A. A. Milne, fully Alan Alexander "A. A." Milne

A. A.
Milne, fully Alan Alexander "A. A." Milne

English Author (Winnie the Pooh), Writer and Playwright

Author Quotes

To her- Hand in hand we come Christopher Robin and I To lay this book in your lap. Say you're surprised? Say you like it? Say it's just what you wanted? Because it's yours- because we love you.

What do you like doing best in the world, Pooh? 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. And then he thought that being with Christopher Robin was a very good thing to do, and having Piglet near was a very friendly thing to have; and so, when he had thought it all out, he said, What I like best in the whole world is Me and Piglet going to see You, and You saying 'What about a little something?' and Me saying, 'Well, I shouldn't mind a little something, should you, Piglet,' and it being a hummy sort of day outside, and birds singing. I like that too, said Christopher Robin, but what I like doing best is Nothing.

When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and 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.

You only blinched inside, said Pooh, and that's the bravest way for a Very Small Animal not to blinch that there is.

To my collaborator who buys the ink and paper laughs and, in fact, does all the really difficult part of the business this book is gratefully dedicated in memory of a winter?s morning in Switzerland.

What do you say, Pooh? Pooh opened his eyes with a jerk and said, Extremely. Extremely what? asked Rabbit. What you were saying, said Pooh. Undoubtably.

When you do the things that you can do, you will find a way.

You will be better advised to watch what we do instead of what we say.

To the uneducated an A is just three sticks.

What I like doing best is Nothing. How do you do Nothing, asked Pooh after he had wondered for a long time. Well, it's when people call out at you just as you're going off to do it, 'What are you going to do, Christopher Robin?' and you say, 'Oh, Nothing,' and then you go and do it. It means just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering. Oh! said Pooh.

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

TTFN: Ta Ta For Now!

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

When you wake up in the morning, Pooh, said Piglet at last, what's the first thing you say to yourself? What's for breakfast? said Pooh. What do you say, Piglet? I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today? said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. It's the same thing, he said.

Turn around, Piglet. Step lightly, Pooh. This silly ol' dance is perfect for two.

What? said Piglet, with a jump. And then, to show that he hadn't been frightened, he jumped up and down once or twice more in an exercising sort of way.

WHERE did you say it was?' asked Pooh. Just here,' said Eeyore. Made of sticks?' Yes' Oh!' said Piglet. What?' said Eeyore. I just said Oh!' said Piglet nervously. And so as to seem quite at ease he hummed Tiddely-pom once or twice in a what-shall-we-do-now kind of way.

Tut, Tut, looks like rain

Whatever fortune brings, don't be afraid of doing things.

Wherever I am, there's always Pooh, there's always Pooh and Me. Whatever I do, he wants to do, Where are you going today? says Pooh: Well, that's very odd 'cos I was too. Let's go together, says Pooh, says he. Let's go together, says Pooh.

They wanted to come in after the pounds, explained Pooh, so I let them. It's the best way to write poetry, letting things come.

Walking with her man,

When at the age of eighteen you are suddenly given a cheque-book and called ?Sir,? you must do something by way of acknowledgment. A pipe in the mouth makes it clear that there has been no mistake?you are undoubtedly a man.

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.

They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace - Christopher Robin went down with Alice. They've great big parties inside the grounds. I wouldn't be king for a hundred pounds, Says Alice.

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English Author (Winnie the Pooh), Writer and Playwright