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A. A. Milne Quotes

77 of the best book quotes from A. A. Milne
  1. #1
    “Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the forest that was left out by mistake.”
  2. #2
    “Hello, Rabbit,” he said, “Is that you?”
    “Let’s pretend it isn’t,” said Rabbit, “And see what happens.”
  3. #3
    “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.”
  4. #4
    “Owl,” said Rabbit shortly, “You and I have brains. The others have fluff. If there is any thinking to be done in this Forest—and when I say thinking, I mean thinking—you and I must do it.”
  5. #5
    “Owl looked at him, and wondered whether to push him off the tree; but, feeling that he could always do it afterwards, he tried once more to find out what they were talking about.”
  6. #6
    “My spelling is Wobbly. It’s good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    book
    Winnie the Pooh
    character
    Pooh
    concept
    Spelling
  7. #7
    “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.”
  8. #8
    “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.”
  9. #9
    “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.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    characters
    PigletEeyore
    concept
    Being Wet
  10. #10
    “Don’t blame me if it rains.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    character
    Eeyore
    concept
    Rain
  11. #11
    “We can’t all, and some of us don’t.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    character
    Eeyore

Books by A. A. Milne

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Winnie-the-Pooh book
Ernest H. Shepard, A. A. Milne
Chapter book
  1. #12
    “It’s not much of a tail, but I’m sort of attached to it.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    character
    Eeyore
    concept
    Humor
  2. #13
    “Thanks for noticin’ me.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    character
    Eeyore
  3. #14
    “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?”
  4. #15
    “The nicest thing about the rain is that it always stops. Eventually.”
  5. #16
    “They’re funny things, Accidents. You never have them till you’re having them.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    character
    Eeyore
    concept
    Accidents
  6. #17
    “Wish I could say yes, but I can’t.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    character
    Eeyore
  7. #18
    “After all, what are birthdays? Here today and gone tomorrow.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    character
    Eeyore
    concept
    Birthdays
  8. #19
    “Sure is a cheerful color. Guess I’ll have to get used to it.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    character
    Eeyore
    concept
    Being Happy
  9. #20
    “No Give and Take. No Exchange of Thought. It gets you nowhere, particularly if the other person’s tail is only just in sight for the second half of the conversation.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    character
    Eeyore
    concept
    friendship
  10. #21
    “Could you ask your friend to do his exercises somewhere else? I shall be having lunch directly, and don’t want it bounced on just before I begin. A trifling matter, and fussy of me, but we all have our little ways.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    character
    Eeyore
    concepts
    foodUniqueness
  11. #22
    “Hallo, Pooh. Thank you for asking, but I shall be able to use it again in a day or two.”
    “Use what?” said Pooh.
    “What we were talking about.”
    “I wasn’t talking about anything,” said Pooh, looking puzzled.
    “My mistake again. I thought you were saying how sorry you were about my tail, being all numb, and could you do anything to help?”
    “No,” said Pooh. “That wasn’t me,” he said. He thought for a little and then suggested helpfully: “Perhaps it was somebody else.”
    “Well, thank him for me when you see him.”

Books about rain

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Come On, Rain book
Picture book
5.6
Cloudette book
Board book
5.5
Singing in the Rain book
Picture book
5.5
Sometimes Rain book
Picture book
5.3
Splish, Splash, Ducky! book
Picture book
5.0
The Rain Stomper book
Picture book
5.0
  1. #23
    “A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.”
  2. #24
    “I’d say thistles, but nobody listens to me, anyway.”
  3. #25
    “It’s all for naught.”
  4. #26
    “Most likely lose it again, anyway.”
  5. #27
    “Thanks, but I’d rather stay an Eeyore.”
  6. #28
    “If it is a good morning, which I doubt.”
  7. #29
    “They made me catch the cold I caught.”
  8. #30
    “I’m telling you. People come and go in this Forest, and they say, ‘It’s only Eeyore, so it doesn’t count.’”
  9. #31
    “It’s an awful nice tail, Kanga. Much nicer than the rest of me.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    book
    Winnie the Pooh
    character
    Eeyore
    concept
    tails
  10. #32
    “Might take a day or two, but I’ll find a new one.”
  11. #33
    “No brain at all, some of them, only grey fluff that’s blown into their heads by mistake, and they don’t think.”

Books about empathy

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True (. . . Sort Of) book
Chapter book
6.8
A Boy Called Bat book
Chapter book
6.8
Wonder book
Chapter book
6.3
The Snatchabook book
Picture book
6.3
Manjhi Moves a Mountain book
Picture book
6.0
Bernice Gets Carried Away book
Picture book
5.9
We're All Wonders book
Picture book
5.8
  1. #34
    “Nobody tells me. Nobody keeps me informed. I make it 17 days come Friday since anybody spoke to me.”
  2. #35
    “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.”
  3. #36
    “You don’t always want to be miserable on my birthday, do you?”
  4. #37
    “Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    character
    Pooh
    concept
    love
  5. #38
    “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    character
    Pooh
    concept
    Impossible
  6. #39
    “You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”
  7. #40
    “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.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    book
    Winnie the Pooh
    character
    Pooh
    concept
    Dreams
  8. #41
    “I wonder what Piglet is doing,” thought Pooh. “I wish I were there to be doing it, too.”
  9. #42
    “Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.”
  10. #43
    “One thing you should know, no matter where I go, we’ll always be together.”
  11. #44
    “What should happen if you forget about me?” asked Pooh. “Silly old bear, I won’t ever forget about you,” said Christopher Robin.

