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A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past
by James M. Barrie

A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past
is to force open a crammed drawer.
If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it,
but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.
- James M. Barrie

Life is a long lesson in humility.
- James M. Barrie

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow.
- James M. Barrie

 

There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make.
- James M. Barrie

A woman can be anything the man who loves her would have her be.
- James M. Barrie

It is not real work unless you would rather be doing something else.
- James M. Barrie

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Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
- James M. Barrie

Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight:
always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary?
- James M. Barrie

The best place a person can die, is where they die for others.
- James M. Barrie

We never understand how little we need in this world
until we know the loss of it.
- James M. Barrie

Always be a little kinder than necessary.
- James M. Barrie

I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare,
but if he did not, it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life.
- James M. Barrie

The praise that comes from love does not make us vain,
but more humble.
- James M. Barrie

Strength instead of being the lusty child of passion,
grows by grappling with and subduing them.
- James M. Barrie

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
- James M. Barrie

The most useless are those who never change through the years.
- James M. Barrie

I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.
- James M. Barrie

Everytime a child says 'I don't believe in fairies'
there is a a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
- James M. Barrie

God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
- James M. Barrie

For several days after my first book was published,
I carried it about in my pocket and took surreptitious
peeps at it to make sure the ink had not faded.
- James M. Barrie

Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe.
If you believe, clap your hands!
- James M. Barrie

Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.
- James M. Barrie

Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.
- James M. Barrie

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

To die will be an awfully big adventure.
- James M. Barrie

The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story,
and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he
compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.
- James M. Barrie

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand
with a grip that kills it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A ship in port is safe,
but that's not what ships are built for.
Sail out to sea and do new things.
- Grace Hopper

A true friendship always feels safe and comfortable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built.
- Abraham Lincoln

Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;
but one must take it BECAUSE it is right.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

Family life was wonderful.
The streets were bleak.
The playgrounds were bleak.
But home was always warm.
My mother and father had a great relationship.
I always felt 'safe' there.
- Robert Cormier

If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome;
if you believe the theologians,
nothing is innocent; if you believe the military,
nothing is safe.
- Lord Salisbury

We know that when people are safe in their homes,
they are free to pursue their dream for a brighter
economic future for themselves and their families.
- George E. Pataki

Yet in this global economy, no jobs are safe.
High-speed Internet connections and low-cost,
skilled labor overseas are an explosive combination.
- Bob Taft

A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

There is nothing more important than a good,
safe, secure home.
- Rosalynn Carter

If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends -
you're safe in doing it.
But if you take the slightest pleasure in it,
that's the time to hold your tongue.
- Alice Duer Miller

In the absence of the gold standard,
there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation.
There is no safe store of value.
- Alan Greenspan

A safe and nutritionally adequate diet is a basic individual
right and an essential condition for sustainable development,
especially in developing countries.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

An alliance with a powerful person is never safe.
- Phaedrus

It's especially important since September 11 for people
to be trained for the unexpected.
We want to try to make sure people are safe.
- Michael Malone

Finally I had a place where I could express my pain
and I felt safe because I didn't have to put my name on it.
I think acting kept me alive back then.
- Lindsay Wagner

The liberties of none are safe unless the liberties of all are protected.
- William O. Douglas

We need to be able to go to school and feel safe and accepted for who we are.
- Paul Scott

To keep oneself safe does not mean to bury oneself.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties
through my love for truth -
and truth rewarded me.
- Simone de Beauvoir

Why they vote for me is irrelevant, but if they do,
they're in safe hands.
- Pim Fortuyn

The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination.
But the combination is locked up in the safe.
- Peter De Vries

Even in comedies, you've got to feel safe for things
to just happen in a way that is natural and free,
and recognizable as human.
- Richard Gere

The devil says I'm out, but the Lord says I'm safe.
- Billy Sunday

Our goal is to show that you can develop a robust,
safe manned space program and do it at an extremely low cost.
- Burt Rutan

He that respects himself is safe from others.
He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

And I hate to see artists who are real safe.
I love to see artists swing for the fences sometimes.
- Lee Ann Womack

Family traditions counter alienation and confusion.
They help us define who we are; they provide something steady,
reliable and safe in a confusing world.
- Susan Lieberman

The logical process will often be the safe one.
I tend, when I'm given that choice, to go the way that's not safe.
- Sting

Maybe some people thought I was 'safe' so they didn't
really bothered to vote for me at all.
- Chris Daughtry

Playing safe is probably the most unsafe thing in the world.
You cannot stand still.
You must go forward.
- Robert Collier

You shouldn't say it is not good.
You should say, you do not like it; and then,
you know, you're perfectly safe.
- James Whistler

Writing software that's safe even in the presence of
bugs makes the challenge even more interesting.
- Wietse Venema

When I was in New York it was like a maze,
a rat maze, going from one little box to another little
box and passing through passageways to get from one safe haven to another.
- Bruce Conner

Nobody knew in advance that in vitro fertilization would be,
by and large, safe.
- Leon Kass

We proved we could be safe and secure at home,
and still have more allies and friends in the world.
- Chelsea Clinton

I have an affection for a great city.
I feel safe in the neighborhood of man,
and enjoy the sweet security of the streets.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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