”What day is it?”
“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
“My favourite day,” said Pooh.
― A.A. Milne
Happy ‘Winnie the Pooh Day’ everyone! For those of you who are unfamiliar with this particular day, it takes place every year on the 18th of January, which is the birthday of A. A. Milne – the guy we all owe for providing us with the beautiful stories about the famous yellow teddy bear and his lovable friends in Hundred Acre Wood.
Even though any day is a good day to read these beautiful and life inspiring stories, having a day dedicated to these much-beloved children’s books presents a fantastic opportunity to celebrate and (re-)discover the warmth and wisdom which fill every page.
The adventures of the entertaining bunch of miss fits will provide you with humbling advice and life lessons on kindness, friendship, love and all the other important stuff in life – all of it delivered in a way that is sure to put a smile on your lips.
Milne’s thoughtful humour makes these stories a true joy to read, and their ability to still be such a source of enjoyment for both young and old more than 90 years after the first book was published is a rare thing for a children’s book. This just goes to show that carefully crafted characters are timeless – even chubby teddy bears who spend a surprising amount of time thinking about thinking!
So to celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day, I have compiled five of the best Pooh (+ friends) quotes about thinking, which should get you thinking about thinking!
- “Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?” – A. A. Milne
- “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.” – A. A. Milne
- “Think it over, think it under.” A. A. Milne
- “No brain at all, some of them [people], only grey fluff that’s blown into their heads by mistake, and they don’t Think.” – A. A. Milne
- “The old grey donkey, Eeyore stood by himself in a thistly corner of the Forest, his front feet well apart, his head on one side, and thought about things. Sometimes he thought sadly to himself, “Why?” and sometimes he thought, “Wherefore?” and sometimes he thought, “Inasmuch as which?” and sometimes he didn’t quite know what he was thinking about.”
– A. A. Milne
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