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Sir James Matthew Barrie
(9 May 1860 - 19 Jun 1937)

Scottish dramatist and novelist whose most famous work is Peter Pan.

Science Quotes by Sir James Matthew Barrie (4 quotes)

Facts were never pleasing to him. He acquired them with reluctance and got rid of them with relief. He was never on terms with them until he had stood them on their heads.
— Sir James Matthew Barrie
The Greenwood Hat (1937), 55.
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I am aware that those hateful persons called Original Researchers now maintain that Raleigh was not the man; but to them I turn a deaf ear.
On who offered his coat for Queen Elizabeth I.
— Sir James Matthew Barrie
My Lady Nicotine (1890), 107.
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The man of science appears to be the only man who has something to say just now, and the only man who does not know how to say it.
— Sir James Matthew Barrie
In Fielding Hudson Garrison, An Introduction to the History of Medicine (1929), 16.
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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.
— Sir James Matthew Barrie
Peter Pan (1904), Act 1.
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