Elizabeth Bibesco

Elizabeth
Bibesco
1897
1945

British Writer, Poet and Writer of Aphorisms

Author Quotes

Seeing through is rarely seeing into.

Talk about the joys of the unexpected, can they compare with the joys of the expected, of finding everything delightfully and completely what you knew it was going to be?

The Ten Commandments don't tell you what you ought to do: They only put ideas into your head.

We learn nothing by being right.

You don't have to signal a social conscience by looking like a frump. Lace knickers won't hasten the holocaust, you can ban the bomb in a feather boa just as well as without, and a mild interest in the length of hemlines doesn't necessarily disqualify you from reading Das Kapital and agreeing with every word.

Endurance is frequently a form of indecision.

Entertaining is one method of avoiding people.

Free love is sometimes love, but never freedom.

He is invariably in a hurry. Being in a hurry is one of the tributes he pays to life.

I have made a great discovery. What I love belongs to me. Not the chairs and tables in my house, but the masterpieces of the world. It is only a question of loving them enough.

It is never any good dwelling on goodbyes. It is not the being together that it prolongs, it is the parting.

It is never good dwelling on good-byes, she said, it is not the being together that it prolongs, it is the parting

Life more often teaches us how to perfect our weaknesses than how to develop our strengths.

Our losses should frequently be put on the credit side.

Irony is the hygiene of the mind.

We often call a certainty a hope, to bring it luck.

To others we are not ourselves but performers in their lives cast for a part we do not even know we are playing.

Seeing through is rarely seeing into.

To others we are not ourselves but performers in their lives cast for a part we do not even know we are playing.

It is sometimes the man who opens the door who is the last to enter the room.

Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.

Author Picture
First Name
Elizabeth
Last Name
Bibesco
Birth Date
1897
Death Date
1945
Bio

British Writer, Poet and Writer of Aphorisms