A. A. Milne quotes

  • Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Inspirational #Believe #Thinking

  • Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Motivational #Gratitude #Heart

  • Good morning, Eeyore," said Pooh. "Good morning, Pooh Bear," said Eeyore gloomily. "If it is a good morning, which I doubt," said he. "Why, what's the matter?" "Nothing, Pooh Bear, nothing. We can't all, and some of us don't. That's all there is to it." "Can't all what?" said Pooh, rubbing his nose. "Gaiety. Song-and-dance. Here we go round the mulberry bush.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Song #Morning #Doubt

  • 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.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Love #Friendship #Positive

  • Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Love #Inspirational #Friendship

  • Sometimes,' said Pooh, 'the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Relationship #Sympathy #Heart

  • Never forget me, because if I thought you would, I'd never leave.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Never Forget #Forget #Forget Me

  • Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Life #Beauty #Beautiful

  • Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Love #Missing You #Thinking Of You

  • She turned to the sunlight     And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor:     "Winter is dead.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Spring #Winter #Yellow

  • Hallo, Rabbit,” he said, “is that you?” "Let’s pretend it isn’t,” said Rabbit, “and see what happens.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Rabbits #Said

  • A quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself, always a laborious business.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Inspirational #Thinking #Grieving

  • I'm not lost for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Travel #May #Lost

  • They're funny things, Accidents. You never have them till you're having them.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Funny #Funny Things #Accidents

  • The Old Testament is responsible for more atheism, agnosticism, disbelief - call it what you will - than any book ever written; it has emptied more churches than all the counterattractions of cinema, motor bicycle and golf course.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Book #Golf #Religion

  • How long does getting thin take?
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Loss #Weight Loss #Long

  • Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Planning

  • Of beer, an enthusiast has said that it could never be bad, but that some brands might be better than others.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Beer #Might #Said

  • Supposing a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?' 'Supposing it didn't,' said Pooh after careful thought. Piglet was comforted by this.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Tree #Piglet #Said

  • Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Success #Writing #Fame

  • But [Pooh] couldn't sleep. The more he tried to sleep the more he couldn't. He tried counting Sheep, which is sometimes a good way of getting to sleep, and, as that was no good, he tried counting Heffalumps. And that was worse. Because every Heffalump that he counted was making straight for a pot of Pooh's honey, and eating it all. For some minutes he lay there miserably, but when the five hundred and eighty-seventh Heffalump was licking its jaws, and saying to itself, "Very good honey this, I don't know when I've tasted better," Pooh could bear it no longer.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Sleep #Insomnia #Sheep

  • You will be better advised to watch what we do instead of what we say.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Character #Watches

  • Let's begin by taking a smallish nap or two.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Naps #Two

  • His dress told her nothing, but his face told her things which she was glad to know.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Dresses #Faces #Glad

  • Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered. "Yes, Piglet?" "Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand. "I just wanted to be sure of you.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Friendship #Relationship #Family

  • What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Beauty #Food #Likes

  • 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.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Friendship #Relationship #Confidence

  • In the quiet hours when we are alone and there is nobody to tell us what fine fellows we are, we come sometimes upon a moment in which we wonder, not how much money we are earning, nor how famous we have become, but what good we are doing.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Earning #Quiet #Sometimes

  • What day is it?" It's today," squeaked Piglet. My favorite day," said Pooh.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Live In The Moment #Piglet #Today

  • 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.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Bye #Friendly #Forests

  • On Tuesday, when it hails and snows, The feeling on me grows and grows That hardly anybody knows If those are these or these are those.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Tuesday #Snow #Feelings

  • Friendship," said Christopher Robin, "is a very comforting thing to have.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Friendship #Comforting #Robins

  • When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Beauty #Travel #Adventure

  • It's not much of a tail, but I'm sort of attached to it.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Tails

  • 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.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Opposites #Long #Owl

  • Christopher Robin was home by this time, because it was the afternoon, and he was so glad to see them that they stayed there until very nearly tea-time, and then they had a Very Nearly tea, which is one you forget about afterwards, and hurried on to Pooh Corner, so as to see Eeyore before it was too late to have a Proper Tea with Owl.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Home #Owl #Tea

  • 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.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Travel #Talking #People

  • A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Inspirational #Friendship #Relationship

  • Tut, Tut, looks like rain
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Rain #Looks

  • 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.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Friendship #Boys #Grieving

  • Oh, Eeyore, you are wet!” said Piglet, feeling him. Eeyore shook himself, and asked somebody to explain to Piglet what happened when you had been inside a river for quite a long time.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Rivers #Long #Feelings

