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A. A. Milne quotes

A. A. Milne quotesIf you know of Winnie the Pooh and all the stories, you ought to also know the name Alan Alexander Milne (A. A. Milne). A. A. Milne is the creator of the dear sweet teddy bear and all his friends. A. A. Milne quotes are deep, meaningful and reflects his life experience.

He created stories about a bear and his friends to his child, Christopher Robin Milne, if you look closer, you will also see that his boy has the same name as the boy in the stories.

  • Never forget me, because if I thought you would, I’d never leave.
  • A writer wants something more than money for his work: he wants permanence.
  • Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being.
  • I am sure of this: that no one can write a book which children will like unless he write it for himself first.
  • One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.



  • Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad.
  • I suppose that every one of us hopes secretly for immortality; to leave, I mean, a name behind him which will live forever in this world, whatever he may be doing, himself, in the next.
  • To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.
  • A clever conjurer is welcome anywhere, and those of us whose powers of entertainment are limited to the setting of booby-traps or the arranging of apple-pie beds must view with envy the much greater tribute of laughter and applause which is the lot of the prestidigitator with some natural gift for legerdemain.
  • Is ‘The Wind in the Willows’ a children’s book? Is ‘Alice in Wonderland?’ Is ‘Treasure Island?’ These are masterpieces which we read with pleasure as children, but with how much more pleasure when we are grown-up.
  • War is something of man’s own fostering, and if all mankind renounces it, then it is no longer there.
  • Bores can be divided into two classes; those who have their own particular subject, and those who do not need a subject.
  • Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.
  • The Old Testament is responsible for more atheism, agnosticism, disbelief – call it what you will – than any book ever written. It has emptied more churches than all the counter-attractions of cinema, motor-bicycle and golf course.
  • Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the thing you can’t hear, and not bothering.
  • 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.
  • You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
  • Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
  • The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
  • Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.
  • Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.
  • I gave up writing children’s books. I wanted to escape from them as I had once wanted to escape from ‘Punch’: as I have always wanted to escape. In vain.
  • Tiggers don’t like honey.
  • My spelling is Wobbly. It’s good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.
  • What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.
  • It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words, like “What about lunch?”
  • No sensible author wants anything but praise.
  • You will be better advised to watch what we do instead of what we say.

A bit about A. A. Milne

Name: Alan Alexander Milne
Born: 18 January 1882
Died: 31 January 1956
Occupation: Novelist, playwright, poet, ect.
Notable works: Winnie the Pooh

A. A. Milne was a recognized Novelist, play wright and poet. He created 18 plays and three novels, wrote several children’s poems and was employed by the British film industry.

He served also in both the first and second world war, this should not slow down his karierer he became more recognized and famous. It was not until about 1928 that all of his work was overshadowed by his masterpiece. It was the story of a cute little bear by the name of Winnie the Pooh.

A. A. Milne created the stories about the bear and his friends to his son Christopher Robin Milne. Today, the bear and the stories about him world famous, both adults and children love the stories.

A. A. Milne quotes showing his approach to life and the life experiences he has had along the way.





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