Six Inspirational Quotes From Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein’s book “Where The Sidewalk Ends” is a children’s book with the author’s never-ending wisdom. Whether you’re a child or an adult, his writings are always captivating. Below are six of his most inspirational quotes.

1. Losing Pieces

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.


2. Masks

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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.


3. Batty

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The baby bat
Screamed out in fright,
“Turn on the dark,
I’m afraid of the light.”


4. The Voice

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.

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5. Underface

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.


6. Hinges

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If we had hinges on our heads
There wouldn’t be no sin
‘Cause we could take the bad stuff out
And leave the good stuff in.

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