Green Eggs and Ham
by Dr. Seuss
Green Eggs and Ham Life, Consciousness, and Existence Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Line)
I am Sam. (1, 2)
These little words have left a pretty big legacy. One thing we don't always remember, though, is that they are written on signs. That's right, signs to the world from Sam; signs that say, "Hey world, I exist!" Green Eggs and Ham celebrates this exuberant self-awareness, and our human (or creature) need to interact with others to affirm our own existences. Ah, philosophy.
Sam I am. (3)
When Sam doesn't get the kind of attention he wants from the big guy, he tries flipping the script a little, inverting the "normal" order of things to make a splash. This is also our cue that we are in Seussville, where the rules don't apply. In Seussville, going against the grain is not only acceptable, but desired.