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Wendy Darling (Character)
from Peter Pan (1953)

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Peter Pan (2003)
Peter: Forget them, Wendy. Forget them all. Come with me where you'll never, never have to worry about grown up things again.
Wendy: Never is an awfully long time.

Wendy: Why do you hate him so?

Wendy: We must leave at once... before we, in turn, are forgotten.

Wendy: Might I have time to consider your generous offer?
Captain Hook: Absolutely. You must!

Wendy: What would mother think of my becoming a pirate?

[Wendy sews Peter's shadow to his feet]
Peter: Oh, the cleverness of me.
Wendy: Of course, I did nothing...
Peter: You did a little.

Wendy: Oh, the cleverness of you.

Wendy: Peter. You won't forget me, will you?
Peter: Me? Forget? Never.
Wendy: Will you ever come back?
Peter: To hear stories... About me.

[Wendy has just become the Lost Boys' mother]
Peter: Discipline. That's what fathers believe in. We must spank the children immediately before they try to kill you again. In fact, we should kill them.
Wendy: Father. I agree that they are... perfectly horrid, but... kill them and they should think themselves... important.
The Lost Boys: So important, Peter.
Curly: And unique.
Wendy: I, propose something far more dreadful. Medicine. The sticky, sweet kind.
The Lost Boys: Kill us, Peter.

Wendy: This belongs to you, and always will.

Peter: I want always to be a boy, and have fun.
Wendy: You say so, but I think it is your biggest pretend.

Wendy: Where do you live?
Peter: Second to the right, and then straight on till morning.
Wendy: They put that on the letters?
Peter: Don't get any letters.
Wendy: But your mother gets letters.
Peter: Don't have a mother.
Wendy: No wonder you were crying.
Peter: I wasn't crying about mothers. I was crying because I can't get this shadow to stick. And I wasn't crying.

Peter: There's mermaids.
Wendy: Mermaids?
Peter: Indians.
John and Michael: Indians?
Peter: Pirates.
John and Michael: Pirates? Wahoo.

Wendy: I think you have, Peter. And I daresay you've felt it yourself. For something... or... someone?
Peter: Never. Even the sound of it offends me.
[Wendy tries to touch his face, and he jumps away]
Peter: Why do you have to spoil everything? We have fun, don't we? I taught you to fly and to fight. What more could there be?
Wendy: There is so much more.
Peter: What? What else is there?
Wendy: I don't know. I guess it becomes clearer when you grow up.
Peter: Well, I will not grow up. You cannot make me!

Wendy: Once upon a time there was a boy named Peter Pan, who decided not to grow up.
Hook: Skip the prologue.
Wendy: So he flew away to Neverland where the pirates are.
Hook: What fun he must have had.
Wendy: Yes but he was rather lonely.
Hook: Lonely? He needed a Wendy.
Pirate: I need a Wendy.
Hook: Why a Wendy?
Wendy: He liked my stories.
Hook: What stories?
Wendy: Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty.
Hook: Love stories?
Wendy: Adventures! In which good triumphs over evil!
Hook: They all end in a kiss.
Wendy: [gasps]
Hook: A kiss. He does feel! He feels about you.
Hook: She told him stories. He taught her to fly. How?
Wendy: You just think happy thoughts. They lift you into the air.
Hook: Alas, I have no happy thoughts.
Wendy: That brings you down!
Hook: [Hook threatens to cut Wendy's throat with his hook] How else?
Michael: Fairy dust! You need fairy dust!
The Lost Boys: Michael!
Hook: What of Pan? Would unhappy thoughts bring him down?
Wendy: He has no unhappy thoughts.

Wendy: Boy, why are you crying?

[Peter and Wendy land to talk to mermaids to find John and Michael]
Wendy: Oh, How sweet.
[Peter looks disgusted]
Wendy: What? Are mermaids not sweet?
Peter: They'll sweetly drown you if you get too close

Peter: Well I will not grow up! You cannot make me! I will banish you like Tinkerbell.
Wendy: I WILL NOT BE BANISHED!
Peter: Then go home. Go home and grow up. And take your feelings with you!

