Talk:J. M. Barrie

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I see that someone has been bolding the quotes -- or parts of quotes -- he personally considers the most important. --Michael K. Smith 05:39, 30 May 2007 (UTC)


Wikiquote no longer allows unsourced quotations, and they are in process of being removed from our pages (see Wikiquote:Limits on quotations); but if you can provide a reliable, precise and verifiable source for any quote on this list please move it to J. M. Barrie. --Antiquary 11:08, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

  • He is an infernal scoundrel, but that is his only fault.
    • Said, without looking up from his plate, about the German Kaiser at a dinner during the First World War.
  • Tell me one thing, Shaw, have you eaten that or are you going to?
    • Asked of George Bernard Shaw, a vegetarian, who had before him a plate consisting of some greens and a mixture of salad oils.
  • Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything for it.
  • Well, to tell you the truth, I'd much rather talk one thousand times to one girl, than to talk one time to a thousand girls.
    • Answer to a friend who asked him how he had found the experience of addressing an audience of one thousand girls at Smith College during his American visit.
  • It is all very well to be able to write books, but can you waggle your ears?
    • Said to author H.G. Wells.
  • I cannot resist ordering them. The words are so lovely to say.
    • Answer to a friend who asked why Barrie ordered Brussels sprouts every day.
  • God has given us memories that we may have roses in December.
  • Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.