J.M. Barrie

Quotations

When a new baby laughs for the first time a new fairy is born, and as there are always new babies there are always new fairies.

Peter & Wendy (1911)

Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.

Rectorial Address, St. Andrew's, May 3, 1922

I write plays for people who wouldn’t be seen dead in the theatre.

To die will be an awfully big adventure.

Peter Pan, Act III

God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.

Rectorial address, May 3, 1922, St. Andrew

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

Rectorial address, May 3, 1922, St. Andrew

One’s religion is whatever he is most interested in, and yours is Success.

I am not young enough to know everything.

The Admirable Crichton, act 1.