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A.A. Milne

(Alan Alexander Milne)

1882 – 1956 CE

Student of H. G. Wells, friend of authors J. M. Barrie and Arthur Conan Doyle, military propaganda writer during World War I and peace advocate afterwards; Milne resisted the selling out of authors for monetary gains saying he would rather write a telephone directory at his own inspiration than a Blank Verse Tragedy at others’ direction. Made famous after his death by Walt Disney productions, his Winnie the Pooh imagery - second only to Mickey Mouse - inspired $6 billion worth of products. His “children’s” books (especially Now We Are Six) open psychological doors into direct experience of nowness and appreciation of the sacred quality of simple, everyday perception.

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Waiting At The Window

War With Honour

Winnie the Pooh

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Quotes by A.A. Milne (13 quotes)

“These are my two drops of rain
Waiting on the window-pane…
All the best and all the worst
Comes from which of them is first…
John is there, and John has won!
Look! I told you! Here's the sun!”

from Waiting At The Window

Chapters: 76. The Soft and Flexible

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

from Winnie the Pooh

Chapters: 57. Wu Wei

Themes: Wu Wei

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

from Winnie the Pooh

Chapters: 58. Goals Without Means

Themes: Wu Wei

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“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”

from Winnie the Pooh

Chapters: 15. Inscrutability

Themes: Water Patience

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“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like ‘What about lunch?’”

from Winnie the Pooh

Chapters: 2. The Wordless Teachings

Themes: Less is More

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“Some people care too much. I think it's called love.”

from Winnie the Pooh

Chapters: 12. This Over That

Themes: Love

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“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem.”

from Winnie the Pooh

Chapters: 14. Finding and Following the Formless Form

Themes: Problems

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“'Sometimes,' said Pooh, 'the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.'”

from Winnie the Pooh

Chapters: 21. Following Empty Heart

Themes: Less is More

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

from Waiting At The Window

Chapters: 33. Know Yourself

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“'Oh Tigger, where are your manners?' 'I don’t know, but I bet they’re having more fun than I am.'”

from Winnie the Pooh

Chapters: 24. Unnecessary Baggage

Themes: Conformity

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“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.”

from War With Honour

Chapters: 67. Three Treasures

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“War is something of man’s own fostering, and if all mankind renounces it, then it is no longer there.”

from War With Honour

Themes: War

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

Themes: Creativity

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Quotes about A.A. Milne (1 quotes)

“A pretty face may last a year or two; but pretty soon they’ll see what you can do.”

John Lennon 1940 – 1980 CE

Themes: Beauty Marriage

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