Wendy: Peter... I should like to give you a kiss.
[Peter holds his hand out]
Wendy: Don't you know what a kiss is?
Peter: I shall know when you give me one.

Slightly: If Hook discovers our hideout, he'll gut us.
Wendy: How dreadful!
Slightly: Oh, we live for it!

Peter: Promise me one thing... Leave Hook to me.
Wendy: I promise.

Wendy: Littlest first. Michael?
[Wendy snaps back to "reality"]
Wendy: Michael. John. My brothers!
Peter: Who?

Wendy: My unfulfilled ambition is to write a great novel in three parts about my adventures.
Aunt Millicent: What adventures?
Wendy: I've yet to have them, but they will be perfectly thrilling.

Peter: Wendy? One girl's worth more than 20 boys.
Wendy: [under bed sheets] You really think so?
Peter: I live with boys, the lost boys, they are well named!
Wendy: Who are they?
[asking as she gets out from under sheets and makes Peter fall off the bed]
Peter: Children who fall out of their prams when the nurse is not looking. If they are not claimed in seven days, they are sent to the Neverland.
Wendy: Are there girls too?
Peter: Girls are much to clever to fall out of their prams.
[he says as he looks through the heart in Wendy's bed]

Twin: Do you tell stories?
Wendy: Yes.
Curly: Then you're perfect.

Peter: Tinkerbell... She's my fairy.
Wendy: But, there's no such thing as f-
[Peter flies up and closes her mouth]
Peter: [firmly] Don't say that. Every time someone says that, a fairy somewhere falls down dead.
[he goes to look for Tinkerbell]
Peter: And I'll never find her if she's dead!
Wendy: You don't mean to tell me... there's a *fairy* in this room?

Wendy: Sir, you are both ungallant and deficient!
Peter: How am I deficient?
Wendy: You're just a boy.

Wendy: My parents wanted me to grow up.
Captain Hook: Growing up is such a barbarous business, full of inconvenience... and pimples.

Captain Hook: What of Pan? Will unhappy thoughts bring him down too?
Wendy: He has no unhappy thoughts.
Captain Hook: Oh... Well, what if his Wendy... walked the plank!

Wendy: Peter, I'm sorry I must grow up...
[Hook grabs her]
Wendy: [to Hook] It is just a thimble.
Captain Hook: By all means my beauty, give Peter Pan your precious thimble.
Wendy: This belongs to you and always will.
[Kisses Peter]
John: That was no thimble...
Michael: That was a hidden kiss.

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

Aunt Millicent: A hidden kiss.
Wendy: But what is it for?
Aunt Millicent: It is for the greatest adventure of all. They that find it have slipped in and out of Heaven.
Wendy: Find what?
Aunt Millicent: The one the kiss belongs to.


Peter Pan (1953)
Wendy: But, Peter, how do we get to Never Land?
Peter Pan: Fly, of course.
Wendy: Fly?
Peter Pan: It's easy! All you have to do is to... is to... is to... Ha! That's funny.
Wendy: What's the matter? Don't you know?
Peter Pan: Oh, sure. It's... It's just that I never thought about it before. Say, that's it! You think of a wonderful thought.

Wendy: He can fly!
John: He can fly!
Michael: He flewed!
Peter Pan: Now you try.
Wendy: I'll think of a mermaid lagoon, underneath a magic moon.
John: I'll think I'm in a pirate's cave.
Michael: I think I'll be an Indian brave.
Peter Pan: Now everybody try.
Wendy, John, Michael, Peter Pan: One, two, three!
Wendy, John, Michael: We can fly! We can fly! We can fly!
[the children all fall to the ground]
Peter Pan: This won't do. What's the matter with you? All it takes is faith and trust. Oh! And something I forgot.
[grabs Tinkerbell]
Peter Pan: Dust!
Wendy, John: Dust?
Michael: Dust?
Peter Pan: Yep, just a little bit of pixie dust.
[taps Tinkerbell a bit with his hand to make golden dust come off and rain down on the kids]
Peter Pan: Now, think of the happiest things. It's the same as having wings.

