Best Eeyore Quotes And Sayings From Winnie The Pooh

Eeyore is the pessimistic stuffed old grey donkey belonging to Christopher Robin in the classic Winnie the Pooh books written by author A.A Milne. Eeyore is the gloomy friend of  his chubby bear pal Winnie the Pooh, Kanga the Kangaroo, wise Owl, little Piglet, and the one and only Tigger.

These beloved characters live in the hundred acre wood. Eeyore has a pessimistic nature and can often come across as somewhat depressed. He has his moments of sadness and a general quiet way about him. 

While Eeyore is a pessimistic depressed donkey, he is one of the most popular characters. This is in part due to his sad comments that somehow have much wisdom in them. Eeyore’s quotes can be both comforting and sad, as well as both wise and witty. Some of the most memorable Eeyore quotes are about his tail and the little things of life. 

best quotes from Eeyore

Best Eeyore Quotes

Thanks for noticin’ me.

They’re funny things, accidents. You never have them till you’re having them.

No need to bother on my account.

A tail isn’t a tail to them; it’s just a little bit extra at the back.

Nobody tells me. Nobody keeps me informed. I make it 17 days come Friday since anybody spoke to me.

No gaiety, no song and dance, no ‘Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush’.

When your tail is missing, remember you have every right to mope.

Days. Weeks. Months. Who knows?

Eeyore quotes - forgot to be happy

I was so upset, I forgot to be happy.

I like turning, especially round.

It’s not much of a tail, but I’m sort of attached to it.

End of the road. Nothing to do and no hope of things getting better

In spite of the fact that it might be consuming a couple of days, I will definitely come across an innovative one

No. However, there is no doubt about the fact that I definitely have an affinity for this piece of new tail.

Eeyore quote - could be worse

Could be worse. Not sure how, but it could be.

It’s an awful nice tail, Kanga. Much nicer than the rest of me.

Wish I could say yes, but I can’t.

I’m telling you. People come and go in this Forest, and they say, ‘it’s only Eeyore, so it doesn’t count.

When stuck in the river, it is best to dive and swim to the bank yourself before someone drops a large stone on your chest in an attempt to hoosh you there.

Use caution when standing by the river bank minding your own business. You might get bounced into the water.

Eyesore quote - river bank

After all, what are birthdays? Here today and gone tomorrow.

In response to Pooh asking if he is happy: “No, but I sure do like this new tail.”

If it is a good morning, which I doubt.

My eyes are open, but my mind is asleep.

It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine.

Eeyore quote - look for sunshine

Most likely lose it again, anyway.

They walk to and fro saying ‘Ha Ha!’. But do they know anything about A? They don’t. It’s just three sticks to them. But to the Educated – mark this, little Piglet – to the Educated, not meaning Poohs and Piglets, it’s a great and glorious A.

Sad? Why should I be sad? It’s my birthday. The happiest day of the year.

Could you ask your friend to do his exercises somewhere else? I shall be having lunch directly, and don’t want it bounced on just before I begin. A trifling matter, and fussy of me, but we all have our little ways

If I decide to practice the slight movement from right to left or left to right, it’s nobody’s business but my own.

The nicest thing about the rain is that it always stops. Eventually.

Eeyore quote - rain

The sky has finally fallen. Always knew it would.

And many happy returns to you, Pooh Bear.

The most wonderful thing about Tiggers is you’re the only one.

As a suggestion for a prize: “I’d say thistles, but nobody listens to me anyway.”

Eeyore quote - consideration

A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.

I have my friends. Somebody spoke to me only yesterday. And was it last week or the week before that Rabbit bumped into me and said ‘Bother!’. The Social Round. Always something going on.

Sure is a cheerful color. Guess I’ll have to get used to it.

I never get my hopes up, so I never get let down.

Eeyore quote - get hopes up

No Give and Take. No Exchange of Thought. It gets you nowhere, particularly if the other person’s tail is only just in sight for the second half of the conversation.

No brain at all, some of them, only grey fluff that’s blown into their heads by mistake, and they don’t think.

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.

This writing business. Pencils and what-not. Over-rated, if you ask me. Silly stuff. Nothing in it.

It’s your fault, Eeyore. You’ve never been to see any of us. You just stay here in this one corner of the Forest waiting for the others to come to you. Why don’t you go to THEM sometimes?”- Rabbit

“Oh, Eeyore, you are wet!” said Piglet, feeling him. Eeyore shook himself, and asked somebody to explain to Piglet that’s what happened when you had been inside a river for quite a long time.

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