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“To die will be an awfully big adventure.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
“Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
“I'm not young enough to know everything.”
J.M. Barrie, The Admirable Crichton
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”
J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan
“Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
“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, Peter Pan
“Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning. ”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
“To live will be an awfully big adventure.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
“Do you believe in fairies?...If you believe, clap your hands!”
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, The Little White Bird
“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
“Never is an awfully long time.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
“All children, except one, grow up.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”
J.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!”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan: Fairy Tales
“Stars are beautiful, but they may not take part in anything, they must just look on forever.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.”
J.M. Barrie
“Build a house?" exclaimed John.

"For the Wendy," said Curly.

"For Wendy?" John said, aghast. "Why, she is only a girl!"

"That," explained Curly, "is why we are her servants.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
“Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow.”
J.M. Barrie, The Little Minister
“We are all failures- at least the best of us are.”
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, Peter Pan
“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.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
“There could not have been a lovelier sight; but there was none to see it except a little boy who was staring in at the window. He had ecstasies innumerable that other children can never know; but he was looking through the window at the one joy from which he must be for ever barred.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
“If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.”
Sir James Barrie, Peter Pan
“Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.”
J.M. Barrie
“Oh, the cleverness of me!”
James M. Barrie, Peter Pan
“Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always try to be a little kinder than is necessary?”
J.M. Barrie
“If you have it [love], you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have.”
J.M. Barrie
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“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.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

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