Peter Pan: Tinker Bell! I hereby banish you forever.
Wendy: Please, not forever.
Peter Pan: Well, for a week then.

Captain Hook: Fly! Fly! Fly! You coward!
Peter Pan: Coward! Me?
Captain Hook: Ha-ha-ha! You wouldn't dare fight old Hook man-to-man. You'd fly away like a cowardly sparrow!
Peter Pan: Nobody calls Pan a coward and lives! I'll fight you man-to-man, with one hand behind my back.
Captain Hook: You mean you won't fly?
Wendy: No, don't, Peter! It's a trick!
Peter Pan: I give my word, Hook.
Captain Hook: Good, then let's have at it!

John: [as Captain Hook] Blast you, Peter Pan!
Michael: [as Peter Pan] Take that! Give up, Captain Hook? You give up?
John: Never! I'll teach you to cut off me hand!
Wendy: [coming in; chuckling] Oh, no, John, it was the *left* hand.
John: Oh, yes. Thank you, Wendy.

Mr. Darling: Wendy, haven't I warned you? Stuffing the boys heads with a lot of silly stories?
Wendy: Oh, but they aren't.
Mr. Darling: I say they are. Captain Crook! Peter Pirate!
Wendy: Peter Pan, Father.
Mr. Darling: Pan... Pirate... Poppycock!
Wendy: Oh, no, Father!
John: Oh my gosh!
Wendy: How can you...?
Mr. Darling: Absolute poppycock!

Wendy: You can't stick it on with soap, Peter. It needs sewing. That's the proper way to do it. Although, come to think of it, I've never thought about it before... um... sewing shadows, I mean.

Squaw: Squaw get 'em firewood!
Wendy: Squaw no get 'em firewood! Squaw go home!

Wendy: What's the chief doing, John?
John: He's giving an oration in sign language.
Michael: What's he saying?
John: He says... "Peter Pan... mighty warrior... save Tigerlily... make big chief... heap glad."
Wendy: [jokingly] Well, he certainly doesn't look "heap glad".

Wendy: How did Nana get your shadow, Peter?
Peter Pan: Chomped at me the other night at the window.
Wendy: But what were you doing there?
Peter Pan: I came to listen to your stories.
Wendy: My stories? But they're all about you.
Peter Pan: Of course! That's why I like 'em!

Peter Pan: Well? Get on with it, girl!
Wendy: My name is Wendy. Wendy Moira Angela Darling.
Peter Pan: Wendy's enough.

Michael: [referring to Tinker Bell] Oh, look! A firefly!
Wendy: A pixie.
John: Amazing!
[Tinker Bell angrily gestures at Peter]
Michael: What's the pixie doing?
Peter Pan: Talking.
Wendy: What did she say?
Peter Pan: She says you're a big ugly girl!
[everybody laughs]
Wendy: Oh... well, I think she's lovely.

Wendy: Oh! Mother, we're back!
Mr. Darling: Back?
Wendy: All except the lost boys. They were not quite ready.
Mr. Darling: Lost boys? Ready?
Wendy: To grow up. That's why they went back to Neverland.
Mr. Darling: Neverland?
Wendy: Well... I am.
Mr. Darling: Am...?
Wendy: Uh... ready to grow up.
Mr. Darling: Oh, oh! Well, my dear...
Wendy: Oh, we had such a wonderful time! Well, except when we were kidnapped...
Mr. Darling: Kidnapped?
Wendy: We had lots of fun with Tinker Bell, and the mermaids, and Peter Pan! Oh, he was the most wonderful person of them all! And then we called him a codfish!
[giggles]
Wendy: Uh... Captain Hook, I mean.
[calms down and starts talking in a dreamy tone]
Wendy: And then... we sailed away on a ship in the sky.
Mr. Darling: [weirded out by Wendy's story, yawns] Mary, I'm going to bed.


