Peter Pan Quotes

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To die will be an awfully big adventure.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan (Spanish Edition))
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Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Wendy," Peter Pan continued in a voice that no woman has ever yet been able to resist, "Wendy, one girl is more use than twenty boys.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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To live will be an awfully big adventure.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Never is an awfully long time.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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All children, except one, grow up.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan (Spanish Edition))
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Stars are beautiful, but they may not take part in anything, they must just look on forever.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan (Tuffy Story Books))
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Pan, who and what art thou?" he cried huskily. "I'm youth, I'm joy," Peter answered at a venture, "I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Build a house?" exclaimed John. "For the Wendy," said Curly. "For Wendy?" John said, aghast. "Why, she is only a girl!" "That," explained Curly, "is why we are her servants.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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You know that place between sleep and awake, that place where you still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you. That’s where I’ll be waiting.
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James V. Hart (Hook)
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You need not be sorry for her. She was one of the kind that likes to grow up. In the end she grew up of her own free will a day quicker than the other girls.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Oh, the cleverness of me!
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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I suppose it's like the ticking crocodile, isn't it? Time is chasing after all of us.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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I taught you to fight and to fly. What more could there be?
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan and Wendy)
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Just always be waiting for me.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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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.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Can anything harm us, mother, after the night-lights are lit?" Nothing, precious," she said; "they are the eyes a mother leaves behind her to guard her children.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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She asked where he lived. Second to the right,' said Peter, 'and then straight on till morning.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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She did not believe he could have really gone, because for her, to leave the person you loved was impossible.
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Jodi Lynn Anderson (Tiger Lily)
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Would you like an adventure now, or would like to have your tea first?
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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All of this has happened before, and it will all happen again.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do that is the secret of happiness.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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There is a saying in the Neverland that,every time you breathe, a grown-up dies.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Thunder boomed overhead. Lightning flashed, and the bars on the nearest window burst into sizzling, melted stubs of iron. Jason flew in like Peter Pan, electricity sparking around him and his gold sword steaming. Leo whistled appreciatively. β€œMan, you just wasted an awesome entrance.” Jason frowned. He noticed the hog-tied Kerkopes. β€œWhat the—” β€œAll by myself,” Leo said. β€œI’m special that way.
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Rick Riordan (The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4))
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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.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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On these magic shores children at play are for ever beaching their coracles. We too have been there; we can still hear the sound of the surf, though we shall land no more.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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For long the two enemies looked at one another, Hook shuddering slightly, and Peter with the strange smile upon his face. "So, Pan," said Hook at last, "this is all your doing." "Ay, James Hook," came the stern answer, "it is all my doing." "Proud and insolent youth," said Hook, "prepare to meet thy doom." "Dark and sinister man," Peter answered, "have at thee.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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The last thing he ever said to me was, 'Just always be waiting for me, and then some night you will hear me crowing.
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J.M. Barrie
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Wendy, Wendy, when you are sleeping in your silly bed you might be flying about with me saying funny things to the stars.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Absence makes the heart grow fonder… or forgetful.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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You won't forget me, Peter, will you, before spring-cleaning time comes? Of course Peter promised, and then he flew away. He took Mrs. Darling's kiss with him. The kiss that had been for no one else Peter took quite easily. Funny. But she seemd satisfied.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Forget them, Wendy. Forget them all. Come with me where you'll never, never have to worry about grown up things again. Never is an awfully long time.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Stars are beautiful, but they may not take an active part in anything, they must just look on for ever. It is a punishment put on them for something they did so long ago that no star now knows what it was. So the older ones have become glassy-eyed and seldom speak (winking is the star language), but the little ones still wonder.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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You just think lovely wonderful thoughts," Peter explained, "and they lift you up in the air.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Second to the right, and straight on till morning." That, Peter had told Wendy, was the way to the Neverland
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan: Peter and Wendy)
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She's awfully fond of Wendy,' he said to himself. He was angry with her now for not seeing why she could not have Wendy. The reason was so simple: 'I'm fond of her too. We can't both have her, lady.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, β€˜Oh, why can’t you remain like this for ever!’ This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Why can't you fly now, mother?" "Because I am grown up, dearest. When people grow up they forget the way." "Why do they forget the way?" "Because they are no longer gay and innocent and heartless. It is only the gay and innocent and heartless who can fly.
