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Quotes By J. M. Barrie

Nationality
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DOB
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9-05-1860
DOD
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19-06-1937

For kids, Peter Pan has always paved the way for slipping into a land of dreams, fantasy and the unknown. But did you know these riveting facts about the story or its creator, J.M. Barrie?

  • Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn’t grow up, was first introduced in a novel for adults, titled ‘The Little White Bird’. It was only two years later in 1904, when Barrie produced a play, that the character gained more prominence.
  • We all know Peter Pan as ‘The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up’. However, the creator’s first choice for a subtitle was ‘The Boy Who Hated Mothers’. This was rejected by the publisher and that is when the new subtitle prevailed.
  • Barrie was quite an eccentric character with millions of short anecdotes being recollected about his quirky idiosyncrasies. For one, he had formed a celebrity cricket team, with players such as H.G. Wells, G.K. Chesterton, A.A. Milne, Jerome K. Jerome and Arthur Conan Doyle.
  • This exceptional writer always preferred ordering Brussels sprouts for his lunch. The reason? Well, it wasn’t so much because sprouts are healthy. Instead, for Barrie, the word gave him pleasure while articulating and he looked at every possible opportunity to pronounce Brussels sprouts.
  • If you thought ‘Neverland’ and the name ‘Wendy’ was created by Barrie, you are gravely mistaken. Wendy had always been there as a pet name for Gwendolyn or sometimes even used for boys. However, it was with the character of Wendy Darling in Peter Pan that the nomenclature became popular. Neverland too was a word first used by a Sydney publication in 1892, and later played upon by the author.

If you have it (Love), you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have.

- J. M. Barrie

You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip.

- J. M. Barrie

That is ever the way. Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse.

- J. M. Barrie

It's a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it, you don't need to have anything else; and if you don't have it, it doesn't much matter what else you have.

- J. M. Barrie

His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants' hall.

- J. M. Barrie

No. You see children know such a lot now, they soon don't believe in fairies, and every time a child says, 'I don't believe in fairies,' there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead.

- J. M. Barrie

Ambition it is the last infirmity of noble minds.

- J. M. Barrie

Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough.You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.

- J. M. Barrie

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.

- J. M. Barrie

It is not real work unless you would rather be doing something else.

- J. M. Barrie

We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it.

- J. M. Barrie

To die will be an awfully big adventure.

- J. M. Barrie

The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.

- J. M. Barrie

Life is a long lesson in humility.

- J. M. Barrie

I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.

- J. M. Barrie

I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare, but if he did not, it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life.

- J. M. Barrie

Every man who is high up likes to think that he has done it all himself, and the wife smiles and lets it go at that.

- J. M. Barrie

Everytime a child says 'I don't believe in fairies' there is a a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead.

- J. M. Barrie

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