Peter Pan (1960) (TV)
Wendy: Peter, what are your exact feelings for me?
Peter Pan: Those of a devoted son, Wendy.
Wendy: [Annoyed] I thought so.
[She sits further away from him]
Peter Pan: You're so strange. Tinker Bell's just the same. There's something she wants to be to me, but she says it's not my mother.
[Tinker Bell replies "You silly ass" in fairy language]
Wendy: I almost agree with her!

Peter Pan: There oughta be a fairy for every girl and boy.
Wendy: Oughta be? Isn't there?
Peter Pan: Oh, no. Children know such a lot now. Soon they don't believe. And every time a child says "I don't believe in fairies", there's a fairy someplace that falls down dead.

Peter Pan: [singing] You're ready?
Wendy: Ready!
John: Ready!
Michael: Ready!
Peter Pan: [singing] Don't forget, don't be slow/ready set, here we go/Wendy, Michael, John... Tinkerbell, come on/Hurry up after me for soon I will be gone, I'm flying!

Wendy: Peter, how old are you?
Peter Pan: I don't know. I ran away from home the day I was born.
Wendy: Ran away? Why?
Peter Pan: Because I heard father and mother discussing what I was to be when I became a man. I want to always be a little boy and have fun! So I ran away, and I've lived a long time among the fairies.
Wendy: Peter! You really know fairies?
Peter Pan: Yes, but they're nearly all dead now. You see, Wendy, when the first baby laughed for the very first time, the laugh broke up into a thousand pieces of light, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies. So now every time a new baby is born, its first laugh becomes a fairy.

Wendy: Peter, why did you come to our nursery window?
Peter Pan: To hear a story. None of us know any stories.
Wendy: How perfectly awful.
Peter Pan: Wendy, your mother was telling you such a lovely story.
Wendy: Oh? Which story is it?
Peter Pan: It was about the prince... and he couldn't find the lady who wore the glass slipper.
Wendy: Ohhh... that was Cinderella, he found her, and they lived happily ever after.
Peter Pan: I'm glad!
[dashes to the window]
Wendy: Where are you going?
Peter Pan: To tell the other boys!
Wendy: Oh please don't go! I know lots of stories!
Peter Pan: Do you?
Wendy: Oh, the stories I could tell the other boys!

[first lines]
Narrator: Some say that as we grow up, we become different people at different ages, but I don't believe this. I think we remain the same throughout, merely passing in these years from one room, to another, but always in the same house. If we unlock the rooms of the far past, we can look in and see ourselves beginning to become you and me.
Wendy, John: [dressed up like their parents and dancing] One-two-three, one-two-three, one-two-three, one-two-three.

Wendy: Liza, We're pretending we're Mother and Father and we're going to the ball tonight, come play!
Liza: Always playing games? I have much more important things to do than play make believe and *dahn*-cing.

Mrs. Darling: What are you doing in my old hat?
Wendy: We're doing an act.
John: Yes, we're playing you and Father, I'm Father. A little less noise there, a little less noise!
Michael: Mother, they never let me play Father, and they never let me dance.
Mrs. Darling: Well, we'll soon fix that.
[takes John's hat off and puts it on Michael]
Mrs. Darling: There. May I have this dance, Mr. Darling?

Wendy: [about Neverland] Peter, what does it look like?
Peter Pan: It's an island, Wendy.
Wendy: A large one?
Peter Pan: No, quite small, and nicely crammed, so there's hardly any room between one adventure and the next.
Wendy: Oh, it sounds wonderful. Who else lives there, Peter?
Peter Pan: The Lost Boys.
Wendy: Who are they?
Peter Pan: They're the children that fall out of their carriages when the nurse is looking the other way. If they're not claimed in 7 days, they're sent far away to Neverland... I'm Captain.

Wendy: You won't forget to come for me, Peter. Please - please don't forget.


Hook (1991)
Wendy Darling: The stories are true! I swear to you! I swear on everything I adore, and now he's come back to seek his revenge. The fight isn't over for Captain James Hook. He wants you back. He knows that you'll follow Jack and Maggie to the ends of the earth and beyond. And by heaven, you must find a way. Only you can save your children. Somehow, you must go back. You must make yourself remember.
Peter Banning: Remember what?
Wendy Darling: Peter, don't you know who you are?
[Wendy opens up the book and shows an illustration of Peter Pan as Peter looks in disbelief]
Wendy Darling: [whispers] Yes, boy. Yes.

