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Quotation by Elizabeth Bowen
... 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 Eden.
Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973), British novelist, story writer, essayist, and memoirist; born in Ireland. As quoted in Elizabeth Bowen, ch. 2, by Victoria Glendinning (1979).
Written in 1946.
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