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Top quotes by A. A. Milne on intelligence, education, work, effort and other things.

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

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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.

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.

- The House at Pooh Corner, A. A. Milne

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

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

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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.

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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.

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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.

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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

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

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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

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

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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.

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

Think, think, think.

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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

- If I May, A. A. Milne

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

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

Think it over, think it under.

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

To the uneducated an A is just three sticks.

- The World of Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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

- When We Were Very Young, A. A. Milne

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

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

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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

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

- A. A. Milne

You never can tell with bees.

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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.

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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.

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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.

- The House at Pooh Corner, A. A. Milne

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.

- The House at Pooh Corner, A. A. Milne

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

- The World of Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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

- The House at Pooh Corner, A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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

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

- A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

TTFN Ta Ta For Now!

- A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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.

- The House at Pooh Corner, A. A. Milne

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

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.

- The House at Pooh Corner, A. A. Milne

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

- The House at Pooh Corner, A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

Tut, Tut, looks like rain

- A. A. Milne

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

- Now We Are Six, A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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

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

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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.

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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

- The House at Pooh Corner, A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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

- The World of Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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

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

- A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

Mind over matter, will make the Pooh unfatter.

- A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne

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.

- The House at Pooh Corner, A. A. Milne

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

- Once on a Time, A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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?

- The House at Pooh Corner, A. A. Milne

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

- A. A. Milne

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.

- A. A. Milne

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

- Once on a Time, A. A. Milne