8 Shel Silverstein Quotes You Can Relate More to as An Adult

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Being a kid is hard, yes that is true but being an adult is even harder. When we are young there are tons of lessons in life we are shown, but for some reason, the true meaning of those lessons do not hit us until we are in our adult years.

If you are anything like me you were IN LOVE with the Shel Silverstein book Where The Sidewalk Ends when you were a child. I still consider this book, even now to be one of my absolute favorites! Rereading it now I notice so many more things I would never have thought twice about as a child. Take a look at some of the quotes by Shel Silverstein below and really let them sink in, I bet by the end of this you too will be thinking “OMG HOW DID I MISS THAT?”

She had blue skin
And so did he.
He kept it his
And so did she.
They searched for blue
Their whole life through.
Then passed right by –
And never knew.

2. Batty

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

3. 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.

4. 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.

RWC News 8 Shel Silverstein Quotes You Can Relate More to as An Adult  5. 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.

6. Hinges

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.

7. The Battle

Would you like to hear
Of the terrible night
When I bravely fought the –
All right.

RWC News 8 Shel Silverstein Quotes You Can Relate More to as An Adult  8. Homemade Boat

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. . .

To go over the whole Where the Sidewalk Ends book, check out the video below. I cannot get enough of Shel Silverstein. Also if you liked Where the Sidewalk Ends as a child you may want to take a look at the rest of Shel Silverstein’s work, it is all fantastic! Enjoy!

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Shelby Maydfunov
I have been reporting for RWC News for 2 years now. I am the daughter of parents legally immigrated here from Russia 41 years ago. I am 27 years old.

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