James M. Barrie

Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937) was a Scottish novelist and playwright, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. He was born and educated in Scotland but moved to London, where he wrote a number of successful novels and plays. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys, who inspired him to write about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens (included in The Little White Bird), then to write Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, a "fairy play" about an ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland. Although he continued to write successfully, Peter Pan overshadowed his other work, and is credited with popularising the then-uncommon name Wendy. Barrie unofficially adopted the Davies boys following the deaths of their parents. Barrie was made a baronet by George V ... More


James M. Barrie Quotes

James M. Barrie #Best

The best place a person can die, is where they die for others.
James M. Barrie #Change

The most useless are those who never change through the years.
James M. Barrie #Equality

His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants hall.
James M. Barrie #Best

We are all of us failures, at least, the best of us are.
James M. Barrie #God

God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
James M. Barrie #Jealousy #Wedding

That is ever the way. 'Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse.
James M. Barrie #Life

Life is a long lesson in humility.
James M. Barrie #Love

Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow.
James M. Barrie #Strength

Strength instead of being the lusty child of passion, grows by grappling with and subduing them.
James M. Barrie #Work

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
James M. Barrie #Time

You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.
James M. Barrie #Work

It is not real work unless you would rather be doing something else.
James M. Barrie #Dreams #Life

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