Sir James Matthew Barrie

1860 - 1937

A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on needs, understanding, and world

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

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

Source: Margaret Ogilvy

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on army, cricket, and death

It has been said of the unseen army of the dead, on their everlasting march, that when they are passing a rural cricket ground, the Englishmen fall out of the ranks for a moment to lean over a gate and smile.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on sleep

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I can't sleep.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

Source: Last Words

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on diaries and life

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.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on equality

His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants' hall.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

Source: The Admirable Crichton

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on facts

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Facts were never pleasing to him. He acquired them with reluctance and got rid of them with relief. He was never on terms with them until he had stood them on their heads.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

Source: Love Me Never or For Ever

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on failure and path

Failure is the path of least resistance.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie

We are all failures - at least, the best of us are.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

Source: Rectorial address, 3 May 1922, St. Andrew's University, Scotland.

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie

What is algebra exactly; is it those three-cornered things?

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

Source: y

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on babies, beginning, laughter, and time

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. And now when every new baby is born its first laugh becomes a fairy. So there ought to be one fairy for every boy or girl.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

Source: Peter Pan

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