Frases de Elizabeth Bowen

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Elizabeth Bowen

Data de nascimento: 7. Junho 1899
Data de falecimento: 22. Fevereiro 1973

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Citações Elizabeth Bowen


„Ciúme não é nada mais que sentir sozinho enfrentando inimigos sorridentes.“

„Certas pessoas são moldadas pelo que admiram; outras, pelo que hostilizam.“


„Darling, I don't want you; I've got no place for you; I only want what you give. I don't want the whole of anyone.... What you want is the whole of me-isn't it, isn't it?-and the whole of me isn't there for anybody. In that full sense you want me I don't exist.“ The Death of the Heart

„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.“ The Death of the Heart

„But to be quite oneself one must first waste a little time.“

„She walked about with the rather fated expression you see in photographs of girls who have subsequently been murdered, but nothing had so far happened to her.“ The Death of the Heart

„When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out.“ A World of Love

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


„No object is mysterious. The mystery is your eye“

„Karen, her elbows folded on the deck-rail, wanted to share with someone the pleasure in being alone: this is the paradox of any happy solitude. She had never landed at Cork, so this hill and that hill beyond were as unexpected as pictures at which you say "Oh look!" Nobody was beside her to share the moment, which would have been imperfect with anyone else there.“

„Reason can never reconcile one to life: nothing allays the wants one cannot explain.“ Bowen's Court & Seven Winters

„The innocent are so few that two of them seldom meet-when they do meet, their victims lie strewn all round.“ The Death of the Heart


„Pity the selfishness of lovers: it is brief, a forlorn hope; it is impossible.“ The Death of the Heart

„the slight sense of degeneracy induced by reading novels before luncheon“ The Hotel

„The innocent are so few that two of them seldom meet—when they do, their victims lie strewn around.“

„One's sentiments -- call them that -- one's fidelities are so instinctive that one hardly knows they exist: only when they are betrayed or, worse still, when one betrays them does one realize their power.“ The Death of the Heart