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


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  • Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • There is a saying in the Neverland that,every time you breathe, a grown-up dies.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • You know that place between sleep and awake, the place where you can still remember dreaming? That's where I'll always love you. That's where I'll be waiting.
    (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")

  • I suppose it's like the ticking crocodile, isn't it? Time is chasing after all of us.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")


  • Of all the delectable islands the Neverland is the snuggest and most compact, not large and sprawly, you know, with tedious distances between one adventure and another, but nicely crammed. When you play at it by day with the chairs and table-cloth, it is not in the least alarming, but in the two minutes before you go to sleep it becomes very nearly real. That is why there are night-lights.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • 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")


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