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A. A. Milne

  • English author
  • Born January 18, 1882
  • Died January 31, 1956

Alan Alexander Milne (; 18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956) was a British author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various poems. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work. Milne served in both World Wars, joining the British Army in World War I, and was a captain of the British Home Guard in World War II.


Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being.

Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being.




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




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




Tiggers don't like honey.




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.

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.




No sensible author wants anything but praise.




Never forget me, because if I thought you would, I'd never leave.




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




Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.




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




I 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.




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




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

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




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




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.




My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.




You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.

You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.




To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.




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




Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.



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