James M Barrie Quotes & Wallpapers

James M Barrie
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Make your feet your friend. James M Barrie

Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories. James M Barrie

What is genius? It is the power to be a boy again at will. James M Barrie

The best of our fiction is by novelists who allow that it is as good as they can give, and the worst by novelists who maintain that they could do much better if only the public would let them. James M Barrie

Of course the Neverlands vary a good deal. John's, for instance, had a lagoon with flamingos flying over it at which John was shooting, while Michael, who was very small, had a flamingo with lagoons flying over it. John lived in a boat turned upside down on the sands, Michael in a wigwam, Wendy in a house of leaves deftly sewn together. John had no friends, Michael had friends at night, Wendy had a pet wolf forsaken by its parents... James M Barrie

See," he said, "the arrow struck against this. It is the kiss I gave her. It has saved her life. James M Barrie

Always be a littler kinder than necessary. James M Barrie

If it's heaven for climate, it's hell for company. James M Barrie

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. They live in nests on the tops of trees; and the mauve ones are boys and the white ones are girls, and the blue ones are just little sillies who are not sure what they are. James M Barrie

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. James M Barrie

She asked where he lived. Second to the right,' said Peter, 'and then straight on till morning. James M Barrie

The best place a person can die, is where they die for others. James M Barrie

Oh the gladness of their gladness when they're glad, And the sadness of their sadness when they're sad; But the gladness of their gladness, and the sadness of their sadness, Are as nothing to their badness when they're bad James M Barrie

We should be slower to think that the man at his worst is the real man, and certain that the better we are ourselves the less likely is he to be at his worst in our company. Every time he talks away his own character before us he is signifying contempt for ours. James M Barrie

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. James M Barrie

Take care, lest an adventure is now offered you, which, if accepted, will plunge you in deepest woe. James M Barrie

I don't want to go to school and learn solemn things. James M Barrie

Because you see 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. They live in nests on the tops of trees; and the mauve ones are boys and the white ones are girls, and the blue ones are just little sillies who are not sure what they are. James M Barrie

They hold their great balls in the open air, in what is called a fairy-ring. For weeks afterward you can see the ring on the grass. It is not there when they begin, but they make it by waltzing round and round. Sometimes you will find mushrooms inside the ring, and these are fairy chairs that the servants have forgotten to clear away. The chairs and the rings are the only tell-tale marks these little people leave behind them, and they would remove even these were they not so fond of dancing that they toe it till the very moment of the opening of the gates. James M Barrie

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

It is frightfully difficult to know much about the fairies, and almost the only thing for certain is that there are fairies wherever there are children. James M Barrie

Love, it is said, is blind, but love is not blind. It is an extra eye, which shows us what is most worthy of regard. To see the best is to see most clearly, and it is the lover's privilege. James M Barrie

Of all the delectable islands the Neverland is the snuggest and most compact, not large and sprawly, you know, with tedious distances between one adventure and another, but nicely crammed. When you play at it by day with the chairs and table-cloth, it is not in the least alarming, but in the two minutes before you go to sleep it becomes very nearly real. That is why there are night-lights. James M Barrie

Our life is a book to which we add daily, until suddenly we are finished, and then the manuscript is burned. James M Barrie

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

If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing. James M Barrie

Will they reach the nursery in time? If so, how delightful for them, and we shall all breathe a sigh of relief, but there will be no story. On the other hand, if they are not in time, I solemnly promise that it will all come right in the end. James M Barrie

The gates of heaven are so easily found when we are little, and they are always standing open to let children wander in. James M Barrie

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

How shall we ever know if it's morning if there's no servant to pull up the blinds? James M Barrie

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

This meal happened to be a make-believe tea, and they sat round the board guzzling in their greed; and really, what with their chatter and recriminations, the noise, as Wendy said, was positively deafening. James M Barrie

When ladies used to come to me in dreams, I said, 'Pretty mother, pretty mother.' But when at last she really came, I shot her. James M Barrie

I do' want to go to school and learn solemn things. I do' want to be a man. James M Barrie

Always try to be a litle kinder than necessary. James M Barrie

The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another. James M Barrie

Every child is 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 he will never afterwards be quite the same boy. James M Barrie

You just think lovely wonderful thoughts and they lift you up in the air. James M Barrie

Proud and insolent youth, prepare to meet thy doom. James M Barrie

It is all very well to be able to write books, but can you waggle your ears? James M Barrie

The tragedy of a man who has found himself out. James M Barrie

I am old, Peter. I am ever so much more than twenty. I grew up long ago. You promised not to! I couldn't help it. I am a married woman, Peter. James M Barrie

I sometimes think, Mary, that it is a mistake to have a dog for a nurse. James M Barrie

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. James M Barrie

Stars are beautiful, but they may not take part in anything, they must just look on forever. James M Barrie

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

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

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. James M Barrie

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

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

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

Yet if he upbraided her in his hurry, it was to repent bitterly his temper the next, and to feel its effects more than she, temper being a weapon that we hold by the blade. James M Barrie

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. James M Barrie

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

Courage: The lovely virtue-the rib of Himself that God sent down to His children. James M Barrie

Peter invented, with Wendy's help, a new game that fascinated him enormously, until he suddenly had no more interest in it, which, as you have been told, was what always happened with his games. It consisted in pretending not to have adventures... James M Barrie

Next moment he was standing erect on the rock again, with that smile on his face and a drum beating within him. It was saying, "To die will be an awfully big adventure. James M Barrie

?"She was not a little girl heart-broken about him; she was a grown woman smiling at it all, but they were wet smiles. James M Barrie

Girls are much too clever to fall out of their prams James M Barrie

You just think lovely wonderful thoughts," Peter explained, "and they lift you up in the air. James M Barrie

Feeling that Peter was on his way back, the Neverland had again woke into life. We ought to use the pluperfect and say wakened, but woke is better and was always used by Peter. James M Barrie

All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, 'Oh, why can't you remain like this for ever!' This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end. James M Barrie

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! James M Barrie

When she expressed a doubtful hope that Tinker Bell would be glad to see her, he said, 'Who is Tinker Bell?' 'O Peter,' she said, shocked; but even when she explained he could not remember. 'There are such a lot of them,' he said. 'I expect she is no more.' I expect he was right, for fairies don't live long, but they are so little that a short time seems a good while to them. James M Barrie

You canna expect to be baith grand and comfortable. James M Barrie

Fairies don't live long, but they are so little that a short time seems a good while to them James M Barrie

Second to the right, and straight on till morning. James M Barrie

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

Oh, it's - 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. James M Barrie

You see, Wendy, 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. James M Barrie



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