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Quotes of the day: A.A. Milne

Published Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 6:44 AM EST
Jan 31 2014

Alan Alexander Milne (January 18, 1882 - January 31, 1956) was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various children's poems. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


A quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself, always a laborious business.

Bores can be divided into two classes; those who have their own particular subject, and those who do not need a subject.

Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.

For one person who dreams of making fifty thousand pounds, a hundred people dream of being left fifty thousand pounds.

Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad.

I'm not lost for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.

If a statement is untrue, it is not the more respectable because it has been said in Latin.

If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.

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.

It is easier to believe a lie that one has heard a thousand times than to believe a fact that no one has heard before.

No brain at all, some of them, only grey fluff that's blown into their heads by mistake, and they don't Think.

No doubt Jack the Ripper excused himself on the grounds that it was human nature.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.

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

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in our hearts.

The Old Testament is responsible for more atheism, agnosticism, disbelief- call it what you will- than any book ever written; it has emptied more churches than all the counterattractions of cinema, motor bicycle and golf course.

The spring has sprung, the grass is rizz. I wonder where them birdies is?

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

The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.

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

What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.

When you do the things that you can do, you will find a way.

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.

You will be better advised to watch what we do instead of what we say.

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