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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
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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
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Odds bobs, hammer and tongs I'm burning. -- J.m. Barrie
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He was never more sinister than when he was most polite ... -- J.m. Barrie
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There was a commotion in the firmament, and the smallest of all the stars in the Milky Way screamed out: Now, Peter! -- J.m. Barrie
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It is glorious fun racing down the Hump, but you can't do it on windy days because then you are not there, but the fallen leaves do it instead of you. There is almost nothing that has such a keen sense of fun as a fallen leaf. -- J.m. Barrie
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We are all failures- at least the best of us are. -- J.m. Barrie
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That fiend! Mr. Darling would cry, and Nana's bark was the echo of it, but Mrs. Darling never upbraided Peter; there was something in the right-hand corner of her mouth that wanted her not to call Peter names. -- J.m. Barrie
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Wendy," he continued, in a voice that no woman has ever yet been able to resist, "Wendy, one girl is more use than twenty boys."
Now Wendy was every inch a woman, though there were not very many inches, and she peeped out of the bed-clothes.
"Do you really think so, Peter?"
"Yes, I do. -- J.m. Barrie
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I taught you to fight and to fly. What more could there be? -- J.m. Barrie
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She adored all beautiful things in their every curve and fragrance, so that they became part of her. Day by day, she gathered beauty; had she had no heart (she who was the bosom of womanhood) her thoughts would still have been as lilies, because the good is the beautiful. -- J.m. Barrie
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....And for that instant his sun was at noon. -- J.m. Barrie
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The loveliest tinkle as of golden bells answered him. It is the fairy language. You ordinary children can never hear it, but if you were to hear it you would know that you had heard it once before. -- J.m. Barrie
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Of course the Neverlands vary a good deal -- J.m. Barrie
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I suppose it's like the ticking crocodile, isn't it? Time is chasing after all of us. -- J.m. Barrie
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Eyes that say you never must, nose that says why don't you? and a mouth that says I rather wish you could: such is the portrait of Mary A - as she and I pass by. -- J.m. Barrie
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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. -- J.m. Barrie
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He decided to appeal to the fairies for enlightenment. They are reputed
to know a good deal. -- J.m. Barrie
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And as she was crossing to the day-nursery he added thoughtlessly, 'And shut that window. I feel a draught.'
'O George, never ask me to do that. The window must always be left open for them, always, always. -- J.m. Barrie
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See," he said, "the arrow struck against this. It is the kiss I gave her. It has saved her life. -- J.m. Barrie
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Oh, the cleverness of me! -- J.m. Barrie
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Certainly they did not pretend to be sleepy, they were sleepy; and that was a danger, for the moment they popped off, down they fell. The awful thing was that Peter found this funny. "There he goes again!" he would cry gleefully as Michael suddenly dropped like a stone. -- J.m. Barrie
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Don't cry, pretty human, don't cry," and then she turned round and saw a beautiful little naked boy regarding her wistfully. She knew at once that he must be Peter Pan. -- J.m. Barrie
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I am the best there ever was! -- J.m. Barrie
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You must see for yourselves that it will be difficult to follow Peter Pan's adventures unless you are familiar with the Kensington Gardens. -- J.m. Barrie
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The moment where you doubt you can fly, you cease forever being able to do it. -- J.m. Barrie
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Whenever a child says "I don't believe in fairies" there's a little fairy somewhere that falls right down dead -- J.m. Barrie
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Wendy, Wendy, when you are sleeping in your silly bed you might be flying about with me saying funny things to the stars. -- J.m. Barrie
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He was a poet; and they are never exactly grown-up. -- J.m. Barrie
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Shoot the Wendybird! -- J.m. Barrie
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I can't come,' she said apologetically, 'I have forgotten how to fly.'
'I'll soon teach you again.'
