Children’s books are written about so many topics… some fun, some educational, some with important life lessons and some downright silly. However, I would say that three of the most popular topics are love, friendship and hope. There are so many amazing books with these themes but some of the best quotes are from Winnie the Pooh books by the legend A.A. Milne.
You may or may not know that it is Winnie the Pooh day and I really wanted to celebrate some of the amazing pieces of writing that have made so many wonderful quotes and meant a lot to so many people.
My favourite Winnie quote about love is…
“If you live to be 100, I want to live to be 100 minus one day, so I’ll never have to live a day without you”.
To me this is just absolutely beautiful and could certainly be the best quote to explain ‘broken heart syndrome’. I have heard of many stories of this in the media, most recently with Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds. They said Debbie just could not live without Carrie and she died a day later. This sums up true love to me in one sentence and I think it is a perfect thing to tell someone you love to express how important they are to you.
My favourite friendship quote is…
“A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things to be”.
I think we all know how important friends are and we try to be the best friend we can in return. In tough times we want friends that we can count on and when we know our friends are having a difficult time, we always try to help them through. A lot of people would collapse without the support network of their friends and it is lovely to know that you have people to care about you.
Hope and positivity are things that are particularly important to me at the moment and my favourite quotes for these themes are…
Hope – “Never fear the shadows, they simply mean there is a light shining somewhere nearby”. I think this is a beautiful image, that when everything seems dark and you wonder how things will ever get better, there will always be a little light of good waiting for you. You just have to find it.
Positivity – “’What day is it?’ asked Pooh. ‘It’s today’ squeaked Piglet. ‘My favourite day’ said Pooh”. This is a great way to start the day, having so much positivity that today will be a great day. It seems to instill a belief that anything good could happen and it could be the best day ever. I think if we all woke up thinking this way we would be leading different lives.
Obviously there are sooo many other wonderful quotes that you will know and love written by this genius of a man. What is your favourite Winnie the Pooh quote?