C’mon, you all know Winnie the Pooh, the adorable bear we’ve all come to know and love. Although a “silly old bear”, Pooh is loved by kiddies and grown-ups alike. This cute honey-loving bear, stuffed with fluff, loves nothing better than a lick of honey when he’s rumbly in his tummy.
Today is “Winnie the Pooh Day”, which celebrates the birthday of Alan Alexander Milne, author of the classic Pooh stories. A. A. Milne was born on 18th January, 1882, and raised in London town.
On Pooh’s honey-searching adventures through the Hundred Acre Woods, the “bear of little brain” is usually accompanied by his friends, Roo, Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, Rabbit, Kanga, Christopher Robin and Owl.
First published in 1926, this beloved collection of stories was inspired by the teddy bear of author A. A. Milne’s son, Christopher Robin, who himself became one of the story’s main characters.
Besides being a very affectionate bear much loved by children, Winnie the Pooh’s clear-eyed wisdom also wins the hearts of adults (including the guys ‘n’ gals here at GoneDigging HQ). In honour of the much-loved bear, let’s take a look at some of Pooh’s magical and wise sayings…
“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.”
“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand. "I just wanted to be sure of you.”
“We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?' asked Piglet.
Even longer,' Pooh answered.”
“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.”
“Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
“Some people care too much. I think it's called love.”