Enid Bagnold Quotes

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Isn't the fear of pain next brother to pain itself?
— Enid Bagnold A Diary Without Dates


Dead news like dead love has no phoenix in its ashes.
— Enid Bagnold National Velvet


The dangerous thing about hate is that it seems so reasonable.
— Enid Bagnold The Chalk Garden: A Play


There may be wonder in money, but, dear God, there is money in wonder.
— Enid Bagnold National Velvet


Praise is the only thing that brings to life again a man that's been destroyed.
— Enid Bagnold The Chalk Garden


A father is always making his baby into a little woman.  And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
— Enid Bagnold Autobiography

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Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it's the answer to everything. To "Why am I here?" To uselessness.
— Enid Bagnold Autobiography


When I look back on the pain of sex, the love like a wild fox so ready to bite, the antagonism that sits like a twin beside love, and contrast it with affection...of two people who have lived a life together (and of whom one must die) it's the affection I find richer.  It's that I would have again.  Not all those doubtful rainbow colors.
— Enid Bagnold Autobiography