A A Milne Quotes Winnie The Pooh



A A Milne Quotes Winnie The Pooh

Many of the quotes from Winnie The Pooh have profound but simplistic meanings. These quotes about kindness, friendship and love are well known to lovers of children’s literature. The illustrations and words have been shared by parents and children alike for decades. This post titled ‘AA Milne Quotes Winnie The Pooh’, looks into the history of the author and his beautiful take on the world. 

However, a much darker side to the family life of AA Milne is revealed here. Read on to find out how much sadness came along with the success of the adorable and profound stories.

  A A Milne Quotes Winnie The Pooh
A photograph of 
AA Milne taken with his son Christopher Robin and Pooh Bear 

The books were written about A A Milne’s son who was actually called Christopher Robin. The toys Eeyore, Piglet, Kanga and Tigger were real toys, the only imaginary ones were Owl and Rabbit.

The original toys, with the exception of Roo, are on display in New York.

  A A Milne Quotes Winnie The Pooh

Christopher Robin Milne resented the fame that his father’s books thrust upon him and said that he felt like his childhood had been exploited.

Winnie The Pooh Quotes and Facts by A A Milne

Winnie the Pooh has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was placed there in 2006 to mark eighty years from A A Milne’s creation

  A A Milne Quotes Winnie The Pooh
Winnie The Pooh Quotes and Facts by A A Milne

The original bear was called Edward but A A Milne and his son renamed the toy. The name ‘Winnie’ came from a black bear that Christopher Robin visited in London Zoo. 

Pooh’s name was derived from a swan named “Pooh” that the Milne family encountered while on vacation. The name was initially intended just for the bear’s swan friend but ended up being used for the central character.

Winnie the Pooh is known for his simplicity, innocence, and love of honey. He is often depicted as a bit slow-witted but kind-hearted and well-meaning.

  A A Milne Quotes Winnie The Pooh

  A A Milne Quotes Winnie The Pooh
  A A Milne Quotes Winnie The Pooh

The Hundred Acre Wood was based on Ashdown Forest in Sussex, England. The Milne family and book illustrator Ernest H Shephard spent many happy times there.

However, bears have never been known to inhabit the forest.

Milne wrote this about Ashdown Forest

 “In that enchanted place on the top of the forest a little boy and his bear will always be playing.” 

Winnie The Pooh Quotes and Facts by A A Milne

Eeyore’s downcast manner comes about because the original toy lost some stuffing from his neck. The only toy not to survive is Roo, Christopher lost him in 1930.

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

A A Milne

A A Milne knew other great authors, Arthur Conan Doyle and J M Barrie.

The original illustrations by E. H Shephard are not of Christopher Robin’s toy bear. They are actually his own sons bear, who was called ‘Growler’

“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing “

A A Milne

A. A. Milne

Alan Alexander Milne, often referred to as A.A. Milne, was an English author, playwright, and poet, best known for creating the beloved character Winnie the Pooh.

A A Milne was a pacifist, despite taking part in both World Wars.

I think it’s terribly sad that the Winnie The Pooh books actually caused an estrangement between father and son. It is so clear that Christopher Robin had a wonderful childhood and that his father knew all about love and kindness. A A Milne didn’t expect the massive appeal for his stories throughout the decades, he would have preferred to distance himself from children’s books. However, the adorable characters and the enchanting location means that the world of Winnie The Pooh will never be forgotten.

How profound that although the books have brought delight to millions, to the most important little boy at the centre of this story, it only brought sadness.

A A Milne 18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956

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Winnie The Pooh Most Famous Quotes

  1. “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
  2. “A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.”
  3. “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. “The things that make me different are the things that make me.”
  5. “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think, and loved more than you know.”
  6. “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”
  7. “It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like ‘What about lunch?'”
  8. “Rivers know this: There is no hurry. We shall get there someday.”
  9. “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
  10. “A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.”
  11. “Doing nothing often leads to the very best kind of something.”
  12. “A day spent with you is my favorite day. So today is my new favorite day.”
  13. “I always get to where I’m going by walking away from where I have been.”
  14. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
  15. “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”
  16. “It’s always a sunny day when Christopher Robin comes to play.”
  17. “When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.”
  18. “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.”
  19. “Love is taking a few steps backward, maybe even more… to give way to the happiness of the person you love.”
  20. “The most important thing is, even when we’re apart, I’ll always be with you.”
  21. “A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.”
  22. “Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits.”
  23. “You can’t help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn’t spell it right.”
  24. “It is more fun to bounce than sit, I find.”
  25. “Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.”
  26. “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.”
  27. “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.”
  28. “Sometimes the thing to do is nothing.”
  29. “When you go after honey with a balloon, the great thing is not to let the bees know you’re coming.”
  30. How do you spell love? You don’t spell it, you feel it.”
  31. “If the string breaks, try another piece of string.”

Do you have a favourite Pooh quote?


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