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


  • All are keeping a sharp look-out in front, but none suspects that the danger may be creeping up from behind.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • All children, except one, grow up.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • All of this has happened before, and it will all happen again.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • All the boys were grown up and done for by this time; so it is scarcely worth while saying anything more about them. You may see the twins and Nibs and Curly any day going to an office, each carrying a little bag and an umbrella. Michael is an engine driver. Slightly married a lady of title, and so he became a lord. You see that judge in a wig coming out at the iron door? That used to be Tootles. The bearded man who doesn't know any story to tell his children was once John.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.
    (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")

  • Death is but the next great adventure
    (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")

  • Every child is thus 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 quite the same boy.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • Fairies don't live long, but they are so little that a short time seems a good while to them
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • Feeling that Peter was on his way back, the Neverland had again woke into life. We ought to use the pluperfect and say wakened, but woke is better and was always used by Peter.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • He looked at her uncomfortably; blinking, you know, like one not sure whether he was awake or asleep.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • He was so full of wrath against grown-ups, who as usual, were spoiling everything, that as soon as he got inside his tree he breathed intentionally quick short breaths at the rate of about five to a second. He did this because there is a saying in the Neverland, that everytime you breathe, a grown-up dies; and Peter was killing them of vindictively as fast as possible.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • However, as we are here we may as well stay and look on. That is all we are, lookers-on. Nobody really wants us. So let us watch and say jaggy things, in the hope that some of them will hurt.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")


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