A. A. Milne

A. A. Milne

English author, writer of the Winnie-the-Pooh books

Lived from: 1882-1956

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    Whatever fortune brings, don't be afraid of doing things.
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    Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being.
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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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    Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?
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    Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.
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    Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad.
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    Good morning, Pooh Bear, said Eeyore gloomily. If it is a good morning, he said. Which I doubt, said he.
    Source: Winnie-the-Pooh (1926)
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    Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Cristopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think about it.
    Source: Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) Ch. 1, opening lines
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    I suppose that everyone of us hopes secretly for immortality; to leave, I mean, a name behind him which will live forever in this world, whatever he may be doing, himself, in the next.
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    I wrote somewhere once that the third-rate mind was only happy when it was thinking with the majority, the second-rate mind was only happy when it was thinking with the minority, and the first-rate mind was only happy when it was thinking.
    Source: War with Honour, Macmillan War Pamphlets, Issue 2 (1940)
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    I'm giving this to Eeyore, he explained, as a present. What are you going to give?
    Couldn't I give it too? said Piglet. From both of us?
    No, said Pooh. That would not be a good plan.
    Source: Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) Chapter Six
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    If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
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    If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.
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    If you were a bird, and lived on high, You'd lean on the wind when the wind came by, You'd say to the wind when it took you away: 'That's where I wanted to go today!
    Source: When We Were Very Young Spring Morning l. 17 (1924)
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    James James
    Morrison Morrison
    Weatherby George Dupree
    Took great
    Care of his Mother,
    Though he was only three.
    James James Said to his Mother,
    'Mother,' he said, said he;
    'You must never go down
    to the end of the town,
    if you don't go down with me.'
    Source: Disobedience
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