Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it's the answer to everything. ... It's the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it's a cactus.— Enid Bagnold
The most genuine Enid Bagnold quotes that will activate your desire to change
A father is always making his baby into a little woman.
And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
I don't like people," said Velvet. "... I only like horses.
In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring.
One's palate is reborn every morning!
The theatre is a gross art, built in sweeps and over-emphasis. Compromise is its second name.
You will be old-fashioned one day. It's more shocking than getting old.
I shall continue to explore-the astonishment of living.
If a dog doesn't put you first where are you both? In what relation? A dog needs God. It lives by your glances, your wishes. It even shares your humor. This happens about the fifth year. If it doesn't happen you are only keeping an animal.
It's not till sex has died out between a man and a woman that they can really love. And now I mean affection. Now I mean to be fond of (as one is fond of oneself) --to hope, to be disappointed, to live inside the other heart.
When a man goes through six years training to be a doctor he will never be the same. He knows too much.
The pleasure of one's effect on other people still exists in age - what's called making a hit. But the hit is much rarer and made of different stuff.
Judges don't age; time decorates them.
if death becomes cheap it is the watcher, not the dying, who is poisoned.
As for death one gets used to it, even if it's only other people's death you get used to.
Let this serve as an axiom to every lover: A woman who refuses lunch refuses everything.
But I had been in love pretty often and I didn't think it stood the wear and tear.
After forty years of marriage we still stood with broken swords in our hands.
Sex -- the great inequality, the great miscalculator, the great Irritator.
From birth to death we are alone.
Isn't the fear of pain next brother to pain itself?
Marriage. The beginning and the end are wonderful. But the middle part is hell.
Why do birds sing in the morning? It's the triumphant shout: 'We got through another night!'
An only child is never twelve.
The dangerous thing about hate is that it seems so reasonable.
Dead news like dead love has no phoenix in its ashes.
One never knows when one is old for certain.
The Press blew, the public stared, hands flew out like a million little fishes after bread.
I am not a born writer, but I was born a writer.
Pity is exhaustible. What a terrible discovery!
Things come suitable to the time.
There may be wonder in money, but, dear God, there is money in wonder.
Before you fall asleep everyday, say something positive to yourself.