James Matthew Barrie

James Matthew Barrie

Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937) was a Scottish novelist and playwright, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. 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.

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

To die will be an awfully big adventure.

Life is a long lesson in humility.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.

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

Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds.

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

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

I am not young enough to know everything.

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.

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

Always be a little kinder than necessary.