15 Best Winnie the Pooh Quotes You Will Love

Here Are the Best Winnie the Pooh Quotes!
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Winnie the Pooh is an undeniably lovable Disney character who’s stood the test of time. Although many of his more heartwarming lines that we all know and love are in books written by A. A. Milne, Pooh has some great lines in the movies too. He’s often described as a bear of little brain, and while some of his lines reflect that, his simplicity actually has some depth! 

So here are some of the best Winnie the Pooh quotes from his various appearances in movies (although most of these quotes are from the 1977 movie The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh).

The Best Winnie the Pooh Quotes

1. “Oh, bother!”

This is Winnie the Pooh’s catchphrase. Pooh is a more recent favorite of mine, mostly because I have a husband and child who absolutely adore the “willy, nilly, silly, old bear.” I didn’t watch much with Pooh in it as a child, but I can’t help but love him alongside my favorite characters now. 

One of Pooh’s most endearing qualities is his simplicity, which is displayed every time he says his catchphrase. He never lets a bad situation get him down, but instead says, “Oh, bother!” and moves on with his day. We often become more like the people we care about most, so I don’t mind having a newer favorite character with such a carefree attitude.

2. “I like Rabbit because he uses short, easy words, like, ‘How about lunch?’ and, ‘Help yourself, Pooh.’” (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, 1977)

Pooh says this on his way to Rabbit’s house, and Rabbit ironically asks Pooh both of these questions when Pooh comes inside. It doesn’t take much for Pooh to consider you a friend; some hospitality and honey should do the trick. 

Rabbit offers Pooh the smallest morsel of honey, but his hospitality is rooted in cynicism, even if Poof doesn’t catch on. Rabbit likes things his way, and is often thought to represent narcissism and self-importance. Still, Pooh doesn’t mind befriending him and enjoys the honey he begrudgingly offers. 

3. “But Rabbit, I wasn’t going to eat it. I was just going to taste it.” (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, 1977)

While Pooh is stuck in the front entrance of Rabbit’s home, he’s offered some honey. However, Rabbit’s plan is to get Pooh to slim down enough to fit through the hole, so no honey for him. I love how Pooh tries to justify eating the honey by saying he’s only going to taste it. If only that’s how dieting worked! 

We’ve already covered that Rabbit likes things his way, and Pooh doesn’t have much leverage to work with while stuck in the rabbit hole. Still, I appreciate his willingness to bargain.

4. [to his reflection] “Oh, hello. Am I glad to see you. It’s more friendly with two. Now, you go that way, and I’ll go this way.”

[walks away from the mirror, then runs back] “You didn’t see anything, did you? Neither did I.” (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, 1977)

There’s nothing more adorable than Pooh talking to his reflection. Since he’s a bear of very little brain, he thinks he’s talking to another Pooh bear. During his encounter with Tigger, Pooh learns that ‘heffalumps and woozles’ steal honey, so he grabs his gun and stands guard to protect his favorite food. When he sees his reflection, he enlists his help too! 

This is such a sweet, silly moment, and what makes it even sillier to me is that Pooh’s wearing his pajamas. One might think Pooh makes an honest mistake because he’s sleepy, but really the silly, simple bear just needs all the help he can get protecting his precious honey.

5. Pooh: “I listened, but then I had a small piece of fluff in my ear. Could you say it again please, Rabbit?”

Rabbit: “Well, where should I start from?”

Pooh: “From the moment the fluff got in my ear.” (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, 1977)

Sometimes I long to exhibit this passive aggressive attitude during conversations I don’t want to be involved in. In reality, Rabbit was talking to Pooh and Piglet about how they can get rid of Tigger when Pooh falls asleep. When Piglet shakes Pooh awake, this is the excuse he gives.

I think we’ve all zoned out of conversations that don’t hold our interest. Actually, information overload can often cause us to zone out, which could very well be what Pooh experienced. 

Pooh just learned some new information about Tigger, and being a bear of little brain, likely became overwhelmed. Not only did Pooh zone out, but he dozed off too. He was also up late the night before during his encounter with Tigger. Even though information overload and sleep deprivation likely caused him to doze off, the excuse he gives to Rabbit is unbeatable. 

6. “What I like best is me going to visit you, and you saying, ‘How about a smackerel of honey?’” (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, 1977)

This sweet moment happens at the end of the movie between Pooh and Christopher Robin. In the same way that he appreciates when Rabbit shows his hospitality, he loves when Christopher Robin offers him honey. 

However, I think Pooh is a little more sincere here. He first says that his favorite thing is when he gets to visit Christopher Robin, then he mentions how much he loves being offered honey. Christopher Robin talks about starting school soon, and I think it’s so sweet to hear them reminisce on their friendship. 

7. “Hello, out there! Oh, I hope nobody answers.” (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, 1977)

I think we’ve all felt like Pooh in this scene when he hears a noise outside of his house at night. I like this quote because we can almost see Pooh eat his words. He’s so friendly that he’s willing to greet whatever is out there (Tigger, in this case), but he almost instantly regrets it. 

Hoping that no one responds to you isn’t usually how we feel. I know I’m typically upset when people don’t answer me. But Pooh spoke too soon and hoped to crawl back into his safe, warm bed. Too bad he’ll have to have a run-in with Tigger before that happens. 

