Quotes by Elizabeth Bowen

Art is for [the Irish] inseparable from artifice: of that, the theatre is the home. Possibly, it was England made me a novelist. ...

Elizabeth Bowen England writers and writing Ireland

... it is not only our fate but our business to lose innocence, and once we have lost that it is futile to attempt a picnic in Ede n. ...

Elizabeth Bowen experience innocence aging

I think the main thing, don't you, is to keep the show on the road. ...

Elizabeth Bowen survival aging death dying

I became, and remain, my characters' close and intent watcher: their director, never. Their creator I cannot feel that I was, or a m. ...

Elizabeth Bowen fictional characters writers and writing observation

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

Elizabeth Bowen intimacy

A novel which survives, which withstands and outlives time, does do something more than merely survive. It does not stand still. I t accumul ...

Elizabeth Bowen novels reading community

Sport and death are the two great socializing factors in Ireland ... ...

Elizabeth Bowen Ireland and the Irish sports death

... fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat. ...

Elizabeth Bowen fate

The writer, unlike his non-writing adult friend, has no predisposed outlook; he seldom observes deliberately. He sees what he did not intend ...

Elizabeth Bowen awareness observation writers and writing

Temperamentally, the writer exists on happenings, on contacts, conflicts, action and reaction, speed, pressure, tension. Were he a contempla ...

Elizabeth Bowen thinking thoughtful writers and writing action

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