'O Peter, don't waste the fairy dust on me. -- J.m. Barrie
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David tells me that fairies never say 'We feel happy': what they say is, 'We feel dancey'. -- J.m. Barrie
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You just think lovely wonderful thoughts," Peter explained, "and they lift you up in the air. -- J.m. Barrie
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You are too late," he cried proudly, "I have shot the Wendy. Peter will be so pleased with me."
Overhead Tinker Bell shouted "Silly ass!" and darted into hiding. -- J.m. Barrie
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She says she glories in being abandoned -- J.m. Barrie
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To reveal who he really was would even at this date set the country in a blaze. -- J.m. Barrie
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Some disquieting confessions must be made in printing at last the play of Peter Pan; among them this, that I have no recollection of having written it. -- J.m. Barrie
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All remember about my mother," Nibs told them, "is that she often said to my father, 'Oh, how I wish I had a cheque-book of my own!' I don't know what a cheque-book is, but I should just love to give my mother one. -- J.m. Barrie
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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. -- J.m. Barrie
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Thus, when you cry out, 'Greedy! Greedy!' to the bird that flies
away with the big crust, you know now that you ought not to do this, for he is very likely taking it to Peter
Pan. -- J.m. Barrie
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One could mention many lovable traits in Smee. For instance, after killing, it was his spectacles he wiped instead of his weapon. -- J.m. Barrie
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I remember kisses," said Slightly. "Let me see. Aye, that is a kiss. A powerful thing. -- J.m. Barrie
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Yo ho, yo ho, the pirate life, The flag o' skull and bones, A merry hour, a hempen rope, And hey for Davy Jones.' At -- J.m. Barrie
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He was so fond of her, he felt he could not live without her. "She will forget her mother in time, and be happy with me," he kept saying to himself, -- J.m. Barrie
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I wasn't crying about mothers," he said rather indignantly. "I was crying because I can't get my shadow to stick on. Besides, I wasn't crying. -- J.m. Barrie
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I have no recollection of writing the play of Peter Pan, now being published for the first time so long after he made his bow upon the stage. -- J.m. Barrie
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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
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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. -- J.m. Barrie
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Life is a long lesson in humility. -- J.m. Barrie
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Peter had seen many tragedies, but he had forgotten them all. -- J.m. Barrie
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She asked where he lived.
Second to the right,' said Peter, 'and then straight on till morning. -- J.m. Barrie
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Do you believe in fairies? ... If you believe, clap your hands! -- J.m. Barrie
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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
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She's awfully fond of Wendy,' he said to himself. He was angry with her now for not seeing why she could not have Wendy.
The reason was so simple: 'I'm fond of her too. We can't both have her, lady. -- J.m. Barrie
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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. -- J.m. Barrie
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He came back, and there was a greedy look in his eyes now which ought to have alarmed her, but did not. 'Oh, -- J.m. Barrie
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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 ... -- J.m. Barrie
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Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.
[The Rectorial Address Delivered by James M. Barrie at St. Andrew's University May 3, 1922, to the Red Gowns of St. Andrews, Canada, 1922] -- J.m. Barrie
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If you knew how great is a mother's love, you would have no fear. -- J.m. Barrie
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What is afraid?' asked Peter longingly. He thought it must be some splendid thing. 'I do wish you would teach me how to be afraid, Maimie,' he said. -- J.m. Barrie
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The door', replied Maimie, 'will always, always be open, and mother will always be waiting at it for me. -- J.m. Barrie
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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
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Peter was a superb swordsman, and parried with dazzling rapidity; ever and anon he followed up a feint with a lunge that got past his foe's defense, but his shorter reach stood him in ill stead, and he could not drive the steel home -- J.m. Barrie
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When you were a bird you knew the fairies pretty well, and you remember a good deal about them in your babyhood, which it is a great pity you can't write down, for gradually you forget, and I have heard of children who declared that they had never once seen a fairy. -- J.m. Barrie
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The fairies, as their custom, clapped their hands with delight over their cleverness, and they were so madly in love with the little house that they could not bear to think they had finished it. -- J.m. Barrie
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You expected too much of me' I told him, and he bowed his head. 'I don't know where you brought your grand ideas of men and women from. I don't want to know' I added hastily. But I must have been a prettier word that this' I said: 'are you quite sure that you were wise in leaving it? -- J.m. Barrie
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Our heroine knew that the mother would always leave the window open for her children to fly back by; so they stayed away for years and had a lovely time ... -- J.m. Barrie
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Boy, why are you crying? -- J.m. Barrie
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Some day,' said Smee, 'the clock will run down, and then he'll get you.'
