A. A. Milne Quotes

Alan Alexander "A. A." Milne (/?m?ln/; 18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956) was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various poems. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work. Milne served in both World Wars, joining the British Army in World War I, and was a captain of the British Home Guard in World War II

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

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“My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.”

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“To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.”

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“What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.”

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“Tiggers don't like honey.”

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

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“Hush! Hush! Whisper who dares! [Christopher Robin is saying his prayers]”

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“Christopher Robin had a question to ask first, and he was wondering how to ask it."Well," he said at last, "it's a very nice house, and if your own house is blown down, you must go somewhere else, musn't you, Piglet? What would you do, if your house was blown down?" Before Piglet could think, Pooh answered for him. "He'd come and live with me," said Pooh, "wouldn't you?"Piglet squeezed his paw. "Thank you, Pooh," he said, "I should love to."”

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

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Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing

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Ideas may drift into other minds, but they do not drift my way. I have to go and fetch them. I know no work manual or mental to equal the appalling heart-breaking anguish of fetching an idea from nowhere.

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Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.

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Owl,' said Rabbit shortly, 'you and I have brains. The others have fluff. If there is easy thinking to be done in this Forest - and when I say thinking I mean thinking - you and I must do it.

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Promise you won't forget me, ever. Not even when I'm a hundred.

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Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.

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