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  • 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")

  • 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")

  • Mr. Darling used to boast to Wendy that her mother not only loved him but respected him. He was one of those deep ones who know about stocks and shares. Of course no one really knows, but he quite seemed to know, and he often said stocks were up and shares were down in a way that would have made any woman respect him.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • Will they reach the nursery in time? If so, how delightful for them, and we shall all breathe a sigh of relief, but there will be no story. On the other hand, if they are not in time, I solemnly promise that it will all come right in the end.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")


  • All children, except one, grow up.
    (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")

  • Never is an awfully long time.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • There could not have been a lovelier sight; but there was none to see it except a little boy who was staring in at the window. He had ecstasies innumerable that other children can never know; but he was looking through the window at the one joy from which he must be for ever barred.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • Years rolled on again, and Wendy had a daughter. This ought not to be written in ink but in a golden splash.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

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

  • I don't want to go to school and learn solemn things.
    (J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan")

  • 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")


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