October 4, 2016

A. A. Milne Quotes

“‘Supposing it didn’t,’ said Pooh after careful thought. Piglet was comforted by this.”

“A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.” 

“A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.”

“And by and by Christopher Robin came to the end of things, and he was silent, and he sat there, looking out over the world, just wishing it wouldn’t stop.”

“As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was about to happen.”

“For I am a bear of very little brain, and long words bother me.”

“Forever isn’t long at all, Christopher, as long as I’m with you.”

“Good judgment comes from experience, and experience – well, that comes from poor judgment.”

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

“I did know once, only I’ve sort of forgotten.”

“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.”

“I used to believe in forever, but forever’s too good to be true.”

“I wonder what Piglet is doing, thought Pooh. I wish I were there to be doing it, too.”

“I’m not lost for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.”

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.”

“If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.”

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”

“It is hard to be brave, when you’re only a Very Small Animal.”

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like What about lunch?”

“It’s not much of a tail, but I’m sort of attached to it.”

“Just because an animal is large, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.”

“Mind over matter, will make the Pooh unfatter.”

“My spelling is Wobbly. It’s good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.”

“Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.”

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”

“Promise you won’t forget me, ever. Not even when I’m a hundred.”

“Rabbit’s clever, said Pooh thoughtfully. Yes, said Piglet, Rabbit’s clever. And he has Brain. Yes, said Piglet, Rabbit has Brain. There was a long silence. I suppose, said Pooh, that that’s why he never understands anything.”

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”

“Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.”

“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.”

“Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits…”

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in our hearts.”

“Supposing a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?’”

“The spring has sprung, the grass is rizz. I wonder where them birdies is?”

“There’s nobody else in the world, and the world was made for me.”

“They’re funny things, Accidents. You never have them till you’re having them.”

“We’ll be Friends Forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet.”

“We’ll be friends until forever, just you wait and see.”

“What I like doing best is Nothing. How do you do Nothing, asked Pooh after he had wondered for a long time. Well, it’s when people call out at you just as you’re going off to do it, ‘What are you going to do, Christopher Robin?’ and you say, ‘Oh, Nothing,’ and then you go and do it. It means just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering. Oh! said Pooh.”

“When carrying a jar of honey to give to a friend for his birthday, don’t stop and eat it along the way.”

“When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.”

“When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.”

“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”