131 Best Winnie the Pooh Quotes on Love, Life, Friendship

“Winnie-the-Pooh” by A.A. Milne, published in 1926, centers on tales of Christopher Robin’s toy bear, Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends Eeyore, Piglet, Owl, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo in the Hundred Acre Wood, inspired by England’s Ashdown Forest.

Pooh’s simple nature leads to amusing predicaments, like getting stuck after trying to retrieve honey with a balloon or overeating at Rabbit’s.

Despite his mishaps, Pooh embodies kindness and courage. The stories combine humor and deep reflections on human nature.

E.H. Shepard’s enchanting illustrations enhance the narratives. A sequel introduced Tigger, another beloved character.

The stories of Winnie the Pooh have been translated into several languages.

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Here are some of the famous Winnie the Pooh quotes for you.


Best Winnie the Pooh Quotes on Love, Life, Friendship

1. “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

2. “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).

3. “A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

4. “The things that make me different are the things that make me.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

5. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

6. “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

7. “You don’t spell it…you feel it.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

8. “Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

9. “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).

10. ”Love is taking a few steps backward maybe even more… to give way to the happiness of the person you love.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

Famous Winnie the Pooh Quotes

11. “They’re funny things, accidents. You never have them till you’re having them.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

12. “Sometimes I sits and think, and sometimes I just sits…” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

13. “I wonder what Piglet is doing,” thought Pooh. “I wish I were there to be doing it, too.” ― Winnie-the-Pooh

14. “There must be somebody there, because somebody must have said “Nobody.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

15. “People who don’t think probably don’t have brains; rather, they have grey fluff that’s blown into their heads by mistake.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

16. “We’ll be Friends Forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet. Even longer,’ Pooh answered.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

17. “I always get to where I’m going by walking away from where I have been.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

18. “A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

19. “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

20. “The most important thing is, even when we’re apart, I’ll always be with you.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

21. “Any day spent with you is my favorite day.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

22. “Promise me you’ll always remember: You are braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

23. “I’m short and fat and proud of that!!” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

24. “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).

Top Winnie the Pooh Quotes

25. “They are funny things, Accidents. You never have them till you’re having them.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

26. “A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

27. “The nicest thing about the rain is that it always stops. Eventually.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

28. “After all, one can’t complain. I have my friends.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

29. “Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

30. “It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

31. “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.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

32. “Could be worse. Not sure how, but it could be.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

33. “Spelling isn’t everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn’t count.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

34. “To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

35. “When you are a bear of very little brain, and you think of things, you find sometimes that a thing which seemed very thinkish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

36. “Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

37. “I was walking along looking for somebody, and then suddenly I wasn’t anymore.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

38. “Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

39. “One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.”  ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

Powerful Winnie the Pooh Quotes

40. “Home is the comfiest place to be.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

41. “As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

42. “We dint realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

43. “Goodbye..? Oh no, please. Can’t we go back to page one and do it all over again?” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

44. “I must go forward where I have never been instead of backwards where I have.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

45. “We need you, we always need you.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

46. “I’ve found somebody just like me. I thought I was the only one of them.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

47. “Even if we’re apart, I’ll always be with you.”  ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

48. “We will be friends until forever, just you wait and see.” – Winnie-the-Pooh

49. “Sometimes the thing to do is nothing.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

50. “Doing nothing often leads to the very best of something.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

51. “So perhaps the best thing to do is to stop writing introductions and get on with the book.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

52. “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

53. “You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

54. “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).

55. “And really, it wasn’t much good having anything exciting like floods, if you couldn’t share them with somebody.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

Wise Winnie the Pooh Quotes

56. “He said it twice because he had never said it before, and it sounded funny.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

57. “It all comes of not having front doors big enough.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

58. “There’s no difference between falling a thousand feet to the jagged rocks below and tumbling out of bed.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

59. “I wasn’t going to eat it, I was just going to taste it.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

60. “I did mean a little larger small helping.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

61. “Think it over, think it under.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

62. “He could see the honey, he could smell the honey, but he couldn’t quite reach the honey.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

63. “How sweet to be a Cloud Floating in the Blue! It makes him very proud To be a little cloud.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

64. “It is always useful to know where a friend-and-relation is, whether you want him or whether you don’t.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

65. “I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams we can be together all the time.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

66. “If you live to be a 100, I want to live to be 100 minus one day so I never have to live without you.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

67. “Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you. And all you can do is to go where they can find you.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

68. “My spelling is Wobbly. It’s good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

69. “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).

