I was tagged by Beckie’s Mental Mess for the 3 days, 3 quotes challenge. I’ve done this a few times already, so I’m going to cheat and do 3 quotes in 1 day. All of the quotes are from Eeyore, Winnie the Pooh’s eternally pessimistic friend. When I was young I had Winnie the Pooh wallpaper, and Eeyore was my favourite.
“No brain at all, some of them, only grey fluff that’s blown into their heads by mistake, and they don’t Think.”
Eeyore: Good morning, Pooh Bear. If it is a good morning. Which I doubt.
Pooh: “Why, what’s the matter?”
Eeyore: “Nothing, Pooh Bear, nothing. We can’t all and some of us don’t. That’s all there is to it.”
Pooh: “Can’t all what?”
Eeyore: “Gaiety. Song-and-dance. Here we go round the mulberry bush.”
“I’m not asking anybody,” said Eeyore. “I’m just telling everybody. We can look for the North Pole, or we can play ‘Here we go gathering Nuts in May’ with the end part of an ants’ nest. It’s all the same to me.”
And finally, one more bonus quote that pretty accurately sums up my view of my own surroundings:
“Everybody crowds round so in this Forest. There’s no Space. I never saw a more Spreading lot of animals in my life, and in all the wrong places.”
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