Elizabeth Bowen quotes

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Everything is very quiet, the streets are never crowded, and the people one dislikes are out of town.
The innocent are so few that two of them seldom meet--when they do meet, their victims lie strewn around.
I suspect victims; they win in the long run.
... often when I write I am trying to make words do the work of line and colour. I have the painter's sensitivity to light. Much ( ...
Innocence always calls mutely for protection, when we would be much wiser to guard ourselves against it ... innocence is like a du ...
... in nine out of ten cases the original wish to write is the wish to make oneself felt ... [ellipsis in source] the non-essentia ...
Solitary and farouche people don't have relationships; they are quite unrelatable. If you and I were capable of being altogether h ...
... I can't see (or feel) the conflict between love and religion. To me they're the same thing.
... 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 ...
... fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.
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