I don’t believe there is a child that does not know Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin, as well as their loyal and naïve best friends, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Tigger, and Rabbit.
The adventures of Christopher Robin and his stuffed friends have taught us all valuable lessons about life.
The most important of all, the everyone’s favorite honey-lovin’ t-shirt wearing teddy bear reminds us to always look on the bright side of life.
The author, A. A. Milne, named Pooh after the teddy bear owned by his son, Christopher Robin Milne. The names of the other characters were Christopher’s other toys too.
Milne created Winnie the Pooh in the 1920s, and it was an instant success. In 1961, Disney bought the rights to Winnie the Pooh, and the entire world learned about the cheerful bear and his wisdom about the simplicity of life.
Nowadays, millions of people of all ages love Winnie the Pooh, and the famous bear has become the star of many books, cartoons, games, and TV shows.
Originally written for children, Winnie-the-Pooh books equally fascinate adults, as they reveal a new layer every time you re-read them. They have been translated into 50 languages, and have sold over 20 million copies.
I bet every single one of you will relate to some of these 23 quotes:
1. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – Winnie the Pooh
2. “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
3. Piglet: “How do you spell ‘love’?”
Pooh: “You don’t spell it…you feel it.”
-Winnie the Pooh
4. “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday.” – Winnie the Pooh
5. “The things that make me different are the things that make me.” – Winnie the Pooh
6. “I’m not lost for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” – Winnie the Pooh
7. “Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” – Winnie the Pooh
8. “One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.” – Winnie the Pooh
9. “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
10. “Love is taking a few steps backward maybe even more…to give way to the happiness of the person you love.” – Winnie the Pooh
11. “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. – Winnie the Pooh
12. “I was walking along looking for somebody, and then suddenly I wasn’t anymore.” – Winnie the Pooh
13. “Rabbit’s clever,” said Pooh thoughtfully.
“Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit’s clever.”
“And he has Brain.”
“Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit has Brain.”
There was a long silence. “I suppose,” said Pooh,
“that that’s why he never understands anything.” – Winnie the Pooh
14. “Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.” – Winnie the Pooh
15. “Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.” – Winnie the Pooh
16. “What day is it?”
“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
“My favorite day,” said Pooh. – Winnie the Pooh
17. “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
18. “Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.” – Winnie the Pooh
19. “Sometimes, said Pooh, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” – Winnie the Pooh
20. “Promise me you’ll always remember:
You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Winnie the Pooh
21. “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.” – Winnie the Pooh
22. “Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits…” – Winnie the Pooh
23. “It’s so much more friendly with two.” – Winnie the Pooh