[Peter recalls a memory from his childhood]
Wendy Darling: Peter, I can't come with you. I've forgotten how to fly. I'm old, Peter. Ever so much more than twenty. I grew up a long time ago.
Young Peter Pan: No, no, no! You promised!
Wendy Darling: I have children of my own now. They have children of their own. That's my grandchild, Moira, asleep in the bed.
Peter Banning: [voiceover] When I saw her lying there sleeping, that moment, something changed in me forever.
Young Peter Pan: I shall give her a kiss.
[takes out a thimble]
Wendy Darling: No. No, Peter. No buttons. No thimbles. I couldn't bear to see Moira's heart to be broken when she finds she can't keep you.
Young Peter Pan: No. I mean a real kiss.

Wendy Darling: So, Peter, you've become a pirate.

Maggie: But Jack says you're not the really real Wendy.
Wendy Darling: Ahh. Well, do you see where Jack is, hmm? Well, that is the same window and this is the same room where we made up our bedtime stories about Peter and Neverland and scary old Captain Hook. And did you know? Mr. Barrie - well, Sir James, our neighbor - he loved our stories so much, he wrote them all down in a book, oh dear me, eighty years ago.
Maggie: You're really old.
Wendy Darling: That's very true.

Wendy Darling: What is this?
[she points to Jack's baseball mitt]
Jack: Oh, it's a baseball glove. You can catch things with it, take hot things out of the oven, or you can even hit your sister with it.

[last lines]
Granny Wendy: So... your adventures are over.
Peter Banning: Oh, no. To live... to live would be an awfully big adventure.

Wendy Darling: [leaving the room after putting Maggie and Jack to bed] Dear night-lights, protect my sleeping babes. Burn clear and steadfast tonight.

Wendy Darling: Boy, why are you crying?
Peter Banning: I don't know. A tear for every happy thought.


Peter Pan (1924)
Wendy Darling: [in intertitles] Peter, what are your exact feelings for me?
Peter Pan: [in intertitles] Those of a devoted son, Wendy.
Peter Pan: [in intertitles] You're so puzzling. Tiger Lily's just the same. There's something she wants to be to me, but she says it's not my mother.

Wendy Darling: [in intertitles] Though the children stayed away for many moons, the beautiful mother always left the window open for them to fly back. I do like a mother's love, don't you?
Michael Nicholas Darling: [in intertitles] I do just.

Wendy Darling: [in intertitles] Where do you live?
Peter Pan: [in intertitles] Second to the right and then straight on till morning.

Wendy Darling: [in intertitles] Well, once upon a time there was a gentleman ~
Nibs: [in intertitles] I had rather he had been a lady.
Wendy Darling: [in intertitles] There was a lady also ~ and what do you think they had?
Wendy Darling: [in intertitles] They had three descendants.
Nibs: [in intertitles] I wish they had been white rats.

Wendy Darling: John, wake up! There is a boy here who is to teach us to fly.
[Peter nods]
Wendy Darling: He's going to take us to the Never Land. He says there are mermaids and redskins.
John Napoleon Darling: I say, I'll get up at once... hello, I am up!

Wendy Darling: Oh Peter, you look like Napolean.
Peter Pan: I am like him, he was little too.


Peter Pan (2000) (TV)
[first lines]
Wendy Moira Angela Darling: Stars are beautiful, but they may not take an active part in anything, they must just look on forever. The older ones have become glassy-eyed and seldom speak, but the little ones still wonder. They are not really friendly to Peter Pan, who has a mischievous way of sneaking up behind them and trying to blow them out. But they are so fond of fun that they were on his side tonight and anxious to get the grown-ups out of the way. As soon as Mr. and Mrs. Darling were out of the house, the smallest of the stars in the Milky Way screamed out, "Now Peter!"

