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SIR JAMES MATTHEW BARRIE
Scottish journalist, writer and dramatist
(1860 - 1937)
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Always try to be a little kinder than necessary.
      - [Kindness]

Courage is the thing; all goes if courage goes.
      - [Courage]

Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all himself; and the wife smiles, and lets it go at that.
      - [Wives]

Fame is rot; daughters are the thing.
      - [Fame]

I'm not young enough to know everything.
      - [Youth]

If it's heaven for climate, it's hell for company.
      - [Climate]

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
      - [Work]

She was a large woman who seemed not so much dressed as upholstered.
      - [Dress]

The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.
      - [Diary]

The printing press is either the greatest blessing or the greatest curse of modern times, one sometimes forgets which.
      - [Books]

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
      - [Goodness]

We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it.
      - [Necessity]

On the bump of green round which the brae twists, at the top of the brae, and within cry of T'nowhead Farm, still stands a one-storey house, whose whitewashed walls, streaked with the discoloration that rain leaves, look yellow then the snow comes.
      - A Window in Thrums (ch. 1)
        [Books (First Lines)]

It's grand, and you canna expect to be baith grand and comfortable.
      - Little Minister (ch. 10) [Comfort]

Life is a long lesson in humility.
      - Little Minister (ch. III) [Life]

The Elizabethan age might be better named the beginning of the smoking era.
      - My Lady Nicotine (ch. XIV) [Tobacco]

All children, except one, grow up.
      - Peter Pan [Books (First Lines)]

"No. You see 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."
      - Peter Pan [Fairies]

She was saying that she thought she could get well again if children believed in fairies.
  . . . .
    "If you believe," he shouted to them, "clap your hands; don't let Tink die."
      - Peter Pan [Fairies]

To die will be an awfully big adventure.
      - Peter Pan [Death]

"You see, Wendy, 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."
      - Peter Pan [Fairies]

He'll find a way.
      - Sentimental Tommy,
        corp's belief in Tommy and Tommy's belief in himself
        [Ability]

You see, dear, it is not true that woman was made from man's rib; she was really made from his funny bone.
      - What Every Woman Knows [Women]


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