Hook wetted his dry lips, 'Aye,' he said, 'that's the fear that haunts me. -- J.m. Barrie
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No matter how hard we try to be mature, we will always be a kid when we all get hurt and cry -- J.m. Barrie
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Of all 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. -- J.m. Barrie
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If he thought at all, but I don't believe he ever thought, it was that he and his shadow, when brought near each other, would join like drops of water ... -- J.m. Barrie
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Forget them, Wendy. Forget them all. Come with me where you'll never, never have to worry about grown up things again.
Never is an awfully long time. -- J.m. Barrie
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Off we skip like the most heartless things in the world, which is what children are, but so attractive; and we have an entirely selfish time, and then when we have need of special attention we nobly return for it, confident that we shall be rewarded instead of smacked. -- J.m. Barrie
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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
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For when you looked into my mother's eyes you knew, as if He had told you, why God sent her into the world - it was to open then minds of all who looked to beautiful thoughts. And that is the beginning and end of literature. -- J.m. Barrie
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There are, I dare say, many lovers who would never have been drawn to each other had they met for the first time, as, say, they met the second time. -- J.m. Barrie
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The most haunting time at which to see them is at the turn of the moon, when they utter strange wailing cries; but the lagoon is dangerous for mortals -- J.m. Barrie
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He was a little boy, and she was grown up. She huddled by the fire not daring to move, helpless and guilty, a big woman. -- J.m. Barrie
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It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do that is the secret of happiness. -- J.m. Barrie
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in his mouth he had a holder of his own contrivance which enabled him to smoke two cigars at once. But undoubtedly the grimmest part of him was his iron claw. Let -- J.m. Barrie
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Life is like a cup of coffee: The more avidly you drink of it, the sooner you reach the dregs. -- J.m. Barrie
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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 postiviely deafening. -- J.m. Barrie
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It was the work of one brutal moment to land the beautiful girl on the rock; she was too proud to offer a vain resistance. -- J.m. Barrie
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All of this has happened before, and it will all happen again. -- J.m. Barrie
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All children, except one, grow up. -- J.m. Barrie
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But the years came and went without bringing the careless boy; and when they met again Wendy was a married woman, and Peter was no more to her than a little dust in the box in which she had kept her toys. -- J.m. Barrie
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Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow. -- J.m. Barrie
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I don't want to go to school and learn solemn things. -- J.m. Barrie
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She liked his tears so much that she put out her beautiful finger and let them run over it.
Her voice was so low that at first he could not make out what she said. Then he made it out. She was saying that she thought she could get well again if children believed in fairies. -- J.m. Barrie
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Again came that ringing crow, and Peter dropped in front of them. "Greeting, boys," he cried, and mechanically they saluted, and then again was silence.
He frowned.
"I am back," he said hotly, "why do you not cheer? -- J.m. Barrie
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Children have the strangest adventures without being troubled by them. For instance, they may remember to mention, a week after the event happened, that when they were in the wood they had met their dead father and had a game with him. -- J.m. Barrie
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No, no," Mr. Darling always said, "I am responsible for it all. I, George Darling, did it. MEA CULPA, MEA CULPA."
