Ohh-kaayy (see what I did there?) Eeyore was a grump.
A gloomy, pessimistic Donkey who plodded slowly and saw the doom in everything.
Around here we write a lot of inspiring words and positivity. There is no doubt that it’s a better way to see the world. We don’t even usually include collections of words and sayings that are gloomy and depressing, because let’s face it – there’s enough of that already in the world!
However, Eeyore’s character is so far along on the ‘pessimism scale’ that his sayings and quotes become kind of laughable, because it causes you to think ‘nobody could possibly be that bleak right?’. His quite literal and deadpan humor, and the way that his character was so opposite to Pooh’s extreme optimism, can really make you think. Who was right?
Many may see that Winne the Pooh’s character is too optimistic – perhaps even venturing into the ‘toxic positivity’ realm? However, Eeyore is much too far the other way, appearing to live a miserable colorless life.
Therefore, I include this collection of Eeyore quotes as a way to highlight the negative mindset he had and the affect it had on his wellbeing. Despite his witty humor and glimpses of looking on the brighter side of life, these Eeyore quotes are all a little sad. Makes you just want to give him a big old hug!
“It’s not much of a tail, but I’m sort of attached to it.” Eeyore
“It’s snowing still. And freezing. However, we haven’t had an earthquake lately.” Eeyore
“Most likely lose it again, anyway.” Eeyore
“Could be worse. Not sure how, but it could be.” Eeyore
“Wish I could say yes, but I can’t.” Eeyore
“I might have known,” said Eeyore. “After all, one can’t complain. 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.” Eeyore
“A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” Eeyore
“When your tail is missing, remember you have every right to mope.” Eeyore
“Thanks for noticin’ me.” Eeyore
“The most wonderful thing about Tiggers is, you’re the only one.” Eeyore
“They’re funny things, accidents. You never have them till you’re having them.” Eeyore
“It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine.” Eeyore
“No need to bother on my account.” Eeyore
“Don’t worry about me. Go and enjoy yourself. I’ll stay here and be miserable.” Eeyore
“It’s all for naught.” Eeyore