Books about love

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More Than Balloons book
Board book
6.2
The Rag Coat book
Picture book
6.1
Spot Loves His Daddy book
Board book
6.0
Penguin and Pinecone book
Board book
6.0
The Trumpet of the Swan book
Chapter book
6.0
All the Places to Love book
Picture book
6.0
Three Little Words book
Picture book
6.0
Charlotte and the Rock book
Picture book
5.9
  1. #45
    “I always get to where I’m going by walking away from where I have been.”
  2. #46
    “We’ll be friends forever, won’t we, Pooh?” asked Piglet. “Even longer,” Pooh answered.
  3. #47
    “The things that make me different are the things that make me.”
  4. #48
    “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
  5. #49
    “Love is taking a few steps backward, maybe even more…to give way to the happiness of the person you love.”
  6. #50
    “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”
  7. #51
    “‘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.’”
  8. #52
    “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.’”
  9. #53
    “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
  10. #54
    “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.’”
  11. #55
    “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.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    book
    Winnie the Pooh
    character
    Pooh
    concept
    Kindness

Books about humor

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Little Oink book
Board book
6.3
The Donut Chef book
Picture book
6.3
Poor Doreen book
Picture book
6.3
Little Hoot book
Board book
6.3
Little Pea book
Board book
6.3
Pokko and the Drum book
Picture book
5.9
  1. #56
    “Think it over, think it under.”
  2. #57
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.”
  3. #58
    “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
  4. #59
    “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.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    book
    Winnie the Pooh
    character
    Pooh
    concept
    Patience
  5. #60
    “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.”
  6. #61
    “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    book
    Winnie the Pooh
    character
    Pooh
    concept
    love
  7. #62
    “I thought,” said Piglet earnestly, “that if Eeyore stood at the bottom of the tree, and if Pooh stood on Eeyore’s back, and if I stood on Pooh’s shoulders -”
    “And if Eeyore’s back snapped suddenly, then we could all laugh. Ha Ha! Amusing in a quiet way,” said Eeyore, “but not really helpful.”
    “Well,” said Piglet meekly, “I thought -”
    “Would it break your back, Eeyore?” asked Pooh, very much surprised.
    “That’s what would be so interesting, Pooh. Not being quite sure till afterwards.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    characters
    PoohPigletEeyore
    concept
    Ideas
  8. #63
    “Days. Weeks. Months. Who knows?”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    book
    Winnie the Pooh
    character
    Eeyore
    concept
    time
  9. #64
    “A tail isn’t a tail to them, it’s just a little bit extra at the back.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    characters
    PoohEeyore
    concept
    tails
  10. #65
    “You seem so sad, Eeyore.”
    “Sad? Why should I be sad? It’s my birthday. The happiest day of the year.”
  11. #66
    “What a long time whoever lives here is answering this door.” And he knocked again.
    “But Pooh,” said Piglet, “it’s your own house!”
    “Oh!” Said Pooh. “So it is,” he said. “Well, let’s go in.”
  1. #67
    “Yup, I know how that feels.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    book
    Winnie the Pooh
    character
    Eeyore
    concept
    Empathy
  2. #68
    “Moved me to tears.”
  3. #69
    “The sky has finally fallen. Always knew it would.”
  4. #70
    “And many happy returns to you, Pooh Bear.”
  5. #71
    “The most wonderful thing about Tiggers is you’re the only one.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    book
    Winnie the Pooh
    character
    Eeyore
    concept
    Humor
  6. #72
    ″‘Then there’s only one thing to be done,’ he said. ‘We shall have to wait for you to get thin again.’
    ‘How long does getting thin take?’ asked Pooh anxiously.
    ‘About a week, I should think.’
    ‘But I can’t stay here for a week!’
    ‘You can stay here all right, silly old Bear. It’s getting you out which is so difficult.‘”
  7. #73
    ″‘You’re the Best Bear in All the World,’ said Christopher Robin soothingly.
  8. #74
    “Silly old Bear,” he said.
  9. #75
    “What about a story?” said Christopher Robin.
  10. #76
    “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. Anyhow here he is at the bottom, and ready to be introduced to you. Winnie-the-Pooh.”
  11. #77
    “When I first heard his name, I said, just as you are going to say, ‘But I thought he was a boy?’
    ‘So did I,’ said Christopher Robin.
    ‘Then you can’t call him Winnie?’
    ‘I don’t.’
    ‘But you said—”
    ‘He’s Winnie-the-Pooh. Don’t you know what ‘ther’ means?‘”
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