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Quotes of the Day for 9 May 2004 – James Matthew Barrie

Where to? "First star to the right and straight on till morning!" That was Peter Pan, standing on the hands of Big Ben with Wendy and her brother. The man who wrote it, Sir James Matthew Barrie, was born at Kirriemuir, Scotland on this day in 1860. When I look through his quotes I'm find myself charmed.

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The quotes:

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

I'm not young enough to know everything.

It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do that is the secret of happiness.

The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.

You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.

We are all failures - at least, the best of us are.
     - All from James Matthew Barrie, 1860 - 1937

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