled

it sang this song – “Oh I’m lookin’ for my missin’ piece

I’m lookin’ for my missin’ piece

Hi-dee-ho, here I go,

Lookin’ for my missin’ piece.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “Are wild strawberries really wild? Will they scratch an adult, will they snap at a child? Should you pet them, or let them run free where they roam? Could they ever relax in a steam-heated home? Can they be trained to not growl at the guests? Will a litterbox work or would they make a mess? Can we make them a Cowberry, herding the cows, or maybe a Muleberry pulling the plows, or maybe a Huntberry chasing the grouse, or maybe a Watchberry guarding the house, and though they may curl up at your feet oh so sweetly can you ever feel that you trust them completely? Or should we make a pet out of something less scary, like the Domestic Prune or the Imported Cherry, Anyhow, you’ve been warned and I will not be blamed if your Wild Strawberries cannot be tamed.” ― Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends
  1. “Alice

She drank from a bottle called DRINK ME

And she grew so tall,

She ate from a plate called TASTE ME

And down she shrank so small.

And so she changed, while other folks

Never tried nothin’ at all.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “would you like to hear

the night

i bravely fought the-

No?

Alright”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “Thanksgiving dinner’s sad and thankless. Christmas dinner’s dark and blue. When you stop and try to see it From the turkey’s point of view.

Sunday dinner isn’t sunny. Easter feasts are just bad luck. When you see it from the viewpoint of a chicken or a duck. Oh how I once loved tuna salad Pork and lobsters, lamb chops too. Till I stopped and looked at dinner From the dinner’s point of view.” ― Shel Silverstein

  1. “And he didn’t really know where he was going, but he did know he was going somewhere, because you really have to go somewhere, don’t you?” ― Shel Silverstein, Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back
  1. “A spider lives inside my head

Who weaves a strange and wondrous web

Of silken threads and silver strings

To catch all sorts of flying things,

Like crumbs of thoughts and bits of smiles

And specks of dried-up tears,

And dust of dreams that catch and cling

For years and years and years…”

  1. “Pirate Dreams

Needles and pins, Needles and pins,

Sew me a sail to catch me the wind.

Sew me a sail strong as the gale,

Carpenter, bring out your hammers and nails.

Hammers and nails, hammers and nails,

Build me a boat to go chasing the whales.

Chasing the whales, sailing the blue

Find me a captain and sign me a crew.

Captain and crew, captain and crew,

Take me, oh take me to anywhere new.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “Although I cannot see your face

As you flip these poems awhile,

Somewhere from some far-off place

I hear you laughing–and I smile.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “Talked my head off

Worked my tail off

Cried my eyes out

Walked my feet off

Sang my heat out

So you see,

There’s really not much left of me.”

Shel Silverstein, Every Thing on It

  1. “But all the magic I have known

I’ve had to make myself.”

Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends

  1. “Ma and God

God gave us fingers–Ma says, “Use your fork.”

God gave us voices–Ma says, “Don’t scream.”

Ma says eat broccoli, cereal and carrots.

But God gave us tasteys for maple ice cream.

God gave us fingers–Ma says, “Use your hanky.”

God gave us puddles–Ma says, “Don’t splash.”

Ma says, “Be quiet, your father is sleeping.”

But God gave us garbage can covers to crash.

God gave us fingers–Ma says, “Put your gloves on.”

God gave us raindrops–Ma says, “Don’t get wet.”

Ma says be careful, and don’t get too near to

These strange lovely dogs that God gave us to pet.

God gave us fingers–Ma says, “Go wash ’em.”

But God gave us coal bins and nice dirty bodies.

And I ain’t too smart, but there’s one thing for certain–

Either Ma’s wrong or else God is.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “We can’t hold hands―

Someone might see.

Won’t you please

Hold toes with me?”

― Shel Silverstein

2o. “My beard grows down to my toes,

I never wears no clothes,

I wraps my hair

Around my bare,

And down the road I goes.”

― Shel Silverstein

21. “Ricky was “L” but he’s home with the flu,

Lizzie, our “O,” had some homework to do,

Mitchell, “E” prob’ly got lost on the way,

So I’m all of the love that could make it today.”

