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"The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, "I was wrong"."
Sydney J. Harris
Elizabeth Bowen Quotes
All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted; when you find it taken for granted, you are unnerved.
Elizabeth Bowen

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

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

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

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

It is in this unearthly first hour of spring twilight that earth's almost agonized livingness is most felt. This hour is so dreadful to some people that they hurry indoors and turn on the lights.
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

It is not our exalted feelings, it is our sentiments that build the necessary home.
Elizabeth Bowen

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

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

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

Some people are molded by their admirations, others by their hostilities.
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

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

We are minor in everything but our passions.
Elizabeth Bowen

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

Type:
Novelist
Date of Birth:
1899-06-07
Year of Death:
1973
Nationality:
Irish
 

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