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James M. Barrie Quotes

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"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."

"Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own."

"Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else."

"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."

"Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow."

"Always be a little kinder than necessary."

"Life is a long lesson in humility."

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

"We are all of us failures, at least, the best of us are."

"Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary?"

"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves."

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

"Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe. If you believe, clap your hands!"

"Everytime a child says 'I don't believe in fairies' there is a a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead."

"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."

"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."

"A woman can be anything the man who loves here would have her be."

"The most useless are those who never change through the years."

"Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds."

"Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade."

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