― Shel Silverstein

22. “Just Me, Just Me

Sweet 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 see

She can love others and still love thee.)”

― Shel Silverstein

23. “Each time I see the Upside-Down Man

Standing in the water,

I look at him and start to laugh,

Although I shouldn’t oughtter.

For maybe in another world

Another time

Another town,

Maybe HE is right side up

And I am upside down”

― Shel silverstein

24. “Once i spoke the language of the flowers,Once i understand each word the caterpillar said,Once i smiled in secret at the gossip of the starlings,”

― Shel Silverstein

25. “One day he said, “I’ll tell this town

How it feels to be an unfunny clown.”

And he told them all why he looked so sad,

And he told them all why he felt so bad.

He told of Pain and Rain and Cold,

He told of Darkness in his soul,

And after he finished his tale of woe,

Did everyone cry? Oh no, no, no,

They laughed until they shook the trees…

And while the world laughed outside.

Cloony the Clown sat down and cried.”

― Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein quotes and poems (121+)

30 Shel Silverstein quotes

  1. “I’ve found my missin’ piece So grease my knees and fleece my bees I’ve found my missin’ piece!” ― Shel Silverstein
  1. “He wasted his wishes on wishing.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “There is a place where the sidewalk ends,

And before the street begins,

And there the grass grows soft and white,

And there the sun burns crimson bright,

And there the moon-bird rests from his flight

To cool in the peppermint wind.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “The Yesees said yes to anything

That anyone suggested.

The Noees said no to everything

Unless it was proven and tested.

So the Yesees all died of much too much

And the Noees all died of fright,

But somehow I think the Thinkforyourselfees

All came out all right.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “I opened my eyes

And looked up at the rain,

And it dripped in my head

And flowed into my brain,

And all that I hear as I lie in my bed

Is the slishity-slosh of the rain in my head.

I step very softly,

I walk very slow,

I can’t do a handstand–

I might overflow,

So pardon the wild crazy thing I just said–

I’m just not the same since there’s rain in my head.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “Come, Boy, sit down. Sit down and rest.”

And the boy did.

And the tree was happy.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “Invisible Boy

And here we see the invisible boy

In his lovely invisible house,

Feeding a piece of invisible cheese

To a little invisible mouse.

Oh, what a beautiful picture to see!

Will you draw an invisible picture for me?”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “It’s amazing the difference

A bit of sky can make.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “Yes, I’m adopted.

My folks were not blessed

With me in the usual way.

But they picked me,

They chose me

From all the rest,

Which is lots more than most kids can say.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “There’s a Polar Bear

In our Frigidaire–

He likes it ’cause it’s cold in there.

With his seat in the meat

And his face in the fish

And his big hairy paws

In 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 roar

If you open the door.

And it gives me a scare

To know he’s in there–

That Polary Bear

In our Fridgitydaire.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “Ol’ man Simon, planted a diamond. Grew hisself a garden the likes of none. Sprouts all growin’ comin’ up glowin’ Fruit of jewels all shinin’ in the sun. Colors of the rainbow. See the sun and the rain grow sapphires and rubies on ivory vines, Grapes of jade, just ripenin’ in the shade, just ready for the squeezin’ into green jade wine. Pure gold corn there, Blowin’ in the warm air. Ol’ crow nibblin’ on the amnythyst seeds. 

In between the diamonds, Ol’ man Simon crawls about pullin’ out platinum weeds. Pink pearl berries, all you can carry, put ’em in a bushel and haul ’em into town. Up in the tree there’s opal nuts and gold pears- Hurry quick, grab a stick and shake some down. Take a silver tater, emerald tomater, fresh plump coral melons. Hangin’ in reach. Ol’ man Simon, diggin’ in his diamonds, stops and rests and dreams about one… real… peach.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “This boat that we just built is just fine –

And don’t try to tell us it’s not

The sides and the back are divine –

It’s the bottom I guess we forgot”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “An oak tree and a rosebush grew,

Young and green together,

Talking the talk of growing things-

Wind and water and weather.

