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Horton Hears a Who!

Horton Hears a Who!


by Dr. Seuss

Horton Hears a Who! Perseverance Quotes

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Quote #1

"…I've got to protect them. I'm bigger than they."
So he plucked up the clover and hustled away. (45-46)

Horton's convinced from the very beginning that he has to do the right thing. He's such a good egg.

Quote #2

While Horton chased after, with groans, over stones
That tattered his toenails and battered his bones. (87-88)

Poor Horton's really getting beat up over this whole situation, but he's a fighter. He doesn't let the physical wear and tear get in the way.

Quote #3

"I'll find it!" Cried Horton. "I'll find it or bust!
I SHALL find my friends on my small speck of dust!" (103-104)

Even when faced with millions of clovers to search through (carefully, so as to not smush his friends), Horton carries on. Is that stupidity, or sheer bravery?

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