8. “Well, jagulars always call, ‘Hello!’ And when you look up, they drop on you.” (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, 1977)

Pooh and Piglet go on an adventure to find Tigger and Roo, and they mistake Tigger for what I’m assuming is a jaguar. Both Pooh and Piglet are frightened, but I think Pooh’s attempt to comfort his tiny friend goes awry—probably because he’s equally as scared. 

I love Pooh and Piglet’s relationship the most out of the Hundred Acre Wood crew, and I think that’s because they’re the most alike. Piglet may have a bit more substance to him, but they both have that sweet, childlike innocence. After all, Piglet is tiny in stature and Pooh is tiny in brainpower, so it makes sense that they’d get along so well. 

9. “Christopher Robin, can you make a one-hero party into a two-hero party?” (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, 1977)

This is one of the most sincere moments of this movie for me. It has been a very blustery day in the Hundred Acre Wood, and Pooh has just saved Piglet from the intense winds. However, Piglet has given Owl his grand home in the beech tree for safety from the winds. 

Again, we can see just how sweet Pooh and Piglet’s relationship is when Pooh asks Christopher Robin to celebrate Piglet too. I’m sure Piglet would’ve done the same for Pooh if the roles were reversed. This scene inspires me to celebrate my friends’ victories right alongside my own, trusting that they would do the same for me. 

10. “Goodbye? Oh no, please, can’t we go back to page one and do it over again?” (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, 1977)

I’ve had so many days that I would reset and live all over again if I had the opportunity, and most of those days involve the best memories with friends and family. Pooh communicates this sentiment perfectly thanks to his simplicity, and thanks to the fact that the movie is narrated like a book. 

The end of a great, big day can be so bittersweet. On one hand, I’m usually ready for bed after a big day, but on the other, I don’t want to come to terms with the day ending. Lucky for Pooh, days in the Hundred Acre Wood always seem to be grand and adventurous. 

11. “There there, Piglet, I think he’s trying to help.” (Pooh’s Heffalump Movie, 2005)

In another Pooh movie, he’s again trying to console his friend Piglet. Pooh and his friends go on an adventure to find and capture a heffalump, assuming they’re scary creatures with spiky tails. Remember, Pooh learned in The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh that heffalumps steal honey, which I’m sure was enough for him to ensure they’d come nowhere near his home. 

However, they find that the heffalumps are merely sweet, gentle creatures that do no harm. Piglet is often the frightened one of the gang, so Pooh tries to calm his nerves when he realizes that Lumpy, a baby heffalump, is nothing to be concerned about. 

Lumpy is a lavender-colored baby heffalump with a contagious laugh. He is voiced by Kyle Stanger, an 8-year-old boy making his voiceover debut. His voice alone shows the gang that there’s nothing to fear. This movie shows young and old alike the dangers of judging people for being different from you. It also encourages me not to fear the unknown, because if Pooh and his friends can go on these amazing expeditions, so can I!

12. “Yes, Piglet. It’s the least we could do for a very small Piglet who’s done such very big things. Thank you, Piglet.” (Piglet’s Big Movie, 2003)

After excluding Piglet from the honey harvest because he’s too small, Piglet goes missing and it’s up to Pooh and his friends to find him by using his scrapbook of memories. This is Pooh’s final line in the movie when they celebrate Piglet’s return, and I love that Pooh emphasizes that his tiny friend has done great things. 

Though it’s fiction, the fact that Pooh and his gang work together and are all different species with different strengths is inspiring. Pooh inspires me to be willing to work with people much different than I am, and to appreciate what they can bring to the table. This moment brings the entire movie full circle; Piglet once thought he was too small, but now he knows he’s appreciated for exactly what he is. 

13. “As long as we’re apart together, we shall certainly be fine.” (Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search For Christopher Robin, 1997)

I personally think this is one of the best Winnie the Pooh quotes that shows just how loyal the silly old bear is. Christopher Robin tells him that they’ll have to be apart when he’s in school, and Pooh clearly doesn’t understand what he means. They say “ignorance is bliss,” and they might not be wrong about that when it comes to Winnie the Pooh. 

All he knows is that as long as he and Christopher Robin are together, he has nothing to worry about. If only life could be this simple, and if only everyone in our lives could be as loyal as Pooh. No matter what comes Christopher Robin’s way, Pooh will be waiting for him. 

14. “Have you ever had one of those days where you just can’t win, Eeyore?” (Winnie the Pooh, 2011)

I can certainly relate to Pooh and Eeyore at this moment, as I’m sure most of us have had one (or two) of those days where nothing goes our way. For me, it doesn’t even have to be the big things that get in the way. It’s usually so many little things going wrong in a day that make me come to terms with how thin the ice really is, just one more thing and it might crack. 

Fortunately, Winnie the Pooh doesn’t seem to have too many days like that, but I find it ironic that he asks this question to Eeyore, whose life is full of little things going the wrong way. At least Eeyore’s come to terms with his day-to-day life. 

15. “We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.” (Winnie the Pooh, 2011)

I think this quote perfectly sums up everything nostalgic and innocent about Winnie the Pooh. The best days go by in what seems like the blink of an eye, and all that’s left are memories. We often don’t think about making memories when we’re in the moment, but I’m always grateful to have the best days to reminisce on. 

I believe memory keeping is the biggest advantage of today’s technology. My family and I love to look back on pictures from years ago, months ago, and even weeks ago. There’s nothing quite like looking back on even the simplest moments with nothing but gratitude that they even happened in the first place.

This article was written by Lexie and edited by Michael.

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