Saturday, June 30, 2012

Girls are much too clever...

From Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie:

Wendy: But where do you live mostly now?
Peter:  With the lost boys.
Wendy:  Who are they?
Peter:  They are the children who fall out of their perambulators when the nurse is looking the other way. If they are not claimed in 7 days they are sent far away to Neverland to defray expenses. I'm captain.
Wendy: What fun it must be!
Peter:  Yes, but we are rather lonely. You see we have no female companionship.
Wendy: Are none of the others girls?
Peter:  Oh, no: girls, you know, are much too clever to fall out of their prams.

I was reminded of these lines yesterday when our class was talking about gender differences.  It’s one of several great quotes from Peter Pan.