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J.M. Barrie
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But the years came and went without bringing the careless boy; and when they met again Wendy was a married woman, and Peter was no more to her than a little dust in the box in which she had kept her toys.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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And Peter laughed, and when he did, all the Devils grinned, because Peter's laugh was a most contagious thing.
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Brom (The Child Thief)
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She also said she would give him a kiss if he liked, but Peter did not know what she meant, and he held out his hand expectantly.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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He was a poet; and they are never exactly grown-up.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens)
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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.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Peter was not quite like other boys; but he was afraid at last. A tremour ran through him, like a shudder passing over the sea; but on the sea one shudder follows another till there are hundreds of them, and Peter felt just the one. Next moment he was standing erect on the rock again, with that smile on his face and a drum beating within him. It was saying, "To die will be an awfully big adventure.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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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.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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She was a lovely lady, with a romantic mind and such a sweet mocking mouth. Her romantic mind was like the tiny boxes, one within the other, that come from the puzzling East, however many you discover there is always one more; and her sweet mocking mouth had one kiss on it that Wendy could never get, though there it was, perfectly conspicuous in the right-hand corner.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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One could mention many lovable traits in Smee. For instance, after killing, it was his spectacles he wiped instead of his weapon.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Boy, why are you crying?
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Feeling that Peter was on his way back, the Neverland had again woke into life. We ought to use the pluperfect and say wakened, but woke is better and was always used by Peter.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Listen, I don't care what you say about my race, creed, or religion, Fatty, but don't tell me I'm not sensitive to beauty. That's my Achilles' heel, and don't you forget it. To me, everything is beautiful. Show me a pink sunset, and I'm limp, by God. Anything. Peter Pan. Even before the curtain goes up at Peter Pan I'm a goddamn puddle of tears.
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J.D. Salinger (Franny and Zooey)
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Sir, you are both ungallant and deficient! How am I deficient? You're just a boy.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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and thus it will go on, so long as children are gay and innocent and heartless.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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I wasn't crying about mothers," he said rather indignantly. "I was crying because I can't get my shadow to stick on. Besides, I wasn't crying.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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There was no twinkle in his eyes. "Maybe I just love some of you. Maybe not enough." Tiger Lily blinked at him, and she didn't understand how anyone could only love a part. Her greedy heart didn't work that way.
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Jodi Lynn Anderson (Tiger Lily)
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To not do what you can to protect someone, that's cowardly.
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Jodi Lynn Anderson (Tiger Lily)
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How can I describe Peter's face, the pieces of him that stick to my heart? Peter sometimes looked aloof and distant; sometimes his face was open and soft as a bruise. Sometimes he looked completely at Tiger Lily, as if she were the point on which all the universe revolved, as if she were the biggest mystery of life, or as if she were a flame and he couldn't not look even though he was scared. And sometimes it would all disappear into carelessness, confidence, amusement, as if he didn't need anyone or anything on this earth to feel happy and alive.
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Jodi Lynn Anderson (Tiger Lily)
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Everyone will think I'm ugly." Tik Tok smiled. "That's true. But we are a small village. We have narrow tastes. There's no telling who else in the world would think you're beautiful.
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Jodi Lynn Anderson (Tiger Lily)
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I don't want to go to school and learn solemn things.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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It is frightfully difficult to know much about the fairies, and almost the only thing for certain is that there are fairies wherever there are children.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens)
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CUSTOMER: OK, so you want this book? THEIR DAUGHTER: Yes! CUSTOMER: Peter Pan? THEIR DAUGHTER: Yes, please. Because he can fly. CUSTOMER: Yes, he can - he's very good at flying. THEIR DAUGHTER: Why can't I fly, daddy? CUSTOMER: Because of evolution, sweetheart.
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Jen Campbell (Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops)
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I'll teach you how to jump on the wind's back, and then away we go.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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After you have been unfair to him he will love you again, but he will never afterwards be quite the same boy. No one ever gets over the first unfairness; no one except Peter.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Next year he did not come for her. She waited in a new frock because the old one simply would not meet, but he never came. "Perhaps he is ill," Michael said. "You know he is never ill." Michael came close to her and whispered, with a shiver, "Perhaps there is no such person, Wendy!" and then Wendy would have cried if Michael had not been crying.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Years rolled on again, and Wendy had a daughter. This ought not to be written in ink but in a golden splash.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Take care, lest an adventure is now offered you, which, if accepted, will plunge you in deepest woe.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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I believe that everyone else my age is an adult whereas I am merely in disguise.
