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Sir James Matthew Barrie quotes (30)

There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Scorn

Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Conflict

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes but in liking what one does.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Do

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.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Book

God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Garden

You see dear it is not true that woman was made from man's rib; she was made from his funny bone.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Woe

We are all failures at least the best of us are.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Hope

His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs but there will never be equality in the servants' hall.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Servant

As soon as you can say what you think and not what some other person has thought for you you are on the way to being a remarkable man.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Unsorted

Them that has china plates themsels is the maist careful no to break the china plates of others.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Property

I cant sleep.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Last

The tragedy of the man who has found himself out.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Character

One's religion is whatever he is most interested in and yours is Success.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Religion

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.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Diary

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Work

Some of my plays peter out and some pan out.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Alcohol

Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all by himself; and the wife smiles and lets it go at that. It's our only joke. Every woman knows that.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Achievement

Life is a long lesson in humility.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Humanitarian

Every time a child says I don't believe in fairies there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Belief

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.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Memory

Its 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 doesnt much matter what else you have. Some women the few have charm for all; and most have charm for one. But some have charm for none.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Beauty

I have always found that the man whose second thoughts are good is worth watching.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Wise

We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Understand

When the first baby laughed for the first time the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about and that was the beginning of fairies. And now when every new baby is born its first laugh becomes a fairy. So there ought to be one fairy for every boy or girl.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Laugh

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.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Idleness

Always try to be a litle kinder than necessary.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Kindness

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Happiness

What is algebra exactly; is it those three-cornered things?
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Mathematics

Im youth Im joy Im a little bird that has broken out of the egg.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Youth

To die will be an awfully big adventure.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Death