A.A. Milne

July 14, 2008 at 5:03 pm Leave a comment

I almost forgot how much I love A.A. Milne’s(original) version of Winnie the Pooh. The quotes here are seriously making me really sentimental. I might go break out my books if I weren’t so sure I would end up crying:

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

“Never forget me, because if I thought you would, I’d never leave.”

“We can’t all, and some just don’t. That’s all there is to it.”

“He respects Owl, because you can’t help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn’t spell it right.”

The only other historical figure whose quotes get me so much is Van Gogh. I need to start reading his letters, STAT:


“I think that I still have it

in my heart someday

to paint a bookshop

with the front yellow and pink,

in the evening, and the black

passerby like a light

in the midst of darkness.”


In any case, I am currently looking for A.A. Milne books on amazon, so this will probably resurface. I already want to illustrate this poem for fun.

I think I’m also going to end up rambling how awesome Beatrix Potter is. oh boy.

Anyway, read The House at Pooh Corner over here immediately.

I need to find out more about E.H. Shepard too. His little ink illustrations in the book are so perfect.


Entry filed under: Uncategorized, Van Gogh obsession.

Oh, Sam Because it’s 2:30 AM and no one is awake to keep me company:

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