Elizabeth Bowen

Elizabeth Bowen

Irish novelist
Dialogue must appear realistic without being so. Actual realism-the lifting, as it were, of passages from a stenographer's take-down of a 'real life' conversation-would be disruptive. Of what? Of the illusion of the novel. In 'real life' everything is diluted; in the novel everything is condensed.More Elizabeth Bowen quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Meeting people unlike oneself does not enlarge one's outlook; it only confirms one's idea that one is unique.More Elizabeth Bowen quotes [10/19/2011 09:10:06]
The best that an individual can do is to concentrate on what he or she can do, in the course of a burning effort to do it better.More Elizabeth Bowen quotes [10/19/2011 09:10:06]
We desert those who desert us; we cannot afford to suffer; we must live how we can.More Elizabeth Bowen quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no end to the violations committed by children on children, quietly talking alone.More Elizabeth Bowen quotes [10/19/2011 09:10:32]

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