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We often live as if our happiness depended on having. But I don't know anyone who is really happy because of what he or she has. True joy, happiness, and inner peace come from the giving of ourselves to others. A happy life is a life for others. That truth, however, is usually discovered when we are confronted with our brokenness.


Henri J.M. Nouwen

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I got through it, and I wore it like a badge of honor—I Can Be Alone and it's Okay.
J.M. RICHARDS
There is a saying in the Neverland that,every time you breathe, a grown-up dies.
J.M. BARRIE
Oh, you mysterious girls, when you are fifty-two we shall find you out; you must come into the open ...
J.M. BARRIE
Surely a spirited old lady may be the prettiest sight in the world.
J.M. BARRIE
The distinctive crimes of this generation are crimes of subtlety and finesse.
—ALEXANDER S. ...
J.M. CARLISLE
Truth is not spoken in anger. Truth is spoken, if it ever comes to be spoken, in love. The gaze of l...
J.M. COETZEE
she’d rather sacrifice herself than him suffer a single moment because of her existence.
J.M. DARHOWER
Always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.
J.M. BARRIE
You are too late," he cried proudly, "I have shot the Wendy. Peter will be so pleased with me."
J.M. BARRIE
Thus, when you cry out, 'Greedy! Greedy!' to the bird that flies
away with the big crust, you k...
J.M. BARRIE
For otherwise he would have lost faith in his power to fly, and
the moment you doubt whether yo...
J.M. BARRIE
People who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.
J.M. BARRIE
He would not mind hearing Petrus's story one day. But preferably not reduced to English. More and mo...
J.M. COETZEE
The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.
J.M. BARRIE
To die will be an awfully big adventure.
J.M. BARRIE
Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
J.M. BARRIE
Nonsense. Young boys should never be sent to bed. They always wake up a day older, and then before y...
J.M. BARRIE
All children, except one, grow up.
J.M. BARRIE
Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning.
J.M. BARRIE
Colpo di fulmine. The thunderbolt, as Italians call it. When love strikes someone like lightning, so...
J.M. DARHOWER
Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrific...
J.M. BARRIE
What I’ve come to realize I that I don’t like action for action’s sake. Mindless explosions, s...
J.M. RICHARDS
I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.
J.M. BARRIE
Um, you don’t have to join me, but if you’re looking for a table, there are a couple good seats ...
J.M. RICHARDS
Life is a long lesson in humility.
J.M. BARRIE
I have seen him climbing a tree while she stood beneath him in unutterable anguish; she had to let h...
J.M. BARRIE
Do you know anything about hearts, Jona? The Senta know hearts. Hearts are not one organ. Inside a m...
J.M. MCDERMOTT
I'm a good scholar when it comes to reading but a blotting kind of writer when you give me a pen.
J.M. SYNGE
I stretched out my arms and laid my palms on the earth, and, yes, the rocking persisted, the rocking...
J.M. COETZEE
I don’t know if you have ever seem a map of a person’s mind. Doctors sometimes draw maps of othe...
J.M. BARRIE
In a good play every speech should be as fully flavored as a nut or apple.
J.M. SYNGE
Like Dinah says, “We can only play the cards we’ve been dealt. It doesn’t do any good to wish ...
J.M. SULLIVAN
It was nice. Even in high school, I’d mostly had makeshift friends forged by the shared status of ...
J.M. RICHARDS
You shouldn’t have to pretend to be as excited as I am just to make me happy. If it comes to that,...
J.M. RICHARDS
One could mention many lovable traits in Smee. For instance, after killing, it was his spectacles he...
J.M. BARRIE
Yes, you see, there’s no such thing as coincidence. There are no accidents in life. Everything tha...
J.M. DARHOWER
(I)f we are going to be kind, let it be out of simple generosity, not because we fear guilt or retri...
J.M. COETZEE
I'm not young enough to know everything.
J.M. BARRIE
Do you believe in fairies?...If you believe, clap your hands!
J.M. BARRIE
If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.
J.M. BARRIE
Who are you?” he asked, in a bewildered tone. I cocked my head at him, totally baffled. “I told ...
J.M. RICHARDS
I wouldn’t joke if you weren’t always patching me up,” Davin retorted. He looked at Chad again...
J.M. RICHARDS
It is idle to attempt to overtake a pretty young woman carrying pork chops. I was now determined to ...
J.M. BARRIE
It is glorious fun racing down the Hump, but you can't do it on windy days because then you are not ...
J.M. BARRIE
Oh, you mysterious girls, when you are fifty-two we shall find you out; you must come into the open ...
J.M. BARRIE
With the buck before me suspended in immobility, there seems to be time for all things, time even to...
J.M. COETZEE
You just think lovely wonderful thoughts," Peter explained, "and they lift you up in the air.
J.M. BARRIE
He once envied the humans because they were given the Earth, but looking at her, he wondered if mayb...
J.M. DARHOWER
We too have been there; we can still hear the sound of the surf, though we shall land no more.
J.M. BARRIE
Dia wrinkled her nose. “Gross. You need a decent girl, one that can straighten you out.”
...
J.M. DARHOWER
I'm sorry, my child, I just find it hard to whip up an interest in the subject. It's admirable, what...
J.M. COETZEE
We are all failures- at least the best of us are.
J.M. BARRIE
To live will be an awfully big adventure.
J.M. BARRIE
Oh, the cleverness of me!
J.M. BARRIE
So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and y...
J.M. BARRIE
Tink was not all bad: or, rather, she was all bad just now, but, on the other hand, sometimes she wa...
J.M. BARRIE
Build a house?" exclaimed John.

"For the Wendy," said Curly.

"For Wendy?" John...
J.M. BARRIE
Of all the delectable islands the Neverland is the snuggest and most compact, not large and sprawly,...
J.M. BARRIE
I am the best there ever was!
J.M. BARRIE
Lord, confound this surly sister, blight her brow with blotch and blister, cramp her larynx, lung an...
J.M. SYNGE
His head exploded. I’d never seen someone’s head explode. I never thought I would. Maybe in the ...
J.M. SULLIVAN
David tells me that fairies never say 'We feel happy': what they say is, 'We feel dancey'.
J.M. BARRIE
Stars are beautiful, but they may not take an active part in anything, they must just look on for ev...
J.M. BARRIE
Stars are beautiful, but they must not take an active part in anything, they must just look on forev...
J.M. BARRIE