And while the rosebush sweetly bloomed

The oak tree grew so high

That now it spoke of newer things-

Eagles, mountain peaks and sky.

“I guess you think you’re pretty great,”

The rose was heard to cry,

Screaming as loud as it possibly could

To the treetop in the sky.

“And now you have no time for flower talk,

Now that you’ve grown so tall.”

“It’s not so much that I’ve grown,” said the tree,

“It’s just that you’ve stayed so small.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout

Would not take the garbage out!

She’d scour the pots and scrape the pans,

Candy the yams and spice the hams,

And though her daddy would scream and shout,

She simply would not take the garbage out.

And so it piled up to the ceilings:

Coffee grounds, potato peelings,

Brown bananas, rotten peas,

Chunks of sour cottage cheese.

It filled the can, it covered the floor,

It cracked the window and blocked the door

With bacon rinds and chicken bones,

Drippy ends of ice cream cones,

Prune pits, peach pits, orange peel,

Gloppy glumps of cold oatmeal,

Pizza crusts and withered greens,

Soggy beans and tangerines,

Crusts of black burned buttered toast,

Gristly bits of beefy roasts. . .

The garbage rolled on down the hall,

It raised the roof, it broke the wall. . .

Greasy napkins, cookie crumbs,

Globs of gooey bubble gum,

Cellophane from green baloney,

Rubbery blubbery macaroni,

Peanut butter, caked and dry,

Curdled milk and crusts of pie,

Moldy melons, dried-up mustard,

Eggshells mixed with lemon custard,

Cold french fried and rancid meat,

Yellow lumps of Cream of Wheat.

At last the garbage reached so high

That it finally touched the sky.

And all the neighbors moved away,

And none of her friends would come to play.

And finally Sarah Cynthia Stout said,

“OK, I’ll take the garbage out!”

But then, of course, it was too late. . .

The garbage reached across the state,

From New York to the Golden Gate.

And there, in the garbage she did hate,

Poor Sarah met an awful fate,

That I cannot now relate

Because the hour is much too late.

But children, remember Sarah Stout

And always take the garbage out!”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “If you want to marry me, here’s what you’ll have to do:

You must learn how to make a perfect chicken-dumpling stew.

And you must sew my holey socks,

And soothe my troubled mind,

And develop the knack for scratching my back,

And keep my shoes spotlessly shining.

And while I rest you must rake up the leaves,

And when it is hailing and snowing

You must shovel the walk…and be still when I talk,

And-hey-where are you going?”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black And the dark street winds and bends.

Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow

We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,

And watch where the chalk-white arrows go

To the place where the sidewalk ends.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “Teddy said it was a hat, So I put it on. Now dad is saying, “where the heck’s the toilet plunger gone?”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “…Just ’cause somethin’ ain’t been done

Don’t mean it can’t be did…”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “And the boy loved the tree…….very much. And the tree was happy.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “I didn’t do it

That’s a lie

I didn’t do it

No, not I

I didn’t do it

Hear me cry

I didn’t do it

Hope to die

I didn’t do it

I’m not that bad

But if I did…

Would you be mad?”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “The Bagpipe who didn’t say No 

It was nine o’clock at midnight at a quarter after three

When a turtle met a bagpipe on the shoreside by the sea,

And the turtle said, “My dearie,

May I sit with you? I’m weary.”

And the bagpipe didn’t say no.

Said the turtle to the bagpipe, “I have walked this lonely shore,

I have talked to waves and pebbles–but I’ve never loved before.

Will you marry me today, dear?

Is it ‘No’ you’re going to say dear?”

But the bagpipe didn’t say no.

Said the turtle to his darling, “Please excuse me if I stare,

But you have the plaidest skin, dear,

And you have the strangest hair.

If I begged you pretty please, love,

Could I give you just one squeeze, love?”

And the bagpipe didn’t say no.

Said the turtle to the bagpipe, “Ah, you love me. Then confess!

Let me whisper in your dainty ear and hold you to my chest.”

And he cuddled her and teased her

And so lovingly he squeezed her.

And the bagpipe said, “Aaooga.”

