Nonsense wakes up the brain cells. And it helps develop a sense of humor, which is awfully important in this day and age. Humor has a tremendous place in this sordid world. It's more than just a matter of laughing. If you can see things out of whack, then you can see how things can be in whack.
-- Theodore "Dr. Seuss" Geisel (1904-1991), American writer and cartoonist, as quoted in "Author Isn't Just a Cat in the Hat" by Miles Corwin, Los Angeles Times (27 November 1983)