130+ Winnie the Pooh Quotes About Life & Beyond

18th January is the birthday of Winnie the Pooh author A. A. Milne and to celebrate I have collected my favourite Winnie the Pooh quotes. Winnie the Pooh has provided generations of children and grownups with insightful and inspiring words that have not only touched their hearts but have become the most shared children storybooks quotes of all time. Winnie the Pooh may be clumsy at times and a little dim-witted, but he and his friends, Piglet, Owl, Tigger, Rabbit, Kanga, Roo and Christopher Robin are full of humbling and heartfelt advice, as shown below (header image from just-pooh.com).

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Here are over 130 quotes from Winnie the Pooh that can be used in any and all parts of your life:
Love Quotes
Strength Quotes
Stress Quotes
Believe in Yourself
Leaving Quotes
Forest Quotes
Quotes About Life
Quotes on Dreams
Funny Quotes
Quotes on Friendship
Quotes on Sadness
Goodbye Quotes
Quotes on Thinking
Quotes on Doing Nothing
Lazy Quotes
Cute Quotes
Adventure Quotes
Quotes on Food
Quotes on Encouragement
Honey Quotes
Books, Reading & Writing
Quotes on Time
Get Well Quotes
Inspirational Quotes

Love Quotes

Here are our favourite Winnie the Pooh quotes on love:

  1. “How do you spell ‘love’?” – Piglet. “You don’t spell it…you feel it.” – Pooh”
  2. “Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.”
  3. “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”

People you love will always be with you! People come and people go and that’s the sad part of life. But if you hold onto the good memories you had with them, you’ll never feel sad about the way life turns out. True friendships or relationships will live forever and with bad ones…well, you’ll just have to hope that they fade.

If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.
  1. “Love is taking a few steps backward maybe even more… to give way to the happiness of the person you love.”
  2. “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
  3. “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.”
  4. “And really, it wasn’t much good having anything exciting like floods, if you couldn’t share them with somebody.”

Strength Quotes

Top Winnie the Pooh quotes on Strength:

  1. “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”

There’s a lot of people out there that think they are not good enough, smart enough or even strong enough. Most of the time this is all down to negative thinking and low self-esteem. The truth is, that if you believe in your head that you are strong enough, chances are you will be strong enough to handle any difficult situation. It’s all about mind over matter, if you believe then you can achieve anything!

You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.
  1. “They have no imagination. A tail is just a tail to them, just a little something extra in the back.”
  2. “There must be somebody there, because somebody must have said “Nobody.”
  3. “Piglet was so excited at the idea of being Useful that he forgot to be frightened any more”

Stress Quotes

Now its time for favourite Winnie the Pooh quotes on stress and how to deal with it:

  1. “When late morning rolls around and you’re feeling a bit out of sorts, don’t worry; you’re probably just a little eleven o’clockish.”
  2. “What’s wrong with knowing what you know now and not knowing what you don’t know until later?”
  3. “Oh, bother.”
  4. “Winnie the Pooh finds comfort in counting his pots of honey, and Rabbit finds comfort in knowing where his relations are – even if he doesn’t need them at the moment.”
  5. “He had made up a little hum that very morning, as he was doing his Stoutness Exercises in front of the glass: Tra-la-la, tra-la-la, as he stretched up as high as he could go, and then Tra-la-la, tra-la-oh, help!—la, as he tried to reach his toes.”

Believe in Yourself

Need a confidence boost? Then here are some inspirational Winnie the Pooh quotes on believing in yourself:

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

You should always be proud of who you are and the background you come from. Everyone is different and it’s these differences that make you a unique and likeable human being. Whether you have a quirky sense of humour or funny-sounding voice. There is always room on this planet for you to make your mark and stand-out from the crowd.

The things that make me different are the things that make me.
  1. “I’m short and fat and proud of that!”
  2. “‘I have been Foolish and Deluded,’ said he, ‘And I am a Bear of No Brain at All.’ ‘You’re the Best Bear in All the World,’ said Christopher Robin soothingly. ‘Am I?’ said Pooh hopefully.”
  3. “The most wonderful thing about Tiggers is, I’m the only one.”
  4. “Well, he was humming this hum to himself, and walking along gaily, wondering what everybody else was doing, and what it felt like, being somebody else.”