Said the turtle to the bagpipe, “Did you honk or bray or neigh?

For ‘Aaoonga’ when your kiss is such a heartless thing to say.

Is it that I have offended?

Is it that our love has ended?”

And the bagpipe didn’t say no.

Said the turtle to the bagpipe, “Shall i leave you, darling wife?

Shall I waddle off to Woedom? Shall I crawl out of your life?

Shall I move, depart and go, dear–

Oh, I beg you tell me ‘No’ dear!”

But the bagpipe didn’t say no.

So the turtle crept off crying and he ne’er came back no more,

And he left the bagpipe lying on that smooth and sandy shore.

And some night when tide is low there,

Just walk up and say, “Hello, there,”

And politely ask the bagpipe if this story’s really so.

I assure you, darling children, the bagpipe won’t say “No.”

― Shel Silverstein

  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

  1. “Rockabye Baby, in the treetop

Don’t you know a treetop

is it a safe place to rock?

And who put you up there,

and your cradle too?

Baby,

I think someone down here

has got it in for you!”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “You don’t have to shoot me,” says the young lion. “I will be your rug and I will lie in front of your fireplace and I won’t move a muscle and you can sit on me and toast all the marshmallows you want. I love marshmallows.”― Shel Silverstein
  1. “Ourchestra:

So you haven’t got a drum, just beat your belly.

So I haven’t got a horn-I’ll play my nose.

So we haven’t any cymbals-

We’ll just slap our hands together,

And though there may be orchestras

That sound a little better

With their fancy shiny instruments

That cost an awful lot-

Hey, we’re making music twice as good

By playing what we’ve got!”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “When I am gone what will you do?

Who will write and draw for you?

Someone smarter–someone new?

Someone better–maybe YOU!” ― Shel Silverstein

  1. “Eighteen luscious scrumptious flavors,

Chocolate,Lime and Cherry

Coffee,Pumpkin, Fudge-Banana,

Caramel Cream and boysenberry.

Rocky Road and Toasted Almond,

Butterscotch,Vanilla Dip, Butter Brickle,

Apple Ripple,Coconut,and Mocha Chip, Brandy Peach and Lemon Custard.

Each scoop is lovely, smooth and round. Tallest cream cone in town lying there on the ground.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “Oh, I’m being eaten

By a boa constrictor,

A boa constrictor,

A boa constrictor,

I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor,

And I don’t like it–one bit.

Well, what do you know?

It’s nibblin’ my toe.

Oh, gee,

It’s up to my knee.

Oh my,

It’s up to my thigh.

Oh, fiddle,

It’s up to my middle.

Oh, heck,

It’s up to my neck.

Oh, dread,

It’s upmmmmmmmmmmffffffffff . . .”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “Whatever you are is all okay.

I don’t like you anyway.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “Runny’s Nicpic

One day Runny Babbit

Met little Franny Fog.

He said, “Let’s have a nicpic

Down by the lollow hog.”

He brought some cutter bookies,

Some teanuts and some pea.

And what did Franny Fog bring?

Her whole fog framily.”

― Shel Silverstein

40 Shel Silverstein quotes

  1. “It’s all the same to the clam.” ― Shel Silverstein
  1. “If we meet and I say, “Hi,”

That’s a salutation.

If you ask me how I feel,

That’s a consideration.

If we stop and talk awhile,

That’s a conversation.

If we understand each other,

That’s communication.

If we argue, scream and fight,

That’s an altercation.

If later we apologize,

That’s a reconciliation.

If we help each other home,

That’s cooperation.

And all these actions added up

Make civilization.

(And if I say this is a wonderful poem, Is that exaggeration?)”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “Tree house

A tree house, a free house,

A secret you and me house,

A high up in the leafy branches

Cozy as can be house.

A street house, a neat house,

Be sure to wipe your feet house

Is not my kind of house at all-

Let’s go live in a tree house.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “One sister for sale,

One sister for sale,

One crying and spying young sister for sale

I’m really not kidding so who’ll start the bidding

Do I hear a dollar?

A nickel?

A penny?

