Elizabeth Bowen Quotes

Intimacies between women often go backwards, beginning in revelations and ending in small talk, without loss of esteem.

Elizabeth Bowen

Nobody speaks the truth when there's something they must have.

Elizabeth Bowen

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

Elizabeth Bowen

And yet in a way I would rather fail point blank. Things one can do have no value. I don't mind feeling small myself, but I dread finding the world is.

Elizabeth Bowen

But the hold of the country was that, she considered, it could be thought of in terms of oneself, so interpreted.

Elizabeth Bowen

What's the matter with this country is the matter with the lot of us individually our sense of personality is a sense of outrage and we'll never get outside of it.

Elizabeth Bowen
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