Bowen

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    Ghosts, we hope, may be always with us—that is, never too far out of the reach of fancy. On the whole, it would seem they adapt themselves well, perhaps better than we do, to changing world conditions—they enlarge their domain, shift their hold on our nerves, and, dispossessed of one habitat, set up house in another. The universal battiness of our century looks like providing them with a propitious climate ...
    —Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973)

    All my life I have said, “Whatever happens there will always be tables and chairs”—and what a mistake.
    —Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973)

    The charm, one might say the genius of memory, is that it is choosy, chancy, and temperamental: it rejects the edifying cathedral and indelibly photographs the small boy outside, chewing a hunk of melon in the dust.
    —Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973)