J.M. Barrie Quotes

“Wendy,” Peter Pan continued in a voice that no woman has ever yet been able to resist, “Wendy, one girl is more use than twenty boys.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“All children, except one, grow up.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

 

“So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“Stars are beautiful, but they may not take part in anything, they must just look on forever.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“Build a house?” exclaimed John.

“For the Wendy,” said Curly.

“For Wendy?” John said, aghast. “Why, she is only a girl!”

“That,” explained Curly, “is why we are her servants.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

 

“We are all failures- at least the best of us are.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

 

“Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“You need not be sorry for her. She was one of the kind that likes to grow up. In the end she grew up of her own free will a day quicker than the other girls.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

 

“There could not have been a lovelier sight; but there was none to see it except a little boy who was staring in at the window. He had ecstasies innumerable that other children can never know; but he was looking through the window at the one joy from which he must be for ever barred.”
― J.M.

 

 

“If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.”
― Sir James Barrie

 

 

 

“Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

 

“Oh, the cleverness of me!”
― James M. Barrie

 

 

 

“Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always try to be a little kinder than is necessary?”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

 

“All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, ‘Oh, why can’t you remain like this for ever!’ This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“If you have it [love], you don’t need to have anything else, and if you don’t have it, it doesn’t matter much what else you have.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“I suppose it’s like the ticking crocodile, isn’t it? Time is chasing after all of us.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“Pan, who and what art thou?” he cried huskily.
“I’m youth, I’m joy,” Peter answered at a venture, “I’m a little bird that has broken out of the egg.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“I taught you to fight and to fly. What more could there be?”
― J. M. Barrie

 

 

“If you shut your eyes and are a lucky one, you may see at times a shapeless pool of lovely pale colours suspended in the darkness; then if you squeeze your eyes tighter, the pool begins to take shape, and the colours become so vivid that with another squeeze they must go on fire.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

 

“Just always be waiting for me.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“Stars are beautiful, but they may not take an active part in anything, they must just look on for ever. It is a punishment put on them for something they did so long ago that no star now knows what it was. So the older ones have become glassy-eyed and seldom speak (winking is the star language), but the little ones still wonder.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“Stars are beautiful, but they must not take an active part in anything, they must just look on forever. It is a punishment put on them for something they did so long ago that no star now knows what it was.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“Can anything harm us, mother, after the night-lights are lit?”
Nothing, precious,” she said; “they are the eyes a mother leaves behind her to guard her children.”
― J.M.

 

 

“She asked where he lived.

Second to the right,’ said Peter, ‘and then straight on till morning.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.”
― James Matthew Barrie

 

 

 

“Would you like an adventure now, or would like to have your tea first?”
― J. M. Barrie

 

 

 

“Life is a long lesson in humility.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

 

“There is a saying in the Neverland that,every time you breathe, a grown-up dies.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

 

“It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do that is the secret of happiness.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“She was a lovely lady, with a romantic mind and such a sweet mocking mouth. Her romantic mind was like the tiny boxes, one within the other, that come from the puzzling East, however many you discover there is always one more; and her sweet mocking mouth had one kiss on it that Wendy could never get, though there it was, perfectly conspicuous in the right-hand corner.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“All of this has happened before, and it will all happen again.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“Tink was not all bad: or, rather, she was all bad just now, but, on the other hand, sometimes she was all good. Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time. They are, however, allowed to change, only it must be a complete change.”
― J M Barrie

 

 

 

“On these magic shores children at play are for ever beaching their coracles. We too have been there; we can still hear the sound of the surf, though we shall land no more.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“Always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.”
― J M Barrie

 

 

 

“For long the two enemies looked at one another, Hook shuddering slightly, and Peter with the strange smile upon his face.
“So, Pan,” said Hook at last, “this is all your doing.”
“Ay, James Hook,” came the stern answer, “it is all my doing.”
“Proud and insolent youth,” said Hook, “prepare to meet thy doom.”
“Dark and sinister man,” Peter answered, “have at thee.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“All children, except one, grow up.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

 

“So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“Stars are beautiful, but they may not take part in anything, they must just look on forever.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“Build a house?” exclaimed John.