Peter Pan: What's your name?
Wendy Moira Angela Darling: Wndy Moira Angela Darling. What's your name?
Peter Pan: Peter Pan.
Wendy Moira Angela Darling: Where do you live?
Peter Pan: Second to the right, and straight on till morning.
Wendy Moira Angela Darling: Is that what they put on your letters?
Peter Pan: Don't get any letters.
Wendy Moira Angela Darling: But your mother gets letters.
Peter Pan: Don't have a mother.

Peter Pan: You musn't touch me! No one has ever touched me!
Wendy Moira Angela Darling: Why not?
Peter Pan: ...I don't know.

Wendy Moira Angela Darling: Oh, it sounds lovely. Neverland! Who else lives there, Peter?
Peter Pan: The Lost Boys.
Wendy Moira Angela Darling: Who are they?
Peter Pan: They are the children who fall out of their carriages when the nurse is looking the other way. If they're not claimed in seven days, they're sent far away to Neverland. I'm captain, you know.
Wendy Moira Angela Darling: Oh, what fun it must be!
Peter Pan: Yes. Of course, we are rather lonely.
Wendy Moira Angela Darling: Oh?
Peter Pan: You see, Wendy, we have no female companionship.
Wendy Moira Angela Darling: Are none of the others girls?
Peter Pan: No, girls you know are much too clever to fall out of their carriages.


"Once Upon a Time: Second Star to the Right (#2.21)" (2013)
John Darling: The shadow, is it coming tonight?
Wendy Darling: Oh, I hope so!
Baelfire: The... what?
Wendy Darling: A few weeks ago, right about the time you got here, this shadow, it came to the window. Only it's not attached to a body. And it can do so many wonderful things, like... like change its shape and fly and travel between worlds. And do you know why? Because it has magic!
Baelfire: Whatever you do, promise me you'll never open that window again. Promise me you won't talk to the shadow.
Wendy Darling: Don't be silly.
Baelfire: Magic is dangerous! It always comes with a price.
John Darling: You're just saying that 'cause you don't believe.
Baelfire: No, I do believe. That's the point, I've seen magic. I come from another land. A land where magic is everywhere.
Wendy Darling: Is that really true? Because it sounds wonderful!
Baelfire: It isn't what you think. Magic is the reason I left. I lost everything because of it.
Wendy Darling: Your mother and father.
Baelfire: Magic destroyed my family. I don't want it to do the same to yours.

Wendy Darling: It's an island where there are no grown-ups to tell you what to do, but there are mermaids and fairies and all sorts of mystical creatures.
Baelfire: Then why did you return?
Wendy Darling: Because... when night fell, that's when all the children started to miss their parents and they cried through the night.
Baelfire: Why don't they go home?
Wendy Darling: The shadow won't let them. There's a reason it's called Neverland. Because once you set foot on its soil, the Shadow never lets you leave.
Baelfire: How did you escape?
Wendy Darling: He let me go, because he didn't want me. He wanted a boy.


Finding Neverland (2004)
'Wendy': [as she is lifted by the kite] Peter!
Peter Pan: Don't let go, Wendy!
'Wendy': Peter, I'm frightened!
Peter Pan: Hang on, Wendy!
'Wendy': [fading] Peter!
Peter Pan: To die will be an awfully big adventure.


The Walt Disney Christmas Show (1951) (TV)
Wendy: Oh Slave in the Mirror, come from the farthest space.
[a bolt of lightning flashes in the mirror]
Wendy: Through wind and rain I -
[she stops as he appears]
Slave in the Magic Mirror: I am *here*, young mistress.
Wendy: Oh my goodness you got here in a hurry. I didn't get to finish the magic words.
Slave in the Magic Mirror: Well it so happened that I was *in* the neighborhood.


"Sketchy: Disney/Star Wars Corporate Retreat (#2.21)" (2013)
Wendy Darling: [attacking Jabba the Hutt] A little dark for my character, I know.


"Once Upon a Time: Dark Hollow (#3.7)" (2013)
Wendy Darling: Am I... am I free?
Peter Pan: Not yet, Wendy. But that doesn't mean you can't come out and play.