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.
It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.
To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.
A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.
When having a smackerel of something with a friend, don't eat so much that you get stuck in the doorway trying to get out.
Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
People who don't Think probably don't have Brains; rather, they have grey fluff that's blown into their heads by mistake.
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.
If you want to make a song more hummy, add a few tiddely poms.
It gets you nowhere if the other person's tail is only just in sight for the second half of the conversation.
Those who are clever, who have a Brain, never understand anything.
You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.
A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.
Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.
When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.