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James Matthew Barrie

Data de nascimento: 9. Maio 1860
Data de falecimento: 19. Junho 1937
Outros nomes:Джеймс Мэтью Барри

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Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1º baronete, OM , muitas vezes referido como J. M. Barrie, foi um escritor e dramaturgo britânico nascido na Escócia. Nascido no pequeno condado escocês de Argus, Barrie frequentou a Glasgow Academy e a University of Edinburgh, até se mudar para Londres em 1885, para seguir carreira de dramaturgo e escritor. Escreveu diversas peças teatrais e livros durante quase toda a vida, em sua maioria voltada para o público adulto, inclusive a peça, ao contrário do como é referido comumente, The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up , de 1904, que deu origem ao famoso personagem Peter Pan, sua mais célebre e famosa criação, um menino criado pelas fadas que conseguia voar e vivia em uma terra mágica chamada Neverland , onde não envelhecia jamais. Porém, só em 1911 o romance Peter and Wendy ou simplesmente Peter Pan, foi publicado em livro, narrando a clássica história dos irmãos Darling, Wendy, João e Miguel que acompanham Peter Pan em uma jornada pela Terra do Nunca, onde enfrentam piratas, liderados pelo Capitão Gancho. Antes disso Barrie escreveu os romances Little White Bird e Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens , ambos inspirados no personagem, narrando suas aventuras no Jardins de Kensington, em Londres.

Acredita-se que Barrie tenha se inspirado em sua amizade com os filhos de Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, uma dona de casa viúva a quem o escritor conheceu por acaso, para criar o mundo mágico de Peter Pan. De fato, Barrie se tornou tutor dos garotos depois da morte de Sylvia até sua morte em 1937, devido a uma forte pneumonia; Em vida, doou os direitos autorais da história de Peter Pan ao hospital pediátrico Great Ormond Street.

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„When Margaret grows up she will have a daughter, who is to be Peter's mother in turn; and thus it will go on, so long as children are gay and innocent and heartless.“

—  J. M. Barrie
Context: As you look at Wendy, you may see her hair becoming white, and her figure little again, for all this happened long ago. Jane is now a common grown-up, with a daughter called Margaret; and every spring cleaning time, except when he forgets, Peter comes for Margaret and takes her to the Neverland, where she tells him stories about himself, to which he listens eagerly. When Margaret grows up she will have a daughter, who is to be Peter's mother in turn; and thus it will go on, so long as children are gay and innocent and heartless. Ch. 17

„If you ask your mother whether she knew about Peter Pan when she was a little girl she will say, "Why, of course, I did, child," and if you ask her whether he rode on a goat in those days she will say, "What a foolish question to ask; certainly he did."“

—  J. M. Barrie
Context: If you ask your mother whether she knew about Peter Pan when she was a little girl she will say, "Why, of course, I did, child," and if you ask her whether he rode on a goat in those days she will say, "What a foolish question to ask; certainly he did." Then if you ask your grandmother whether she knew about Peter Pan when she was a girl, she also says, "Why, of course, I did, child," but if you ask her whether he rode on a goat in those days, she says she never heard of his having a goat. Perhaps she has forgotten, just as she sometimes forgets your name and calls you Mildred, which is your mother's name. Still, she could hardly forget such an important thing as the goat. Therefore there was no goat when your grandmother was a little girl. This shows that, in telling the story of Peter Pan, to begin with the goat (as most people do) is as silly as to put on your jacket before your vest. Of course, it also shows that Peter is ever so old, but he is really always the same age, so that does not matter in the least. Ch. 14

„Of course, it also shows that Peter is ever so old, but he is really always the same age, so that does not matter in the least.“

—  J. M. Barrie
Context: If you ask your mother whether she knew about Peter Pan when she was a little girl she will say, "Why, of course, I did, child," and if you ask her whether he rode on a goat in those days she will say, "What a foolish question to ask; certainly he did." Then if you ask your grandmother whether she knew about Peter Pan when she was a girl, she also says, "Why, of course, I did, child," but if you ask her whether he rode on a goat in those days, she says she never heard of his having a goat. Perhaps she has forgotten, just as she sometimes forgets your name and calls you Mildred, which is your mother's name. Still, she could hardly forget such an important thing as the goat. Therefore there was no goat when your grandmother was a little girl. This shows that, in telling the story of Peter Pan, to begin with the goat (as most people do) is as silly as to put on your jacket before your vest. Of course, it also shows that Peter is ever so old, but he is really always the same age, so that does not matter in the least. Ch. 14