Leaving Quotes

Planning on leaving soon, then here some beautiful Winnie the Pooh quotes on leaving:

  1. “The most important thing is, even when we’re apart, I’ll always be with you.”
  2. “Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would I’d never leave.”
  3. “The hardest part is what to leave behind, … It’s time to let go!”
  4. “I would’ve liked for it to go on a while longer.”
  5. “One thing you should know, no matter where I go, we’ll always be together.”
  6. “What should happen if you forget about me?” asked Pooh. “Silly old bear, I won’t ever forget about you,” said Christopher Robin.”

Forest Quotes

Quotes about the forest from Winnie the Pooh:

  1. “You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”

Success comes from leaving your comfort zone. I’m guilty of this one! Sometimes I tend to get lazy in my ways and expect opportunities to come to me. When they don’t come, I sit there thinking that life is unfair! But always remember, you are in charge of your own destiny and the decisions you make. If you want to be a writer, don’t just sit there! Do something about. Go to a night class, do an online course or find a mentor. Whatever it takes, there’s always a way and it starts with leaving your comfort zone.

You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
  1. “Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.”
  2. “But, of course, it isn’t really Good-bye, because the Forest will always be there…and anybody who is Friendly with Bears can find it.”
  3. “So they went off together. But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the forest, a little boy and his bear will always be playing.”

Quotes About Life

  1. “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”

Patience is important! In today’s modern life, people expect to get things done quicker and want everything now. This leads to stress, frustration and feeling of inadequacy when you don’t get what you want. It’s important to take time to reflect on your achievements and know that bit by bit you will get there in the end. And most importantly there is no need to rush into things and forget to live your life! There’s a time for everything!

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
  1. ”I’m not lost for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.”
  2. “Just because an animal is large, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t want kindness.”
  3. “I always get to where I’m going by walking away from where I have been.”
  4. “A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.”
  5. ”It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?”

Keep it simple, silly! There are too many people out there that think the only way to speak to a person is through flowery, long words. The truth is, most people prefer someone who can keep it simple and say what they mean. Rather than a person who is always dancing around the issue and using long words to hide their own insecurities.

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like What about lunch
  1. “Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.”
  2. “Home is the comfiest place to be.”
  3. “I must go forward where I have never been instead of backwards where I have.”
  4. “One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.”

Even a weakness has its benefits! It’s always important to look on the bright side of life. For every weakness, there is a strength. For example, if people say you’re too quiet, that means you’re more reflective on your decisions and can develop closer relationships with people. If you’re disorganised, then you have the thrill of finding something new every time you look through your stuff. You can almost say that there is no such thing as a weakness!

One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.
  1. “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.”
  2. “Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.”
  3. “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”
  4. “Those who are clever, who have a Brain, never understand anything.”
  5. “When life throws you a rainy day, play in the puddles.”
  6. “‘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.”

Quotes on Dreams

I only could manage to find one quote relating to dreams from Winnie the Pooh – So if you find any more, please let us know in the comments below!

  1. “I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.”

The true meaning of dreams? I always wondered why I dream about some people and not others. I think this Winnie the Pooh quote has it spot on. If you keep dreaming about a particular someone, it could be because you miss them. If a person you know is somewhere far away, dreaming about them can mean you’re always together. This is also a pretty cute quote to use on a Valentine’s Day card or for Mother’s Day.

I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.

Funny Quotes

Cheer up yourself with these funny quotes by Winnie the Pooh:

  1. “They’re funny things, accidents. You never have them till you’re having them.”
  2. “A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.”
  3. “Spelling isn’t everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn’t count.”
  4. “To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.”
  5. “I was walking along looking for somebody, and then suddenly I wasn’t anymore.”
  6. “He said it twice because he had never said it before, and it sounded funny.”
  7. “It all comes of not having front doors big enough.”
  8. “There’s no difference between falling a thousand feet to the jagged rocks below and tumbling out of bed.”
  9. “My spelling is Wobbly. It’s good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.”
  10. “Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.”
  11. “If possible, try to find a way to come downstairs that doesn’t involve going bump, bump, bump, on the back of your head.”
  12. “I always said Tiggers could climb trees. Not that it’s easy, mind you. Of course, there’s the coming-down too. Which will be difficult unless one fell, when it would be easy.”