He had had a classical education. -- J.m. Barrie
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She did not yet know that Tink hated her with the fierce hatred of a very woman. -- J.m. Barrie
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Even by day they hung about, smoking the pipe of peace, and looking almost as if they wanted tit-bits to eat. They -- J.m. Barrie
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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
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Forever is a very long time Peter -- J.m. Barrie
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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
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In time they could not even fly after their hats. Want of practice, they called it; but what it really meant was that they no longer believed. -- J.m. Barrie
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for things go briskly on the island, come the pirates on their track. We hear them before they are seen, and it is always the same dreadful song: 'Avast belay, yo ho, heave to, A-pirating we go, And if we're parted by a shot We're sure to meet below!' A -- J.m. Barrie
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When you wake in the morning, the naughtinesses and evil passions with which you went to bed have been folded up small and placed at the bottom of your mind; and on the top, beautifully aired, are spread out your prettier thoughts, ready for you to put on. I -- J.m. Barrie
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For, to a child, the oddest of things, and the most richly coloured picture-book, is that his mother was once a child also. -- J.m. Barrie
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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
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Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning. -- J.m. Barrie
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They were his dogs snapping at him, but, tragic figure though he had become, he scarcely heeded them. Against such fearful evidence it was not their belief in him that he needed, it was his own. He felt his ego slipping from him. -- J.m. Barrie
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The difference between him and the other boys at such a time was that they knew it was make-believe, while to hime make-believe and true were exactly the same thing. This sometimes troubled them, as when they had to make-believe that they had had their dinners. -- J.m. Barrie
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Asleep to rummage in their minds -- J.m. Barrie
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This is a difficult question, because it is quite impossible to say how time does wear on in the Neverland, where it is calculated by moons and suns, and there are ever so many more of them than on the mainland. -- J.m. Barrie
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There is a saying in the Neverland that,every time you breathe, a grown-up dies. -- J.m. Barrie
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She is called Tinker Bell because she mends the pots and kettles. -- J.m. Barrie
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Sir, you are both ungallant and deficient!
How am I deficient?
You're just a boy. -- J.m. Barrie
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At first Mrs. Darling did not know, but after thinking back into her childhood she just remembered a Peter Pan who was said to live with the fairies. There were odd stories about him, as that when children died he went part of the way with them, so that they should not be frightened. -- J.m. Barrie
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I can give you the power to fly to her house," the Queen said, "but I can't open the door for you. -- J.m. Barrie
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Life and death, the child and the mother, are ever meeting as the one draws into harbour and the other sets sail. They exchange a bright "All's well" and pass on. -- J.m. Barrie
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All her tormentings of me turned suddenly into sweetnesses, and who could torment like this exquisite fury, wondering in sudden flame why she could give herself to anyone, while I wondered only why she could give herself to me. It may be that I wondered over-much. Perhaps that was why I lost her. -- J.m. Barrie
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It was dreadful the way all the three were looking at him, just as if they did not admire him. -- J.m. Barrie
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Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always try to be a little kinder than is necessary? -- J.m. Barrie
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Years rolled on again, and Wendy had a daughter. This ought not to be written in ink but in a golden splash. -- J.m. Barrie
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Sometimes, though not often, he had dreams, and they were more painful than the dreams of other boys. For hours he could not be separated from these dreams, though he wailed piteously in them. They had to do, I think, with the riddle of his existence. -- J.m. Barrie
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POLICEMAN. Good luck. (She finds it easiest just to nod in reply) I wish I was a Prince. -- J.m. Barrie
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She was not a little girl heart-broken about him; she was a grown woman smiling at it all, but they were wet smiles. -- J.m. Barrie
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Doctors sometimes draw maps of other parts of you, and your own map can become intensely interesting, but catch them trying to draw a map of a child's mind, which is not only confused, but keeps going round all the time. -- J.m. Barrie
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Mrs. Darling stretched out her arms to him, but he repulsed her. Keep back, lady, no one is going to catch me and make me a man. -- J.m. Barrie
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Why, what is the matter, father dear?' 'Matter!' he yelled; he really yelled. 'This tie, it will not tie. -- J.m. Barrie
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Do you want an adventure now, or would you like to have your tea first? -- J.m. Barrie
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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
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To live will be an awfully big adventure. -- J.m. Barrie
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To live would be an awfully big adventure. -- J.m. Barrie
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To die will be an awfully big adventure. -- J.m. Barrie
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It is very well to be able to write a book, but can you waggle your ears? -- J.m. Barrie
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Never is an awfully long time. -- J.m. Barrie
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I'll teach you how to jump on the wind's back, and then away we go. -- J.m. Barrie
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they gave him power to fly was this: They all tickled him on the shoulder, and soon he felt a funny itching in that part and then up he rose higher and higher and flew away out of the Gardens and over the house-tops. It -- J.m. Barrie
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She also said she would give him a kiss if he liked, but Peter did not know what she meant, and he held out his hand expectantly. -- J.m. Barrie
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Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories. -- J.m. Barrie
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Tinker Bell exquisitely gowned in a skeleton leaf, cut low and square, through which her figure could be seen to the best advantage. -- J.m. Barrie
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Most disquieting reflection of all, was it not bad form to think about good form? -- J.m. Barrie
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Stars are beautiful, but they must not take an active part in anything, they must just look on forever. It is a punishment put on them for something they did so long ago that no star now knows what it was. -- J.m. Barrie
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If you wish it.
