I chose this quote from Dr. Seuss because it is very true to the world we live in today. We also have this quote up in our classroom as a reminder to parents that people will judge them, but what they think about themselves is all that actually matters. The genre for this quote comes from early children's literature books. Dr.Suess is a very well known character in the world of children's books.
"You have to be willing sometimes to listen to some remarkable bad opinions. Because if you say to someone, 'That's the silliest thing I've ever heard; get on out of here!'—then you'll never get anything out of that person again, and you might as well have a puppet on a string or a robot."