16 Peter Pan Quotes About the Beauty of Innocence

Have you ever felt like being an adult just doesn’t work for you sometimes, and how great things would be if you could just go back to being a child?


It’s not about running away from responsibilities; it’s just about being human and wanting to take a break every now and then. Well, Peter Pan knew all along that adulthood was just not for him.

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Peter Pan didn’t want to grow up, and he did everything in his power to make sure he remained young at heart. While he could sometimes be selfish, Peter was also clever, caring, and a confident leader. And let’s not forget about his ability to fly, courtesy of happy thoughts and a bit of fairy dust. I wonder where we can get some of that…

An adventurous character created by J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan represents unending youth and has become a cultural symbol for innocence and escapism.

Here are 16 Peter Pan quotes that will awaken your inner child.


Forget them, Wendy. Forget them all. Come with me where you’ll never, never have to worry about grown up things again.

– Peter Pan


I’ll think of a mermaid lagoon underneath a magic moon.

— Wendy


Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away, and going away means forgetting.

– Peter Pan


Wendy: Where do you live?

Peter Pan: Second to the right, and then straight on till morning.


Never is an awfully long time.

— Wendy


You know that place between sleep and awake where you’re always dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you. That’s where I’ll be waiting.

– Peter Pan


Who be you to order me about and call me girlie?

— Wendy


To die would be an awfully big adventure. To live would be an awfully big adventure.

– Peter Pan


Adventures! In which good triumphs over evil!

– Wendy


You see, Wendy, 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. – Peter Pan


Hook: What of Pan? Would unhappy thoughts bring him down?

Wendy: He has no unhappy thoughts.


Girls are much too clever to fall out of their prams.

– Peter Pan


Growing up is such a barbarous business, full of inconvenience… and pimples.

– Captain Hook


There are many different kinds of bravery. There’s the bravery of thinking of others before one’s self.

– Mrs. Darling


I remember kisses, let me see. Aye, that is a kiss. A powerful thing.

— Slightly


Come with me where dreams are born and time is never planned.

– Peter Pan


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