70. “Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

71. “I used to believe in forever . . . but forever was too good to be true.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

Beautiful Winnie the Pooh Quotes

72. “Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would I’d never leave.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

73. “The hardest part is what to leave behind, … It’s time to let go!” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

74. “I would’ve liked for it to go on a while longer.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

75. “When late morning rolls around and you’re feeling a bit out of sorts, don’t worry; you’re probably just a little eleven o’clockish.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

76. “I’m never afraid with you.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

77. “Well, even if I’m in the moon, I needn’t be face downwards all the time.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

78. “If it’s not Here, that means it’s out There.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

79. “Whatever his weight in pounds and ounces, he always seems bigger because of his bounces.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

80. “Yesterday, when it was tomorrow, it was too exciting a day for me.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

81. “It’s so much more friendly with two.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

82. “What’s wrong with knowing what you know now and not knowing what you don’t know until later?” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

83. “Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

84. “When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

85. “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

86. “If possible, try to find a way to come downstairs that doesn’t involve going bump, bump, bump, on the back of your head.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

87. “She would know a good thing to do without thinking about it.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

88. “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).

Great Winnie the Pooh Quotes

89. “They have no imagination. A tail is just a tail to them, just a little something extra in the back.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

90. “What could be more important than a little something to eat?” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

91. “When all else fails, take a nap.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

92. “Those who are clever, who have a Brain, never understand anything.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

93. “When life throws you a rainy day, play in the puddles.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

94. “When you go after honey with a balloon, the great thing is to not let the bees know you’re coming.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

95. “The sun still shines, even when it’s hiding.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

96. “Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

97. “No one can tell me, Nobody knows, Where the wind comes from, Where the wind goes.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

98. “They always take longer than you think.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

99. “He was telling an interesting anecdote full of exciting words like ‘encyclopedia’ and ‘rhododendron.’” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

100. “But, of course, it isn’t really Good-bye, because the Forest will always be there… and anybody who is Friendly with Bears can find it.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

101. “Promise you won’t forget me, ever. Not even when I’m a hundred.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

Interesting Winnie the Pooh Quotes

102. “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.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

103. “‘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.’” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

104. “When speaking to a Bear of Very Little Brain, remember that long words may bother him.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

105. “I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

106. “A hug is always the right size.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

107. “Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

108. “If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

109. “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).

110. “As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

111. “You never can tell with bees.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

112. “Oh Tigger, where are your manners?” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

113. “Let’s Begin by taking a smallish nap or two.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

114. “Wish I could say yes, but I can’t.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

115. “But, after all, what are birthdays? Here to-day and gone to-morrow.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

116. “It is the best way to write poetry, letting things come.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

Lovely Winnie the Pooh Quotes

117. “Owl hasn’t exactly got Brain, but he Knows Things. He would know the Right Thing to Do when Surrounded by Water.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

118. “It’s not much of a tail, but I’m sort of attached to it.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

119. “If the string breaks, then we try another piece of string.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

120. “I don’t feel very much like Pooh today.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

121. “I’m so rumbly in my tumbly.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

122. “I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

123. “And how are you?” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

124. “There’s Rabbit. He hasn’t Learnt in Books, but he can always Think of a Clever Plan.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

125. “Pooh hasn’t much Brain, but he never comes to any harm. He does silly things and they turn out right.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

126. “Sometimes the smallest things take the most room in your heart.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

127. ”It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

128. “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

129. ”I’m not lost for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).

130. ”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).

131. “Think, think, think.” ~ (Winnie the Pooh).



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Short Biography of Winnie the Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh, created by A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard, is a beloved teddy bear character that debuted in a 1925 Christmas story.

Winnie the Pooh

Inspired by Milne’s son’s toy and a zoo bear, Pooh’s adventures were first published in 1926, set in the fictional Hundred Acre Wood, modeled after a real forest near Milne’s home.

Full Name Winnie-the-Pooh
Other Names Edward Bear, Pooh Bear
Creators A. A. Milne, E. H. Shepard
Date of Birth 21 August 1921
First Appearance When We Were Very Young (1924; as Edward Bear), Winnie-the-Pooh (1926)
Based On Winnie the bear
Nickname Pooh
Species Teddy Bear
Gender Male
Home Hundred Acre Wood

The tales, enriched with Shepard’s illustrations, gained global fame, even making it onto The New York Times Best Seller list in Latin.

Disney later adapted Pooh into a major franchise, with various actors lending their voices to the character in films.