„Your heart is as fresh as your face; and that is well. The useless men are those who never change with the years.“

—  J. M. Barrie
Context: Your heart is as fresh as your face; and that is well. The useless men are those who never change with the years. Many views that I held to in my youth and long afterwards are a pain to me now, and I am carrying away from Thrums memories of errors into which I fell at every stage of my ministry. When you are older you will know that life is a long lesson in humility. Ch. 3 : The Night-Watchers

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„They didna speak, but they just gave one another a look, and I saw the love-light in their een.“

—  J. M. Barrie
Context: "They didna speak, but they just gave one another a look, and I saw the love-light in their een." No more is remembered of these two, no being now living ever saw them, but the poetry that was in the soul of a battered weaver makes them human to us for ever. It is of another minister I am to tell, but only to those who know that light when they see it. I am not bidding good-bye to many readers, for though it is true that some men, of whom Lord Rintoul was one, live to an old age without knowing love, few of us can have met them, and of women so incomplete I never heard. Ch. 1 : The Love-Light

„To look upon you was to rejoice that so fair a thing could be; to think of you is still to be young.“

—  J. M. Barrie
Context: The gladness of living was in your step, your voice was melody, and he was wondering what love might be. You were the daughter of a summer night, born where all the birds are free, and the moon christened you with her soft light to dazzle the eyes of man. Not our little minister alone was stricken by you into his second childhood. To look upon you was to rejoice that so fair a thing could be; to think of you is still to be young. Ch. 1 : The Love-Light

„It is of another minister I am to tell, but only to those who know that light when they see it.“

—  J. M. Barrie
Context: "They didna speak, but they just gave one another a look, and I saw the love-light in their een." No more is remembered of these two, no being now living ever saw them, but the poetry that was in the soul of a battered weaver makes them human to us for ever. It is of another minister I am to tell, but only to those who know that light when they see it. I am not bidding good-bye to many readers, for though it is true that some men, of whom Lord Rintoul was one, live to an old age without knowing love, few of us can have met them, and of women so incomplete I never heard. Ch. 1 : The Love-Light

„All children, except one, grow up.“

—  J. M. Barrie
Context: All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs. Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, "Oh, why can't you remain like this for ever!" This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end. Ch. 1

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„Sometimes the little boy who calls me father brings me an invitation from his mother: "I shall be so pleased if you will come and see me," and I always reply in some such words as these: "Dear madam, I decline."“

—  J. M. Barrie
Context: Sometimes the little boy who calls me father brings me an invitation from his mother: "I shall be so pleased if you will come and see me," and I always reply in some such words as these: "Dear madam, I decline." And if David asks why I decline, I explain that it is because I have no desire to meet the woman. "Come this time, father," he urged lately, "for it is her birthday, and she is twenty-six," which is so great an age to David, that I think he fears she cannot last much longer. Ch. 1

„Occasionally in her travels through her children's minds Mrs. Darling found things she could not understand, and of these quite the most perplexing was the word Peter.“

—  J. M. Barrie
Context: Occasionally in her travels through her children's minds Mrs. Darling found things she could not understand, and of these quite the most perplexing was the word Peter. She knew of no Peter, and yet he was here and there in John and Michael's minds, while Wendy's began to be scrawled all over with him. The name stood out in bolder letters than any of the other words, and as Mrs. Darling gazed she felt that it had an oddly cocky appearance. "Yes, he is rather cocky," Wendy admitted with regret. Her mother had been questioning her. Ch. 1

„If you believe, clap your hands!“

—  J. M. Barrie
Context: Do you believe in fairies?... If you believe, clap your hands! Act IV

„Just always be waiting for me, and then some night you will hear me crowing.“

—  J. M. Barrie
Context: The last thing he ever said to me was, "Just always be waiting for me, and then some night you will hear me crowing." Ch. 17

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