jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG   26th August  2018


 At the moment the Disney movie “Christopher Robin” starring Ewan McGregor is showing at cinemas. The story is about the son of A A Milne who inspired him to write Winnie the Pooh. Winnie the Pooh appears throughout the film too.

I thought this was a good time to reflect on some of the things Pooh and his friends said.


Here are 25 quotes from the stories.


1              “I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen.”  – A.A. Milne

2              “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. –  A.A. Milne

3              “It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like ‘What about lunch?’ – A.A. Milne

4              ”What day is it?”

“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.

“My favorite day,” said Pooh.  – A.A. Milne

5              “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. – A.A. Milne

6              ”It’s snowing still,” said Eeyore gloomily.

“So it is.”

“And freezing.”

“Is it?”

“Yes,” said Eeyore. “However,” he said, brightening up a little, “we haven’t had an earthquake lately.”  – A.A. Milne

7              “It’s not much of a tail, but I’m sort of attached to it.” Eeyore    – A.A. Milne

8              Later on, when they had all said “Good-bye” and “Thank-you” to Christopher Robin, Pooh and Piglet walked home thoughtfully together in the golden evening, and for a long time they were silent.

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”

“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”

“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting to-day?” said Piglet.

Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.    – A.A. Milne

9              “Promise you won’t forget me, ever. Not even when I’m a hundred.    – A.A. Milne

10           “Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”   –  A.A. Milne

11           “How do you spell ‘love’?” – Piglet

You don’t spell it…you feel it. – Pooh”    – A.A. Milne

12           Never fear the shadows, they simply mean there is a light shining somewhere – Winnie the Pooh

13           “The nicest thing about the rain is that it always stops. Eventually.” ― A.A. Milne

14           “Rabbit’s clever,” said Pooh thoughtfully.

“Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit’s clever.”

“And he has Brain.”

“Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit has Brain.”

There was a long silence.

“I suppose,” said Pooh, “that that’s why he never understands anything.”

― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

15           “Supposing a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?’

‘Supposing it didn’t,’ said Pooh after careful thought.

Piglet was comforted by this.”  –  A.A. Milne

16           “Don’t worry about me. Go and enjoy yourself. I’ll stay here and be miserable. ” – Eeyore  –  A A Milne

17           It could be worse. Not sure how, but it could be. – Eeeyore –  A A Milne

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

19           “I used to believe in forever, but forever’s too good to be true” –  A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

20           “When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.”  –  A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

21           Eeyore:  W-O-L, that spells owl.         Owl:  Bless my soul, so it does –  A.A. Milne

22           “A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.” – A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

23           “Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.” – A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

24           “Pooh,” said Rabbit kindly, “you haven’t any brain.”

I know, said Pooh humbly.” –  A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

25           “My spelling is Wobbly. It’s good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places


PS And the film is doing very nicely thank you. It was released at the end of July 2018: Budget      was $70–75 million, Box office (to last weekend 4 weeks) $93.6 million.


Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved. – Winnie the Pooh


Happiness is…reading Winnie the Pooh stories


The Edinburgh Fringe gag that took home Dave’s Joke Of The Fringe award for 2018 rang a familiar note for some. And tweets making the same joke eight years ago have surfaced. Liverpudlian comedian Adam Rowe took the top prize for his quip:

‘Jobcentres: “Working at the Jobcentre has to be a tense job – knowing that if you get fired, you still have to come in the next day.”’

Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/light-relief/humour/edinburgh-fringe-2018-best-joke-eight-years-old/


Love is…a love letter in the sand



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