steepholm (steepholm) wrote,

Pooh Bear or Faux Fur? A Quiz

The following quotations are all taken from a site devoted to inspirational Winnie-the-Pooh quotations, where they are all attributed to A. A. Milne. Most, of course, are entirely spurious, but there are three* genuine quotations hidden in with the rest. Which three?

Piglet: “How do you spell ‘love’?”
Pooh: “You don’t spell it... you feel it.”

“Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.”

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

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”

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

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
‘Pooh!’ he whispered.
‘Yes, Piglet?’
‘Nothing,’ said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw. ‘I just wanted to be sure of you.’

“I wonder what Piglet is doing,” thought Pooh. “I wish I were there to be doing it, too.”

“‘We’ll be Friends Forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet.
‘Even longer,’ Pooh answered.”

“‘I don’t feel very much like Pooh today,’ said Pooh.
‘There, there,’ said Piglet. ‘I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do.'”

“You’re braver than you believe and stronger and smarter than you think.”

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”

“The things that make me different are the things that make me.”

“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.”

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

“Think it over, think it under.”

“I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.”

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”

“My spelling is Wobbly. It’s good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.”

Bonus question: of the spurious quotations, which were the most and the least Milne-esque?

* Just possibly more than three, but I could only find three in the Pooh books.
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