9 Quotes from J.M. Barrie That your child Needs to Hear before they Grow Up

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J.M. Barrie shared a magical view of childhood in Peter Pan.  He captured the longing we as grownups have to go back to those days when everything was simpler, to our Neverland.  Here are 9 quotes from him and Peter for you to share with your Wendy, John, or Michael.  May your children enjoy their time as Peter.

 

“Never grow up.” -J.M. Barrie


“All the world is made of faith, trust, and pixie dust.”     -J.M. Barrie


“Always be a little kinder than necessary.”  -J.M. Barrie


“To die will be an awfully big adventure.” -J.M. Barrie


“Wait for me somewhere between reality and all we’ve ever dreamed.” -J.M. Barrie


“Second star to the right and straight on till morning.”   -J.M. Barrie


“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” -J.M. Barrie


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


“It is not real work unless you would rather be doing something else.” -J.M. Barrie

 

 

 Use these quotes as a way to start a great conversation with your kids.

Below is a link that will take you to a Gutenberg Project page with listings for different versions of Peter Pan.  

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/?query=peter+pan&go=Go

 

I’ve listed some questions under each quote to get you started.  

“Never grow up.”-J.M. Barrie

Why would Peter pan not want to grow up?

Do you think you could stop yourself from growing up?

“All the world is made of faith, trust, and pixie dust.”     -J.M. Barrie

What do you think the pixie dust is in the world?

What do you have faith and trust in?

“Always be a little kinder than necessary.”-J.M. Barrie

Ask them what they think it means to be kinder than necessary 

Do they know what “just being polite” means?  

Can they think of ways to be kinder than necessary to their sibling(s)/neighbors/friends?

“To die will be an awfully big adventure.” -J.M. Barrie

Why would Mr. Barrie say death would be an adventure?

Do you think he might have believed in Jesus?

How does believing in Jesus change how we view death?

“Wait for me somewhere between reality and all we’ve ever dreamed.” -J.M. Barrie

What’s the difference between reality and dreams?

What do they think would be between reality and dreams?

Why does Mr. Barrie say, meet me between them?

“Second star to the right and straight on till morning.”   -J.M. Barrie

These are the directions Peter gave to Wendy to get to Neverland.  What directions would you give?

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” -J.M. Barrie

Why is doubt a big deal?

What does the bible say about doubt?

What happens if you decide you can’t do something?  Are you likely to try again? What about at other things?

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

What does Mr. barrie mean by sunshine?

How would you bring it to others?

What did Mr. barrie mean when he said that you can’t keep it from yourself if you do this?

“It is not real work unless you would rather be doing something else.” -J.M. Barrie

What is real work to you? What isn’t?

 

 

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