Winnie-the-Pooh was first published in 1926, and the series placed author A.A. Milne firmly in the history books as the creator of one of the most famous fictional bears in the world, not least for some of Pooh’s memorable quotes!

You may see the list below and think we’re missing some famous Winnie the Pooh quotes, but the power of the internet has caused some misquotes to circulate. Rest assured that we have done our research and, though the below quotes aren’t all direct from A.A. Milne himself, all of them are 100% from Pooh Bear and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood.

Famous Uplifting Winnie the Pooh Quotes

“I always get to where I’m going by walking away from where I’ve been.”

– Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin (2018)

Winnie The Pooh: “What day is it?”

Christopher Robin: “It’s today.”

Winnie The Pooh: “My favorite day.”

― Christopher Robin (2018)

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”

Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin (2018)

Christopher Robin came down from the Forest to the bridge, feeling all sunny and careless, and just as if twice nineteen didn’t matter a bit, as it didn’t on such a happy afternoon, and he thought that if he stood on the bottom rail of the bridge, and leant over, and watched the river slipping slowly away beneath him, then he would suddenly know everything that there was to be known, and he would be able to tell Pooh, who wasn’t quite sure about some of it.

― The House at Pooh Corner by A.A Milne

“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.”

―The House at Pooh Corner by A.A Milne

“It is hard to be brave, when you’re only a Very Small Animal.”

Piglet, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968)

“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.”

The House at Pooh Corner by A.A Milne

“They’re funny things, Accidents. You never have them till you’re having them.”

― Eeyore, The House at Pooh Corner by A.A Milne

“There is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”

― The House at Pooh Corner by A.A Milne

“We didn’t realise we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.”

Winnie the Pooh, Disney’s Winnie the Pooh (2011)

“The nicest thing about the rain is that it always stops. Eventually.”

Eeyore, Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

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

— Piglet, Welcome to Pooh Corner (1984)

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.”

— Christopher Robin Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (1997)

“Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.”

— Winnie the Pooh, Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

“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, The House at Pooh Corner by A.A Milne

“Doing nothing often leads to the very best of Something.”

— Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin (2018)

Famous Winnie The Pooh Kindness Quotes

“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.”

— The House at Pooh Corner by A.A Milne

“A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.”

— Eeyore, Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

Winnie The Pooh: “Well I am a bear of very little brain.”

Christopher Robin: “No Pooh. You are, I think, a bear of very big heart.”

— Christopher Robin (2018)

Famous Winnie The Pooh Best Friend Quotes

“‘Pooh, promise you won’t forget about me, ever. Not even when I’m a hundred.’

Pooh thought for a little.

‘How old shall I be then?’


Pooh nodded. ‘I promise,’ he said.”

The House at Pooh Corner by A.A Milne

And then he gave a very long sigh and said, “I wish Pooh were here. It’s so much more friendly with two.”

— Piglet, Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne 

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

— Eeyore, Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

Christopher Robin was sitting outside his door, putting on his Big Boots. As soon as he saw the Big Boots, Pooh knew that an Adventure was going to happen…

― Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh?” he whispered. “Yes, Piglet?” “Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. “I just wanted to be sure of you.”

The House at Pooh Corner by A.A Milne

 “Forever isn’t long at all, Christopher, when I’m with you.”

— Winnie the Pooh, Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (1997)

 Winnie The Pooh: “What should happen if you forget about me?

Young Christopher Robin: “Silly old bear. I wouldn’t ever forget about you, Pooh, I promise. Not even when I’m a hundred.”

Christopher Robin (2018) 

 “‘I wasn’t afraid,’ said Pooh, said he,

‘I’m never afraid with you.’

So wherever I am, there’s always Pooh,

There’s always Pooh and Me.”

Us Two by A.A. Milne

“I’ve found somebody just like me. I thought I was the only one of them.”

― Tigger, A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner

Author, Alan Alexander Milne began his writing career as a playwright and murder mystery novelist, but following the birth of his son, Milne began writing children’s stories and poems.

Many of us have grown up reading Winnie-the-Pooh and its sequel, The House at Pooh Corner (1928), as well as watching numerous TV shows and films starring our favorite ‘silly old bear’ saying cute Pooh bear quotes. A character that transcends generations, Pooh is fondly remembered and passed along to our children through both the original texts and more recent Winnie the Pooh books.

It’s highly unlikely that Milne knew how many children would benefit from Pooh and friends’ pearls of wisdom over the years, but the advice given is as true today as it was when first published.