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


«Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.»

J.M. Barrie


«The last thing he ever said to me was, 'Just always be waiting for me, and then some night you will hear me crowing.»

J.M. Barrie


«Don't forget to speak scornfully of the Victorian Age; there will be time for meekness when you try to better it. Very soon you will be Victorian or that sort of thing yourselves; next session probably, when the freshman come up.»

J.M. Barrie


«Every child is thus affected thus the first time he is treated unfairly. All he thinks he has a right to when he comes to you to be yours is fairness. After you have been unfair to him he will love you again, but will never afterwards be quite the same boy.»

J.M. Barrie


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

J.M. Barrie


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

J.M. Barrie


«Life is a long lesson in humility.»

J.M. Barrie


«It was not really Saturday night, at least it may have been, for they had long lost count of the days; but always if they wanted to do anything special they said this was Saturday night, and then they did it.»

J.M. Barrie


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

J.M. Barrie


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

J.M. Barrie


«He did not alarm her, for she thought she had seen him before in the faces of many women who have no children. Perhaps he is to be found in the faces of some mothers also.»

J.M. Barrie


«For long the two enemies looked at one another, Hook shuddering slightly, and Peter with the strange smile upon his face.»

J.M. Barrie


«We are all failures- at least the best of us are.»

J.M. Barrie


«You know that place between sleep and awake, that place where you still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you. That’s where I’ll be waiting.»

J.M. Barrie


«Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes."»

J.M. Barrie


«To die will be an awfully big adventure.»

J.M. Barrie


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

J.M. Barrie


«Don't you understand Tink? You mean more to me than anything in this whole world!»

J.M. Barrie


«She asked where he lived.»

J.M. Barrie


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

J.M. Barrie


«To live would be an awfully big adventure.»

J.M. Barrie


«Ambition: it is the last infirmity of noble minds.»

J.M. Barrie


«I'm not young enough to know everything.»

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


«David tells me that fairies never say 'We feel happy': what they say is, 'We feel dancey'.»

J.M. Barrie


«The very smell of tobacco is abominable, for one cannot get it out of the curtains, and there is little pleasure in existence unless the curtains are all right.»

J.M. Barrie


«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.»

J.M. Barrie


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

J.M. Barrie


«He was a poet; and they are never exactly grown-up.»

J.M. Barrie