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Margaret Atwood
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But where do you live mostly now?" With the lost boys." Who are they?" They are the children who fall out of their perambulators when the nurse is looking the other way. If they are not claimed in seven days they are sent far away to the Neverland to defray expanses. I'm captain." What fun it must be!" Yes," said cunning Peter, "but we are rather lonely. You see we have no female companionship." Are none of the others girls?" Oh no; girls, you know, are much too clever to fall out of their prams.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Forever is a very long time Peter
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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I am the best there ever was!
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan (Tuffy Story Books))
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Fairies don’t live long, but they are so little that a short time seems a good while to them
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy))
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Two is the beginning of the end.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Off we skip like the most heartless things in the world, which is what children are, but so attractive; and we have an entirely selfish time, and then when we have need of special attention we nobly return for it, confident that we shall be rewarded instead of smacked.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Did you know I always thought you were braver than me? Did you ever guess that that was why I was so afraid? It wasn't that I only loved some of you. But I wondered if you could ever love more than some of me. I knew I'd miss you. But the surprising thing is, you never leave me. I never forget a thing. Every kind of love, it seems, is the only one. It doesn't happen twice. And I never expected that you could have a broken heart and love with it too, so much that it doesn't seem broken at all. I know young people look at me and think my youth seems so far away, but it's all around me, and you're all around me. Tiger Lily, do you think magic exists if it can be explained? I can explain why I loved you, I can explain the theory of evolution that tells me why mermaids live in Neverland and nowhere else. But it still feels magic. The lost boys all stood at our wedding. Does it seem odd to you that they could have stood at a wedding that wasn't yours and mine? It does to me. and I'm sorry for it, and for a lot, and I also wouldn't change it. It is so quiet here. Even with all the trains and the streets and the people. It's nothing like the jungle. The boys have grown. Everything has grown. Do you think you will ever grow? I hope not. I like to think that even if I change and fade away, some other people won't. I like to think that one day after I die, at least one small particle of me - of all the particles that will spread everywhere - will float all the way to Neverland, and be part of a flower or something like that, like that poet said, the one that your Tik Tok loved. I like to think that nothing's final, and that everyone gets to be together even when it looks like they don't, that it all works out even when all the evidence seems to say something else, that you and I are always young in the woods, and that I'll see you sometime again, even if it's not with any kind of eyes I know of or understand. I wouldn't be surprised if that is the way things go after all - that all things end happy. Even for you and Tik Tok. and for you and me. Always, Your Peter P.S. Please give my love to Tink. She was always such a funny little bug.
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Jodi Lynn Anderson (Tiger Lily)
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For Peter's smile is a most contagious thing.
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Brom (The Child Thief)
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How did you ever get here, Maddie Brodatt?" "'Second to the right, and then straight on till morning,'" she answered promptly-it did feel like Neverland. "Crikey, am I so obviously Peter Pan?" Maddie laughed. "The Lost Boys give it away." Jamie studied his hands. "Mother keeps the windows open in all our bedrooms while we're gone, like Mrs. Darling, just in case we come flying home when she's not expecting us.
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Elizabeth Wein (Code Name Verity)
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Our heroine knew that the mother would always leave the window open for her children to fly back by; so they stayed away for years and had a lovely time...
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J.M. Barrie
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no matter how hard we try to be mature, we will always be a kid when we all get hurt and cry
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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It was then that Hook bit him. Not the pain of this but its unfairness was what dazed Peter. It made him quite helpless. He could only stare, horrified. 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 he will never afterwards be quite the same boy. No one ever gets over the first unfairness; no one except Peter.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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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.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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I like to think that nothing's final, and that everyone gets to be together even when it looks like they don't, that it all works out even when all the evidence seems to say something else, that you and I are always young in the woods, and that I'll see you sometime again, even if it's not with any kind of eyes I know of or understand. I wouldn't be surprised if that is the way things go after all - that all things end happy.
