… to the man responsible for so many, many happy childhood memories over the years, and around the world.
Today is the day on which remember the birth of A. A. Milne, the creator of Winnie The Pooh, Eeyore and so many others.
Always kinda related to Eeyore, myself…
But the entire creation is one of astonishing simplicity, longevity and beauty…
A.A. Milne said:
Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
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.
I am sure of this: that no one can write a book which children will like unless he write it for himself first.
Is ‘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.
Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.
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.
Happy Birthday, you silly old bear…
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