Oh isn’t there isn’t there isn’t there any

One person who will buy this sister for sale

This crying spying old young sister for sale.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “There are no happy endings, endings are sad-so let’s have a happy beginning and a happy middle.” ― Shel Silverstein
  1. “When I am gone what will you do?

Who will write and draw for you?

Someone smarter-someone new?

Someone better-maybe YOU!”

― Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein quotes and poems (121+)
  1. “I can be somebody’s and still be my own.” ― Shel Silverstein
  1. “If you are a dreamer, come in,

If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,

A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer…

If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire

For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.

Come in!

Come in!”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “Don’t know where he’s going but sees where he’s been.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “How much good is inside a day?

Depends how good you live ‘em.

How much love inside a friend?

Depends how much you give ‘em.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “Now I lay me down to sleep,

I pray the Lord my soul to keep,

And if I die before I wake,

I pray the Lord my toys will break.

So none of the other kids can use ’em….

Amen.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “I said, “I’ll take the T-bone steak.”

A soft voice mooed, “Oh wow.”

And I looked up and realized

The waitress was a cow.

I cried, “Mistake–forget the the steak.

I’ll take the chicken then.”

I heard a cluck–’twas just my luck

The busboy was a hen.

I said, “Okay no, fowl today.

I’ll have the seafood dish.”

Then I saw through the kitchen door

The cook–he was a fish.

I screamed, “Is there anyone workin’ here

Who’s an onion or a beet?

No? Your’re sure? Okay then friends,

A salad’s what I’ll eat.”

They looked at me. “Oh,no,” they said,

“The owner is a cabbage head.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “There is a place where the sidewalk ends.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “Pirate Captain Jim

“Walk the plank,” says Pirate Jim

“But Captain Jim, I cannot swim.”

“Then you must steer us through the gale.”

“But Captain Jim, I cannot sail.”

“Then down with the galley slaves you go.”

“But Captain Jim, I cannot row.”

“Then you must be the pirate’s clerk.”

“But Captain Jim, I cannot work.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “Birds are flyin’ south for winter.

Here’s the Weird-Bird headin’ north,

Wings a-flappin’, beak a-chatterin’,

Cold head bobbin’ back ‘n’ forth.

He says, “It’s not that I like ice

Or freezin’ winds and snowy ground.

It’s just sometimes it’s kind of nice

To be the only bird in town.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “Oh I’m lookin’ for my missin’ piece

I’m lookin’ for my missin’ piece

Hi-dee-ho, here I go,

Lookin’ for my missin’ piece”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “I keep meeting all the right people

At all the wrong times.” ― Shel Silverstein

  1. “Talked my head off

Worked my tail off

Cried my eyes out

Walked my feet off

Sang my heart out

So you see,

There’s really not much left of me.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “She had blue skin. And so did he. He kept it hid, And so did she. They searched for blue Their whole life through, Then passed right by – And never knew.” ― Shel Silverstein
  1. “If you’re nasty, I won’t fight.

If you’re rough, well that’s just you.

If you’re mean, that’s alright too.

Whatever you are is all okay.

I don’t like you anyway.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “I’d rather play tennis than go to the dentist.

I’d rather play soccer than go to the doctor.

I’d rather play Hurk than go to work.

Hurk? Hurk? What’s Hurk?

I don’t know, but it must be better than work.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “I was hoping that perhaps I could roll with you…”

“You cannot roll with me,” said the Big O, “but perhaps you can roll by yourself.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “…In a world of apples and kisses and shoes

He wasted his wishes on wishing.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “Are you anybody else’s missing piece?’

‘Not that I know of.’

‘Well, maybe you want to be your own piece?’

‘I can be someone’s and still my own.’

‘Well, maybe you don’t want to be mine.’

‘Maybe I do.” ― Shel Silverstein

  1. “The Voice

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

  1. “Rain

I opened my eyes

And looked up at the rain.

And it dripped in my head

And flowed into my brain,

And all that I hear as I lie in my bed

Is the slishity-slosh of the rain in my head.

