enid bagnold Quotes

When a man goes through six years training to be a doctor he will never be the same. He knows too much.
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— Enid Bagnold
The theatre is a gross art, built in sweeps and over-emphasis. Compromise is its second name.
— Enid Bagnold
If a dog doesn't put you first where are you both? In what relation? A dog needs God. It lives by your glances, your wishes. It even shares your humor. This happens about the fifth year. If it doesn't happen you are only keeping an animal.
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— Enid Bagnold
As for death one gets used to it, even if it's only other people's death you get used to.
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— Enid Bagnold
A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
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— Enid Bagnold
It was March. The days of March creeping gustily on like something that man couldn't hinder and God wouldn't hurry.
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— Enid Bagnold
And now, finished with that puzzling mixture of insane intimacy and isolation which is notoriety, Velvet was able to get on quietly to her next adventures.
tags: adventure intimacy
— Enid Bagnold
If I had my life over again, I'd have thought more about words. And thought about them earlier.
tags: thoughts
— Enid Bagnold
The pleasure of one's effect on other people still exists in age - what's called making a hit. But the hit is much rarer and made of different stuff.
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— Enid Bagnold
Judges don't age; time decorates them.
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— Enid Bagnold
Sex- the great inequality, the great miscalculator, the great Irritator.
— Enid Bagnold
Pity is exhaustible. What a terrible discovery!
— Enid Bagnold
Why do birds sing in the morning? It's the triumphant shout: 'We got through another night!'
— Enid Bagnold
I shall continue to explore-the astonishment of living.
tags: living
— Enid Bagnold
Before you fall asleep everyday, say something positive to yourself.
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— Enid Bagnold
One never knows when one is old for certain.
— Enid Bagnold
From birth to death we are alone...
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— Enid Bagnold
Isn't the fear of pain next brother to pain itself?
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— Enid Bagnold
if death becomes cheap it is the watcher, not the dying, who is poisoned.
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— Enid Bagnold
The dangerous thing about hate is that it seems so reasonable.
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— Enid Bagnold
One's palate is reborn every morning!
— Enid Bagnold
Let this serve as an axiom to every lover: A woman who refuses lunch refuses everything.
tags: women
— Enid Bagnold
An only child is never twelve.
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— Enid Bagnold
There may be wonder in money, but, dear God, there is money in wonder.
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— Enid Bagnold
The Press blew, the public stared, hands flew out like a million little fishes after bread.
— Enid Bagnold
I am not a born writer, but I was born a writer.
— Enid Bagnold
As for death, one gets used to it, even if it is only other people is death you get used to.
tags: death people
— Enid Bagnold
Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it's the answer to everything... It's the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it's a cactus.
tags: living flowers
— Enid Bagnold
Dead news like dead love has no phoenix in its ashes.
— Enid Bagnold
But I had been in love pretty often and I didn't think it stood the wear and tear.
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— Enid Bagnold
After forty years of marriage we still stood with broken swords in our hands.
tags: broken marriage year
— Enid Bagnold
Marriage. The beginning and the end are wonderful. But the middle part is hell.
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— Enid Bagnold
Things come suitable to the time.
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— Enid Bagnold
One can lie, but truth is more interesting.
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— Enid Bagnold
In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring.
tags: children criticism child real marriage
— Enid Bagnold
It's not till sex has died out between a man and a woman that they can really love. And now I mean affection. Now I mean to be fond of (as one is fond of oneself) --to hope, to be disappointed, to live inside the other heart.
tags: men women heart live sex hope
— Enid Bagnold
You will be old- fashioned one day. It's more shocking than getting old.
— Enid Bagnold
enid bagnold
Birth    : October 27, 1889
Death  : March 31, 1981
Occupation  : Author