Quotes by James M. Barrie

A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.
– James M. Barrie
A woman can be anything the man who loves here would have her be.
– James M. Barrie
Always be a little kinder than necessary.
– James M. Barrie
Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
– James M. Barrie
Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe. If you believe, clap your hands!
– James 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.
– James 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.
– James M. Barrie
Everytime a child says 'I don't believe in fairies' there is a a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
– James M. Barrie
For several days after my first book was published, I carried it about in my pocket and took surreptitious peeps at it to make sure the ink had not faded.
– James M. Barrie
God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
– James M. Barrie
His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants hall.
– James M. Barrie
I am not young enough to know everything.
– James 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.
– James M. Barrie
I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.
– James M. Barrie
Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow.
– James M. Barrie
Life is a long lesson in humility.
– James M. Barrie
Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.
– James M. Barrie
Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
– James M. Barrie
Strength instead of being the lusty child of passion, grows by grappling with and subduing them.
– James M. Barrie
Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.
– James M. Barrie