Quotations by Catherine Drinker Bowen
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Born: Friday, January 1, 1897
Died: Thursday, November 1, 1973 (76 years old)
For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.
(Keywords: Healing, Nothing, Right, Word, Writer)
I speak truth, not so much as I would, but as much as I dare; and I dare a little more, as I grown older.
If art has a purpose, it is to interpret life, reproduce it in fresh visions.
(Keywords: Art, Life, Purpose, Visions)
In writing biography, fact and fiction shouldn't be mixed. And if they are, the fictional points should be printed in red ink, the facts printed in black ink.
(Keywords: Biography, Fact, Facts, Fiction, Writing)
Many a man who has known himself at ten forgets himself utterly between ten and thirty.
There is a marvelous turn and trick to British arrogance; its apparent unconsciousness makes it twice as effectual.
Will the reader turn the page?
Writers seldom choose as friends those self-contained characters who are never in trouble, never unhappy or ill, never make mistakes and always count their change when it is handed to them.
(Keywords: Change, Friends, Mistakes, Self, Trouble, Writers)
Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind.
(Keywords: Living, Reality, Writer, Writing)