The View From My Bookshelf

Happy Birthday A. A. Milne!  Born 18 January 1882. Creator of One Very Insightful Bear. Thank you for giving us such a great friend.

Here are some words of wisdom from Winne-the-Pooh.

“As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen.”

“The things that make me different are the things that make me.”

“Sometimes,’ said Pooh, ‘the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”

“How do you spell ‘love’?” – Piglet

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

“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.”

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

“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 today?” said Piglet.

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