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Teddy Bear Quotations

Teddy Bear Quotations

Start with a couple of my own.
The only ones I have expectations of are myself and my Teddy Bear.
G.R. Hambley

There are some that can’t look at Teddy Bears.
There are some that Teddy Bears won’t look at.
Both have good reason.

G.R. Hambley

My persona online and off for a long time has been and is Cool Teddy Bear and Bear. That most wonderful thing about Tigger also applies to the Cool Teddy Bear, I’m the only one. That sort of makes me my own Teddy Bear. Not a bad thing.

The Little Bear, CTB, has gone through a few evolutions. Hung on the cover of the book I wrote to begin with. Then turned in a different art that I hung (not showing you my tattoo) on my body. That is correct, a tattoo. What you see here is the finished. Yes I use him with different things he’s eaten or encountered as art and poignant pieces. But, this is it, as he sits on my desktop without the dialogue bubble and he is keeping schtum.

Teddy Bears, you can tell them anything and they don’t talk. Bears, not so much.

I do wonder what kind of mind it takes to think that waking up a Bear is a good thing to do. That whole let sleeping dogs lie thing applies exponentially don’tcha know!

First Dear Reader, the art, and then a collection of Teddy Bear quotations I’ve collected.

As he appears on the cover of the book I wrote

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As he appears now with some titches for public display

CTB Quotes Page FiniSZ

An older selfie (before selfies were even known) of your resident Bear

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And now all those great teddy bear quotes!

“It is astonishing, really, how many thoroughly mature, well-adjusted grown-ups harbor a Teddy bear – which is perhaps why they are thoroughly mature and well-adjusted.”
– Joseph Lempa

“The world is divided into two nations: those with Teddy bears, those without. Each thinks the other is odd.”
– Jenny De Vries

“There’s just something about a Teddy bear that’s impossible to explain. When you hold one in your arms, you get a feeling of love, comfort and security. It’s almost supernatural.”
– James Ownby

“My Teddy was there when I had no friends to play with, no one to talk to, no one to share my little woes or my big joys. He looked constant and was constant. He never aged, no matter how tattered he became. His smell was the smell of my years as a boy, and he alone knew everything. Now, when I see him on the shelf, he is like my flesh and my soul – older, worn, but still full of happiness.”
– Robert Kunciov

“Long before I grew up, my Teddy bear taught me what love really meant: being there when you’re needed.”
– Jim Nelson

“A Teddy bear’s virtue is that he cannot love himself… only others.”
– Ted Menten

“A bear knows all your secrets – and keeps them.”
– Rosanne Brown

“A bedroom without a Teddy is like a face without a smile.”
– Gil Davies

“A Teddy bear does not depend upon mechanics to give him the semblance of life. He is loved – and therefore he lives.”
– Pat Brown

“You really don’t have to be young to find a friend in a Teddy bear.”
– Rachel Newman

“Anyone who has looked a Teddy bear in the face will recognize the friendly twinkle in his knowing look.”
– Harold Nadolny

“Whoever said “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” would retract that statement after seeing the sparkle in a Teddy’s eyes.”
– Lana T. Zeis

“A bear grows more alive with age. No one with an ounce of sensitivity could ever consign a bear to the dustbin.”
– Johnnie Hague

“There’s no bear like an old bear.”
– Samantha Armstrong

“Bears are just about the only toy that can lose just about everything and still maintain their dignity and worth.”
– Samantha Armstrong

“A Teddy bear is your childhood wrapped up in faded yellow fur, and as such, he commands affection long after he is outgrown.”
– Pat Brown

“All bears merit a dignified old age.”
– Peter Gray

“Once a bear has been loved by a human being, its expression is forever marked.”
– Jama Kim Rattigan

“Now that I’m all grown up, I can buy any old Teddy bear I want – except the old Teddy bear I want.”
– William Sternman

