Winnie the Pooh was A. A. Milne’s biggest success — it overshadowed all of his other work as an author. The collection of stories made the teddy bear a fluffy bundle of joy and got him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame– plus his own Disney adaptation.
Too few of us think back to what we used to read as children and take a moment to reflect on the stories that allowed us to dream. We have adult stuff to do now, after all.
We hardly think that most of the tales we read as kids are filled with life lessons that have probably contributed to shaping the adults we are today. Winnie the Pooh is actually quite the philosopher and many of his and his friends’ sayings have a deep meaning and remain relevant, no matter how old you are.
Take some time to appreciate some of Pooh’s lessons you might have missed as a child.
Here are 75 Winnie the Pooh quotes on friendship, love and life:
Winnie the Pooh quotes about life:
A.A. Milne’s classic Winnie the Pooh stories are filled with timeless nuggets of wisdom and Pooh bear has helped generations of children make sense of life and the world around them. From finding adventure in day-to-day life to appreciating your friendships and finding joy in simple pleasures, there are profound lessons to learn on every page. For a bear with a “very little brain”, Pooh and his stuffed friends have advice that everyone can relate to. Let these Winnie the Pooh quotes inspire you to reflect on life and maybe bring back the in child you for a moment.
Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.WINNIE THE POOH
Could be worse. Not sure how, but it could be.EEYORE
When life throws you a rainy day, play in the puddles.WINNIE THE POOH
Bouncy or coffy, it’s all the same at the bottom of the river.EEYORE
We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.WINNIE THE POOH
Sometimes the thing to do is nothing.WINNIE THE POOH
Doing nothing often leads to the very best of something.WINNIE THE POOH
So perhaps the best thing to do is to stop writing introductions and get on with the book.WINNIE THE POOH
They’re funny things, accidents. You never have them till you’re having them.EEYORE
A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.EEYORE
If people are upset because you’ve forgotten something, console them by letting them know you didn’t forget, you just weren’t remembering.WINNIE THE POOH
The sun still shines, even when it’s hiding.WINNIE THE POOH
No one can tell me, Nobody knows, Where the wind comes from, Where the wind goes.WINNIE THE POOH
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
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.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
Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.WINNIE THE POOH
A day without laughter is a day wasted.WINNIE THE POOH
When all else fails, take a nap.WINNIE THE POOH
Those who are clever, who have a Brain, never understand anything.WINNIE THE POOH
Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.WINNIE THE POOH
Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.WINNIE THE POOH
I wasn’t going to eat it, I was just going to taste it.WINNIE THE POOH
Think it over, think it under.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.WINNIE THE POOH
Winnie the Pooh quotes about love
Winnie the pooh, otherwise known as Pooh or Pooh Bear and his gang, shared with us wonderful insights about love. Pooh taught us to be patient with love, to nurture it and to cherish it, if we are so lucky to find it. He also shared with us the importance of self-love by teaching us to embrace our uniqueness and give ourselves more love, especially in those times we don’t feel like it. Just as it is important to give love to others, it is essential for our wellbeing that we also connect and love ourselves first and foremost. These classic Winnie The Pooh quotes about love will remind you to treasure your loved ones and to embrace what makes you, you.
Piglet: How do you spell love?Pooh: You don’t spell it, you feel it.WINNIE THE POO
A hug is always the right size.WINNIE THE POOH
Some people care too much. i think it’s called Love.WINNIE THE POOH
Love is taking a few steps backward, maybe even more…to give way to the happiness of the person you love.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
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
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
Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.WINNIE THE POOH
Winnie the Pooh quotes on adventure
Winnie the Pooh and his friends are always going on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood and through their many quests over the past 100 years, they’ve reminded us of how important it is to seek adventure in our daily lives. Winnie the Pooh has inspired generations to step outside of their comfort zones and to explore the unknown at every opportunity because life is a lot more fun that way. By facing our fears, letting go of uncertainty embracing life as an adventure, we are constantly creating new growth experiences for ourselves. If you’re feeling bored or uninspired lately, these heartwarming and witty Winnie the Pooh quotes about adventure will inspire you to seek more of it in your life.
