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    If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.
    — J. M. Barrie
    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
    tags: children  joy  child  boys 
     
    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
    tags: girls  sorry 
     
    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
    tags: time 
     
    We are all failures - at least the best of us are.
    — J. M. Barrie
    tags: failure 
     
    Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
    — J. M. Barrie
    Stars are beautiful, but they may not take part in anything, they must just look on forever.
    — J. M. Barrie
    tags: beautiful  star  forever 
     
    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
    tags: time  heart  forever  dreams  wings 
     
    Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
    — J. M. Barrie
    tags: live 
     
    All children, except one, grow up.
    — J. M. Barrie
    tags: children  child 
     
    Never is an awfully long time.
    — J. M. Barrie
    tags: time 
     
    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
    tags: faith  wings 
     
    To live will be an awfully big adventure.
    — J. M. Barrie
    tags: live  adventure 
     
    Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning.
    — J. M. Barrie
    tags: star  right 
     
    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
    tags: time 
     
    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
    tags: sacrifice  true  wishes  dreams 
     
    The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.
    — J. M. Barrie
    tags: moment  doubt 
     
    I'm not young enough to know everything.
    — J. M. Barrie
    tags: young 
     
    Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.
    — J. M. Barrie
    tags: goodbye 
     
    All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.
    — J. M. Barrie
    tags: world  trust  faith 
     
    Would you like an adventure now, or would like to have your tea first?
    — J. M. Barrie
    tags: adventure 
     
    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
    tags: night 
     
    It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do that is the secret of happiness.
    — J. M. Barrie
    tags: happiness  secret 
     
    Always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.
    — J. M. Barrie
    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
    tags: children  magic  child 
     
    All of this has happened before, and it will all happen again.
    — J. M. Barrie
    children know such a lot now, they soon don't believe in fairies, and every time a child says, 'I don't believe in fairies,' there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
    — J. M. Barrie
    tags: children  time  believe  child 
     
    There is a saying in the Neverland that,every time you breathe, a grown-up dies.
    — J. M. Barrie
    tags: time  saying  die 
     
    The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
    — J. M. Barrie
    tags: happiness  secret 
     
    I suppose it's like the ticking crocodile, isn't it? Time is chasing after all of us.
    — J. M. Barrie
    tags: time 
     
    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
    tags: time  fire  eyes 
     
    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
    To die will be an awfully big adventure.
    — J. M. Barrie
    tags: adventure  die 
     
    Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
    — J. M. Barrie
    tags: work 
     
    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.
    — J. M. Barrie
    tags: women 
     
    Everytime a child says 'I don't believe in fairies' there is a a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
    — J. M. Barrie
    tags: children  believe  child 
     
    Strength instead of being the lusty child of passion, grows by grappling with and subduing them.
    — J. M. Barrie
    The best place a person can die, is where they die for others.
    — J. M. Barrie
    tags: people  die 
     
    The praise that comes from love does not make us vain, but more humble.
    — J. M. Barrie
    tags: praise 
     
    You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip.
    — J. M. Barrie
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