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Catherine Drinker Bowen

Catherine Drinker Bowen (January 1, 1897 in Haverford, PA – November 1, 1973 in Haverford) an American writer best known for her biographies. She won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 1958.

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    There is a marvelous turn and trick to British arrogance; its apparent unconsciousness makes it twice as effectual.
    Catherine Drinker Bowen (1897–1973)

    Many a man who has known himself at ten forgets himself utterly between ten and thirty.
    —Catherine Drinker Bowen (1897–1973)

    ... my last work is no sooner on the stands than letters come, suggesting a subject. The grandmothers of strangers are crying from the grave, it seems, for literary recognition; it is bewildering, the number of salty grandfathers, aunts and uncles that languish unappreciated.
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    The caretaking has to be done. “Somebody’s got to be the mommy.” Individually, we underestimate this need, and as a society we make inadequate provision for it. Women take up the slack, making the need invisible as we step in to fill it.
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    For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.
    —Catherine Drinker Bowen (1897–1973)

    ... it appears to me that problems, inherent in any writing, loom unduly large when one looks ahead. Though nothing is easy, little is quite impossible.
    —Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973)