37 Peter Pan Quotes and Sayings on Growing Up and Bravery

Peter Pan, created by Scottish writer J. M. Barrie, is a timeless character representing eternal childhood, the power of imagination and the spirit of adventure.

As a boy who never grows up and has the ability to fly, Peter embarks on countless escapades in the mythical Neverland, leading the Lost Boys and mingling with fairies, pirates, mermaids and even children from outside his world.

Beyond Barrie’s primary works, such as “The Little White Bird” and “Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up”, Peter Pan’s influence permeates popular culture, featuring in films, TV shows and various adaptations.

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An iconic statue by George Frampton stands in Kensington Gardens, with replicas worldwide.

In 2002, the Royal Mail commemorated Peter Pan’s centenary with a stamp series.

Here is a best collection of quotes by Peter Pan.

Peter Pan Quotes

Second star to the right and straight on ’til morning. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.


Never is an awfully long time. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing. ~ Peter Pan.

Just always be waiting for me. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

Would you like an adventure now, or would like to have your tea first? ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

Oh, the cleverness of me! ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

To live will be an awfully big adventure. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.


All of this has happened before, and it will all happen again. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

Even though you want to try to, never grow up. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder…or forgetful. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

Best Peter Pan Quotes

Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

All children, except one, grow up. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do that is the secret of happiness. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

I suppose it’s like the ticking crocodile, isn’t it? Time is chasing after all of us. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.  

Stars are beautiful, but they may not take part in anything, they must just look on forever. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

Do you know…why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

Forget them, Wendy. Forget them all. Come with me where you’ll never, never have to worry about grown up things again. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.


Next year he did not come for her. She waited in a new frock because the old one simply would not meet, but he never came. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

She was not alarmed to see a stranger crying on the nursery floor; she was only pleasantly interested. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

Wendy saw the shadow on the floor, looking so draggled, and she was frightfully sorry for Peter. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

Famous Peter Pan Quotes

I don’t want to go to school and learn solemn things. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

Children have the strangest adventures without being troubled by them. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

Wendy, one girl is more use than twenty boys. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

Wendy, Wendy, when you are sleeping in your silly bed you might be flying about with me saying funny things to the stars. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

Fairies don’t live long, but they are so little that a short time seems a good while to them. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

I’ll teach you how to jump on the wind’s back, and then away we go. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

All are keeping a sharp look-out in front, but none suspects that the danger may be creeping up from behind. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.


To die will be an awfully big adventure. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

Top Peter Pan Quotes

It was dreadful the way all the three were looking at him, just as if they did not admire him. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

A moment after the fairy’s entrance the window was blown open by the breathing of the little stars, and Peter dropped in. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

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


The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it. ~ J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan

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. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

If you shut your eyes and are a lucky one, you may see at times a shapeless pool of lovely pale colours suspended in the darkness; then if you squeeze your eyes tighter, the pool begins to take shape, and the colours become so vivid that with another squeeze they must go on fire. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

You need not be sorry for her. She was one of the kind that likes to grow up. In the end she grew up of her own free will a day quicker than the other girls. ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

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