A. A. Milne Quotes
Bores can be divided into two classes; those who have their own particular subject, and those who do not need a subject.
Is 'The Wind in the Willows' a children's book? Is 'Alice in Wonderland?' Is 'Treasure Island?' These are masterpieces which we read with pleasure as children, but with how much more pleasure when we are grown-up.
A writer wants something more than money for his work: he wants permanence.
A clever conjurer is welcome anywhere, and those of us whose powers of entertainment are limited to the setting of booby-traps or the arranging of apple-pie beds must view with envy the much greater tribute of laughter and applause which is the lot of the prestidigitator with some natural gift for legerdemain.
War is something of man's own fostering, and if all mankind renounces it, then it is no longer there.
The Old Testament is responsible for more atheism, agnosticism, disbelief - call it what you will - than any book ever written. It has emptied more churches than all the counter-attractions of cinema, motor-bicycle and golf course.
It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words, like 'What about lunch?'
Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.
I gave up writing children's books. I wanted to escape from them as I had once wanted to escape from 'Punch': as I have always wanted to escape. In vain.
The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being.
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