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Elizabeth Bowen

Elizabeth Bowen, CBE (/?bo??n/; 7 June 1899 – 22 February 1973) was an Anglo-Irish novelist and short story writer.

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When you love someone all your saved up wishes start coming out.

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

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Almost everybody wore a curious limpidity of expression, like newborn babies or souls just after dea ...

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Good-byes breed a sort of distaste for whomever you say good-bye to; this hurts, you feel, this must ...

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The best that an individual can do is to concentrate on what he or she can do, in the course of a bu ...

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Education is not so important as people think.

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Exhibitionism and a nervous wish for concealment, for anonymity, thus battle inside the buyer of any ...

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History is not a book, arbitrarily divided into chapters, or a drama chopped into separate acts; it ...

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She had one of those charming faces which, according to the angle from which you see them, look eith ...

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Temperamentally, the writer exists on happenings, on contacts, conflicts, action and reaction, speed ...

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Some people are molded by their admirations, others by their hostilities.

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Writers do not find subjects; subjects find them.

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Disappointment tears the bearable film of life.

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Habit, of which passion must be wary, may all the same be the sweetest part of love.

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...there must be something she wanted; and that therefore she was no lady.

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