“One never quite gets over a lost bear.”
– Jane Swan

Shakespeare pre-dated the Teddy bear, but he captured the companionship and bond we share with our bears when he wrote:
“He was my friend, faithful, and just to me….”
– William Shakespeare

“Bears need people. People need bears.”
-Pam Brown

“In a world where everyone seems to be larger and louder than yourself, it is very comforting to have a small, quiet companion.”
-Peter Gray

“Age simply doesn’t enter into it! The older the friend, the more he is valued, particularly when he shows so visibly the characteristics that we all look for in friends. You have only to look at a genuine teddy’s face to see at once the loyalty, common sense, and above all, dependability behind it.”
-Peter Bull

“A bear teaches us that if the heart is true, it doesn’t matter much if an ear drops off.”
-Helen Exley

“Everything in life I share, except of course my teddy bear!”
-Unknown

“It is most offensive to the kindly bears who’ve adopted us when we thoughtlessly blurt out some comment about “real” bears, or “alive” bears, as if our very real and lively bear friends weren’t.”
-Alla Bozarth-Campbell

“Love me Love my Teddy Bear.”
-Samantha Armstrong

“In a world gone bad, a bear – even a bear standing on its head – is a comforting, uncomplicated, dependable hunk of sanity.”
-Pam Brown

“Anyone who has looked a teddy bear in the face will recognize the friendly twinkle in his knowing look.”
-Harold Nadolny

“Baths may be lovely for people – adult people that is, but bears are not that keen. When did you last see or hear of a bear taking a bath, willingly?”
-Ted Menton

“There is probably nothing that a bear so dislikes as a good wash.”
-Marion C. Garretty

“There are few sadder sights than a wet bear hanging from a clothesline by its ears. Its says a lot for them that they never complain.”
-Pam Brown

“Remember when I said Teddy can’t sleep without me? Well, truth is, I can’t sleep without Teddy.”
-Webster Papadopolis

“Wake in the deepest dark of night and hear the driving rain. Reach out a hand and take a paw and go to sleep again.”
-Charlotte Gray

“Bears sleep by day. At night they stay awake to chase away bad dreams.”
-Jesse O’Neil

“A teddy bear does not depend upon mechanics to give him the semblance of life. He is loved – and therefore he lives.”
-Pam Brown

“It’s hard to visualize the toys you had fifty years ago – all save bear. He’s as clear as if he were sitting on the desk in front of you…of course…he probably is.”
-Pam Brown

“Once a bear has been loved by a human being, its expression is forever marked.”
-Jama Kim Rattigan

“A bear remains a bear – even when most of him has fallen off or worn away.”
– Charlotte Gray

“One never quite gets over a lost bear.”
-Jane Swan

“Bears being sent through the mail should never be squashed up to make them fit. It gives them indigestion.”
-Pam Brown

“It’s pleasant for a bear to come home to the warmth of a fire, take a dollop of honey, talk to a friend, read the Daily Bear News, and finally creep under the quilt and sleep soundly all night.”
-Barbara Werkmaster.

“You really don’t have to be young to find a friend in a teddy bear.”
-Rachel Newman

“Teddy bears like to go on morning picnics in the summertime, so they can enjoy the sunshine before it it too hot for their furry selves.”
-Abigail Darling

“A teddy bear is your childhood wrapped up in faded yellow fur, and as such, he commands affection long after he is out grown.”
Pam Brown

“Bears are just about the only toy that can lose just about everything and still maintain their dignity and worth.”
-Samantha Armstrong

“There’s no bear like an old bear.”
-Samantha Armstrong

“A bear grows more alive with age. No one with one ounce of sensitivity could ever consign a bear to the dustbin.”
-Johnnie Hague

“When everyone else has let you down, there’s always Ted.”
-Clara Ortega

“To a child, Teddy is a bridge between a human and an animal. He doesn’t mind being dressed in ridiculous hats, or even being read to. You can blame him for anything, and he won’t deny it. His marvellous face expresses anything a child wants to feel or hear.”
-Peter Bull

