| Quote #1
"I will call you by Whisper-ma-Phone,
Everybody loves a secret! But by the end of the story, it seems like maybe this shouldn't be so secretive after all…
| Quote #2
"Now I'll tell you," he says, with his teeth sounding gray,
Dr. Seuss chooses his words wisely to let us know that the Once-ler is, ahem, no longer young. And the Once-ler also has a way with words. Since we've read the story, we know that the Lorax lifts himself and takes himself away—but the Once-ler uses the passive voice to make things sound even eerier than they are. He's learned a thing or two about storytelling since back in the day.
| Quote #3
The Lorax said,
The Lorax could learn a lesson or two in diplomacy. Dissing the Thneed like this isn't winning him points with the Once-ler.