You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.PIGLET
When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.WINNIE THE POOH
What’s wrong with knowing what you know now and not knowing what you don’t know until later?WINNIE THE POOH
IF it’s not Here, that means it’s out There.WINNIE THE POOH
I always get to where I’m going by walking away from where I have been.WINNIE THE POOH
As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen.WINNIE THE POOH
One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.WINNIE THE POOH
I must go forward where I have never been instead of backwards where I have.WINNIE THE POOH
I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.WINNIE THE POOH
Winnie the Pooh quotes on friendship
Winnie the Pooh also taught us many valuable lessons about friendship. Pooh and his beloved friends have shown us that true friendship is built on love, trust, acceptance and compassion. They’ve inspired children and adults alike to place more value on our friendships, to nurture them and to cherish them, because the magic of friendships make life a little sweeter. Many of the lessons in A.A. Milne’s tales remind us that friendships require kindness, gratitude and patience. Let these Winnie the Pooh quotes on friendship remind you to never take your friendships for granted, and to always hold them close.
Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So, today is my new favorite day.WINNIE THE POOH
After all, one can’t complain. I have my friends.EEYORE
It’s so much more friendly with two.PIGLET
It seemed they had always been, and would always be, friends. Time could change much, but not that.WINNIE THE POOH
It is always useful to know where a friend-and-relation is, whether you want him or whether you don’t.RABBIT
A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.WINNIE THE POOH
A friend is someone who helps you up when you’re down, and if they can’t, they lay down beside you and listen.WINNIE THE POOH
It isn’t much good having anything exciting, if you can’t share it with somebody.WINNIE THE POOH
I’m never afraid with you.WINNIE THE POOH
Here together, friends forever. Some things were just meant to be, and that’s you and me.WINNIE THE POOH
We will be friends until forever, just you wait and see.WINNIE THE POOH
I’ve found somebody just like me. I thought I was the only one of them.WINNIE THE POOH
Winnie the Pooh and Piglet quotes
Piglet is Winnie the Pooh’s tiny, soft-spoken best friend and the pair share many heartwarming moments together throughout the years. Winnie the Pooh and Piglet have provided generations of children, setting out into the world and learning to develop relationships, a wonderful example of what true friendship looks like. Piglet is often fearful and worried about many things, but with Pooh’s acceptance and support, Piglet is able to be brave and face his fears. His beloved friends know they can always count on him, despite his worries, and that he’ll do whatever it takes to help them in times of need. These Winnie the Pooh and Piglet quotes remind us of the beauty of being accepting and loyal friends.
Piglet: We’ll be friends forever, won’t we, Pooh?
Pooh: Even longer.
Piglet: When you wake up in the morning, Pooh, what’s the first thing you say to yourself?
pooh: What’s for breakfast? What do you say, Piglet?
Piglet: I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?
Pooh: It’s the same thing.
Winnie the Pooh inspirational quotes
Winnie the Pooh may call himself a “bear of very little brain”, but by now we all know he is a great thinker and has inspirational insight on just about everything. His optimistic outlook is contagious still today, he occupies a special place in the hearts of millions, all over the world. For every one of life’s sometimes delightful, sometimes unexpected moments, Pooh bear has profound wisdom that gives us all perspective. If you’re feeling down and unmotivated, let these inspirational Winnie the Pooh quotes lift your spirits.
It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine.EEYORE
You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
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.WINNIE THE POOH
The nicest thing about the rain is that it always stops. Eventually.EEYORE
I’m short and fat and proud of that!!WINNIE THE POOH
If the string breaks, then we try another piece of string.OWL
I wonder how many wishes a star can give.WINNIE THE POOH
Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.WINNIE THE POOH
The things that make me different are the things that make me, me.PIGLET
The most wonderful thing about Tiggers is, I’m the only one.TIGGER
I’m not asking anybody. I’m just telling everybody.EEYORE
Winnie the Pooh goodbye quotes
Saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy because it signals the end of something, and a lot of the time it can be difficult to find the right words to express the emotions we feel when the time comes. Winnie the Pooh, with his charm and wit, reminds us that endings are an inevitable part of life and to fully embrace the precious time we spend with people. Some relationships part ways, but that doesn’t change the common experiences we’ve shared together and the pleasure of having known each other. If you’re having to say farewell and are having a difficult time navigating the transition or just can’t seem to find the words, these Winnie the pooh goodbye quotes will bring you comfort and inspiration.
How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.WINNIE THE POOH
The most important thing is, even when we’re apart … I’ll always be with you …WINNIE THE POOH
Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would I’d never leave.WINNIE THE POOH
Promise you won’t forget me, ever. Not even when I’m a hundred.WINNIE THE POOH
One thing you should know, no matter where I go, we’ll always be together.WINNIE THE POOH
Pooh: What should happen if you forget about me?
Christopher Robin: Silly old bear, I won’t ever forget about you.