The best Quotes by J.M. Barrie

The best Quotes by J.M. Barrie

Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, (9 May 1860 - 19 June 1937) was a Scottish novelist and playwright, best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan. He was born and educated in Scotland and then moved to London, where he wrote several successful novels and plays.

Never say goodbye, because goodbye means going away - and going away means forgetting.
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When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.
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The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.
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Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
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Would you like an adventure now, or would you like your tea first?
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I'm not young enough to know everything.
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God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.
Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary.
Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe. If you believe, clap your hands!
I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.
Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow.
Life is a long lesson in humility.
We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it.
Always be a little kinder than necessary.
Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.

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Now, think of the happiest things. It's the same as having wings!
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If I were you I'd give up!
If you were me I'd be ugly!
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A jealous female can be tricked into everything.
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Think of all the joy you'll find
When you leave the world behind
And bid your cares goodbye
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Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning!
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Take me to neverland!
Wendy in Peter Pan
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All you need is faith and trust and a little bit of pixie dust.
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It is strange with how little notice, good, bad, or indifferent, a man may live and die in London.
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If you're curious, London's an amazing place.
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I've often thought a blind man could find his way through London simply by gauging the changes in innuendo: mild through Trafalgar Square, less veiled towards the river.
Louis Bayard - Mr. Timothy
I have nothing against Orlando, though you are, of course, far more likely to get shot or robbed there than in London.
Does it really need a reason to help somebody?
Zidane Tribal in Final Fantasy - IX
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The noblest art is that of making others happy.
P.T. Barnum in The Greatest Showman
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...yet, sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often. Best to say nothing at all, my dear man.
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I don't care if you're black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you. Simple as that.
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There’s a difference between saying good bye and letting go. Saying good bye is 'I'll see you again when I'm ready to hold your hand, and when you're ready to hold mine.' Letting go is 'I'll miss your hand. But I realized it's not mine to hold, and I will never hold it again.'
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Poets often describe love as an emotion that we can't control, one that overwhelms logic and common sense. That's what it was like for me. I didn't plan on falling in love with you, and I doubt if you planned on falling in love with me. But once we met, it was clear that neither of us could control what was happening to us. We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created. For me, love like that has happened only once, and that's why every minute we spent together has been seared in my memory. I'll never forget a single moment of it.
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My son Jack once said to me, "Dad, do you think people are laughing with you or at you?"
I said, "I don't care as long as they're laughing."
Dressing a baby is like putting an octopus into a string bag, making sure none of the arms hang out.
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
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It is only when you fall that you learn whether you can fly.
Flemeth in Dragon Age
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Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of someone else, someone I loved.
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Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
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Friendship is like a cup of tea. It has to be clear enough to look down to its bottom.
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It's a tough time, but these are the best years. Believe me.
Leo in Leo
A child's voice, however honest and true, is meaningless to those who've forgotten how to listen.
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December is a gentle reminder for not having done a single thing from your new year resolutions for eleven months and aren't doing any this one either.
I wanted to do it. I wanted to take out all my anger at him. But... I couldn't. I don't know if it's because I'm too weak to do it, or if it's because I'm strong enough not to.
After all, you still need time to just sit there and take a look around.
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I think a night like tonight shows a lot of young girls and young boys that if you can shoot you can shoot. It doesn't matter if you're a girl or a boy, I think it just matters the heart that you have and wanting to be the best that you can be.
Sabrina Ionescu - February 2024

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