36 Famous AA Milne Quotes

36 Famous AA Milne Quotes

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Alan Alexander Milne, better known by his initials A.A., was an author from England. He is most famous for writing the children’s series Winne-The-Pooh. Before jumping into the world of children’s writing Milne was a playwright. He died on January 31, 1956 at the age of 74.

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

“Bores can be divided into two classes; those who have their own particular subject, and those who do not need a subject.”

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

“Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad.”

“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 about it.”

“I did know once, only I’ve sort of forgotten.”

“I found a little beetle, so that beetle was his name,”

“I suppose that every one of us hopes secretly for immortality; to leave, I mean, a name behind him which will live forever in this world, whatever he may be doing, himself, in the next.”

“I used to believe in forever, but forever’s too good to be true.”

“I wrote somewhere once that the third-rate mind was only happy when it was thinking with the majority, the second-rate mind was only happy when it was thinking with the minority, and the
first-rate mind was only happy when it was thinking.”

“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.”

“I’m not lost for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.”

“It was just as if somebody inside him were saying, “Now then, Pooh, time for a little something.”

“Never forget me, because if I thought you would, I’d never leave.”

“No sensible author wants anything but praise.”

“One day when Pooh was thinking, he thought he would go and see Eeyore, because he hadn’t seen him since yesterday.”

“One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.”

“Owl was telling Kanga an Interesting Anecdote full of long words like Encyclop├Ždia and Rhododendron to which Kanga wasn’t listening.”

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

“Pooh always liked a little something at eleven o’clock in the morning, and he was very glad to see Rabbit getting out the plates and mugs; and when Rabbit said, “Honey or condensed milk
with your bread?” he was so excited that he said, “Both,” and then, so as not to seem greedy, he added, “But don’t bother about the bread, please.”

“Pooh looked at his two paws. He knew that one of them was the right, and he knew that when you had decided which one of them was the right, then the other one was the left, but he never
could remember how to begin.”

“Pooh said good-bye affectionately to his fourteen pots of honey, and hoped they were fifteen; and he and Rabbit went out into the Forest.”

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

“So they went off together. But 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.”

“Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.”

“Tell the innocent visitor from another world that two people were killed at Serajevo, and that the best that Europe could do about it was to kill eleven million more.”

“The more he looked inside the more Piglet wasn’t there.”

“There are some people who begin the Zoo at the beginning, called WAYIN, and walk as quickly as they can past every cage until they get to the one called WAYOUT, but the nicest people go
straight to the animal they love the most, and stay there.”

“These notices had been written by Christopher Robin, who was the only one in the forest who could spell; for Owl, wise though he was in many ways, able to read and write and spell his own
name WOL, yet somehow went all to pieces over delicate words like MEASLES and BUTTEREDTOAST.”

“Think, think, think.”

“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.”

“We can’t all, and some just don’t. That’s all there is to it.”

“We’ll be Friends Forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet. Even longer,’ Pooh answered.”

“Whatever fortune brings, don’t be afraid of doing things.”

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

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