Quotation by Elizabeth Bowen

Ghosts seem harder to please than we are; it is as though they haunted for haunting's sake—much as we relive, brood, and smoulder over our pasts.
Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973), British novelist, story writer, essayist, and memoirist; born in Ireland. From preface to The Second Ghost Book, edited by Cynthia Asquith (1952). Seven Winters, part 2, sect. 2, ch. 9 (1962).
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