Elizabeth Bowen Quotes


18 Elizabeth Bowen quotes:



"The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. The friend becomes a traitor by breaking, however unwillingly or sadly, out of our own zone: a hard judgment is passed on him, for all the pleas of the heart."
Author: Bowen Quotes Category: Absence Quotes
"If you look at life one way, there is always cause for alarm"
Author: Bowen Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"Intimacies between women often go backwards, beginning in revelations and ending in small talk."
Author: Bowen Quotes Category: Women Quotes
"It could've been a disaster for people who couldn't see it on TV, so to speak. The fact that it was incorrect on TV alarmed me."
Author: Bowen Quotes Category: Disaster Quotes
"Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies"
Author: Bowen Quotes Category: Enemies Quotes
"It is not our exalted feelings, it is our sentiments that build the necessary home."
"The charm, one might say the genius of memory, is that it is choosy, chancy, and temperamental: it rejects the edifying cathedral and indelibly photographs the small boy outside, chewing a hunk of melon in the dust"
Author: Bowen Quotes Category: Genius Quotes
"Good-byes breed a sort of distaste for whomever you say good-bye to; this hurts, you feel, this must not happen again"
Author: Bowen Quotes Category: Goodbye Quotes
"All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted; when you find it taken for granted, you are unnerved."
Author: Bowen Quotes Category: Greatness Quotes Irish Novelist Quotes
"Some people are moulded by their admirations, others by their hostilities."
"Nobody speaks the truth when there is something they must have."
Author: Bowen Quotes Category: Truth Quotes Irish Novelist Quotes
"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."
Author: Bowen Quotes Category: Heart Quotes Irish Novelist Quotes
"I became, and remain, my characters' close and intent watcher: their director, never. Their creator I cannot feel that I was, or am."
Author: Bowen Quotes Category: Character Quotes Irish Novelist Quotes
"That is partly why women marry - to keep up the fiction of being in the hub of things"
Author: Bowen Quotes Category: Fiction Quotes
"The charm, one might say the genius of memory, is that it is choosy, chancy, and temperamental: it rejects the edifying cathedral and indelibly photographs the small boy outside, chewing a hunk of melon in the dust."
Author: Bowen Quotes Category: Memory Quotes
"Never to lie is to have no lock on your door, you are never wholly alone"
"When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out."
"We are minor in everything but our passions"
Author: Bowen Quotes Category: Passion Quotes



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