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  J. M. Barrie  
  Dates: 1860-1937  
  Bio: J. M. Barrie (Sir James Matthew) is the author of the play Peter Pan which premiered in 1904 and has delighted children and adults ever since. He also wrote the play 'The Admirable Crichton' about a butler who becomes king of a desert island, and 'Dear Brutus' about getting a second chance in life.  
   
   
"When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies."
 
"Every time a child says 'I don't believe in fairies' there is a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead."
WHERE: 'Peter Pan'
 
"I've sometimes thought that the difference between the Scotch and the English is that the Scotch are hard in all other respects but soft with women, and the English are hard with women and soft in all other respects."
 
"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves."
 
"Every man who is high up loves to think he has done it all himself; and the wife smiles, and lets it go at that. It's our only joke. Every woman knows that."
WHEN: 1908
WHERE: What Every Woman Knows
 
"God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December."
 
"There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make."
WHERE: 'What Every Woman Knows'
 
"You see, dear, it is not true that woman was made from man's rib; she was really made from his funny bone."
 
 

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