Slightly: If you wish it?
Peter: IF YOU WISH IT. -- J.m. Barrie
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It is the nightly custom of every good mother after her children are asleep to rummage in their minds and put things straight for the next morning, repacking into their proper places the many articles that have wandered during the day. -- J.m. Barrie
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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
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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
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He looked at her uncomfortably; blinking, you know, like one not sure whether he was awake or asleep. -- J.m. Barrie
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It is humiliating to have to confess that this conceit of Peter was one of his most fascinating qualities. To put it with brutal frankness, there never was a cockier boy. -- J.m. Barrie
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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
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You won't forget me, Peter, will you, before spring-cleaning time comes?
Of course Peter promised, and then he flew away. He took Mrs. Darling's kiss with him. The kiss that had been for no one else Peter took quite easily. Funny. But she seemd satisfied. -- J.m. Barrie
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He was top-heavy with conceit. -- J.m. Barrie
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He was so much the humblest one that Wendy was especially gentle with him. -- J.m. Barrie
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Our life is a book to which we add daily, until suddenly we are finished, and then the manuscript is burned. -- J.m. Barrie
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I do believe in fairies! I do! I do! -- J.m. Barrie
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but I dared not tell him my suspicions, for he suspected also and his gentle heart would have mourned had I confirmed his fears. The -- J.m. Barrie
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If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing. -- J.m. Barrie
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Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade. -- J.m. Barrie
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Come with me where dreams are born and time is never planned. -- J.m. Barrie
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Stars are beautiful, but they may not take part in anything, they must just look on forever. -- J.m. Barrie
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Peter measures you for your tree as carefully as for a suit of clothes: the only difference being that the clothes are made to fit you, while you have to be made to fit the tree. -- J.m. Barrie
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There never was a simpler, happier family until the coming of Peter Pan. -- J.m. Barrie
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Hook was not his true name. To reveal who he really was would even at this date set the country in a blaze; but as those who read between the lines must already have guessed, -- J.m. Barrie
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Hook always carried about his person a dreadful drug, blended by himself of all the death-dealing rings that had come into his possession. These he had boiled down into a yellow liquid quite unknown to science, which was probably the most virulent poison in existence. Five -- J.m. Barrie
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A strange smile was playing about his face, and Wendy saw it and shuddered. While that smile was on his face no one dared address him; all they could do was to stand ready to obey. -- J.m. Barrie
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Can anything harm us, mother, after the night-lights are lit?"