Quotes on Friendship

Here some really cute quotes from Winnie the pooh on friendship:

  1. “A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.”
  2. “After all, one can’t complain. I have my friends.”
  3. “We will be friends until forever, just you wait and see.”
  4. “I’ve found somebody just like me. I thought I was the only one of them.”
  5. “It is always useful to know where a friend-and-relation is, whether you want him or whether you don’t”
  6. “It’s so much more friendly with two.”
  7. “I wonder what Piglet is doing,” thought Pooh. “I wish I were there to be doing it, too.”
  8. “‘We’ll be Friends Forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet.
    ‘Even longer,’ Pooh answered.”
  9. “A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.”
  10. “Pooh!” he whispered.
    “Yes, Piglet?”
    “Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw. “I just wanted to be sure of you.”
  11. “Forever isn’t long at all, Christopher, when I’m with you.”
  12. “Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead.
    Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow.
    Just walk beside me and be my friend.”

Quotes on Sadness

Feeling a little sad? Don’t worry these Winnie the Pooh quotes on sadness should help:

  1. “It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine.”
  2. “Could be worse. Not sure how, but it could be.”
  3. “Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.”
  4. “Used to believe in forever . . . but forever was too good to be true.”
  5. “Well, even if I’m in the moon, I needn’t be face downwards all the time.”
  6. “If people are upset because you’ve forgotten something, console them by letting them know you didn’t forget—you just weren’t remembering.”
  7. “The sun still shines, even when it’s hiding.”
  8. “Tiggers never go on being sad.”
  9. “Sometimes he thought sadly to himself, “Why?” and sometimes he thought, “Wherefore?” and sometimes he thought, “Inasmuch as which?” and sometimes he didn’t quite know what he was thinking about.”
  10. “Good morning, Eeyore,” shouted Piglet. “Good morning, Little Piglet,” said Eeyore. “If it is a good morning,” he said. “Which I doubt,” said he. “Not that it matters,” he”
  11. “Then Piglet saw what a Foolish Piglet he had been, and he was so ashamed of himself that he ran straight off home and went to bed with a headache.”

Goodbye Quotes

Saying goodbye to someone, here are some lovely quotes on saying goodbye from Winnie the Pooh. These could even make really good messages on a Goodbye card:

  1. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
  2. “Goodbye..? Oh no, please. Can’t we go back to page one and do it all over again?”
  3. “But, of course, it isn’t really Good-bye, because the Forest will always be there…and anybody who is Friendly with Bears can find it.”

Quotes on Thinking

Thinking about something deep? Well.. so is Winnie the Pooh and gang! Here some cute and funny quotes on thinking from Winnie the Pooh:

  1. “Think, think, think.”
  2. “When you are a bear of very little brain, and you think of things, you find sometimes that a thing which seemed very thinkish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.”
  3. “Think it over, think it under.”
  4. “She would know a good thing to do without thinking about it.”

Quotes on Doing Nothing

Do nothing and relax with these Winnie the Pooh quotes on nothing at all:

  1. “Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering”
  2. “Sometimes the thing to do is nothing.”
  3. “Doing nothing often leads to the very best of something.”
  4. “What I like best is just doing nothing.”

Lazy Quotes

Laziness is a good thing, take it from Winnie! Here are a few Winnie the Pooh quotes on being lazy:

  1. “When all else fails, take a nap.”
  2. “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”

Cute Quotes

Some more really cute quotes from Winnie the Pooh that I absolutely love:

  1. “Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So, today is my new favorite day.”
  2. “We need you, we always need you.”
  3. “How sweet to be a Cloud Floating in the Blue! It makes him very proud To be a little cloud.”
  4. “I’m never afraid with you.”
  5. “A hug is always the right size.”

Adventure Quotes

Going on an adventure or travelling somewhere new? Well…Here are the best adventure and travel quotes from Winnie the Pooh:

  1. “As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen.”
  2. “We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.”
  3. “If it’s not Here, that means it’s out There.”
  4. “When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.”

Quotes on Food

Feeling hungry, then it’s time to look at some food quotes from Winnie the Pooh:

  1. “I wasn’t going to eat it, I was just going to taste it.”
  2. “I did mean a little larger small helping.”
  3. “What could be more important than a little something to eat?”
  4. “I’m so rumbly in my tumbly.”
  5. “Honey or condensed milk with your bread?” he was so excited that he said, “Both,” and then, so as not to seem greedy, he added, “but don’t bother about the bread, please.”