Quick Facts about Winnie the Pooh

  • Winnie-the-Pooh, also called Edward Bear or simply Pooh, is a fictional teddy bear.
  • Created by English author A. A. Milne and illustrator E. H. Shepard.
  • The character debuted in a Christmas story for the Evening News, 1925.
  • Inspired by Milne’s son’s stuffed toy and a real bear at London Zoo.
  • First book “Winnie-the-Pooh” was published in 1926, followed by “The House at Pooh Corner” in 1928.
  • Stories are set in Hundred Acre Wood, mirroring Ashdown Forest near Milne’s home.
  • Pooh stories have been translated into multiple languages.
  • Latin translation “Winnie ille Pu” hit The New York Times Best Seller list in 1960.
  • Original manuscripts are kept at Trinity College, Cambridge.
  • The Walt Disney Company licensed Pooh rights in 1961, creating a successful franchise.
  • Christopher Robin Milne’s original stuffed toys are displayed at the New York Public Library.
  • Christopher named his toy bear after a Canadian black bear he saw at the zoo.
  • The real bear, Winnie, was a mascot for a Canadian regiment in WWI.
  • Winnie-the-Pooh was named partly after a swan called Pooh.
  • Milne introduced other characters like Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger based on his son’s toys.
  • His own son’s teddy bear inspired Shepard’s illustrations.
  • The Pooh stories are noted for their charming wit and simple wisdom.
  • Pooh is characterized by his love for honey and his thoughtful nature.
  • The game of Poohsticks originated from the stories and is played at a specific bridge in Ashdown Forest.
  • The 1926 publication established Pooh and his friends in children’s literature.
  • The landscapes of Ashdown Forest influenced E. H. Shepard’s artwork.
  • Pooh’s slow-witted but kind-hearted character has endeared him to many.
  • Sequels and adaptations have expanded Pooh’s universe over the years.
  • Disney’s adaptation made Pooh an iconic character in animation.
  • Merchandising has turned Pooh into a multi-million dollar business.
  • Legal battles over rights and royalties have involved Disney and the Milne estate.
  • Pooh entered the public domain in the US in 2022, leading to new interpretations.
  • “Return to the Hundred Acre Wood” and other sequels have continued Pooh’s stories.
  • Pooh has been a part of various charitable and cultural events.
  • Pooh’s stories’ simplicity and universal appeal continue to resonate with readers and viewers of all ages.

Top Questions about Winnie the Pooh

Q: Why is the character named “Winnie-the-Pooh”?

A: The name “Winnie-the-Pooh” comes from a Canadian black bear named Winnie, which A.A. Milne encountered at a zoo, and “Pooh” from a swan he met on holiday. The character’s friends were inspired by Christopher Milne’s toys.

Q: Is the story of Winnie-the-Pooh based on real events?

A: Yes, the character was inspired by a real black bear named Winnie, who lived in the ZSL London Zoo from 1915 to 1934. Winnie was originally bought for $20 in Ontario, Canada.

Q: What themes does Winnie-the-Pooh explore?

A: Winnie-the-Pooh, written by A.A. Milne in 1926, aims to teach children about love, forgiveness, patience, trust, and acceptance.

Q: Is “Pooh” an actual name?

A: “Pooh” originated as the name of a swan in A.A. Milne’s “When We Were Very Young.” The bear, initially bought from Harrods and named Edward Bear, was later nicknamed “Pooh.”

Q: How famous is Winnie-the-Pooh?

A: Winnie-the-Pooh is a globally recognized character, symbolizing childhood innocence since its creation by A.A. Milne in 1926.

Q: What type of character is Winnie-the-Pooh?

A: Winnie-the-Pooh is a fictional anthropomorphic teddy bear, also known as Edward Bear, Pooh Bear, or simply Pooh.

Q: What kind of animal is Piglet?

A: Piglet is a fictional, small, and timid pig, who is one of Winnie-the-Pooh’s friends in A.A. Milne’s children’s books.

Q: How does the Winnie-the-Pooh story conclude?

A: The story ends with Christopher Robin taking Pooh to the Enchanted Place and hinting that their adventures together are coming to an end.

Q: What is the significance of January 18 for Winnie-the-Pooh?

A: January 18 is celebrated as Winnie-the-Pooh Day, marking the anniversary of the character’s first appearance in print in 1926.

Q: Why is Winnie-the-Pooh depicted as yellow?

A: The character was drawn as a yellow bear because the original stuffed bear owned by Christopher Robin, which inspired the story, was yellow.

Q: Who is considered Winnie-the-Pooh’s best friend?

A: Piglet is known as Pooh’s best friend, aside from Christopher Robin. Piglet is characterized by his timidity but often follows Pooh’s lead unless scared.

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