I step very softly,

I walk very slow,

I can’t do a handstand-

I might overflow,

So pardon the wild crazy thing I just said-

I’m just not the same since there’s rain in my head.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “Sometimes I get so depressed

‘Bout what I haven’t done.

-NEVER”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “Many leaves one tree” ― Shel Silverstein
  1. “Since my friend left me,I’ve got nothing to do but walking.I walk to forget.I walk,I escape,I get further.My friend will not come back,now I am a marathon man.” ― Shel Silverstein
  1. “I believe that if you don’t want to do anything, then sit there and don’t do it, but don’t expect people to hand you a corn beef sandwich and wash your socks for you.” ― Shel Silverstein
  1. “I’m Reginald Clark, I’m afraid of the dark

So please do not close this book on me.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “Never explain what you do. It speaks for itself. You only muddle it by talking about it.” ― Shel Silverstein
  2. “Anything can happen child, anything can be.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “Comfortable shoes and the freedom to leave are the two most important things in life.” ― Shel Silverstein
  1. “Body Language 

Said my feet, “Hey, let’s go dancin’.”

Said my tongue, “Let’s have a snack.”

Said my brain, “Let’s read a good book.”

Said my eyes, “Let’s take a nap.”

Said my legs, “Let’s just go walkin’.”

Said my back, “Let’s take a ride.”

Said my seat, “Well, I’ll just sit right here,’Til all of you decide.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “We can’t find the cat,

We don’t know where she’s at,

Oh, where did she go?

Does anyone know?

Let’s ask this walking hat.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “Where the Sidewalk Ends 

There is a place where the sidewalk ends

And before the street begins,

And there the grass grows soft and white,

And there the sun burns crimson bright,

And there the moon-bird rests from his flight

To cool in the peppermint wind.

Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black

And the dark street winds and bends.

Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow

We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow

And watch where the chalk-white arrows go

To the place where the sidewalk ends.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “When the light turns green, you go. When the light turns red, you stop. But what do you do when the light turns blue and orange with lavender spots?” ― Shel Silverstein
  1. “I’ve discovered a way to stay friends forever –

There’s really nothing to it.

I simply tell you what to do

And you do it!”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “There is a voice inside of you that whispers all day long, ‘I feel that 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

50 Shel Silverstein quotes

  1. “May I ask you if you’ve noticed,

May I ask you if you’ve seen it.

My minnow Minnie

Who was swimmin’

In you Ovaltine?

For you’ve gone and drunk it up, dear,

And she isn’t in the cup, dear.

And she’s nowhere to be found, dear.

Do you think that she has drowned, dear?”

Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends

  1. “Although I cannot see your face

As you flip these poems awhile,

Somewhere from some far-off place

I hear you laughing—and I smile.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “Ickle me, pickle me, tickle me too

never returned to the world they knew

and nobody knows what happened to

dear ickle me, pickle me, tickle me too”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “William tell, William tell,

Take your arrow, grip it well,

There’s the apple– – aim for the middle– –

Oh well … you just missed by a little.”

Shel Silverstein, Falling Up

  1. “I can be someone’s and still be my own.” ― Shel Silverstein
  2. “She had blue skin,

And so did he.

He kept it hid

And so did she.

They searched for blue their whole life through,

Then passed right by-

And never knew”

Shel Silverstein

  1. .“If I had a brontosaurus, I would name him Horace or Morris. But if suddenly one day he had A lot of little brontosauri- I would change his name to Laurie.” ―Shel Silverstein
  1. “And then one Thursday night they found him

Dead- with his wishes piled around him,

And they counted the lot and found that not

A single one was missing.

All shiny and new – here, take a few

And think of Lester as you do.

In a world of apples and kisses and shoes

He wasted his wishes on wishing.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “Although I cannot see your face

As you flip these poems awhile,

Somewhere from some far-off place

I hear you laughing—and I smile.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “If you are a dreamer come sit by my fire, for we have some flax golden tails to spin, come in, come in.” ― Shell Silverstein
  1. “I am too old and sad to play,”

said the boy.

“I want a boat that will

take me far away from here.

Can you give me a boat?”

“Cut down my trunk

and make a boat,” said the tree.

