Peter Pan, written by J.M. Barrie, has always been one of my favourite stories, which later got adapted for the big screen, produced by none other than Walt Disney, for release in 1953. Children would be drawn into the tale by the stunning scenery, beautiful mermaids and fairies, swashbuckling sword fights and breath-taking flying sequences, however as those children grow older and revisit this classic in literature or film form, it’s the important lessons from Peter’s adventurous life that become apparent. I thought that I would share some quotes from the story to keep you motivated as we start out on our new week:
Second star to the right and straight on till morning.
Never give up; sometimes your dreams might feel far out of reach but if you don’t let that stop you, then the result will be worth it.
All you need is faith, trust and a little bit of pixie dust.
Having faith in yourself, trust in your dream and the dream itself will get you to where you want to be in life. You’re capable of achieving anything that your heart desires!
The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.
At times we can be our own worst enemies by doubting ourselves and our abilities; believe that you can and eventually you will.
Keep adventuring and stay not a grown up.
There’s a beauty of innocence that comes from being a child, sometimes it’s important to not get dragged down in the responsibilities of reality as we grow older but rather, stay young in heart and spirit.
When there’s a smile in your heart, there’s no better time to start.
You will know when you’re ready; you will feel it from within. Always remember to do whatever makes you happy and you will know that you’re on the right track.
Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You will have everything in life…
It doesn’t matter how long it takes to achieve your dreams, just never stop dreaming. Positive thinking and determination are key ingredients!
To die would be an awfully big adventure.
Remember that life is an adventure and death is part of the unknown; so think of it as part of the journey, rather than something to fear.
Peter Pan taught us that our dreams and affirmations are the very tools that we need to soar and take flight, meaning that even the impossible becomes possible. As a child we dream of being anything we want to be, the possibilities are endless because our belief has not been tainted by the world. Peter Pan isn’t telling us that he didn’t want to get old but rather don’t let logic fail your dreams, stay faithful.
Which is your favourite quote from the selection? Do you have any quotes or mottos that you live by?