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James M. Barrie Quotes


Sir James Matthew Barrie was a Scottish novelist and dramatist, more commonly known as J. M. Barrie. He is most famous as the author of the play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up.
(1860 - 1937)

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"Oh, God, if I were sure I were to die tonight I would repent at once." It is the commonest prayer in all languages.
[Prayer]
 

A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.
 

A woman can be anything the man who loves here would have her be.
 

Always be a little kinder than necessary.
[Helping Other People]
 

Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
[Ambition]
 

Courage is the lovely virtue-the rib of Himself that God sent down to His children.
[Courage]
 

Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.
[Courage]
 

Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe. If you believe, clap your hands!
 

Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
 

Every man who is high up likes to think he has done it all himself; and the wife smiles, and lets it go at that. It's our only joke. Every woman knows that.
 

Everytime a child says 'I don't believe in fairies' there is a a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
 

For several days after my first book was published, I carried it about in my pocket and took surreptitious peeps at it to make sure the ink had not faded.
 

God gave us memory that we might have roses in December.
[Memory]
 

Heaven for climate, hell for company.
 

His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants' hall.
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I am not young enough to know everything.
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I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare, but if he did not, it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life.
 

I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.
 

It is not real work unless you would rather be doing something else.
 

It's a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it, you don't need to have anything else; and if you don't have it, it doesn't much matter what else you have.
 


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