“If I were a bear And a big bear too, 
I shouldn’t much care If it froze or snew; 
I shouldn’t much mind If it snowed or friz -
I’d be all fur-lined With a coat like his.” ~Winnie the Pooh
Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you. And all you can do is to go where they can find you.  
~Winnie the Pooh Pooh’s Little Instruction Book
Some people care too much, I think it’s called love. ~ Winnie the Pooh

Those who are clever, who have a Brain, never understand anything. ~ Winnie the Pooh Pooh’s Little Instruction Book

~When someone you love is wedged in a doorway and must wait to get thin enough to get out, read him a Sustaining Book, such as would help and comfort him.~

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 in his ear. Winnie the Pooh Eeyore, Pooh’s Little Instruction Book

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. Winnie the Pooh 

~Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?
Winnie the Pooh

When carrying a jar of honey to give to a friend for his birthday, don't stop and eat it along the way. ~ Pooh's Little Instruction Book

 ~Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering. ~ Winnie the Pooh, Pooh’s Little Instruction Book

Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone what you are looking for before you begin looking for it. Winnie the Pooh Pooh’s Little Instruction Book

When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.~

Wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.
Winnie the Pooh~ From closing lines of The House at Pooh Corner


  1. Barbara Monajem // January 5, 2010 at 7:41 PM  

    Sweet! Thank you, Beth. Do you have any quotes from Eeyore, my favorite character in the Pooh stories? I also love Puddleglum from the Narnia books.

  2. Beth Trissel // January 5, 2010 at 8:13 PM  

    Oh yes! Love EEyore and Puddleglum, will do them next time.

  3. Judy // January 5, 2010 at 8:22 PM  

    What a sweet posting. Out of the simplest things comes the most meaningful, sometimes. Thanks for post...

  4. Mary Marvella // January 5, 2010 at 8:24 PM  

    OMIGOD. So adorable!

  5. Scarlet Pumpernickel // January 5, 2010 at 8:25 PM  

    I love the first photo! How darling! Isn't it amazing the level of wisdom in a children's book? Wonderful quotes.

  6. Beth Trissel // January 5, 2010 at 8:34 PM  

    Yes, thanks. Always been a big fan of Pooh and the gang. Also of CS Lewis, thus my love for Puddleglum, one of my all time favorite characters.

  7. Mary Ricksen // January 5, 2010 at 8:44 PM  

    Beth you are spending entirely too much time with kids and not enough with adults.
    However it is quite cute!(grin)

  8. Kathy Otten // January 5, 2010 at 8:45 PM  

    I loved Eeyore! I remember the story when Pooh ate all the honey. It was Eeyore's birthday and no one had remembered. Piglet went home and got a big red balloon, which was bigger than he was, and while he was running back to Eeyore's little thistle patch he fell and it popped. Meantime Pooh went home and got a jar of honey. On the way to Eeyore's he got hungry and thought how fortunate he brought along something to eat. By the time he got to Eeyore's all he had was an empty jar. But Eeyore didn't care. He was happy he had presents and enjoyed putting the burst balloon into the jar and taking it back out.

  9. Marie Tuhart // January 5, 2010 at 8:47 PM  

    Thanks for the Poohisms, Beth. And like other I love EEyore too.

  10. Beth Trissel // January 5, 2010 at 9:07 PM  

    Right Kathy! Wonderful story. Thanks Marie. Mary, I do spend a lot of time with little people. :)

  11. Mona Risk // January 5, 2010 at 9:33 PM  


  12. Maggie Toussaint // January 6, 2010 at 8:45 AM  

    Hi Beth,
    I enjoyed the pooh-isms, especially the one about being fat and needing a sustaining book to listen to while thinning out. Great stuff!

  13. Beth Trissel // January 6, 2010 at 9:05 AM  

    True Maggie. Sustaining books are vital.

  14. Tiffany Green // January 6, 2010 at 4:16 PM  

    This brings back such wonderful memories. As a child, I loved anything Pooh. Still do. Thank you for the trip back in time.

  15. Penny Rader // January 6, 2010 at 8:56 PM  

    Love these, especially “Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?” and “When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.”

    It's been so long since I read the Eeyore instruction book, but my fave went something like, It's great to have friends when you've lost your tail, but remember they have to reattach it with a hammer and nail. Or something to that effect. :D

  16. Mary Marvella // January 7, 2010 at 2:55 AM  

    Beth, I still want to hug the little dog!

  17. Joanne // January 7, 2010 at 5:11 PM  

    You gotta love "Poohisms." My daughter's favorite is Eeyore.