Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Top 100 A. A. Milne Quotes


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

2.“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”

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

4.“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.”

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

6.“Friendship,” said Christopher Robin, “is a very comforting thing to have.”

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

8.“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.”

9.“Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”

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

11.“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.”

12.“Think it over, think it under.”

13.“I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen.”

14.“Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.”

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

16.“What I say is that, if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.”

17.“Sometimes,’ said Pooh, ‘the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”

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

19.“Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would, I’d never leave.”

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

21.“One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.”

22.“Pay attention to where you are going because without meaning you might get nowhere.”

23.“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.”

24.“To the uneducated an A is just three sticks.”

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

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

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

28.“The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. A second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. A first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.”

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

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

31.“The things that make me different are the things that make me.”

32.“I was walking along looking for somebody, and then suddenly I wasn’t anymore.”

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

34.“There must be somebody there, because somebody must have said “Nobody.”

35.“Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?”

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

37.“Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.”

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

39.“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.”

40.“So perhaps the best thing to do is to stop writing Introductions and get on with the book.”

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

42.“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.”

43.“You can’t help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn’t spell it right; but spelling isn’t everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn’t count.”

44.“And really, it wasn’t much good having anything exciting like floods, if you couldn’t share them with somebody.”

45.“When you do the things that you can do, you will find a way.”

46.“I do remember, and then when I try to remember, I forget.”

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

48.“I might have known,” said Eeyore. “After all, one can’t complain. I have my friends. Somebody spoke to me only yesterday. And was it last week or the week before that Rabbit bumped into me and said ‘Bother!’. The Social Round. Always something going on.”

49.“Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it. And then he feels that perhaps there isn’t.”

50.“Wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.”

51.“But now I am six. And I’m clever as clever. And now I think I’ll stay six now forever and ever.”

52.“But it isn’t easy,’ said Pooh. ‘Because Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you. And all you can do is to go where they can find you.”

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

54.“Lots of people talk to animals…Not very many listen though…that’s the problem.”

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

56.“But Piglet is so small that he slips into a pocket, where it is very comfortable to feel him when you are not quite sure whether twice seven is twelve or twenty-two.”

57.“There’s the South Pole, said Christopher Robin, and I expect there’s an East Pole and a West Pole, though people don’t like talking about them.”

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

59.“No doubt Jack the Ripper excused himself on the grounds that it was human nature.”

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

61.“Turn around, Piglet. Step lightly, Pooh. This silly ol’ dance is perfect for two.”

62.“The old grey donkey, Eeyore stood by himself in a thistly corner of the Forest, his front feet well apart, his head on one side, and thought about things. Sometimes he thought sadly to himself, “Why?” and sometimes he thought, “Wherefore?” and sometimes he thought, “Inasmuch as which?” and sometimes he didn’t quite know what he was thinking about.”

63.“It’s your fault, Eeyore. You’ve never been to see any of us. You just stay here in this one corner of the Forest waiting for the others to come to you. Why don’t you go to THEM sometimes?”

64.“No brain at all, some of them [people], only grey fluff that’s blown into their heads by mistake, and they don’t Think.”

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

66.“Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So today is my new favorite day.”

67.“His dress told her nothing, but his face told her things which she was glad to know.”

68.“Organization is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it’s not all mixed up.”

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

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

71.“He thought how sad it was to be an Animal who had never had a bunch of violets picked for him.”

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

73.“It’s so much more friendly with two.”

74.“Some have brains, and some haven’t, … and there it is.”

75.“He respects owl, because you can’t help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn’t spell it right.”

76.“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.”

77.“She also considered very seriously what she would look like in a little cottage in the middle of the forest, dressed in a melancholy gray and holding communion only with the birds and trees; a life of retirement away from the vain world; a life into which no man came. It had its attractions, but she decided that gray did not suit her.”

78.“But, of course, it isn’t really Good-bye, because the Forest will always be there… and anybody who is Friendly with Bears can find it.”

79.“Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.”

80.“We can’t all and some of us don’t. That’s all there is to it.”

81.“Christopher Robin … just said it had an “x.”‘ ‘It isn’t their necks I mind,’ said Piglet earnestly. ‘It’s their teeth.”

82.“A Proper Tea is much nicer than a Very Nearly Tea, which is one you forget about afterwards.”

83.“So he started to climb out of the hole. He pulled with his front paws, and pushed with his back paws, and in a little while his nose was in the open again … and then his ears … and then his front paws … and then his shoulders … and then-‘Oh, help!’ said Pooh, ‘I’d better go back,’ ‘Oh bother!’ said Pooh, ‘I shall have to go on.’ ‘I can’t do either!’ said Pooh, ‘Oh help and bother!”

84.“The things that make me different are the things that make me ME. -Piglet”

85.“And how are you?” said Winnie-the-Pooh. Eeyore shook his head from side to side. “Not very how,” he said. “I don’t seem to have felt at all how for a long time.”

86.“The nicest thing about the rain is that it always stops. Eventually.”

87.“James gave the huffle of a snail in danger. And nobody heard him at all.”

88.“When we asked Pooh what the opposite of an Introduction was, he said “The what of a what?” which didn’t help us as much as we had hoped, but luckily Owl kept his head and told us that the Opposite of an Introduction, my dear Pooh, was a Contradiction; and, as he is very good at long words, I am sure that that’s what it is.”

89.“He was telling an interesting anecdote full of exciting words like “encyclopedia” and “rhododendron”.”

90.“Sometimes, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart”

91.“You can’t help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn’t spell it right.”

92.“When stuck in the river, it is best to dive and swim to the bank yourself before someone drops a large stone on your chest in an attempt to hoosh you there.”

93.“Then would you read a Sustaining Book, such as would help and comfort a Wedged Bear in Great Tightness.”

94.“I always did whatever I liked,” she said, “but now I really can do it.”

95.“But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart, I’ll always be with you.”

96.“Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being.”

97.“And now all the others are saying, “What about Us?” So perhaps the best thing to do is to stop writing Introductions and get on with the book.”

98.“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying good-bye so hard,”

99.“We didn’t know we were making memories, we were just having fun”

100.“How sweet to be a Cloud Floating in the Blue! It makes him very proud To be a little cloud.”

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