“Now that I’m all grown up, I can buy any old Teddy Bear I want – except the old Teddy Bear I want.”
-William Sternman

“At sales every other toy looks simply worn, dilapidated, grubby. A bear looks lost and abandoned and desperately in need of a loving home.”
-Helen Thomson

“Teddy bears don’t need hearts as they are already stuffed with love.”
-Unknown

“How many children, do you suppose, have carried a lifelong resentment of parents responsible for the surreptitious removal of their Teddy Bears?”
-John Ziff

“There’s just something about a Teddy Bear that’s impossible to explain. When you hold one in your arms, you get a feeling of love, comfort and security. It’s almost supernatural.”
-James Ownby

“An experienced Teddy Bear brings with him a lifetime of knowledge and experience; the wisdom of silence and the stillness in moments of great turmoil. The long-suffering patience that is learned when belonging to a child who is coming of age, and coping with the bewilderment that this period of time can bring, is what he does best. The experienced bear has seen life through the heart and eyes of a child grown to adulthood and perhaps even accompanied that adult all the way to the end of the road.”
-Ted Menton

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9 responses to “Teddy Bear Quotations

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  2. Esther Ling July 22, 2015 at 10:41 am

    To my teddy bear

    He is my oldest
    Friend, my only confidant,
    He knows my secrets.

    He always travels with me,
    He sleeps each night in my arms.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Silver Raven March 11, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Well there it is, the bedrock, the undeniable common ground. My companion is called Florence, as we first met in Florence, Oregon, though we have crossed many continents since then. He has shared my journey for longer than anyone else, except for my mum and my older sister. He’s even older than my boots… now they really know about travelling. Still, their journey is nearly done, and Florence will still be here, wherever here is.

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    • G. R. Hambley March 11, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      Florence sounds like a wonderful companion. I’m certain he is care worn and quite distinguished for it.

      CTB comes with me where ever I go. When I go, he’ll come with me.

      Now about these boots and journey’s end…..?

      Point of Information: Here is found by making a quick left and then taking an immediate up.

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      • Silver Raven March 18, 2017 at 2:37 pm

        Boots, like other sapient beings, tend to leave traces of themselves wherever they touch (ask a forensic scientist – “Where there’s a touch, there’s a trace.”) And while boots are sturdy, eventually those traces add up to a significant portion of boot spread widely across the planet.
        It’s quite spiritual really – when the sole has made enough connections, it detaches from the body, which is then laid to rest. Perfectly natural.
        While the sole may be replenished by petitioning the Old Cobbler, eventually those bonds will fail beyond restoration. Many people consider religions to be a load of Old Cobblers, overly focused on the sole.
        My boots are such excellent boots that their soles are still sturdy and strong, yet the separation has become inevitable – it’s not just a case of walking on water, my toes really have seen the light. Still, this is wine country, and the rainfall is low, so these old boots, worn and grey as Florence and myself, continue to take steps.

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      • G. R. Hambley March 18, 2017 at 6:28 pm

        A terrific tale Ms Raven. Thank you.

        I have things to say but in the moment am required else where.

        How about if we treat this like a cocktail party? I shall rebut. No, I shall offer different perspective.

        To you and Florence and those wonderful boots, keep on keeping on.

        Couldn’t help myself, I am a child of the back end of the 60’s. Somewhat grey and worn myself.

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    • G. R. Hambley March 23, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      Hello winged one… I apologize for the delay in response.

      The Comment Thread Cocktail Party; here in this place, there is no over hearing of something you shouldn’t have heard and are being frowned upon. Here in this place, you’re just late to the party and getting caught up on the happenings. At this party everyone is welcome to partake of the conversation, or not. You can even just ghost in the corner if you like and that is just fine too.

      Here at this party no one talks over you or gives you snide looks, well maybe a snide look but that’s off reading you and wasn’t a preexisting condition.

      Me, I look to snide looks as a sign of success.

      You’ve enriched my spaces, good to meet you, Florence and your boots.

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