The Wisdom of Winnie the Pooh

As First Night Design reminded me earlier this week, Winnie the Pooh is one of the greatest sources of wisdom and advice that has ever existed in the history of the Universe. I firmly believe that no matter what the situation is, Pooh will have the words that you need to hear. He will probably also have honey, but that may or may not be of use to you. Why do I love Winnie the Pooh so much?Β 

Because Winnie the Pooh is named after my beloved hometown, Winnipeg. A mid-sized city in the middle of Canada that endures incredibly hot summers and freezing cold winters, we aren’t often mentioned on the world stage. (Well, apparently Vogue gave us a shout-out, but that’s recent [as of the last week].) A soldier from Winnipeg had a pet black bear (from White River, ON) that he named Winnie after his hometown; the bear eventually ended up in the London Zoo. A.A. Milne’s son named his teddy bear after Winnie, and the rest is history. There is a statue of the soldier and his bear in the London Zoo- the original statue is in the Assiniboine Park Zoo here in Winnipeg! That’s right, Winnipeg has the original and London has the copy. (I don’t believe that that has ever been said about anything else…) Below are some of my favourite Winnie the Pooh quotes, sweet and wise and funny!


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.

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

If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff

Sometimesthe smallestthingstake up the most roomin your heart.

How lucky I am to have somethingthat makessaying goodbyeso hard.

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

What is your favourite Winnie the Pooh quote?

Until tomorrow,
The Historian!

One thought on “The Wisdom of Winnie the Pooh

  1. First Night Design November 8, 2016 / 5:54 am

    Exquisite choices! I’d forgotten about the piece of fluff – delightful. Thanks for the shout!


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