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  • 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")

  • In time they could not even fly after their hats. Want of practice, they called it; but what it really meant was that they no longer believed.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • One girl is worth more use than 20 boys.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • To die would be a great adventure.
    (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")

  • It was dreadful the way all the three were looking at him, just as if they did not admire him.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • Peter invented, with Wendy's help, a new game that fascinated him enormously, until he suddenly had no more interest in it, which, as you have been told, was what always happened with his games. It consisted in pretending not to have adventures...
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • To die would be an awfully big adventure.
    (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")

  • It was not really Saturday night, at least it may have been, for they had long lost count of the days; but always if they wanted to do anything special they said this was Saturday night, and then they did it.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")


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