12 Most Beloved A.A. Milne Quotes to Take You Back to the Hundred Acre Wood

Posted by Hayley on October 14, 2015

A.A. Milne's first volume of Winnie-the-Pooh stories was published 89 years ago today. To celebrate the anniversary of our favorite hungry hero, we've uncovered the top Pooh quotes* on Goodreads. If you've got a rumbly in your tumbly for sweet Hundred Acre Wood wisdom, then you've come to the right place.


1. "Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. 'Pooh!' he whispered. 'Yes, Piglet?' 'Nothing,' said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. 'I just wanted to be sure of you.'"


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2. "Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

3. "Some people care too much. I think it's called love."

4. "You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes."

5. "Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.."

6. "It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"

7. "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."

8. "I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen."

9. "Sometimes,' said Pooh, 'the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."

10. "Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would, I'd never leave."

11. "'How do you spell love?'
'You don't spell it…you feel it.'"

12. "People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day."


What's your favorite Winnie-the-Pooh quote? Share it with us in the comments!
*While all the Pooh quotes above are attributed to A.A. Milne by Goodreads members, a few did originate from the Disney version.

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message 1: by Lisa, Goodreads employee (new)

Lisa Jablonsky One of my most favorite quotes ever:

"Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. 'Pooh!' he whispered. 'Yes, Piglet?' 'Nothing,' said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. 'I just wanted to be sure of you.'"


message 2: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Brady Not a standalone quote, but an inside joke with my kids "not my balloon", one of poor Eeyore's happy moments.


message 3: by Merry (last edited Oct 15, 2015 02:37PM) (new)

Merry "Piglet looked up, and looked away again. And he felt so Foolish and Uncomfortable that he had almost decided to run away to Sea and be a Sailor, when suddenly he saw something."


message 4: by Mary (new)

Mary This is so cute :-)


message 5: by June (new)

June "We can't all, and some of us don't," Eeyore


message 6: by Dianna (new)

Dianna Winget So sweet! They make a lot of sense, too.


message 7: by N.N. (new)

N.N. Light LOVE THIS! :)


message 8: by Colleen (new)

Colleen I love #6 - lunch, so true, haha. And #8 is just amazing.


message 9: by Macklin (new)

Macklin *reads first one* sniffs *final one* wails


message 10: by Louise (new)

Louise  Tessier I love them all.It is not only sweet but true.


message 11: by أميرة (new)

أميرة #3


message 12: by Mary Ann (last edited Oct 15, 2015 03:47PM) (new)

Mary Ann Dailey "Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. 'Pooh!' he whispered. 'Yes, Piglet?' 'Nothing,' said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. 'I just wanted to be sure of you.'" This is my favorite too. I have it with an illustration framed in my home, so that my son would always see it and be reminded.


message 13: by Sabrina (new)

Sabrina Martinez one, two, three and seven.


message 14: by Laura (new)

Laura Gentry "If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus one day, so I never have to live without you."


message 15: by Wanda (new)

Wanda Laura wrote: ""If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus one day, so I never have to live without you.""

This is my favorite, too.


message 16: by Linda (new)

Linda 2 you're braver than you believe . . .


message 17: by Denisse (new)

Denisse "People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day." Good one XD


message 18: by Rania (new)

Rania Chokor "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."


message 19: by Carrie (new)

Carrie #8


message 20: by Erma (new)

Erma Talamante These all left me a little misty-eyed. I'm sure everyone here watching the game is finding it a bit strange, but I don't care!


Bookishnymph *needs hea* Laura wrote: ""If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus one day, so I never have to live without you.""


Aw, so sweet. :)


message 22: by Karen (new)

Karen "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." It has so much personal meaning for me.


message 23: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Huntsinger This is my absolute favorite quote: "If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus one day, so I never have to live without you."


message 24: by Kay (new)

Kay J This is soo adorable. Who doesn't love winnie the pooh books! They're such a joy.


message 25: by hayls 🐴 (new)

hayls &#x1f434; We can look for the North Pole, or we can play 'Here we go gathering Nuts in May' with the end part of an ants' nest. It's all the same to me. - Eeyore is my spirit animal <3


message 26: by Val (new)

Val Hadfield I love number 5


message 27: by Val (new)

Val Hadfield June wrote: ""We can't all, and some of us don't," Eeyore"

I think that is my favourite.


message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

I love all of these :)


message 29: by Niranjanah (new)

Niranjanah Every quote has a depth and is so beautiful. Now i understand that i was too young to appreciate this book better when I read it as a child though I still enjoyed it as much.


message 30: by Omama (new)

Omama "'How do you spell love?'
'You don't spell it…you feel it.'" <3


message 31: by Gabriela (new)

Gabriela I love #2
"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."


message 32: by Upcoming (new)

Upcoming Captn hi guy


message 33: by Juliana (new)

Juliana Pergega really lovely and cute, something called love :)


message 34: by Umar (new)

Umar Hanazuwa #7-"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."


message 35: by Caroline (new)

Caroline How Wonderful!! My favourite is no 11


message 36: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Chambers 2 & 4


message 37: by Maq (new)

Maq Khan "Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would, I'd never leave."


message 38: by Ece (new)

Ece Akyol "Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think :))" my favourite!


message 39: by Cherry (new)

Cherry "It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"

and then "what about snacks?" "what about dinner?" :)<3


message 40: by Chloe (new)

Chloe 3 and 7!!!!!! BEAUTIFUL


message 41: by Kelly (new)

Kelly I wish I could "infinity-likes" this. These are some of my all-time favorite quotes! <3 Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 are my faves from this list! <3


message 42: by Jen (new)

Jen "It's so much friendlier with two."


message 43: by Jennice (new)

Jennice 6. "It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
12. "People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day."- These quotes are adorable and though they seems to be funny but their meaning is deeper like an ocean.
No. 1, 2, 4, 5 and 11 are also beautifully written.


message 44: by TheLastQueen88 (new)

TheLastQueen88 Pooh brings back so many childhood memories LOVE # 2, 5, and 9!!!


message 45: by Cara (new)

Cara "How do you spell love?'
'You don't spell it…you feel it."


message 46: by Rinda (new)

Rinda Elwakil 5. "Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.."

This is beautiful :)


message 47: by Rosalyn (new)

Rosalyn Unable to choose just love them all. My favorite game, yes thats right Pooh sticks.


message 48: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth This is one of my favorites. It reminds me to keep calm when others around me are feeling overly stressed.

"They haven't got brains, any of them,
only grey fluff that's blown into their
heads by mistake." - Eeyore


message 49: by Cameron (new)

Cameron this is giving me major feels


help


message 50: by Claire (new)

Claire I love all the quotes in Winnie-the-Pooh, but the one I love the most is this-
"So they went off together. But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in the enchanted place on the top of the Forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing."
It always makes me cry, not because its sad, but because a beautiful tale has ended.


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