Sir James Matthew Barrie

Sir James Matthew Barrie

British playwright

Lived from: 1860-1937

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    Men's second childhood begins when a woman gets a hold of him.
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    .. 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.
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    Every time a child says, ''I don't believe in fairies,'' there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
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    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.
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    Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
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    Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
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    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.
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    Every time a child says 'I don't believe in fairies' there is a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
    Source: Peter Pan (1904)
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    Heaven for climate, Hell for company.
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    His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants hall.
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    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.
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    I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.
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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.
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    Life is a long lesson in humility.
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    Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.
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