“Then you can sail away…

and be happy.”

And so the boy cut down her trunk

and made a boat and sailed away.

And the tree was happy

… but not really.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “If you are a dreamer, come sit by my fire. For we have some flax-golden tales to spin; come in! Come in!” ― Shel Silverstein
  2. “O Chid learn your ABZ’s and memorize them well, and you shall learn to talk and speak and read and write and spell” ― Shel Silverstein
  3. “Make it so good and so clear that it doesn’t need any further explanation.” ― Shel Silverstein
  1. “Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black

And the dark street winds and bends.

Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow

We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow

And watch where the chalk-white arrows go

To the place where the sidewalk ends.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “Although I cannot see your face

As you flip these poems awhile,

Somewhere from some far-off place

I hear you laughing—and I smile.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “Ickle me, pickle me, tickle me too

never returned to the world they knew

and nobody knows what happened to

dear ickle me, pickle me, tickle me too”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “You can’t crawl back in the dollhouse

You’ve gotten to

O

big to

get in.

You’ve got to live here

Like the rest of us do.

You’ve got to walk roads

That is winding and new.

But oh, I wish I could

Crawl back with you

Into the dollhouse again.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “William tell, William tell,

Take your arrow, grip it well,

There’s the apple– – aim for the middle– –

Oh well … you just missed by a little.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “I can be someone’s and still be my own.” ― Shel Silverstein
  1. “You should have heard the old men cry

You should have heard the biddies

When that sad stranger rasied his flute

And piped away the kiddies.

Katy, Tommy, Meg, and Bob

Followed skipping gailey

Red-haired Ruth, my brother Ron,

And little crippled Bailey

Jon and Nils and Cousin Claire

Dancin’, spinnin’, turnin’

‘Cross the hills to god knows where-

They never came returnin’.

‘Cross the hills to god know where

The piper pranced a leadin’.

Each child in Hamlin town but me

And I stayed home unheedin’.

My papa says that I was blest

For if that music fond me

I’d be witch-cast like all the rest.

This town grows old around me.

I cannot say I did not hear

That sound so hauntin’ hollow.

I heard, I heard, I heard it clear…

I was afraid to follow.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “Sick”

“I cannot go to school today,”

Said little Peggy Ann McKay.

“I have the measles and the mumps,

A gash, a rash and purple bumps.

My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,

I’m going blind in my right eye.

My tonsils are as big as rocks,

I’ve counted sixteen chicken pox

And there’s one more–that’s seventeen,

And don’t you think my face looks green?

My leg is cut–my eyes are blue–

It might be instamatic flu.

I cough and sneeze and gasp and choke,

I’m sure that my left leg is broke–

My hip hurts when I move my chin,

My belly button’s caving in,

My back is wrenched, my ankle’s sprained,

My ‘pendix pains each time it rains.

My nose is cold, my toes are numb.

I have a sliver in my thumb.

My neck is stiff, my voice is weak,

I hardly whisper when I speak.

My tongue is filling up my mouth,

I think my hair is falling out.

My elbow’s bent, my spine ain’t straight,

My temperature is one-o-eight.

My brain is shrunk, I cannot hear,

There is a hole inside my ear.

I have a hangnail, and my heart is–what?

What’s that? What’s that you say?

You say today is. . .Saturday?

G’bye, I’m going out to play!”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “She had blue skin,

And so did he.

He kept it hid

And so did she.

They searched for blue their whole life through,

Then passed right by-

And never knew”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “If I had a brontosaurus, I would name him Horace or Morris. But if suddenly one day he had A lot of little brontosauri- I would change his name to Laurie.” ― Shel Silverstein
  1. “And then one Thursday night they found him

Dead- with his wishes piled around him,

And they counted the lot and found that not

A single one was missing.

All shiny and new – here, take a few

And think of Lester as you do.

In a world of apples and kisses and shoes

He wasted his wishes on wishing.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “Although I cannot see your face

As you flip these poems awhile,

Somewhere from some far-off place

I hear you laughing—and I smile.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “If you are a dreamer come sit by my fire, for we have some flax golden tails to spin, come in, come in.” ― Shell Silverstein
  2. “I am too old and sad to play,”

said the boy.