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Jodi Lynn Anderson (Tiger Lily)
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There are many different kinds of bravery. There's the bravery of thinking of others before one's self. Now, your father has never brandished a sword nor fired a pistol, thank heavens. But he has made many sacrifices for his family, and put away many dreams. Michael: Where did he put them? Mrs. Darling: He put them in a drawer. And sometimes, late at night, we take them out and admire them. But it gets harder and harder to close the drawer... He does. And that is why he is brave.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Peter was not with them for the moment, and they felt rather lonely up there by themselves. He could go so much faster than they that he would suddenly shoot out of sight, to have some adventure in which they had no share. He would come down laughing over something fearfully funny he had been saying to a star, but he had already forgotten what it was, or he would come up with mermaid scales still sticking to him, and yet not be able to to say for certain what had been happening. It was really rather irritating to children who had never seen a mermaid.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Of all the delectable islands the Neverland is the snuggest and most compact, not large and sprawly, you know, with tedious distances between one adventure and another, but nicely crammed. When you play at it by day with the chairs and table-cloth, it is not in the least alarming, but in the two minutes before you go to sleep it becomes very nearly real. That is why there are night-lights.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Peter,' she asked, trying to speak firmly, 'what are your exact feelings for me?' Those of a devoted son, Wendy.' I thought so,' she said, and went and sat by herself at the extreme end of the room. You are so queer,' he said, frankly puzzled, 'and Tiger Lily is just the same. There is something she wants to be to me, but she says it is not my mother.' No, indeed, it is not,' Wendy replied with frightful emphasis.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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All the boys were grown up and done for by this time; so it is scarcely worth while saying anything more about them. You may see the twins and Nibs and Curly any day going to an office, each carrying a little bag and an umbrella. Michael is an engine driver. Slightly married a lady of title, and so he became a lord. You see that judge in a wig coming out at the iron door? That used to be Tootles. The bearded man who doesn't know any story to tell his children was once John.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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I don’t know if you have ever seem a map of a person’s mind. Doctors sometimes draw maps of other parts of you, and your own map can become intensely interesting, but catch them trying to draw a map of a child’s mind, which is not only confused, but keeps going round all the time. There are zigzag lines on it, just like your temperature on a card, and these are probably roads in the island; for the Neverland is always more or less and island, with astonishing splashes of colour here and there, and coral reefs and rakish-looking craft in the offing, and savages and lonely lairs, and gnomes who are mostly tailors, and caves through which a river runs, and princes with six elder brothers, and a hut fast going to decay, and one very small old lady with a hooked nose.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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And so when Mrs. Darling went back to the night-nursery to see if her husband was asleep, all the beds were occupied. The children waited for her cry of joy, but it did not come. She saw them, but she did not believe they were there. You see, she saw them in their beds so often in her dreams that she thought this was just the dream hanging around her still.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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Mrs. Darling first heard of Peter when she was tidying up her children's minds. It is the nightly custom of every good mother after her children are asleep to rummage in their minds and put things straight for next morning, repacking into their proper places the many articles that have wandered during the day. If you could keep awake (but of course you can't) you would see your own mother doing this and you would find it very interesting to watch. It's quite like tidying up drawers. You would see her on her knees, I expect, lingering humorously over some of your contents, wondering where on Earth you picked this thing up, making discoveries sweet and not so sweet, pressing this to her cheek, as if it were a nice kitten, and hurriedly stowing that out of sight. When you wake in the morning, the naughtiness and evil passions with which you went to bed have been folded up small and placed at the bottom of your mind and on the top, beautifully aired, are spread out the prettier thoughts, ready for you to put on.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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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.
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J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
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If you have ever seen the play Peter Pan you will remember how the pirate chief was always making his dying speech because he was afraid that possibly when the time came for him to die he might not have time to get it off his chest. It is much the same with me, and so, although I am not at this moment dying, I shall be doing so one of these days and I want to send you a parting word of goodbye. Remember, it is the last you will ever hear from me, so think it over. I have had a most happy life and I want each one of you to have as happy a life too. I believe that God put us in this jolly world to be happy and enjoy life. Happiness doesn't come from being rich, nor merely from being successful in your career, nor by self-indulgence. One step towards happiness is to make yourself healthy and strong while you are a boy, so that you can be useful and so can enjoy life when you are a man. Nature study will show you how full of beautiful and wonderful things God has made the world for you to enjoy. Be contented with what you have got and make the best of it. Look on the bright side of things instead of the gloomy one. But the real way to get happiness is by giving out happiness to other people. Try and leave this world a little better than you found it and when your turn come to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best. "Be Prepared" in this way, to live happy and to die happyβ€”stick to your Scout promise alwaysβ€”even after you have ceased to be a boyβ€”and God help you do it.
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Robert Baden-Powell