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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860–1937)
QUOTATION: To die will be an awfully big adventure.
ATTRIBUTION: SIR JAMES M. BARRIE, Peter Pan, act III, final sentence, p. 94 (1930, reprinted 1975).

This line was quoted by Barrie’s friend, American impresario Charles Frohman, as he plunged to his death on the Lusitania.—The Dictionary of National Biography, 1931–1940, p. 49.
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