"Fantasy is toxic: the private cruelty and the world war both have their start in the heated brain."
"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."Elizabeth Bowen on Albert Einstein
"One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam."Elizabeth Bowen on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one."Elizabeth Bowen on Albert Einstein
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."Elizabeth Bowen on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills we shall never surrender."Elizabeth Bowen on Winston Churchill
"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."
"Experience isn't interesting until it begins to repeat itself. In fact, till it does that, it hardly is experience."