Popular Quotes of A. A. Milne (Alan Alexander Milne)

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Alan Alexander Milne was born on 18 January 1882 and died on 31 January 1956 . He was an English author and popularly known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various popular poems. He is the father of bookseller Christopher Robin Milne, upon whom the character Christopher Robin is based.

1You will be better advised to watch what we do instead of what we say.A. A. Milne
2Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?A. A. Milne
3You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.A. A. Milne
4Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.A. A. Milne
5Never forget me, because if I thought you would, I’d never leave.A. A. Milne
6My spelling is Wobbly. It’s good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.A. A. Milne
7What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.A. A. Milne
8If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.A. A. Milne
9One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.A. A. Milne
10If 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.A. A. Milne
11Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being.A. A. Milne
12Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.A. A. Milne
13Tiggers don’t like honey.A. A. Milne
14The 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.A. A. Milne
15Bores can be divided into two classes; those who have their own particular subject, and those who do not need a subject.A. A. Milne
16Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad.A. A. Milne
17No sensible author wants anything but praise.A. A. Milne
18I suppose that every one of us hopes secretly for immortality; to leave, I mean, a name behind him which will live forever in this world, whatever he may be doing, himself, in the next.A. A. Milne
19A writer wants something more than money for his work: he wants permanence.A. A. Milne
20I gave up writing children’s books. I wanted to escape from them as I had once wanted to escape from ‘Punch’: as I have always wanted to escape. In vain.A. A. Milne
21The 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 counter-attractions of cinema, motor-bicycle and golf course.A. A. Milne
22War is something of man’s own fostering, and if all mankind renounces it, then it is no longer there.A. A. Milne
23Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.A. A. Milne
24A clever conjurer is welcome anywhere, and those of us whose powers of entertainment are limited to the setting of booby-traps or the arranging of apple-pie beds must view with envy the much greater tribute of laughter and applause which is the lot of the prestidigitator with some natural gift for legerdemain.A. A. Milne
25It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words, like ‘What about lunch?’A. A. Milne
26Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the thing you can’t hear, and not bothering.A. A. Milne
27I am sure of this: that no one can write a book which children will like unless he write it for himself first.A. A. Milne
28Is ‘The Wind in the Willows’ a children’s book? Is ‘Alice in Wonderland?’ Is ‘Treasure Island?’ These are masterpieces which we read with pleasure as children, but with how much more pleasure when we are grown-up.A. A. Milne

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