Nothing, precious," she said; "they are the eyes a mother leaves behind her to guard her children. -- J.m. Barrie
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In dress he somewhat aped the attire associated with the name of Charles II, having heard it said in some earlier period of his career that he bore a strange resemblance to the ill-fated Stuarts; and -- J.m. Barrie
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John and Michael raced, Michael getting a start. -- J.m. Barrie
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If you shut your eyes and are a lucky one, you may see at times a shapeless pool of lovely pale colours suspended in the darkness; then if you squeeze your eyes tighter, the pool begins to take shape, and the colours become so vivid that with another squeeze they must go on fire. -- J.m. Barrie
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Growing up is such a barbarous business, full of inconvenience ... and pimples. -- J.m. Barrie
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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
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Always be a little kinder than necessary. -- J.m. Barrie
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Yes, it is a dull beginning. I say, let us pretend that it is the end. -- J.m. Barrie
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My dog knows very little, but what little he does know he knows extraordinarily well. -- J.m. Barrie
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If it's meant to be, it will be. -- J.m. Barrie
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They will find the cake and they will gobble it up, because, having no mother, they don't know how dangerous 'tis to eat rich damp cake. -- J.m. Barrie
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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
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Of course Neverland had been make-believe in those days; but it was real now, and there were no night-lights, and it was getting darker every moment, and where was Nana? -- J.m. Barrie
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Second to the right, and straight on till morning.
That, Peter had told Wendy, was the way to the Neverland -- J.m. Barrie
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The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it. -- J.m. Barrie
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i know i'm not clever but i'm always right. -- J.m. Barrie
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Just always be waiting for me. -- J.m. Barrie
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Twin, I think you should not have dreamt that, for I didn't, and Peter may say we oughtn't to dream differently, being twins, you know. -- J.m. Barrie
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The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does. -- J.m. Barrie
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astonishing splashes of colour -- J.m. Barrie
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It was like an examination paper that asks grammar, when what you want to be asked is Kings of England. -- J.m. Barrie
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Wall-flower juice is good for reviving dancers who fall to the ground in a fit, and Solomon's Seals juice is for bruises. They bruise very easily -- J.m. Barrie
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They have real glasses and real wine of three kinds, namely, blackthorn wine, berberris wine, and cowslip wine, -- J.m. Barrie
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Two is the beginning of the end. -- J.m. Barrie
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Mrs. Darling's kiss with him. The kiss that had been for no one else Peter took quite easily. Funny. -- J.m. Barrie
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The pirates, listening avidly at the mouths of the trees, heard the question put by every boy, and alas, they also heard Peter's answer. -- J.m. Barrie
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Peter spoke indignantly. "You don't think I would kill him while he was sleeping! I would wake him first, and then kill him. That's the way I always do." "I say! Do you kill many?" "Tons! -- J.m. Barrie
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When there's a smile in your heart, there's no better time to start -- J.m. Barrie
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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
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The truth is that there was a something about Peter which goaded the pirate captain to frenzy. It was not his courage, it was not his engaging appearance, it was not--. There is no beating about the bush, for we know quite well what it was, and have got to tell. It was Peter's cockiness. This -- J.m. Barrie
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A moment after the fairy's entrance the window was blown open by the breathing of the little stars, and Peter dropped in. -- J.m. Barrie
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It's all very well to say you are waiting; so am I waiting.' 'Father's a cowardy custard.' 'So are you a cowardy custard.' 'I'm not frightened.' 'Neither am I frightened.' 'Well, then, take it.' 'Well, then, you take it. -- J.m. Barrie
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Second to the right,' said Peter, 'and then straight on till morning.' 'What -- J.m. Barrie
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You will be a Betwixt-and-Between, -- J.m. Barrie
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Would you like an adventure now, or would like to have your tea first? -- J.m. Barrie
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James Hook, thou not wholly unheroic figure, farewell. For we have come to his last moment. -- J.m. Barrie
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Even though you want to try to, never grow up -- J.m. Barrie
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to have faith is to have wings. Now, -- J.m. Barrie
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For long I could not close my ears that night: I lay listening, I knew not what for. A scare was on me that made me dislike the dark, -- J.m. Barrie
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All you need is Faith, Trust and a little Pixie Dust -- J.m. Barrie
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They took it for granted that if they went he would go also, but really they scarcely cared. Thus children are ever so ready, when novelty knocks, to desert their dearest ones. -- J.m. Barrie
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And thus it will go on, so long as children are gay and innocent and heartless. -- J.m. Barrie
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Take care, lest an adventure is now offered you, which, if accepted, will plunge you in deepest woe. -- J.m. Barrie
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Don't you understand Tink? You mean more to me than anything in this whole world! -- J.m. Barrie
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Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else. -- J.m. Barrie
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He (Captain Hook) was never more sinister than when he was most polite, which is probably the truest test of breeding. -- J.m. Barrie
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Good form without knowing it is the best form of all. -- J.m. Barrie
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Nobody really wants us. So let us watch and say jaggy things, in the hope that some of them will hurt. -- J.m. Barrie
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I'm youth, I'm joy!" Peter sang out. "I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg."
