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    James M. Barrie Quotes

    Scottish dramatist & novelist
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    Quotes by James M. Barrie

    • 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.
    • Always be a little kinder than necessary.
    • Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
    • Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
    • Everytime a child says 'I don't believe in fairies' there is a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
    • 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.
    • His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants hall.
    • 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.
    • I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.
    • If you have love you don't need to have anything else. If you don't have it it doesn't matter much what else you do have.
    • Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow.
    • Life is a long lesson in humility.
    • Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.
    • Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
    • Strength instead of being the lusty child of passions, grows by grappling with and subduing them.
    • Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.
    • That is ever the way. 'Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse.
    • The best place a person can die, is where they die for others.
    • 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.
    • The most useless are those who never change through the years.
    • The praise that comes from love does not make us vain, but more humble.
    • The secret of happiness in not in what one likes to do, but in what one has to do.
    • There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make.
    • Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
    • To die will be an awfully big adventure.
    • We are all of us failures, at least, the best of us are.
    • We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it.
    • 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.
    • God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
      (attributed)
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