Barrie Boosts

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I am not young enough to know everything.”    J.M. Barrie

Love this quote! I can still remember hearing it for the first time in high school and thinking how clever it was! Sir James Matthew Barrie was a Scottish novelist and playwright born on May 9, 1860. He is best remembered for his creation of Never Land and the immortal Peter Pan and Tinker Bell. In honor of his coming birthday, a gathering of his wit and wisdom:

“Always be a little kinder than necessary.”

“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.”

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

“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.”

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

“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.”

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

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

“For several days after my first book was published, I carried it about in my pocket and took surreptitious peeks at it to make sure the ink had not faded.”

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

“What is genius? It is the power to be a boy again at will.”

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

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

“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.”

“Second star to the right and straight on ‘till morning.”

What a pixie-dusted wordsmith! Inspired and uplifted, let’s all write on!


About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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3 Responses to Barrie Boosts

  1. Diane Masucci says:

    Dear Karin, What a delightful memory of the brilliant author….I had no idea of his quotes so thanks for sharing them during this challenging time. I will forward your blog to my other writing friends. Thanks again., diane masucci

  2. Dear Karin this is a beautiful post love it

  3. Hi Diane,

    Thanks so much for your wonderful note — your encouragement means so much to me!
    I love Barrie’s spritely, sage sayings. And thank you so much for forwarding my blog to
    your writing friends — and helping me to keep KWD going and growing!

    Write on,

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