Elizabeth Bowen Quotes

Who is Elizabeth Bowen?

Elizabeth Bowen CBE was an Irish novelist and short story writer.

Born June 07, 1899
Died February 22, 1973

Books by Elizabeth Bowen


Best 7 Quotes by Elizabeth Bowen

“To be quite oneself one must first waste a little time.”

Elizabeth Bowen

“Writers do not find subjects; subjects find them.”

Elizabeth Bowen

“If you look at life one way, there is always cause for alarm.”

Elizabeth Bowen

“Never to lie is to have no lock on your door, you are never wholly alone.”

Elizabeth Bowen

“Nobody speaks the truth when there's something they must have.”

Elizabeth Bowen

A World of Love Quotes

“When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out.”

Elizabeth Bowen
A World of Love

The Death of the Heart Quotes

“A romantic man often feels more uplifted with two women than with one: his love seems to hit the ideal mark somewhere between two different faces.”

Elizabeth Bowen
The Death of the Heart

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