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Some other quotes:

 

Did you ever fly a kite in bed?
Did you ever walk with ten cats on your head?
Do you know how to milk this kind of cow?
We can do it, since we know how.
If you've never done these things, you should.
These things are fun, and fun is good.

There and here, here and there
Funny things are everywhere.

Compare and contrast the first quote to the moral maxims of the bulk of children's literature and you can get an idea of just how revolutionary this book was. As for the second quote...you can understand how useful it is...

 

Now imagine this being illustrated by a painting by a young Picasso, and read by Orson Welles: 

My shoe is off

My foot is cold

I have a bird

I like to hold.

 

My hat is old.

My teeth are gold.

 

My shoe is off 

My foot is cold

And now my story

is all told.

 

Amazing.