James M. Barrie

I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.

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.

Life is a long lesson in humility.

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

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

The secret of happiness in not in what one likes to do, but in what one has to do.

If you have love you don't need to have anything else. If you don't have it it doesn't matter much what else you do have.

Always be a little kinder than necessary.

Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds.

Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.

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

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.

His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants hall.

Strength instead of being the lusty child of passions, grows by grappling with and subduing them.

Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.

That is ever the way. 'Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse.

The best place a person can die, is where they die for others.

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

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.

There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make.

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

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

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

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.

The praise that comes from love does not make us vain, but more humble.

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.