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date: 19 August 2022

A. A. Milne 1882–1956
English writer for children 

  1. The more he looked inside the more Piglet wasn't there.
    The House at Pooh Corner (1928) ch. 1
  2. Tiggers don't like honey.
    The House at Pooh Corner (1928) ch. 2
  3. eeyore: But after all, what are birthdays? Here today and gone tomorrow.
    The House at Pooh Corner (1928) ch. 2
  4. ‘I don't want him,’ said Rabbit. ‘But it's always useful to know where a friend-and-relation is, whether you want him or whether you don't.’
    The House at Pooh Corner (1928) ch. 3
  5. He respects Owl, because you can't help respecting anybody who can spell tuesday, even if he doesn't spell it right; but spelling isn't everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn't count.
    The House at Pooh Corner (1928) ch. 5
  6. Pooh began to feel a little more comfortable, because 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 (1928) ch. 6
  7. Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad.
    Not That It Matters (1919)
  8. A house with daffodils in it is a house lit up, whether or no the sun be shining outside.
    Not That It Matters (1919)
  9. No one can tell me,
    Nobody knows,
    Where the wind comes from,
    Where the wind goes.
    Now We are Six ‘Wind on the Hill’ (1927)
  10. But, oh! Father Christmas, if you love me at all,
    Bring me a big, red India-rubber ball!
    Now We Are Six (1927) ‘King John's Christmas’
  11. A bear, however hard he tries,
    Grows tubby without exercise.
    ‘Teddy Bear’ (1924)
  12. They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace—
    Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
    When We Were Very Young (1924) ‘Buckingham Palace’
  13. James James
    Morrison Morrison
    Weatherby George Dupree
    Took great
    Care of his Mother,
    Though he was only three.
    When We Were Very Young (1924) ‘Disobedience’
  14. ‘Mother,’ he said, said he;
    ‘You must never go down to the end of the town, if you don't go down with me.’
    When We Were Very Young (1924) ‘Disobedience’
  15. The King asked
    The Queen, and
    The Queen asked
    The Dairymaid:
    ‘Could we have some butter for
    The Royal slice of bread?’
    When We Were Very Young (1924) ‘The King's Breakfast’
  16. What is the matter with Mary Jane?
    She's perfectly well and she hasn't a pain,
    And it's lovely rice pudding for dinner again!
    What is the matter with Mary Jane?
    When We Were Very Young (1924) ‘Rice Pudding’
  17. Hush! Hush! Whisper who dares!
    Christopher Robin is saying his prayers.
    When We Were Very Young (1924) ‘Vespers’; see Morton
  18. Isn't it funny
    How a bear likes honey?
    Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!
    I wonder why he does?
    Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) ch. 1
  19. ‘Pathetic,’ he [Eeyore] said. ‘That's what it is. Pathetic.’
    Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) ch. 6
  20. Time for a little something.
    Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) ch. 6
  21. My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.
    Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) ch. 6