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Elizabeth Bowen
Elizabeth Bowen
(1899 - 1973)
Irish novelist and writer.
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With three or more people there is something bold in the air: direct things get said which would frighten two people alone and conscious of each inch of their nearness to one another. To be three is to be in public - you feel safe.
- Elizabeth Bowen | Human Relations Quotes
Each of us keeps, battened down inside himself, a sort of lunatic giant -impossible socially, but full-scale. It's the knockings and batterings we sometimes hear in each other that keep our intercourse from utter banality.
- Elizabeth Bowen | Human Relations Quotes
Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.
- Elizabeth Bowen | Loneliness Quotes
Autumn arrives in the early morning, but spring at the close of a winter's day.
- Elizabeth Bowen | The Seasons Quotes
In big houses in which things are done properly, there is always the religious element. The diurnal cycle is observed with more feeling when there are servants to do the work.
- Elizabeth Bowen | Wealth Quotes
All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted; when you find it taken for granted, you are unnerved.
- Elizabeth Bowen | Forgiveness Quotes
Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.
- Elizabeth Bowen | Other Side Quotes
Experience isn't interesting till it begins to repeat itself-in fact, till it does that, it hardly is experience.
- Elizabeth Bowen | Self-Knowledge Quotes
Habit is not mere subjugation, it is a tender tie; when one remembers habit it seems to have been happiness.
- Elizabeth Bowen | One Day Quotes
If you look at life one way, there is always cause for alarm.
- Elizabeth Bowen | Positive Quotes
Some people are molded by their admirations, others by their hostilities.
- Elizabeth Bowen | Motivation Quotes
Who ever is adequate? We all create situations which others can't live up to, then break our hearts at them because they don't.
- Elizabeth Bowen | Realistic Expectations Quotes
For people who live on expectations, to face up to their realization is something of an ordeal.
- Elizabeth Bowen | Realistic Expectations Quotes
Proust has pointed out that the predisposition to love creates it's own objects: is this not also true of fear?
No object is mysterious. The mystery is your eye.
Silences have a climax, when you have got to speak.
- Elizabeth Bowen | Getting Going Quotes
When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
- Elizabeth Bowen | Companionship Quotes
With three or more people there is something bold in the air: direct things get said which would frighten two people alone and conscious of each inch of their nearness to one another. To be three is to be in public - you feel safe.
- Elizabeth Bowen | Relationship Quotes
With three or more people there is something bold in the air: direct things get said which would frighten two people alone and conscious of each inch of their nearness to one another. To be three is to be in public - you feel safe.
- Elizabeth Bowen | Relationship Quotes
With three or more people there is something bold in the air: direct things get said which would frighten two people alone and conscious of each inch of their nearness to one another. To be three is to be in public - you feel safe.
- Elizabeth Bowen | Relationship Quotes
With three or more people there is something bold in the air: direct things get said which would frighten two people alone and conscious of each inch of their nearness to one another. To be three is to be in public - you feel safe.
- Elizabeth Bowen | Relationship Quotes
With three or more people there is something bold in the air: direct things get said which would frighten two people alone and conscious of each inch of their nearness to one another. To be three is to be in public - you feel safe.
- Elizabeth Bowen | Relationship Quotes
With three or more people there is something bold in the air: direct things get said which would frighten two people alone and conscious of each inch of their nearness to one another. To be three is to be in public - you feel safe.
- Elizabeth Bowen | Relationship Quotes
With three or more people there is something bold in the air: direct things get said which would frighten two people alone and conscious of each inch of their nearness to one another. To be three is to be in public - you feel safe.
- Elizabeth Bowen | Relationship Quotes
With three or more people there is something bold in the air: direct things get said which would frighten two people alone and conscious of each inch of their nearness to one another. To be three is to be in public - you feel safe.
- Elizabeth Bowen | Relationship Quotes


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