All you need is trust and a little bit of pixie dust!

— James M. Barrie

The most heartwarming James M. Barrie quotes that are little-known but priceless

Strength instead of being the lusty child of passion, grows by grappling with and subduing them.

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All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.

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The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.

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After you have been unfair to him he will love you again, but he will never afterwards be quite the same boy. No one ever gets over the first unfairness; no one except Peter.

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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.

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Wendy, Wendy, when you are sleeping in your silly bed you might be flying about with me saying funny things to the stars.

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Peter: Oh, the cleverness of me. Wendy: Of course, I did nothing... Peter: You did a little. Wendy: Oh, the cleverness of you.

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Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.

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Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough.

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I am not young enough to know everything.

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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!

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You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by;

but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.

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About James M. Barrie

Quotes 219 sayings
Nationality British
Profession Playwright
Birthday 9 May 1860

If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.

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The Elizabethan age might be better named the beginning of the smoking era.

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Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.

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Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow.

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God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.

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Growing up is such a barbarous business, full of inconvenience... and pimples.

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You [Scots] come of a race of men the very wind of whose name has swept to the ultimate seas.

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You see, dear, it is not true that woman was made from man's rib; she was made from his funny bone.

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The man of science appears to be the only man who has something to say just now, and the only man who does not know how to say it.

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The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.

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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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Would you like an adventure now, or would you like to have your tea first?

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When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.

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

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The praise that comes of love does not make us vain, but humble rather.

Knowing what we are, the pride that shines in our mother's eyes as she looks at us is about the most pathetic thing a man has to face, but he would be a devil altogether if it did not burn some of the sin out of him.

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Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.

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What a polite game tennis is. The chief word in it seems to be "sorry" and admiration of each other's play crosses the net as frequently as the ball.

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I suppose it's like the ticking crocodile, isn't it? Time is chasing after all of us.

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He who distributes the milk of human kindness cannot help but spill a little on himself.

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

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One's religion is whatever he is most interested in.

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

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If growing up means it would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree, I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! Not me!

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In dinner talk it is perhaps allowable to fling any faggot rather than let the fire go out.

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Absence makes the heart grow fonder… or forgetful.

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What is algebra exactly; is it those three-cornered things?

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Oh, the cleverness of me!

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Fame is rot; daughters are the thing.

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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.

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A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently;

there is a whispering in distant chambers, an unearthly hand presses the snib of the window, the latch rises. Ghosts were created when the first man awoke in the night.

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Odd things happen to all of us on our way through life without our noticing for a time that they have happened.

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Why can't you fly now, mother?" "Because I am grown up, dearest.

When people grow up they forget the way." "Why do they forget the way?" "Because they are no longer gay and innocent and heartless. It is only the gay and innocent and heartless who can fly.

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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. Some women, the few, have charm for all; and most have charm for one. But some have charm for none.

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When a new baby laughs for the first time a new fairy is born, and as there are always new babies there are always new fairies.

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Has it ever struck you that trout bite best on the Sabbath? God's critters tempting decent men.

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I have always found that the man whose second thoughts are good is worth watching.

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...and thus it will go on, so long as children are gay and innocent and heartless.

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