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J.M. Barrie (1860-1937)

Scottish novelist and dramatist

When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.

J.M. BARRIE, Peter Pan

To die will be an awfully big adventure.

J.M. BARRIE, Peter Pan

It is wonderful how much you can conceal between the touch of the handle and the opening of the door if your heart is in it.

J.M. BARRIE, Tommy and Grizel

Life is a long lesson in humility.

J.M. BARRIE, The Little Minister

The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.

J.M. BARRIE, The Little White Bird

Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.

J.M. BARRIE, speech, May 3, 1922

Ambition -- it is the last infirmity of noble minds.

J.M. BARRIE, The Twelve-Pound Look

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, What Every Woman Knows

Temper [is] a weapon that we hold by the blade.

J.M. BARRIE, The Little Minister

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

J.M. BARRIE, Sentimental Tommy

Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.

J.M. BARRIE, speech, May 3, 1922

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.

J. M. BARRIE, attributed, The New Dictionary of Thoughts

Strength instead of being the lusty child of passion, grows by grappling with and subduing them.

J. M. BARRIE, The Little Minister

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.

J.M. BARRIE, The Little Minister


The Story of JMB - a look inside the mind of Scottish dramatist Sir James Matthew Barrie.

James Matthew Barrie Monologues - a collection of monologues from his plays.

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