Elizabeth Bowen

Elizabeth Bowen

Irish novelist
To the sun Rome owes its underlying glow, and its air called golden - to me, more the yellow of white wine; like wine it raises agreeability to poetry.More Elizabeth Bowen quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
History is not a book, arbitrarily divided into chapters, or a drama chopped into separate acts; it has flowed forward. Rome is a continuity, called 'eternal.' What has accumulated in this place acts on everyone, day and night, like an extra climate.More Elizabeth Bowen quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One's sentiments -- call them that -- one's fidelities are so instinctive that one hardly knows they exist: only when they are betrayed or, worse still, when one betrays them does one realize their power.More Elizabeth Bowen quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Pity the selfishness of lovers: it is brief, a forlorn hope; it is impossible.More Elizabeth Bowen quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Almost everybody wore a curious limpidity of expression, like newborn babies or souls just after death. Dazed but curiously dignified.... after a criseof hysterical revulsion and tiredness, I passed beyondand became entered by a rather sublime feeling.More Elizabeth Bowen quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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