J.M. Barrie Quotes

29 of the best book quotes from J.M. Barrie
  1. #1
    “To die will be an awfully big adventure.”
  2. #2
    “Do you know,” Peter asked, “why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.”
  3. #3
    “All of this has happened before, and it will all happen again.”
  4. #4
    “Would you like an adventure now, or would like to have your tea first?”
  5. #5
    “It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do that is the secret of happiness.”
  6. #6
    “Just always be waiting for me.”
  7. #7
    “I taught you to fight and to fly. What more could there be?”
  8. #8
    “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.”
  1. #9
    “I suppose it’s like the ticking crocodile, isn’t it? Time is chasing after all of us.”
  2. #10
    “Oh, the cleverness of me!”
  3. #11
    “If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.”
  4. #12
    “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.”
  5. #13
    “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”
  6. #14
    “All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.”
  7. #15
    “Boy, why are you crying?”
  8. #16
    “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.”
  1. #17
    “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.”
  2. #18
    “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
    Peter Pan
  3. #19
    “Second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning. ”
  4. #20
    “Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time.”
  5. #21
    “Stars are beautiful, but they may not take part in anything, they must just look on forever.”
    J.M. Barrie
    Peter Pan
  6. #22
    “Absence makes the heart grow fonder… or forgetful.”
  7. #23
    “Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.”
  8. #24
    “Forget them, Wendy. Forget them all. Come with me where you’ll never, never have to worry about grown up things again.
    Never is an awfully long time.”
  1. #25
    “All children, except one, grow up.”
  2. #26
    “Never is an awfully long time.”
    J.M. Barrie
    Peter Pan
  3. #27
    “To live will be an awfully big adventure.”
  4. #28
    “Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.”
  5. #29
    “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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