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Pigs in Blankets
I've occasionally posted dubious quotations here before. This one may be entirely genuine, but I don't recognise it, and to me it feels considerably too saccharine.

So, all across the internet you will find the following attributed to A. A. Milne: “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”

Is that for real? I could check by rereading the books, but if any of you recognise the quotation from either of them, I'd be pleased to know.
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Not only sickly-saccharine, but not Milne's cadences (at least to my ear). It's not in Winnie-the-Pooh, of which I happen to have an eBook. Has anyone got The House at Pooh Corner?

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And Gratitude sounds like the wrong register, as well- Milne miiiight have had Piglet using Thanks in that sort of context, maybe? (Do any of the characters actually think of themselves as small? I don't remember it but haven't read them for a while.)

(no subject) - steepholm, 2016-05-29 10:39 pm (UTC)(Expand)
(no subject) - joyeuce, 2016-05-31 10:49 pm (UTC)(Expand)
On a "Search Inside" at amazon, the word "gratitude" appears in neither book; "heart" appears in Winnie-the-Pooh, but in the context of Pooh learning a hum by heart. So yeah, it's rubbish.
(I think Pooh's Very Little Brain is the only bodily metaphor used about any of the characters, but haven't read them recently.)

Thank you for confirming that. It niggled; and now it annoys.

"Brain" appears 13 times in The House at Pooh Corner, and heart (as noted) not at all.

Nine

Thank you. I'm glad to have had my natural scepticism and distrust vindicated.

So, all across the internet you will find the following attributed to A. A. Milne: “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”

Aaagh.

Well, quite.

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I've read those books to shreds and have a very good textual memory. That line is nowhere in them. Guaranteed.

That's good to know, though it's annoying that Milne's name is being taken in vain in "inspirational" quotes on the internet. Mind you, he wouldn't be the first person to suffer that fate.

It's annoying, because people forget how witty and...sarcastic isn't the right word, but...maybe...deadpan Milne actually is. Have you ever read any of his non-Pooh stuff?

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(no subject) - steepholm, 2016-05-31 06:04 am (UTC)(Expand)
I have been very annoyed in the past to find Teh Internets spreading a quotation from A LITTLE PRINCESS, an exchange between Sara and her father, attributed to Pooh and Christopher Robin. Milne seems to attract misquotation.

Ouch!

That's not...I mean...how could anybody who has read Milne mistake A Little Princess for him?

More hearts, right? "You are inside my heart."

(no subject) - eegatland, 2016-06-01 04:42 pm (UTC)(Expand)
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