The Thinking Man’s Winnie-the-Pooh

The bear without a brain was actually quite profound.He tells adult readers to stop, look, listen, and learn from nature, animals and little children. Intellect isn’t as important as heart and intuition.

Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you. And all you can do is go where they can find you. 

“I am a bear of very little brain and long words bother me.”


“Yes,” said Piglet,

“Rabbit’s clever.” 

“And he has Brain.” 

“Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit has Brain.”

There was a long silence. “I suppose,” said Pooh, “that that’s why he never understands anything.”

“Something feels funny. I must be thinking too hard



“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.”



Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?”


Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best — ” and then he had to stop and think. Because although eating honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.”




15 thoughts on “The Thinking Man’s Winnie-the-Pooh

  1. My little six-year old is quite a Philosopher. He reminds me of Pooh with the things he says! Thank you. This was a treat.

    We have a friend of the family who caught his roommate at University slipping a Winnie the Pooh book into his bookshelf, just as he was sneaking one into his own. They started a “Coddleston Pie” group and would advertise meetings, where the young and young at heart would ponder things together. If someone called asking what Coddleston Pie was, they would say they had a wrong number. Only true Pooh lovers would know.

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