Facts about Elizabeth Bowen

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Elizabeth Bowen was a famous Novelist from Ireland, who lived between June 7, 1899 and February 22, 1973. She became 73 years old.

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She is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 34 quotes who is written / told by Elizabeth, under the main topic Women.

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Famous quotes by Elizabeth Bowen (34)


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"The importance to the writer of first writing must be out of all proportion of the actual value of what is written"
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"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"
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"When you love someone all your saved up wishes start coming out"
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"There is no end to the violations committed by children on children, quietly talking alone"
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"Never to lie is to have no lock on your door, you are never wholly alone"
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"Meeting people unlike oneself does not enlarge one's outlook; it only confirms one's idea that one is unique"
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"Mechanical difficulties with language are the outcome of internal difficulties with thought"
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"Language is a mixture of statement and evocation"
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"Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies"
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"It is not helpful to help a friend by putting coins in his pockets when he has got holes in his pockets"
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"Ireland is a great country to die or be married in"
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"Intimacies between women often go backwards, beginning in revelations and ending in small talk"
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"Illusions are art, for the feeling person, and it is by art that we live, if we do"
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"If you look at life one way, there is always cause for alarm"
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"If a theme or idea is too near the surface, the novel becomes simply a tract illustrating an idea"
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"I think the main thing, don't you, is to keep the show on the road"
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"I became, and remain, my characters' close and intent watcher: their director, never. Their creator I cannot feel that I was, or am"
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"Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat"
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"Fantasy is toxic: the private cruelty and the world war both have their start in the heated brain"
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"Experience isn't interesting until it begins to repeat itself. In fact, till it does that, it hardly is experience"
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"Education is not so important as people think"
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"Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day"
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"Art is one thing that can go on mattering once it has stopped hurting"
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"All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted; when you find it taken for granted, you are unnerved"
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"The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends"
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"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"
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"That is partly why women marry - to keep up the fiction of being in the hub of things"
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"Silences have a climax, when you have got to speak"
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"Pity the selfishness of lovers: it is brief, a forlorn hope; it is impossible"
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"One can live in the shadow of an idea without grasping it"
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"Nothing can happen nowhere. The locale of the happening always colours the happening, and often, to a degree, shapes it"
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"Nobody speaks the truth when there is something they must have"
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"Nobody can be kinder than the narcissist while you react to life in his own terms"
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"No object is mysterious. The mystery is your eye"


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