“For the Wendy,” said Curly.

“For Wendy?” John said, aghast. “Why, she is only a girl!”

“That,” explained Curly, “is why we are her servants.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

 

“We are all failures- at least the best of us are.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

 

“Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“You need not be sorry for her. She was one of the kind that likes to grow up. In the end she grew up of her own free will a day quicker than the other girls.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

 

“There could not have been a lovelier sight; but there was none to see it except a little boy who was staring in at the window. He had ecstasies innumerable that other children can never know; but he was looking through the window at the one joy from which he must be for ever barred.”
― J.M.

 

 

“If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.”
― Sir James Barrie

 

 

 

“Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

 

“Oh, the cleverness of me!”
― James M. Barrie

 

 

 

“Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always try to be a little kinder than is necessary?”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

 

“All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, ‘Oh, why can’t you remain like this for ever!’ This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“If you have it [love], you don’t need to have anything else, and if you don’t have it, it doesn’t matter much what else you have.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“I suppose it’s like the ticking crocodile, isn’t it? Time is chasing after all of us.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“Pan, who and what art thou?” he cried huskily.
“I’m youth, I’m joy,” Peter answered at a venture, “I’m a little bird that has broken out of the egg.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“I taught you to fight and to fly. What more could there be?”
― J. M. Barrie

 

 

“If you shut your eyes and are a lucky one, you may see at times a shapeless pool of lovely pale colours suspended in the darkness; then if you squeeze your eyes tighter, the pool begins to take shape, and the colours become so vivid that with another squeeze they must go on fire.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

 

“Just always be waiting for me.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“Stars are beautiful, but they may not take an active part in anything, they must just look on for ever. It is a punishment put on them for something they did so long ago that no star now knows what it was. So the older ones have become glassy-eyed and seldom speak (winking is the star language), but the little ones still wonder.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“Stars are beautiful, but they must not take an active part in anything, they must just look on forever. It is a punishment put on them for something they did so long ago that no star now knows what it was.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“Can anything harm us, mother, after the night-lights are lit?”
Nothing, precious,” she said; “they are the eyes a mother leaves behind her to guard her children.”
― J.M.

 

 

“She asked where he lived.

Second to the right,’ said Peter, ‘and then straight on till morning.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.”
― James Matthew Barrie

 

 

 

“Would you like an adventure now, or would like to have your tea first?”
― J. M. Barrie

 

 

 

“Life is a long lesson in humility.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

 

“There is a saying in the Neverland that,every time you breathe, a grown-up dies.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

 

“It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do that is the secret of happiness.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“She was a lovely lady, with a romantic mind and such a sweet mocking mouth. Her romantic mind was like the tiny boxes, one within the other, that come from the puzzling East, however many you discover there is always one more; and her sweet mocking mouth had one kiss on it that Wendy could never get, though there it was, perfectly conspicuous in the right-hand corner.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“All of this has happened before, and it will all happen again.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“Tink was not all bad: or, rather, she was all bad just now, but, on the other hand, sometimes she was all good. Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time. They are, however, allowed to change, only it must be a complete change.”
― J M Barrie

 

 

 

“On these magic shores children at play are for ever beaching their coracles. We too have been there; we can still hear the sound of the surf, though we shall land no more.”
― J.M. Barrie

 

 

“Always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.”
― J M Barrie

 

 

 

“For long the two enemies looked at one another, Hook shuddering slightly, and Peter with the strange smile upon his face.
“So, Pan,” said Hook at last, “this is all your doing.”
“Ay, James Hook,” came the stern answer, “it is all my doing.”
“Proud and insolent youth,” said Hook, “prepare to meet thy doom.”
“Dark and sinister man,” Peter answered, “have at thee.”
― J.M. Barrie

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