Quotes on Encouragement

Need a little encouragement and support? Don’t worry Winnie the Pooh has got your back. Take a look this fun quotes on encouragement from Winnie the Pooh:

  1. “Whatever his weight in pounds and ounces, he always seems bigger because of his bounces.”
  2. “If the string breaks, then we try another piece of string.”
  3. “Pooh felt that he ought to say something helpful about it, but didn’t quite know what.
    So he decided to do something helpful instead.”
  4. “Pooh hasn’t much Brain, but he never comes to any harm. He does silly things and they turn out right.”
  5. “Owl hasn’t exactly got Brain, but he Knows Things. He would know the Right Thing to Do when Surrounded by Water.”
  6. “There’s Rabbit. He hasn’t Learnt in Books, but he can always Think of a Clever Plan.”
  7. “She isn’t Clever, Kanga isn’t, but she would be so anxious about Roo that she would do a Good Thing to Do without thinking about it.”
  8. “And then there’s Eeyore. And Eeyore is so miserable anyhow that he wouldn’t mind about this.”

Honey Quotes

Honey, I’m Home! Winnie the Pooh loves honey and here are a few sweet quotes by Winnie the Pooh on honey:

  1. “He could see the honey, he could smell the honey, but he couldn’t quite reach the honey.”
  2. “When you go after honey with a balloon, the great thing is to not let the bees know you’re coming.”
  3. “Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.”

Books, Reading & Writing

Clearly Winnie the Pooh and the gang love reading and storytelling! And here a couple of quotes we found on reading and books from Winnie the Pooh:

  1. “So perhaps the best thing to do is to stop writing introductions and get on with the book”.
  2. “To her-
    Hand in hand we come
    Christopher Robin and I
    To lay this book in your lap.
    Say you’re surprised?
    Say you like it?
    Say it’s just what you wanted?
    Because it’s yours-
    because we love you.”

Quotes on Time

Time, days, years – It all makes you think about life. Winnie the Pooh always thought about time and days. Here some quotes from Winnie the Pooh on time and days:

  1. “Yesterday, when it was tomorrow, it was too exciting a day for me.”
  2. “I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?”
  3. “On Monday, when the sun is hot I wonder to myself a lot: “Now is it true, or is it not, “That what is which and which is what?”
    On Tuesday, when it hails and snows, The feeling on me grows and grows That hardly anybody knows If those are these or these are those.
    On Wednesday, when the sky is blue, And I have nothing else to do, I sometimes wonder if it’s true That who is what and what is who.
    On Thursday, when it starts to freeze And hoar-frost twinkles on the trees, How very readily one sees That these are whose—but whose are these?”

Get Well Quotes

Not feeling yourself? Here are a couple of lovely get well quotes from Winnie the Pooh:

  1. “And how are you?” said Winnie-the-Pooh.
    Eeyore shook his head from side to side.
    “Not very how,” he said. “I don’t seem to have felt at all how for a long time.”
    “Dear, dear,” said Pooh, “I’m sorry about that. Let’s have a look at you.”
  2. “‘I don’t feel very much like Pooh today,’ said Pooh.
    ‘There, there,’ said Piglet. ‘I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do.’”

More Inspirational Quotes

To end off this post, here are some more inspirational Winnie the Pooh quotes that I love reading. They are perfect quotes for showing gratitude and on growing up in general:

  1. “Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”

Never judge anyone! Never make assumptions about a person before you get to know them. You never know their background or how they can help you in the future. A person may seem a little nervous or like a weed at first, but as they develop they may become the “best” friend you ever have known. As a general rule of thumb just be friendly to everyone you meet. After all, it’s better to build bridges than walls!

Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.
  1. “The nicest thing about the rain is that it always stops. Eventually.”
  2. “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
  3. “It’s not much of a tail, but I’m sort of attached to it.”
  4. “Oh! Well, Many happy returns of the day, Eeyore.”
    “And many happy returns to you, Pooh Bear.”
    “But it isn’t my birthday.”
    “No, it’s mine.”
    “But you said ‘Many happy returns’–“
    “Well, why not? You don’t always want to be miserable on my birthday, do you?”
  5. “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.”

Some people just need time. There’s nothing more frustrating than a person who seems disinterested or is difficult to get to know. But this doesn’t mean you should just give up on that person. There are different ways of getting them to pay attention to you. The best way is to find out their interests and go from there. Or it may be the case, that they actually do have some fluff in their ear. In which case you could try some written communication.

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.

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