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Winnie the Pooh Quotes – Wisdom from Winnie

Who doesn’t love Winnie the Pooh, that “bear of little brain”? His wisdom has made me smile many times, and when I am feeling a little blue or need a little whimsey, tis always nice to read a little Winnie the Pooh – or anything by A.A. Milne – simple truths that apply to us no matter how old or young we are.

“A hug is always the right size.”

Winnie the Pooh

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like, ‘What about lunch?’”

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“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.”

Winnie the Pooh

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

Winnie the Pooh

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”

Winnie the Pooh

“It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine.”

Winnie the Pooh

“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

“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

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

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“Any day spent with you is my favorite day So, today is my new favorite day.”

Winnie the Pooh

“When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out .into the open and has other people looking at it.”

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“When you go after honey with a balloon, the great thing is to not let the bees know you’re coming.”

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“I’m so rumbly in my tumbly.”

Winnie the Pooh

“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

“Always watch where you are going Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.”

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“Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.”

Winnie the Pooh

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

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

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“Those who are clever, who have a Brain, never understand anything.”

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“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

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“Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.”

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“Love is taking a few steps backward maybe even more to give way to the happiness of the person you love.”

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“It isn’t much good having anything exciting, if you can’t share it with somebody.”

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“What’s wrong with knowing what you know now and not knowing what you don’t know until later?”

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“What could be more important than a little something to eat?”

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“Yesterday, when it was tomorrow, it was too exciting a day for me.”

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“If people are upset because you’ve forgotten something, console them by letting them know you didn’t forget—you just weren’t remembering.”

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“If it’s not Here, that means it’s out There.”

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“If possible, try to find a way to come downstairs that doesn’t involve going bump, bump, bump, on the back of your head.”

Winnie the Pooh

“I’m never afraid with you.”

Winnie the Pooh

“I always get to where I’m going by walking away from where I have been.”

Winnie the Pooh

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”

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“Oh, bother.”

Winnie the Pooh

“If you live to be a hundred, I hope I live to be a hundred minus one day, so that I never have to live a day without you.”

Winnie the Pooh

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

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“A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.”

Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh Books

When We Were Very Young (1924)
Winnie-the-Pooh (1926)
 Now We Are Six (1927)
The House at Pooh Corner (1923)
The Pooh Story Book (1965)
The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh (1994)
Winnie the Pooh: Complete Collection of Stories and Poems (2004)

Blueberry Girl – Prayer for Our Daughters

A lot of the greatest inspiration comes from the simplest stories, from childhood boks and stories, this short video by Neil Gaiman, is one such story. It is a beautiful reminder to all of us that have daughters or have ever been daughters, worth remembering and repeating.

Dr. Suess Sums It Up – Oh The Places You’ll Go!

I love children’s books – especially Dr. Suess who resonants with so many of us.  He teaches optimism, tolerance, and so many wonderful lessons in his books.  This video rendition by Burning Man of Oh, the Places You’ll G0 is a great inspirational view.

 

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! 

Congratulations! 
Today is your day. 
You’re off to Great Places! 
You’re off and away! 

You have brains in your head. 
You have feet in your shoes 
You can steer yourself 
any direction you choose. 
You’re on your own. And you know what you know. 
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go. 

You’ll look up and down streets. Look ’em over with care. 
About some you will say, “I don’t choose to go there.” 
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, 
you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street. 

And you may not find any 
you’ll want to go down. 
In that case, of course, 
you’ll head straight out of town. 

It’s opener there 
in the wide open air. 

Out there things can happen 
and frequently do 
to people as brainy 
and footsy as you. 

And when things start to happen, 
don’t worry. Don’t stew. 
Just go right along. 
You’ll start happening too. 

OH! 
THE PLACES YOU’LL GO! 

You’ll be on your way up! 
You’ll be seeing great sights! 
You’ll join the high fliers 
who soar to high heights. 

You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have the speed. 
You’ll pass the whole gang and you’ll soon take the lead. 
Wherever you fly, you’ll be the best of the best. 
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest. 

Except when you don’ t 
Because, sometimes, you won’t. 

I’m sorry to say so 
but, sadly, it’s true 
and Hang-ups 
can happen to you. 

You can get all hung up 
in a prickle-ly perch. 
And your gang will fly on. 
You’ll be left in a Lurch. 

You’ll come down from the Lurch 
with an unpleasant bump. 
And the chances are, then, 
that you’ll be in a Slump. 

And when you’re in a Slump, 
you’re not in for much fun. 
Un-slumping yourself 
is not easily done. 

You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. 
Some windows are lighted. But mostly they’re darked. 
A place you could sprain both you elbow and chin! 
Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in? 
How much can you lose? How much can you win? 

And IF you go in, should you turn left or right… 
or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite? 
Or go around back and sneak in from behind? 
Simple it’s not, I’m afraid you will find, 
for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind. 

You can get so confused 
that you’ll start in to race 
down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace 
and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space, 
headed, I fear, toward a most useless place. 
The Waiting Place… 

…for people just waiting. 
Waiting for a train to go 
or a bus to come, or a plane to go 
or the mail to come, or the rain to go 
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow 
or waiting around for a Yes or a No 
or waiting for their hair to grow. 
Everyone is just waiting. 

Waiting for the fish to bite 
or waiting for wind to fly a kite 
or waiting around for Friday night 
or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake 
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break 
or a sting of pearls, or a pair of pants 
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance. 
Everyone is just waiting. 

NO! 
That’s not for you! 

Somehow you’ll escape 
all that waiting and staying. 
You’ll find the bright places 
where Boom Bands are playing. 

With banner flip-flapping, 
once more you’ll ride high! 
Ready for anything under the sky. 
Ready because you’re that kind of a guy! 

Oh, the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done! 
There are points to be scored. there are games to be won. 
And the magical things you can do with that ball 
will make you the winning-est winner of all. 
Fame! You’ll be famous as famous can be, 
with the whole wide world watching you win on TV. 

Except when they don’t. 
Because, sometimes, they won’t. 

I’m afraid that some times 
you’ll play lonely games too. 
Games you can’t win 
’cause you’ll play against you. 

All Alone! 
Whether you like it or not, 
Alone will be something 
you’ll be quite a lot. 

And when you’re alone, there’s a very good chance 
you’ll meet things that scare you right out of your pants. 
There are some, down the road between hither and yon, 
that can scare you so much you won’t want to go on. 

But on you will go 
though the weather be foul 
On you will go 
though your enemies prowl 
On you will go 
though the Hakken-Kraks howl 
Onward up many 
a frightening creek, 
though your arms may get sore 
and your sneakers may leak. 

On and on you will hike 
and I know you’ll hike far 
and face up to your problems 
whatever they are. 

You’ll get mixed up, of course, 
as you already know. 
You’ll get mixed up 
with many strange birds as you go. 
So be sure when you step. 
Step with care and great tact 
and remember that Life’s 
a Great Balancing Act. 
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. 
And never mix up your right foot with your left. 

And will you succeed? 
Yes! You will, indeed! 
(98 and 3 / 4 percent guaranteed.) 

KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS! 

So… 
be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray 
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea, 
you’re off to Great Places! 
Today is your day! 
Your mountain is waiting. 
So…get on your way! 

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