Elizabeth Bowen Quotes

Elizabeth Bowen Quotes: 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.
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Elizabeth Bowen Quote: ... it appears to me that problems, inherent in any writing, loom unduly large when one looks ahead. Though nothing is easy, little is quite impossible.
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Quotes about Elizabeth Bowen: Writers do not find subjects; subjects find them.
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Quote about Elizabeth Bowen: Dress has never been at all a straightforward business: so much subterranean interest and complex feeling attaches to it. As a topic ... it has a flowery head but deep roots in the passion. On the subject of dress almost no one, for one or another reason, feels truly indifferent: if their own clothes do not concern them, somebody else's do. ... Ten minutes talk about clothes (except between perfect friends) tends to make everyone present either overbearing, guarded or touchy.
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Elizabeth Bowen Sayings: memory is to love what the saucer is to the cup.
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Elizabeth Bowen Saying: The writer, like a swimmer caught by an undertow, is borne in an unexpected direction. He is carried to a subject which has awaited him--a subject sometimes no part of his conscious plan. Reality, the reality of sensation, has accumulated where it was least sought. To write is to be captured--captured by some experience to which one may have given hardly a thought.
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Sayings about Elizabeth Bowen: Jane Austen, much in advance of her day, was a mistress of the use of the dialogue. She used it as dialogue should be used-to advance the story; not only to show the characters, but to advance.
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Saying about Elizabeth Bowen: I think the main thing, don't you, is to keep the show on the road.
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Elizabeth Bowen Quotes: one should discuss one's difficulties only when they are over.
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Elizabeth Bowen Quote: The story must spring from an impression or perception pressing enough to have made the writer write. It should magnetize the imagination and give pleasure.
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Quotes about Elizabeth Bowen: In 'real life' everything is diluted; in the novel everything is condensed.
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Quote about Elizabeth Bowen: I know that I have in my make-up layers of synthetic experiences, and that the most powerful of my memories are only half true.
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Elizabeth Bowen Sayings: No one of the characters in my novels has originated, so far as I know, in real life. If anything, the contrary was the case: persons playing a part in my life--the first twenty years of it--had about them something semi-fictitious.
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Elizabeth Bowen Saying: Karen, her elbows folded on the deck-rail, wanted to share with someone the pleasure in being alone: this is the paradox of any happy solitude. She had never landed at Cork, so this hill and that hill beyond were as unexpected as pictures at which you say
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Sayings about Elizabeth Bowen: Exhibitionism and a nervous wish for concealment, for anonymity, thus battle inside the buyer of any piece of clothing.
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Saying about Elizabeth Bowen: On the subject of dress almost no one, for one or another reason, feels truly indifferent: if their own clothes do not concern them, somebody else's do.
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Elizabeth Bowen Quotes: Don't you understand that all language is dead currency? How they keep on playing shop with it all the same ...
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Elizabeth Bowen Quote: Only in a house where one has learnt to be lonely does one have this solicitude for things. One's relation to them, the daily seeing or touching, begins to become love, and to lay one open to pain.
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