Elizabeth Bowen - Quotes

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No object is mysterious. The mystery is your eye. ---->>>

When you love someone all your saved up wishes start coming out.

When you love someone all your saved up wishes start coming out.

Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.

Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.

We are minor in everything but our passions.

We are minor in everything but our passions.

Art is one thing that can go on mattering once it has stopped hurting. ---->>>

Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat. ---->>>

Meeting people unlike oneself does not enlarge one's outlook; it only confirms one's idea that one is unique. ---->>>

Nobody can be kinder than the narcissist while you react to life in his own terms. ---->>>

Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.

Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.

Illusions are art, for the feeling person, and it is by art that we live, if we do. ---->>>

Ireland is a great country to die or be married in. ---->>>

Fantasy is toxic: the private cruelty and the world war both have their start in the heated brain. ---->>>

Mechanical difficulties with language are the outcome of internal difficulties with thought. ---->>>

All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted; when you find it taken for granted, you are unnerved. ---->>>

One can live in the shadow of an idea without grasping it.

One can live in the shadow of an idea without grasping it.

The wish to lead out one's lover must be a tribal feeling; the wish to be seen as loved is part of one's self-respect. ---->>>

It is not helpful to help a friend by putting coins in his pockets when he has got holes in his pockets. ---->>>

Nobody speaks the truth when there is something they must have.

Nobody speaks the truth when there is something they must have.

Silences have a climax, when you have got to speak. ---->>>

Never to lie is to have no lock on your door, you are never wholly alone. ---->>>

Who is ever adequate? We all create situations each other can't live up to, then break our hearts at them because they don't. ---->>>

If a theme or idea is too near the surface, the novel becomes simply a tract illustrating an idea. ---->>>

Intimacies between women often go backwards, beginning in revelations and ending in small talk.

Intimacies between women often go backwards, beginning in revelations and ending in small talk.

The importance to the writer of first writing must be out of all proportion of the actual value of what is written. ---->>>

Nothing can happen nowhere. The locale of the happening always colours the happening, and often, to a degree, shapes it. ---->>>

Language is a mixture of statement and evocation. ---->>>

The innocent are so few that two of them seldom meet - when they do meet, their victims lie strewn all round. ---->>>

I became, and remain, my characters' close and intent watcher: their director, never. Their creator I cannot feel that I was, or am. ---->>>

I think the main thing, don't you, is to keep the show on the road. ---->>>

Pity the selfishness of lovers: it is brief, a forlorn hope; it is impossible. ---->>>

The best that an individual can do is to concentrate on what he or she can do, in the course of a burning effort to do it better. ---->>>

Experience isn't interesting until it begins to repeat itself. In fact, till it does that, it hardly is experience. ---->>>

There is no end to the violations committed by children on children, quietly talking alone. ---->>>

The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. ---->>>

If you look at life one way, there is always cause for alarm. ---->>>

Education is not so important as people think. ---->>>

That is partly why women marry - to keep up the fiction of being in the hub of things. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Irish
Born: June 7, 1899
Birthplace:
Die: 02-22, 1973
Occupation: Novelist
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Elizabeth Bowen, CBE (; 7 June 1899 – 22 February 1973) was an Irish novelist and short story writer.(wikipedia)