Youre here: Home » Famous Quotes » Elizabeth Bowen Quotes, Page 2


» Famous Quotes Home

» Quote Topics

» Author Nationalities

» Author Types

» Popular Searches

 Browse authors:

Elizabeth Bowen Quotes

Page 2 of 2
Elizabeth Bowen
June 7, 1899 - February 22, 1973
Nationality: Irish
Category: Novelist
Subcategory: Irish Novelist

No object is mysterious. The mystery is your eye.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


Page:   1 | 2

Privacy Policy
Copyright © 1999-2008 All rights reserved.