It is vanity to desire a long life and to take no heed of a good life.Thomas γ Kempis
- "If there's a buzzing-noise, somebody's making a buzzing-noise, and the only reason for making a buzzing-noise that I know of is because you're a bee."
Then he thought another long time, and said: "And the only reason for being a bee that I know of is making honey."
And then he got up, and said: "And the only reason for making honey is so as I can eat it." So he began to climb the tree. (Chapter One - Pooh)
- Pooh always liked a little something at eleven o'clock in the morning, and he was very glad to see Rabbit getting out the plates and mugs; and when Rabbit said, "Honey or condensed milk with your bread?" he was so excited that he said, "Both," and then, so as not to seem greedy, he added, "But don't bother about the bread, please." (Chapter Two)
- "What?" said Piglet, with a jump. And then, to show that he hadn't been frightened, he jumped up and down once or twice more in an exercising sort of way. (Chapter Three)
- "I have been Foolish and Deluded," said he, "and I am a Bear of No Brain at All." (Chapter Three)
- These notices had been written by Christopher Robin, who was the only one in the forest who could spell; for Owl, wise though he was in many ways, able to read and write and spell his own name WOL, yet somehow went all to pieces over delicate words like MEASLES and BUTTEREDTOAST. (Chapter Four)
- "I'm giving this to Eeyore," he explained, "as a present. What are you going to give?"
"Couldn't I give it too?" said Piglet. "From both of us?"
"No," said Pooh. "That would not be a good plan." (Chapter Six)
- It was just as if somebody inside him were saying, "Now then, Pooh, time for a little something." (Chapter Six)
- "Because my spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places." (Chapter Six - Pooh)
- "It is hard to be brave," said Piglet, sniffing slightly, "when you're only a Very Small Animal." (Chapter Seven)
- Owl was telling Kanga an Interesting Anecdote full of long words like Encyclopædia and Rhododendron to which Kanga wasn't listening. (Chapter Eight)
- "It's a little Anxious," he said to himself, "to be a Very Small Animal Entirely Surrounded by Water." (Chapter Nine - Piglet)
- Kanga said to Roo, "Drink up your milk first, dear, and talk afterwards." So Roo, who was drinking his milk, tried to say that he could do both at once . . . and had to be patted on the back and dried for quite a long time afterwards. (Chapter Ten)
- "H–hup!" said Roo accidentally.
"Roo, dear!" said Kanga reproachfully.
"Was it me?" asked Roo, a little surprised. (Chapter Ten)
The House at Pooh Corner (1928)
- When we asked Pooh what the opposite of an Introduction was, he said "The what of a what?" which didn't help us as much as we had hoped, but luckily Owl kept his head and told us that the Opposite of an Introduction, my dear Pooh, was a Contradiction; and, as he is very good at long words, I am sure that that's what it is. (Contradiction)
- The more he looked inside the more Piglet wasn't there. (Chapter One - Pooh)
- "Nearly eleven o'clock," said Pooh happily. "You're just in time for a little smackerel of something." (Chapter One)
- "Shall I look too?" said Pooh, who was beginning to feel a little eleven o'clockish. And he found a small tin of condensed milk, and something seemed to tell him that Tiggers didn't like this, so he took it into a corner by itself, and went with it to see that nobody interrupted it. (Chapter Two)
- Pooh said good-bye affectionately to his fourteen pots of honey, and hoped they were fifteen; and he and Rabbit went out into the Forest. (Chapter Three)
- Piglet looked up, and looked away again. And he felt so Foolish and Uncomfortable that he had almost decided to run away to Sea and be a Sailor, when suddenly he saw something. (Chapter Three)
- One day when Pooh was thinking, he thought he would go and see Eeyore, because he hadn't seen him since yesterday. (Chapter Four.)
- Now it happened that Kanga had felt rather motherly that morning, and Wanting to Count Things — like Roo's vests, and how many pieces of soap there were left, and the two clean spots in Tigger's feeder. (Chapter Four)
- "Yes," said Tigger, "they're very good flyers, Tiggers are. Strornry good flyers." (Chapter Four)
- Piglet took Pooh's arm, in case Pooh was frightened. (Chapter Four)
- "And he respects Owl, because you can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right; but spelling isn't everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn't count." (Chapter Five - Rabbit, speaking of Christopher Robin)
- Owl took Christopher Robin's notice from Rabbit and looked at it nervously. He could spell his own name WOL, and he could spell Tuesday so that you knew it wasn't Wednesday, and he could read quite comfortably when you weren't looking over his shoulder and saying "Well?" all the time, and he could— (Chapter Five)
- "I've got a sort of idea," said Pooh at last, "but I don't suppose it's a very good one."
"I don't suppose it is either," said Eeyore. (Chapter Six)
- Pooh looked at his two paws. He knew that one of them was the right, and he knew that when you had decided which one of them was the right, then the other one was the left, but he never could remember how to begin. (Chapter Seven)
- "Lucky we know the forest so well, or we might get lost," said Rabbit half an hour later, and he gave the careless laugh which you give when you know the Forest so well that you can't get lost. (Chapter Seven)
- . . . and then he and Roo pushed each other about in a friendly way, and Tigger accidentally knocked over one or two chairs by accident, and Roo accidentally knocked over one on purpose, and Kanga said, "Now then, run along." (Chapter Seven)
- "You only blinched inside," said Pooh, "and that's the bravest way for a Very Small Animal not to blinch that there is." (Chapter Nine)
- "Well," said Pooh, "what I like best—" and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called. (Chapter Ten)
- Winnie-the-Pooh: Oh, bother.
- Winnie-the-Pooh: Time for something sweet...
- Winnie-the-Pooh: Ooooh, Honey!
- Winnie-the-Pooh: Humpty-dum!
- Winnie-the-Pooh: Just a small smackeral.
- Christopher Robin: Silly old bear!
- Christopher Robin: Tut-tut. It looks like rain.
- Eeyore: Uh-oh!
- Eeyore: No matter!
- Eeyore: Thaaaanks for noticin' me.
- Eeyore: Not much of a house. Just right for not much of a donkey.
- Eeyore: If y'ask me, when a house looks like that, it's time to find another one.
- Eeyore: Days, weeks, months, who knows?
- Piglet: Oh, dear! Oh, d-d-d-dear-dear!
- Rabbit: HELP!
- Rabbit: Why does it always have to be me? Why, oh why, oh why?
- Roo: Let's bounce, Tigger!
- Tigger: That's what Tiggers do best!
- Tigger: TTFN! Ta Ta For Now!