J. M. Barrie

Peter and Wendy

Dinara Emelianovahas quoted3 years ago
'I won't go to bed,' he had shouted, like one who still believed that he had the last word on the subject
Val Garayhas quoted2 months ago
What was the last thing Peter ever said to you?'

'The last thing he ever said to me was, "Just always be waiting for me, and then some night you will hear me crowing."'
Val Garayhas quoted2 months ago
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.'
Val Garayhas quoted2 months ago
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.
Val Garayhas quoted2 months ago
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.
Val Garayhas quoted2 months ago
Proud and insolent youth,' said Hook, 'prepare to meet thy doom.'

'Dark and sinister man,' Peter answered, 'have at thee.'
Val Garayhas quoted2 months ago
like all slaves to a fixed idea, it was a stupid beast.
Val Garayhas quoted3 months ago
'Yes, it is a dull beginning. I say, let us pretend that it is the end.'
Val Garayhas quoted3 months ago
It was saying, 'To die will be an awfully big adventure.'
Val Garayhas quoted3 months ago
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.
Val Garayhas quoted3 months ago
After you have been unfair to him he will love you again, but he will never afterwards be quite the same boy.
Val Garayhas quoted3 months ago
Every child is affected thus the first time he is treated unfairly.
Val Garayhas quoted3 months ago
The difference between him and the other boys at such a time was that they knew it was make-believe, while to him make-believe and true were exactly the same thing.
Val Garayhas quoted3 months ago
Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time.
Val Garayhas quoted3 months ago
Peter, you see, just said anything that came into his head.
Val Garayhas quoted3 months ago
'You see, Wendy, 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.'
Val Garayhas quoted3 months ago
You ordinary children can never hear it, but if you were to hear it you would know that you had heard it once before.
Val Garayhas quoted3 months ago
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.
Val Garayhas quoted3 months ago
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.
Val Garayhas quoted3 months ago
Stars are beautiful, but they may not take an active part in anything, they must just look on for ever.
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