"Bears need people. People need bears."
"In a world where everyone seems to be larger and louder than yourself, it is very comforting to have a small, quiet companion."
"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."
"A bear teaches us that if the heart is true, it doesn't matter much if an ear drops off."
"Everything in life I share, except of course my teddy bear!"
"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."
"Love me Love my Teddy Bear."
"In a world gone bad, a bear - even a bear standing on its head - is a comforting, uncomplicated, dependable hunk of sanity."
"Anyone who has looked a teddy bear in the face will recognize the friendly twinkle in his knowing look."
"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?"
"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."
"Remember when I said Teddy can't sleep without me? Well, truth is, I can't sleep without Teddy."
"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."
"Bears sleep by day. At night they stay awake to chase away bad dreams."
"A teddy bear does not depend upon mechanics to give him the semblance of life. He is loved - and therefore he lives."
"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."
"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."
"Bears being sent through the mail should never be squashed up to make them fit. It gives them indigestion."
"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."
"You really don't have to be young to find a friend in a teddy bear."
"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."
"A teddy bear is your childhood wrapped up in faded yellow fur, and as such, he commands affection long after he is out grown."
"Bears are just about the only toy that can lose just about everything and still maintain their dignity and worth."
"There's no bear like an old bear."
"A bear grows more alive with age. No one with one ounce of sensitivity could ever consign a bear to the dustbin."
"When everyone else has let you down, there's always Ted."
"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."
"Now that I'm all grown up, I can buy any old Teddy Bear I want - except the old Teddy Bear I want."
"At sales every other toy looks simply worn, dilapidated, grubby. A bear looks lost and abandoned and desperately in need of a loving home."
"Teddy bears don't need hearts as they are already stuffed with love."
"How many children, do you suppose, have carried a lifelong resentment of parents responsible for the surreptitious removal of their Teddy Bears?"
"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."
"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."
"Teddy Bears are like keys . . . They're always in the first place you think they'd be, and the last place you look."