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J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan” Quotes (56 Quotes)


  • They knew in what they called their hearts that one can get on quite well without a mother, and that it is only the mothers who think you can't.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • You need not be sorry for her. She was one of the kind that likes to grow up. In the end she grew up of her own free will a day quicker than the other girls.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • I taught you to fight and to fly. What more could there be?
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • Off we skip like the most heartless things in the world, which is what children are, but so attractive; and we have an entirely selfish time, and then when we have need of special attention we nobly return for it, confident that we shall be rewarded instead of smacked.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")


  • They took it for granted that if they went he would go also, but really they scarcely cared. Thus children are ever so ready, when novelty knocks, to desert their dearest ones.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • And so when Mrs. Darling went back to the night-nursery to see if her husband was asleep, all the beds were occupied. The children waited for her cry of joy, but it did not come. She saw them, but she did not believe they were there. You see, she saw them in their beds so often in her dreams that she thought this was just the dream hanging around her still.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • On these magic shores children at play are for ever beaching their coracles. We too have been there; we can still hear the sound of the surf, though we shall land no more.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • They were going round and round the island, but they did not meet because all were going at the same rate.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • Death is but the next great adventure
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • If you shut your eyes and are a lucky one, you may see at times a shapeless pool of lovely pale colours suspended in the darkness; then if you squeeze your eyes tighter, the pool begins to take shape, and the colours become so vivid that with another squeeze they must go on fire.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • One could mention many lovable traits in Smee. For instance, after killing, it was his spectacles he wiped instead of his weapon.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • Tink was not all bad: or, rather, she was all bad just now, but, on the other hand, sometimes she was all good. Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time. They are, however, allowed to change, only it must be a complete change.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • Every child is affected thus the first time he is treated unfairly . All he thinks he has a right to when he comes to you to be yours is fairness. After you have been unfair to him he will love you again, but will never afterwards be the same boy. No one ever gets over the first unfairness; no one except Peter. He often met it, but he always forgot it. I suppose that was the real difference between him and all the rest.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")


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