"Teddies go everywhere and do everything. There is not a corner of the globe that they have not penetrated, if not with children then with adults. Their appeal is universal and to all ages. They have gone into battle on guns, tanks, and in haversacks; saved lives by incepting bullets...are used extensively in advertising campaigns; collected by film stars, ballerinas and actresses; used as mascots and talismans; had endless books, songs, and verses written about them; are taken to hospitals; are indeed a part of our everyday life..."
"Teddy bears are so versatile; they can be traveling companions, shoulders to cry on...alter egos, especially appealing decorations, playthings, bedfellows-godness, what other creatures (flesh-and-blood or fibre-filled) can play so many varied roles?!"
"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."
"Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping a moment and think of it. And then, he feels that perhaps there isn't. Anyhow, here he is at the bottom, and ready to be introduced to you. Winnie-the-Pooh."
"Does Tussah Bear have a philosophy on life? I think so. It's something like, 'Love hard and only one person; stay with them as long as they want you, and never leave them alone. Be prepared to venture out into the world with them, never be afraid.'"
"Once a bear has been loved by a human being, its expression is forever marked."
Jama Kim Rattigan.
"It is astonishing how many thoroughly mature, well-adjusted grown-ups harbor a teddy bear-which is perhaps whythey are thoroughly mature and well-adjusted."
"You really don't have to be young to find a friend in a teddy bear."
"In our childhood, teddy bears are warm companions--good listeners, never critical, always reassuring. They are bear-shaped security blankets, huggable enough to fold in our arms, a perfect fit for our laps."
Peggy and Alan Bialosky
"Long before I grew up, my teddy bear taught me what love really meant--being there when you're needed."
"Anyone who has looked a teddy bear in the face will recognize the friendly twinkle in his knowing look."
"The best authors have created unique characters for their furry heroes. Teddy might be full of stuffing, but he knows what is right and always holds onto his moral sense, even when there is dreadful (usually edible) temptation."
"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."
"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."
"If there's one thing a bear loves more than sweets, it's more sweets."
"His fur is badly worn, there is a big bald spot on the back of his head, and his joints are very weak. Should I?...turning to go, I see how disappointed the bear is. 'Please,' he says, 'I won't be any trouble.'"
Jama Kim Rattingan