James M. Barrie - Quotes

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

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

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

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

Life is a long lesson in humility. ---->>>

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

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

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

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.

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.

The praise that comes from love does not make us vain, but more humble. ---->>>

We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it.

We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it.

Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary? ---->>>

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

The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it. ---->>>

Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds. ---->>>

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.

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.

I am not young enough to know everything. ---->>>

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

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

Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade. ---->>>

We are all of us failures, at least, the best of us are. ---->>>

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

There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Every man who is high up likes to think that he has done it all himself, and the wife smiles and lets it go at that. ---->>>

Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own. ---->>>

That is ever the way. 'Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse.

That is ever the way. 'Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse.

The most useless are those who never change through the years. ---->>>

To die will be an awfully big adventure. ---->>>

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

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

His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants hall.

His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants hall.

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

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

The best place a person can die, is where they die for others. ---->>>

You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Always be a little kinder than necessary. ---->>>

We are all failures at least, all the best of us are. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: British
Born: May 9, 1860
Birthplace:
Die: 06-19, 1937
Occupation: Playwright
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Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937) was a Scottish novelist and playwright, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. He was born and educated in Scotland but moved to London, where he wrote a number of successful novels and plays. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys, who inspired him to write about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens (included in The Little White Bird), then to write Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, a "fairy play" about an ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland. Although he continued to write successfully, Peter Pan overshadowed his other work, and is credited with popularising the name Wendy. Barrie unofficially adopted the Davies boys following the deaths of their parents. Barrie was made a baronet by George V on 14 June 1913, and a member of the Order of Merit in the 1922 New Year Honours. Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, which continues to benefit from them.(wikipedia)