Elizabeth Bowen Quotes

- Notable Elizabeth Bowen Quotes Index -

Born: June 7, 1899, Dublin, Ireland
Birth Country: Ireland
Died: London, England, February 22, 1973
Occupation: Author

1.
Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.
- Elizabeth Bowen

2.
Education is not so important as people think.
- Elizabeth Bowen

3.
Experience isn't interesting until it begins to repeat itself. In fact, till it does that, it hardly is experience.
- Elizabeth Bowen

4.
Fantasy is toxic: the private cruelty and the world war both have their start in the heated brain.
- Elizabeth Bowen

5.
Intimacies between women often go backwards, beginning in revelations and ending in small talk.
- Elizabeth Bowen

6.
Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.
- Elizabeth Bowen

7.
Never to lie is to have no lock on your door, you are never wholly alone.
- Elizabeth Bowen

8.
Pity the selfishness of lovers: it is brief, a forlorn hope it is impossible.
- Elizabeth Bowen

9.
There is no end to the violations committed by children on children, quietly talking alone.
- Elizabeth Bowen

10.
When you love someone all your saved up wishes start coming out.
- Elizabeth Bowen

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