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Who is Spencer Johnson?

Patrick Spencer Johnson (November 24, 1938 – July 3, 2017) was an American physician and author, known for the ValueTales series of children’s books, and for his 1998 self-help book Who Moved My Cheese? which recurred on the New York Times Bestseller lis and the Publishers Weekly Hardcover nonfiction list. Johnson was chairman of Spencer Johnson Partners.

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Spencer Johnson Book Summaries

A short, light-hearted parable about the different ways we respond to life’s changes and how doing so skillfully can help us find more success and happiness in our lives, by best-selling author, Dr. Spencer Johnson. (92 pages)
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Spencer Johnson Quotes

“Having Cheese Makes You Happy”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“The more important your cheese is to you, the more you want to hold on to it.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“If you do not change, you can become extinct.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“Smell the cheese often so you know when it’s getting old.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“Movement in a new direction helps you find new cheese.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“When you stop being afraid, you feel good!”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“Imagining yourself enjoying your new cheese leads you to it.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“The quicker you let go of old cheese, the sooner you find new cheese.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“It is safer to search in the maze than remain in a cheeseless situation.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“The fear you let build up in your mind is worse than the situation that actually exists.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“Old beliefs do not lead you to new cheese.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“When you change what you believe, you change what you do.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“When you see that you can find and enjoy new cheese, you change course.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“Noticing small changes early helps you adapt to the bigger changes that are to come.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“The fastest way to change is to laugh at your own folly – then you can let go and quickly move on.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“Move with the cheese and enjoy it!”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Change, Life, Productivity, Mindset

“A change imposed is a change opposed.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?