Winnie the Pooh quotes for every occasion

A selection of our favourite words of wisdom from A. A. Milne’s most loveable bear.

Winnie may have been a silly old bear, but he and his friends Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore and the rest of the gang certainly had their moments of wisdom. Here are some of our favourite Winnie the Pooh quotes on love, life and friendship.

Quotes on love:

 “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

 “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

 “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

Quotes on 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.”  Winnie-the-Pooh

 "A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference." Eeyore

 “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” Winnie-the-Pooh

 “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.” Winnie-the-Pooh

 "I always get to where I'm going by walking away from where I have been." Winnie-the-Pooh

 “You're braver than you believe and stronger and smarter than you think.” Christopher Robin

 “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” Winnie-the-Pooh

 "The things that make me different are the things that make me." Piglet

 “Could be worse. Not sure how, but it could be.”  Eeyore

 “I’m short and fat and proud of that!” Winnie-the-Pooh

 “It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine.” Eeyore

Quotes on friendship:

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

“We’ll be Friends Forever, won’t we, Pooh?” asked Piglet.

“Even longer,” Pooh answered.” 

“After all, one can’t complain. I have my friends.” Eeyore

The Enchanted Places

by Christopher Milne

Looking back at his happy childhood in London and Sussex, Christopher Milne, the inspiration for his father A. A. Milne's famous creation Christopher Robin, tells his story in his own words. Christopher recalls the 'enchanted places' he used to play, from The Hundred Acre Wood to Pooh Sticks Bridge, and paints a memorable portrait of his father. 

Goodbye Christopher Robin

by Ann Thwaite

This heartwarming book tells the true story that inspired the film Goodbye Christopher Robin. Ann Thwaite give readers an insight into the relationship between A. A. Milne and the real life Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the chaerming adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh and friends.