"Experience isn't interesting until it begins to repeat itself. In fact, till it does that, it hardly is experience."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Elizabeth Bowen on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Elizabeth Bowen on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Elizabeth Bowen on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Elizabeth Bowen on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Elizabeth Bowen on Mark Twain
"Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies."
"There is no end to the violations committed by children on children, quietly talking alone."
"Never to lie is to have no lock on your door, you are never wholly alone."
"Education is not so important as people think."
"Pity the selfishness of lovers: it is brief, a forlorn hope it is impossible."