j. m. barrie Quotes

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.
tags: children joy child boys
— J. M. Barrie
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.
tags: girls sorry
— 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.
tags: time
— J. M. Barrie
We are all failures - at least the best of us are.
tags: failure
— J. M. Barrie
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.
tags: beautiful star forever
— 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!
tags: time heart forever dreams wings
— J. M. Barrie
Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
tags: live
— J. M. Barrie
All children, except one, grow up.
tags: children child
— J. M. Barrie
Never is an awfully long time.
tags: time
— 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.
tags: faith wings
— J. M. Barrie
To live will be an awfully big adventure.
tags: live adventure
— J. M. Barrie
Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning.
tags: star right
— J. M. Barrie
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.
tags: time
— J. M. Barrie
Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
tags: sacrifice true wishes dreams
— J. M. Barrie
The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.
tags: moment doubt
— J. M. Barrie
I'm not young enough to know everything.
tags: young
— J. M. Barrie
Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.
tags: goodbye
— J. M. Barrie
All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.
tags: world trust faith
— J. M. Barrie
Would you like an adventure now, or would like to have your tea first?
tags: adventure
— J. M. Barrie
The last thing he ever said to me was, 'Just always be waiting for me, and then some night you will hear me crowing.
tags: night
— J. M. Barrie
It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do that is the secret of happiness.
tags: happiness secret
— J. M. Barrie
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.
tags: children magic child
— J. M. Barrie
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.
tags: children time believe child
— J. M. Barrie
There is a saying in the Neverland that,every time you breathe, a grown-up dies.
tags: time saying die
— J. M. Barrie
The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
tags: happiness secret
— J. M. Barrie
I suppose it's like the ticking crocodile, isn't it? Time is chasing after all of us.
tags: time
— J. M. Barrie
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.
tags: time fire eyes
— J. M. Barrie
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.
tags: beautiful star forever punishment
— J. M. Barrie
To die will be an awfully big adventure.
tags: adventure die
— J. M. Barrie
Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
tags: work
— J. M. Barrie
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.
tags: women
— J. M. Barrie
Everytime a child says 'I don't believe in fairies' there is a a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
tags: children believe child
— J. M. Barrie
Strength instead of being the lusty child of passion, grows by grappling with and subduing them.
tags: children child strength passion
— J. M. Barrie
The best place a person can die, is where they die for others.
tags: people die
— J. M. Barrie
The praise that comes from love does not make us vain, but more humble.
tags: praise
— J. M. Barrie
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