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A. A. Milne Quotes

71 of the best book quotes from A. A. Milne
  1. #1
    “Think it over, think it under.”
  2. #2
    “Sure is a cheerful color. Guess I’ll have to get used to it.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    character
    Eeyore
    concept
    Being Happy
  3. #3
    “Thanks for noticin’ me.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    character
    Eeyore
  4. #4
    “After all, what are birthdays? Here today and gone tomorrow.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    character
    Eeyore
    concept
    Birthdays
  5. #5
    “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.”
  6. #6
    “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
  7. #7
    “Days. Weeks. Months. Who knows?”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    book
    Winnie the Pooh
    character
    Eeyore
    concept
    Time
  8. #8
    “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
  1. #9
    “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
    UniquenessFood
  2. #10
    “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?”
  3. #11
    “The nicest thing about the rain is that it always stops. Eventually.”
  4. #12
    “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
  5. #13
    “They’re funny things, Accidents. You never have them till you’re having them.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    character
    Eeyore
    concept
    Accidents
  6. #14
    “We can’t all, and some of us don’t.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    character
    Eeyore
  7. #15
    “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.”
  8. #16
    “Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.”
  1. #17
    “Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    character
    Pooh
    concept
    Love
  2. #18
    “And many happy returns to you, Pooh Bear.”
  3. #19
    “You seem so sad, Eeyore.”
    “Sad? Why should I be sad? It’s my birthday. The happiest day of the year.”
  4. #20
    “You don’t always want to be miserable on my birthday, do you?”
  5. #21
    “They made me catch the cold I caught.”
  6. #22
    “Might take a day or two, but I’ll find a new one.”
  7. #23
    “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
  8. #24
    “It’s all for naught.”
  1. #25
    “A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.”
  2. #26
    “Wish I could say yes, but I can’t.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    character
    Eeyore
  3. #27
    “It’s not much of a tail, but I’m sort of attached to it.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    character
    Eeyore
    concept
    Humor
  4. #28
    “Don’t blame me if it rains.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    character
    Eeyore
    concept
    Rain
  5. #29
    “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    book
    Winnie the Pooh
    character
    Pooh
    concept
    Love
  6. #30
    “Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the forest that was left out by mistake.”
  7. #31
    “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
  8. #32
    “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
  1. #33
    “I always get to where I’m going by walking away from where I have been.”
  2. #34
    “One thing you should know, no matter where I go, we’ll always be together.”
  3. #35
    “You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”
  4. #36
    “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    character
    Pooh
    concept
    Impossible
  5. #37
    “The things that make me different are the things that make me.”
  6. #38
    “We’ll be friends forever, won’t we, Pooh?” asked Piglet. “Even longer,” Pooh answered.
  7. #39
    “Most likely lose it again, anyway.”
  8. #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
  1. #41
    “No brain at all, some of them, only grey fluff that’s blown into their heads by mistake, and they don’t think.”
  2. #42
    “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.”
  3. #43
    “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
  4. #44
    “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.”
  5. #45
    “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.”
  6. #46
    “Hello, Rabbit,” he said, “Is that you?”
    “Let’s pretend it isn’t,” said Rabbit, “And see what happens.”
  7. #47
    “The sky has finally fallen. Always knew it would.”
  8. #48
    “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.”
  1. #49
    “Moved me to tears.”
  2. #50
    “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
  3. #51
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.”
  4. #52
    “The most wonderful thing about Tiggers is you’re the only one.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    book
    Winnie the Pooh
    character
    Eeyore
    concept
    Humor
  5. #53
    “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.’”
  6. #54
    “I wonder what Piglet is doing,” thought Pooh. “I wish I were there to be doing it, too.”
  7. #55
    “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
  8. #56
    “Thanks, but I’d rather stay an Eeyore.”
  1. #57
    “Yup, I know how that feels.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    book
    Winnie the Pooh
    character
    Eeyore
    concept
    Empathy
  2. #58
    “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”
  3. #59
    “Love is taking a few steps backward, maybe even more…to give way to the happiness of the person you love.”
  4. #60
    “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
  5. #61
    “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.”
  6. #62
    “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.”
  7. #63
    “I’d say thistles, but nobody listens to me, anyway.”
  8. #64
    “If it is a good morning, which I doubt.”
  9. #65
    “I’m telling you. People come and go in this Forest, and they say, ‘It’s only Eeyore, so it doesn’t count.’”
  10. #66
    “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.”
  11. #67
    “What should happen if you forget about me?” asked Pooh. “Silly old bear, I won’t ever forget about you,” said Christopher Robin.
  12. #68
    “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.’”
  13. #69
    “‘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.’”
  14. #70
    “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
    PoohEeyorePiglet
    concept
    Ideas
  15. #71
    “Nobody tells me. Nobody keeps me informed. I make it 17 days come Friday since anybody spoke to me.”
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