Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.— A. A. Milne
Instructive Pooh quotations
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
Sometimes,' said Pooh, 'the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.
A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.
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 knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen.
Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So today is my new favorite day.
Love is taking a few steps backward, maybe even more .
.. to give way to the happiness of the person you love.
We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?' asked Piglet. Even longer,' Pooh answered.
Piglet: "How do you spell 'love'?" Winnie the Pooh: "You don't spell it...you feel it."
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.
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.
A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.
You'd be surprised how many people violate this simple principle every day of their lives and try to fit square pegs into round holes, ignoring the clear reality that Things Are As They Are.
Pay attention to where you are going because without meaning you might get nowhere.
The things that make me different are the things that make me.
It is that word 'hunny,' my darlings, that marks the first place in The House at Pooh Corner at which Tonstant Weader fwowed up.
Do you really want to be happy? You can begin by being appreciative of who you are and what you've got.
When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.
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.
I used to believe in forever, but forever's too good to be true
Bouncy trouncy flouncy pouncy fun fun fun fun fun.
The most wonderful thing about tiggers is I'm the only one!
You can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right; but spelling isn't everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn't count.
I wonder what Piglet is doing," thought Pooh. "I wish I were there to be doing it, too.
The surest way to become Tense, Awkward, and Confused is to develop a mind that tries too hard - one that thinks too much.
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.
But isn't the knowledge that comes from experience more valuable than the knowledge that doesn't? It seems fairly obvious to some of us that a lot of scholars need to go outside and sniff around - walk through the grass, talk to the animals. That sort of thing.
Christopher Robin was sitting outside his door, putting on his Big Boots.
As soon as he saw the Big Boots, Pooh knew that an Adventure was going to happen, and he brushed the honey off his nose with the back of his paw, and spruced himself up as well as he could, so as to look ready for Anything.
We'll be friends until forever, just you wait and see
While Eeyore frets ... ... and Piglet hesitates ... and Rabbit calculates ... and Owl pontificates ...Pooh just is.
"What's that?" the Unbeliever asked. "Wisdom from the Western Taoist," I said. "It sounds like something from Winnie-the-Pooh," he said. "It is," I said. "That's not about Taoism," he said. "Oh, yes it is," I said.
Everything has its own place and function.
That applies to people, although many don't seem to realize it, stuck as they are in the wrong job, the wrong marriage, or the wrong house. When you know and respect your Inner Nature, you know where you belong. You also know where you don't belong.
Now then, Pooh," said Christopher Robin, "where's your boat?" "I ought to say," explained Pooh as they walked down to the shore of the island, "that it isn't just an ordinary sort of boat. Sometimes it's a Boat, and sometimes it's more of an Accident. It all depends." "Depends on what?" "On whether I'm on the top of it or underneath it.
"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."
A clever mind is not a heart. Knowledge doesn't really care, wisdom does.