A. A. Milne

(Alan Alexander Milne)

A. A. Milne
A. A. Milne
  • Born: January 18, 1882
  • Died: January 31, 1956
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Author









Alan Alexander Milne was a British author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various poems. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work. Milne served in both World Wars, joining the British Army in World War I, and was a captain of the British Home Guard in World War II.

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I wrote somewhere once that 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, and the first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking. Happiness & Unhappiness
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.
Love is taking a few steps backward, maybe even more…to give way to the happiness of the person you love.
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Some people care too much. I think it's called love. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.
The things that make me different are the things that make me.
Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.
You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being. Business, Commerce & Finance ;Money, Coins & Minting ;Literature, Writers & Writing
Bores can be divided into two classes; those who have their own particular subject, and those who do not need a subject.
Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?
Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad.
I suppose that every one of us hopes secretly for immortality; to leave, I mean, a name behind him which will live forever in this world, whatever he may be doing, himself, in the next.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.
Never forget me, because if I thought you would, I'd never leave.
No sensible author wants anything but praise. Literature, Writers & Writing
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow. War & Peace ;Citizenship & Patriotism
You will be better advised to watch what we do instead of what we say.