When the Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic exhibition recently opened at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto it made me revisit the stories through a different lens. The ROM has temporarily closed for the time-being like other museums and public institutions in the city. But it’s still on my mind.  It’s been a long time since I poured through the pages, but as an adult, the Winnie-the-Pooh stories seem to resonate even more. When I had wandered through the exhibition many quotes jumped out and had me scouring the pages when I returned home.  The words and illustrations by A. A. Milne and E.L. Shepard are reminders worthy of keeping in our treasure trove of most-loved quotes.

So, during this time of solitude, may we all find the silver linings. Here are some of my favourite Winnie-The-Pooh quotes for everyday…and many apply to our current situation.

“Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing.” ~ Winnie-the-Pooh

“I’m not lost for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” ~ Winnie-the-Pooh

“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” ~ Christopher Robin

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”  ~Winnie-the-Pooh

“A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” ~ Eeyore

“Even if we’re apart, I’ll always be with you.” ~ Winnie-the-Pooh

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” ~Winnie-the-Pooh

“Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.” ~ Winnie-the-Pooh

“It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine.” ~Eeyore

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” ~Winnie-the-Pooh

“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” ~ Winnie-the-Pooh

“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” ~ Winnie-the-Pooh

“Love is a taking a few steps backward maybe even more to give way to the happiness of the person you love.” ~ Winnie-the-Pooh

“Could be worse. Not sure how, but I could be.” ~Eeyore

“What’s wrong with knowing what you know now and not knowing what you don’t know until later.” ~ Winnie-the-Pooh

“Yesterday, when it was tomorrow, it was too exciting a day for me.” ~Winnie-the-Pooh

“If it’s not Here, that means it’s out There.” ~ Winnie-the-Pooh

“I’m never afraid with you.” ~ Winnie-the-Pooh

“I always get to where I’m going by walking away from where I have been.” ~ Winnie-the-Pooh

“I think we dream so we don’t have have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.” ~Winnie-the-Pooh

“As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen.” ~Winnie-the-Pooh

How can you get very far, if you don’t know Who You Are? How can you do what you ought, if you don’t know What You’ve Got? And if you don’t know Which To Do, of all the things in front of you, then what you’ll have when you are through is just a mess without a clue. Of all the best can come true if you know What and Which and Who.” ~ Winnie-the-Pooh

Do you have a favourite Winnie-the-Pooh quote? Feel free to share!