This, of course, was nonsense; but it was proof to the unhappy Hook that Peter did not know at all who or what he was. This Hook though to be the best of good manners. -- J.m. Barrie
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Mr. and Mrs. Darling and Nana rushed into the nursery too late. The birds were flown -- J.m. Barrie
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Better for Hook,' he cried, 'if he had had less ambition.' It was in his darkest hours only that he referred to himself in the third person. 'No -- J.m. Barrie
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Fairies don't live long, but they are so little that a short time seems a good while to them -- J.m. Barrie
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They knew in what they called their hearts that one can get on quite well without a mother, and that it is only the mothers who think you can't. -- J.m. Barrie
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Ghosts were created when the first man woke in the night -- J.m. Barrie
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After a time he fell asleep, and some unsteady fairies had to climb over him on their way home from an orgy. -- J.m. Barrie
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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. -- J.m. Barrie
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They heard Peter crow. 'Peter!' they cried, for it was always thus that he signalled his return. 'Hide -- J.m. Barrie
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It may have been quixotic, but it was magnificent. -- J.m. Barrie
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Stand forth the one who did this thing -- J.m. Barrie
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Ah, Peter, we who have made the great mistake, how differently we should all act at the second chance. But Solomon was right; there is no second chance, not for most of us. When we reach the window it is lock-out time. The iron bars are up for life. -- J.m. Barrie
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He thought of hopping off in a comic sort of way till he was out of sight of her, and then never going near the spot any more. -- J.m. Barrie
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God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December. -- J.m. Barrie
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Thus did the terrified three learn the difference between an island of make-believe and the same island come true. -- J.m. Barrie
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Wendy came first, then John, then Michael. -- J.m. Barrie
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A child should never go to bed, they only wake up a day older. -- J.m. Barrie
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Growing up is simply getting old. Growing up is when you don't believe anymore -- J.m. Barrie
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Mr. Darling had a passion for being exactly like his neighbours. -- J.m. Barrie
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The man was not wholly evil; he loved flowers (I have been told) and sweet music (he was himself no mean performer on the harpsichord); -- J.m. Barrie
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Nonsense. Young boys should never be sent to bed. They always wake up a day older, and then before you know it, they're grown. -- J.m. Barrie
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They were going round and round the island, but they did not meet because all were going at the same rate. -- J.m. Barrie
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I forget them after I kill them,' he replied carelessly. When -- J.m. Barrie
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But he has still a vague memory that he was a human once, -- J.m. Barrie
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All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust. -- J.m. Barrie
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He swore this terrible oath: Hook or me this time. -- J.m. Barrie
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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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fairies never say "We feel happy": what they say is, "We feel dancey." Well, -- J.m. Barrie
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One cannot at least withhold a reluctant admiration for the wit that had conceived so bold a scheme, and the fell genius with which it was carried out. -- J.m. Barrie
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It can be only the memory of some woman," said she, "that makes you so kind to me -- J.m. Barrie
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Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. -- J.m. Barrie
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There were odd stories about him; as that when children died he went part of the way with them, so that they should not be frightened. She -- J.m. Barrie
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I'm not young enough to know everything. -- J.m. Barrie