Sir James Matthew Barrie

1860 - 1937

A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on faith

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

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on admiration, play, and tennis

By the way, what a polite game tennis is. The chief word in it seems to be "sorry" and admiration of each other's play crosses the net as frequently as the ball.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

Source: quoted in J. M. Barrie, The Man Behind the Image by Janet Dunbar

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on force and past

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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.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

Source: "Peter Pan," "To the Five -- A Dedication," 1902.

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on thought

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As soon as you can say what you think, and not what some other person has thought for you, you are on the way to being a remarkable man.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

Source: "The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations," by Robert Andrews, 1989.

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie

Some of my plays peter out and some pan out.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on work

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

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie

Always try to be a litle kinder than necessary.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on humility and life

Life is a long lesson in humility.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

Source: Little Minister

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on life

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Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

Source: Leave Me Never or For Ever

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on books

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For several days after my first book was published I carried it about in my pocket, and took surreptitious peeps at it to make sure the ink had not faded.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

Source: A Reader for Writers by Gorham Munson

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