“All of this has happened before and it will all happen again,” – The Narrator, Disney Studios 1953 film
“Second star to the right and straight on till morning.” – Peter Pan
” Go on! Go back and grow up! But I’m warnin’ ya: once you’re grown up, you can never come back. Never!” – Peter Pan, Disney’s 1953 film
J.M. Barrie playing Neverland with Michael Llewelyn Davies – Wiki commons
- Peter Pan: Well, well, a codfish on a hook.
- Captain Hook: I’ll get you for this, Pan, if it’s the last thing I do!
- Peter Pan: Mr. Crocodile, do you like codfish? [crocodile nods] You do?
- Wendy: Oh Peter, no!
” Similarly, Nico’s daughter, Laura Duguid – also Barrie’s godchild – is more affectionate than damning in her recollections of him. Now 80, she remembers being taken to spend an afternoon with her godfather (by then a baronet) at his flat on the top floor of Adelphi Terrace House, overlooking the Thames. ‘Usually I was a feeble little girl,’ she says, ‘who needed Mummy or Nanny. But I remember having a wonderful afternoon with Barrie – and being surprised at myself for not minding being left alone with him. He told me stories and chased me around the dining table. And, of course, my father thought Barrie was the most marvellous person with children – hence him asking him to be my godfather, and being happy to leave me alone with him.’ ”
excerpt from J.M.Barrie’s Peter & Wendy, 1911