I love Pooh-Bear. I didn’t always. He wasn’t a huge part of my childhood, although I know I read the stories – or had them read to me – and had seen the Disney movie. He was there, and I liked him just fine. But I grew to love him as an adult, reading his stories to my own children and watching The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh over and over on VHS. There is a great deal of wisdom in that little bear, something I am not sure kids fully appreciate until they are grown.
Some of my favorite Pooh quotes, none of which, it turns out, are particularly profound:
“Think, think, think.” — sometimes, I just have to remind myself to do this. 😉
“When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.” — sometimes I think things that make perfect sense to me…until I say them out loud. 🙂
“It’s more fun to talk to people who don’t use long, difficult words, but rather short, easy words like, ‘What about lunch?'” — quickest way to win my friendship? besides being funny, liking to eat.
“Tut, tut. It looks like rain” –which I always think when it looks like it might rain. go figure.
“You never can tell with bees.” –not sure why I like it, but it’s true. You never can tell with bees.
And my favorite, “If you want to make a song more hummy, add a few tiddley poms.”