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I am so wily and feminine that I could live by your side for a lifetime and deceive you afresh each day.
I feel that I have done everything, absolutely everything wrong, but perhaps something nice will happen anyway.
I think that anything you feel strange or nervous about, you weren't cut out to do.
Sometimes when a man gets older he has a revelation and wants awfully bad to get back to the place where he left his life, but he can't get to that place- not often.
A guardian angel comes when you are very young, and gives you special dispensation. From what? From the world. Yours might be luck. Mine is money.
I don't judge people by their bodies. Even when I was a young girl I liked men for their minds. Now that I'm middle-aged I see how right I was.
Victory fades so quickly that it is scarcely apparent and it is always the face of defeat that we are able to see.
I am just showing the results of the terrific fight that I have waged inside of myself, and you know that the face of victory often resembles the face of defeat.
Houses! I hate houses. I like public places. Houses break your heart.
The farther a man follows the rainbow, the harder it is for him to get back to the life which he left starving like an old dog.
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Families are great murderers of the creative impulse, particularly husbands.
February 22, 1917
May 4, 1973
Jane Bowles was an American writer and playwright.
Two Serious Ladies (1943)
Plain pleasures (1966)
Jane Bowles: Collected Writings
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