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I became, and remain, my characters' close and intent watcher:
by Elizabeth Bowen

I became, and remain, my characters' close and intent watcher:
their director,
never.
Their creator I cannot feel that I was,
or am.
- Elizabeth Bowen

All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted;
when you find it taken for granted,
you are unnerved.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Silences have a climax, when you have got to speak.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Meeting people unlike oneself does not enlarge one's outlook;
it only confirms one's idea that one is unique.
- Elizabeth Bowen

 

No object is mysterious.
The mystery is your eye.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Language is a mixture of statement and evocation.
- Elizabeth Bowen

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Mechanical difficulties with language are the outcome
of internal difficulties with thought.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Nobody speaks the truth when there is something they must have.
- Elizabeth Bowen

The importance to the writer of first writing must
be out of all proportion of the actual value of what is written.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.
- Elizabeth Bowen

One can live in the shadow of an idea without grasping it.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Intimacies between women often go backwards,
beginning in revelations and ending in small talk.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Pity the selfishness of lovers: it is brief,
a forlorn hope; it is impossible.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Never to lie is to have no lock on your door,
you are never wholly alone.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Who is ever adequate? We all create situations each other can't live up to,
then break our hearts at them because they don't.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Nobody can be kinder than the narcissist while you
react to life in his own terms.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Fantasy is toxic: the private cruelty and the world
war both have their start in the heated brain.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Illusions are art, for the feeling person,
and it is by art that we live, if we do.
- Elizabeth Bowen

The heart may think it knows better:
the senses know that absence blots people out.
We really have no absent friends.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Experience isn't interesting until it begins to repeat itself.
In fact, till it does that, it hardly is experience.
- Elizabeth Bowen

When you love someone all your saved up wishes start coming out.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Education is not so important as people think.
- Elizabeth Bowen

There is no end to the violations committed by children on children,
quietly talking alone.
- Elizabeth Bowen

If a theme or idea is too near the surface,
the novel becomes simply a tract illustrating an idea.
- Elizabeth Bowen

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.
- Elizabeth Bowen

The wish to lead out one's lover must be a tribal feeling;
the wish to be seen as loved is part of one's self-respect.
- Elizabeth Bowen

It is not helpful to help a friend by putting coins
in his pockets when he has got holes in his pockets.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Nothing can happen nowhere.
The locale of the happening always colours the happening,
and often, to a degree, shapes it.
- Elizabeth Bowen

The innocent are so few that two of them seldom meet -
when they do meet,
their victims lie strewn all round.
- Elizabeth Bowen

That is partly why women marry - to keep up the fiction
of being in the hub of things.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Ireland is a great country to die or be married in.
- Elizabeth Bowen

I think the main thing, don't you, is to keep the show on the road.
- Elizabeth Bowen

We are minor in everything but our passions.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Art is one thing that can go on mattering once it has stopped hurting.
- Elizabeth Bowen

If you look at life one way, there is always cause for alarm.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

We did not change as we grew older;
we just became more clearly ourselves.
- Lynn Hall

A man who was completely innocent,
offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others,
including his enemies,
and became the ransom of the world.
It was a perfect act.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I haven't eaten at a McDonald's since I became President.
- William J. Clinton

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier,
you will become a general.
If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.'
Instead,
I was a painter, and became Picasso.
- Pablo Picasso

Each problem that I solved became a rule,
which served afterwards to solve other problems.
- Rene Descartes

I became a fanatic about healthy food in 1944.
- Gloria Swanson

The more he became truly wise,
the more he distrusted everything he knew.
- Voltaire

I basically became a cheerleader because I had a very strict mom.
That was my way of being a bad girl.
- Sandra Bullock

I just became one with my browser software.
- Bill Griffith

The danger of the past was that men became slaves.
The danger of the future is that man may become robots.
- Erich Fromm

After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled,
my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school,
my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise.
- Shirley Jones

After 1980, you never heard reference to space again.
Surface, the most convincing evidence of the descent into materialism,
became the focus of design.
Space disappeared.
- Arthur Erickson

I had higher math SATs than in English -
yet I became an English major in college.
- Christie Hefner

My music and lyrics became an extension of this Indian philosophy.
- Gary Wright

As I became very defined in my personal politics,
I turned down some films that I slightly regret now;
I'm not going to say what they were.
- Julie Christie

One result of An American Family was that I became a gay role model.
- Lance Loud

Especially for my father it was a great change.
He used to be a socialist and even a member of the socialist party.
But then he became an orthodox Jew.
- Leon Askin

The very effect of the education they were given...
was to make men think; and, thinking,
they became less and less satisfied with the miserable pays they received.
- John Grierson

All of us have moments in our childhood where we come
alive for the first time.
And we go back to those moments and think,
This is when I became myself.
- Rita Dove

I became quite successful very young,
and it was mainly because I was so enthusiastic and
I just worked so hard at it.
- Francis Ford Coppola

I am very proud of the fact that many workers in my Gau,
numerous former Communists and Social Democrats were
won over by us and became local group leaders and Party functionaries.
- Fritz Sauckel

I never really wanted to be an actor.
And that was the beginning of it, I began to write
things down and eventually became a writer on a television show.
- Barry Levinson

Trying different things is very important to me.
I see people and want to wear their clothes and drive
in their cars for awhile.
That's probably one reason I became an actor.
- Fred Ward

There is no theoretical study of motherhood.
You know, before I became a mother, I did play a mother,
but I was like - I was more thinking of my own mother.
I was doing my mother.
- Joan Chen

It wasn't until I became more confident with myself
and I put myself forward instead of the jokes;
at first it was put the jokes out there and I'm just behind the jokes.
- Wanda Sykes

It became a question of do I want to be on a label
where it could take three years to put out a record
instead of putting out three records over the same
period of time on my own.
- Matthew Sweet

One of the people that became a major source was Clarence
Tripp who worked with Kinsey.
- Bill Condon

I mean we grew up in a TB bus and I became a TB doctor.
- Paul Farmer

I am naturally taciturn, and became a silent and attentive listener.
- William Hamilton Maxwell

About that time, stronger features became fashionable on the screen.
- Marie Windsor

I consider high-speed data transmission an invention
that became a major innovation.
It changed the way we all communicate.
- Dean Kamen

I became an optimist when I discovered that I wasn't
going to win any more games by being anything else.
- Earl Weaver

I never admire another's fortune so much that I became
dissatisfied with my own.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero


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