“I want a boat that will

take me far away from here.

Can you give me a boat?”

“Cut down my trunk

and make a boat,” said the tree.

“Then you can sail away…

and be happy.”

And so the boy cut down her trunk

and made a boat and sailed away.

And the tree was happy

… but not really.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “If you are a dreamer, come sit by my fire. For we have some flax-golden tales to spin; come in! Come in!” ― Shel Silverstein
  2. “Make it so good and so clear that it doesn’t need any further explanation.” ― Shel Silverstein
  1. “Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black

And the dark street winds and bends.

Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow

We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow

,

And watch where the chalk-white arrows go

To the place where the sidewalk ends.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “Followin’ the trail on the old treasure map,

I came to the spot that said “Dig right here.”

And four feet down my spade struck wood

Just where the map said a chest would appear.

But carved in the side were written these words:

“A curse upon he who disturbs this gold.”

Signed, Morgan the Pirate, Scourge of the Seas.

I read these words and my blood ran cold.

So here I sit upon untold wealth

Tryin’ to figure which is worse:

How much do I need this gold?

And how much do I need this curse?”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “How much good is inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends on how much you give ’em.” ― Shel Silverstein
  1. My dad gave me one dollar bill

‘Cause I’m his smartest son,

And I swapped it for two shiny quarters

‘Cause two is more than one!

And then I took the quarters

And traded them to Lou

For three dimes – I guess he don’t know

That three is more than two!

Just then, along came old blind Bates

And just ’cause he can’t see

He gave me four nickels for my three dimes,

And four is more than three!

And I took the nickels to Hiram Coombs

Down at the seed-feed store,

And the fool gave me five pennies for them,

And five is more than four!

And then I went and showed my dad,

And he got red in the cheeks

And closed his eyes and shook his head –

Too proud of me to speak!”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “When the light turns green, you go. When the light turns red, you stop. But what do you do when the light turns blue with orange and lavender spots” ― Shel Silverstein
  2. “Through gypsy camps and swirling Arab fair, and moonlit woods where unicorns run free.” ― Shel Silverstein
  3. “If you are a dreamer, come in” ― Shel Silverstein
  4. “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.” ― Shel Silverstein
  5. “But all the magic I have known

I’ve had to make myself.”

Shel Silverstein

  1. “Hi,” it said.

“Hi,” said the piece.

“Are you anybody else’s missing piece?”

“Not that I know of.”

“Well, maybe you want to be your own piece?”

“I can be someone’s and still be my own.”

“Well, maybe you don’t want to be mine.”

“Maybe I do.”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “There is a place where the sidewalk ends and before the street begins. And there the grass grows soft and white, and there the sun burns crimson bright. And there the Moon-Bird rests from his flight to cool in the peppermint wind.” ― Shel Silverstein
  1. “Anything can happen, child

Anything can be”

― Shel Silverstein

  1. “Eddie touched a troll” ― Shel Silverstein
  2. “All the colors I am inside have not been invented yet.” ― Shel Silverstein
  3. “There are no happy endings.

Endings are the saddest part,

So just give me a happy middle

And a very happy start.”

– Every Thing on It

  1. “If there is a book you want to read but isn’t written yet, write it.” – Roger Was a Razor Fish
  1. “…Just ’cause somethin’ ain’t been done

Don’t mean it can’t be did…” – Every Thing on It

  1. “Do a loony-goony dance ‘Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain’t been there before.”
  1. “Underneath my outside face, There’s a face that none can see. A little less smiley, A little less sure, But a whole lot more like me.” – Every Thing on It
  1. “When the light turns green, you go. When the light turns red, you stop. But what do you do when the light turns blue with orange and lavender spots?” – A Light In The Attic
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Nadejda Romanciuc

Nadejda Romanciuc holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a diploma in Addiction studies. She is part of the Romanian Association of Integrative Psychotherapy as a psychotherapist under supervision. She's practicing online counselling for over two years and is a strong advocate for mental health.