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100 Top Quotes By A. A. Milne, The Author Of Winnie-The-Pooh

Famous As: Best Known for His Books About the Teddy Bear ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ and Children's Poetry
Born On: January 18, 1882
Died On: January 31, 1956
Born In: London, England
Died At Age: 74

Alan Alexander Milne, better known as A. A. Milne, was an author and poet from England, who was particularly famous for being the creator of the character Winnie the Pooh. Milne was educated at the University of Cambridge and initially worked as a playwright; however it was as the writer of Winnie the Pooh in 1926 that he became famous. It was followed up by The House at Pooh Corner two year later. Other than that, he was a prolific writer who wrote children’s short story and poetry collections, newspaper columns, plays and had also been a columnist for the popular magazine Punch. He had also served in the British Army in the both the World Wars and that makes his legacy as a British icon even stronger. The rights for Winnie the Pooh was eventually given to Walt Disney corporation, who made movies, cartoons and merchandise on the character. As far as popularity is concerned, Winnie-the-Pooh is considered to be the second most popular cartoon character after Mickey Mouse. Milne had without doubt created one of the most iconic characters of all time and it completely overshadowed other great works that he had produced in his lifetime. Here are some of the select quotes from the man himself.

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Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh!" he whispered. "Yes, Piglet?" "Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you.

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

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

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Some people care too much. I think it's called love.

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.

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

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

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

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

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It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like

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

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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 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.

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

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

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

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

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How do you spell 'love'?

How do you spell 'love'?" - Piglet "You don't spell it...you feel it." - Pooh

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Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would, I'd never leave.

Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would, I'd never leave.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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What day is it?

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

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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 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.

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I used to believe in forever, but forever's too good to be true

I used to believe in forever, but forever's too good to be true

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I'm not lost for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.

I'm not lost for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.

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The things that make me different are the things that make me.

The things that make me different are the things that make me.

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Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem.

Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem.

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Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?

Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?

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I don’t feel very much like Pooh today,

I don’t feel very much like Pooh today," said Pooh. "There there," said Piglet. "I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do.

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Oh Tigger, where are your manners?

Oh Tigger, where are your manners?" "I don’t know, but I bet they’re having more fun than I am.

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

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

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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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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I wonder what Piglet is doing,

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

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

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

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Friendship,

Friendship," said Christopher Robin, "is a very comforting thing to have.

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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.

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.

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Think, think, think.

Think, think, think.

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

[A] quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself, always a laborious business." (The Record Lie)

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

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

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Think it over, think it under.

Think it over, think it under.

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

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

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

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

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Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.

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I did know once, only I've sort of forgotten.

I did know once, only I've sort of forgotten.

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Hallo, Rabbit,” he said, “is that you?”

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

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

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

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To the uneducated an A is just three sticks.

To the uneducated an A is just three sticks.

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She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:

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

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I don't see much sense in that,

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.

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Pooh,

Pooh," said Rabbit kindly, "you haven't any brain." "I know," said Pooh humbly.

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I was walking along looking for somebody, and then suddenly I wasn't anymore.

I was walking along looking for somebody, and then suddenly I wasn't anymore.

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

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

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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.

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.

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I do remember, and then when I try to remember, I forget.

I do remember, and then when I try to remember, I forget.

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We'll be friends until forever, just you wait and see

We'll be friends until forever, just you wait and see

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You never can tell with bees.

You never can tell with bees.

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There must be somebody there, because somebody must have said

There must be somebody there, because somebody must have said "Nobody.

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

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

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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.

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.

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

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

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits...

Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits...

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

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

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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.

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.

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Some have brains, and some haven't, ... and there it is.

Some have brains, and some haven't, ... and there it is.

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What day is it?

What day is it?", asked Winnie the Pooh "It's today," squeaked Piglet "My favorite day," said Pooh

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

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

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tut, Tut, looks like rain

Tut, Tut, looks like rain

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But now I am six. And I'm clever as clever. And now I think I'll stay six now forever and ever.

But now I am six. And I'm clever as clever. And now I think I'll stay six now forever and ever.

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

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

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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.

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.

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

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

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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.

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.

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

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

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Good judgment comes from experience, and experience - well, that comes from poor judgment.

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience - well, that comes from poor judgment.

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

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

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They're funny things, Accidents. You never have them till you're having them.

They're funny things, Accidents. You never have them till you're having them.

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

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

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Turn around, Piglet. Step lightly, Pooh. This silly ol' dance is perfect for two.

Turn around, Piglet. Step lightly, Pooh. This silly ol' dance is perfect for two.

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We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?' asked Piglet.
Even longer,' Pooh answered.” 
 Winnie-the-Pooh

We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?' asked Piglet. Even longer,' Pooh answered.” Winnie-the-Pooh

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You are braver than you believe,
Stronger than you seem,
And smarter than you think(:

You are braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem, And smarter than you think(:

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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.

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.

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

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

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Mind over matter, will make the Pooh unfatter.

Mind over matter, will make the Pooh unfatter.

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On Wednesday, when the sky is blue,
and I have nothing else to do,
I sometimes wonder if it's true 
That who is what and what is who.

On Wednesday, when the sky is blue, and I have nothing else to do, I sometimes wonder if it's true That who is what and what is who." - Winnie-the-Pooh

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Forever isn't long at all, Christopher, as long as I'm with you.

Forever isn't long at all, Christopher, as long as I'm with you.

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What do you say, Pooh?

What do you say, Pooh?" Pooh opened his eyes with a jerk and said, "Extremely." "Extremely what?" asked Rabbit. "What you were saying," said Pooh. "Undoubtably.

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That's right,

That's right," said Eeyore. "Sing. Umty-tiddly, umty-too. Here we go gathering Nuts and May. Enjoy yourself." "I am," said Pooh.

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

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

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

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

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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?

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?

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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.

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.

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

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

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I always did whatever I liked,

I always did whatever I liked," she said, "but now I really can do it.

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