Elizabeth Bowen

Elizabeth Bowen

Irish novelist
Have not all poetic truths been already stated? The essence of a poetic truth is that no statement of it can be final.More Elizabeth Bowen quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Good general-purpose manners nowadays may be said to consist in knowing how much you can get away with.More Elizabeth Bowen quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Illusions are art, for the feeling person, and it is by art that we live, if we do.More Elizabeth Bowen quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The charm, one might say the genius of memory, is that it is choosy, chancy, and temperamental: it rejects the edifying cathedral and indelibly photographs the small boy outside, chewing a hunk of melon in the dust.More Elizabeth Bowen quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Characters are not created by writers. They pre-exist and have to be found.More Elizabeth Bowen quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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