  • Now then, Pooh," said Christopher Robin, "where's your boat?" "I ought to say," explained Pooh as they walked down to the shore of the island, "that it isn't just an ordinary sort of boat. Sometimes it's a Boat, and sometimes it's more of an Accident. It all depends." "Depends on what?" "On whether I'm on the top of it or underneath it.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Islands #Ordinary #Robins

  • You never can tell with bees.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Bees #Night Time

  • To her- Hand in hand we come Christopher Robin and I To lay this book in your lap. Say you're surprised? Say you like it? Say it's just what you wanted? Because it's yours- because we love you.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Book #Love You #Hands

  • A Proper Tea is much nicer than a Very Nearly Tea, which is one you forget about afterwards.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Tea #Forget

  • To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Graduation #Education #Memorable

  • We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?' asked Piglet. Even longer,' Pooh answered.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Friendship #Forever #Piglet

  • Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Mistake #Watches #Pieces

  • Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Happiness #Appreciation #Retirement

  • Come, come, come. Without a monster or two it's not a quest, merely a gaggle of friends wandering about.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Friendship #Two #Monsters

  • Christopher Robin was sitting outside his door, putting on his Big Boots. As soon as he saw the Big Boots, Pooh knew that an Adventure was going to happen, and he brushed the honey off his nose with the back of his paw, and spruced himself up as well as he could, so as to look ready for Anything.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Adventure #Doors #Robins

  • When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?" "What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?" "I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Morning #Food #Pigs

  • 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.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Tuesday #Helping #Spelling

  • Think it over, think it under.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Thinking

  • Ideas may drift into other minds, but they do not drift my way. I have to go and fetch them. I know no work manual or mental to equal the appalling heart-breaking anguish of fetching an idea from nowhere.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Heart #Ideas #Mind

  • I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit. "No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't. But there was going to be when I began it. It's just that something happened to it along the way.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Rabbits #Apple Pie #Way

  • If the English language had been properly organized ... then there would be a word which meant both 'he' and 'she', and I could write, 'If John or Mary comes heesh will want to play tennis', which would save a lot of trouble.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Writing #Play #History

  • Bouncy trouncy flouncy pouncy fun fun fun fun fun. The most wonderful thing about tiggers is I'm the only one!
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Fun #Tigger #Wonderful

  • If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Life #Liars #Lying

  • A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Fitness #Exercise #Trying

  • 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.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Thinking #Bears #Robins

  • One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Life #Cute #Science

  • This writing business. Pencils and what-not. Over-rated, if you ask me. Silly stuff. Nothing in it.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Silly #Writing #Stuff

  • 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.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Teacher #Sweet #Talking

  • How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Relationship #Goodbye #Distance

  • Food is a subject of conversation more spiritually refreshing even than the weather, for the number of possible remarks about the weather is limited, whereas of food you can talk on and on and on.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Weather #Numbers #Conversation

  • 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.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Inspirational #Motivational #Cute

  • Piglet was so excited at the idea of being Useful that he forgot to be frightened any more, and when Rabbit went on to say that Kangas were only Fierce during the winter months, being at other times of an Affectionate Disposition, he could hardly sit still, he was so eager to begin being useful at once.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Winter #Ideas #Piglet

  • A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Friendship #Honey #Pot

  • By the time it came to the edge of the Forest, the stream had grown up, so that it was almost a river, and, being grown-up, it did not run and jump and sparkle along as it used to do when it was younger, but moved more slowly. For it knew now where it was going, and it said to itself, “There is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” But all the little streams higher up in the Forest went this way and that, quickly, eagerly, having so much to find out before it was too late.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Running #Rivers #Too Late

  • 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.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Math #Two #Piglet

  • 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.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Happiness #Happy #Thinking

  • My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Writing #Letters #Spelling

  • Pay attention to where you are going because without meaning you might get nowhere.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Attention #Might #Pay

  • I used to believe in forever, but forever's too good to be true
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Relationship #Believe #Forever

  • You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Inspirational #Friendship #Positive

  • The things that make me different are the things that make me.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Inspirational #Life #Graduation

  • The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Happiness #Integrity #Thinking

  • Brains first and then Hard Work.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Work #Hard Work #Brain

  • It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Friendship #Teacher #Fun

  • 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.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Kindness #Mean #Animal

  • I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Children #Adventure #Mets

  • Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Buddhist #Rivers

  • Piglet: "How do you spell 'love'?" Winnie the Pooh: "You don't spell it...you feel it."
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Love #Relationship #Piglet

  • It's snowing still," said Eeyore gloomily. "So it is." "And freezing." "Is it?" "Yes," said Eeyore. "However," he said, brightening up a little, "we haven't had an earthquake lately.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Attitude #Earthquakes #Snow

  • Time is swift, it races by; Opportunities are born and die... Still you wait and will not try - A bird with wings who dares not rise and fly.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Time #Opportunity #Race

  • 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.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Life #Meaningful #Native American