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Top 48 wise famous quotes and sayings by Paul Bowles

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Paul Bowles Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Paul Bowles quotes: There's something repulsive about an American without money in his pocket. There's something repulsive about an American without money in his pocket.
Paul Bowles quotes: It is a dangerous discovery, because they are going to disregard many vital things in their haste to catch up. It is a dangerous discovery, because they are going to disregard many vital things in their haste to catch up.
Paul Bowles quotes: Writing is harmless, and it keeps me in dinners and out of trouble. Writing is harmless, and it keeps me in dinners and out of trouble.
Paul Bowles quotes: How fragile we are under the sheltering sky. Behind the sheltering sky is a vast dark universe, and we're just so small. How fragile we are under the sheltering sky. Behind the sheltering sky is a vast dark universe, and we're just so small.
Paul Bowles quotes: If you could not have freedom you could still have vengeance. If you could not have freedom you could still have vengeance.
Paul Bowles quotes: The odious little dogs that French people seemed to like so much rushed out at him as he rode by, barking furiously. The odious little dogs that French people seemed to like so much rushed out at him as he rode by, barking furiously.
Paul Bowles quotes: Fiction should always steer clear of political considerations. Fiction should always steer clear of political considerations.
Paul Bowles quotes: His behavior there was a perfect balance between gentleness and violence that gave her particular delight. His behavior there was a perfect balance between gentleness and violence that gave her particular delight.
Paul Bowles quotes: If people and their manner of living were alike everywhere, there would not be much point in moving from one place to another. If people and their manner of living were alike everywhere, there would not be much point in moving from one place to another.
Paul Bowles quotes: Security is a false God. Begin to make sacrifices to it and you are lost. Security is a false God. Begin to make sacrifices to it and you are lost.
Paul Bowles quotes: At least you can say you were in on the last days of Morocco," he told her. "How's your tea? Finished? I think we ought to be going. At least you can say you were in on the last days of Morocco," he told her. "How's your tea? Finished? I think we ought to be going.
Paul Bowles quotes: The wind blew the dust along the ground into his mouth as he sang. The wind blew the dust along the ground into his mouth as he sang.
Paul Bowles quotes: Here we say that life is a cliff, and you must never turn around and look back when you're climbing. Here we say that life is a cliff, and you must never turn around and look back when you're climbing.
Paul Bowles quotes: Before there can be change there must be discontent. Before there can be change there must be discontent.
Paul Bowles quotes: Tangier is a one-horse town that happens to have its own government. Tangier is a one-horse town that happens to have its own government.
Paul Bowles quotes: If she could only give up, relax, and live in the perfect knowledge that there was no hope. If she could only give up, relax, and live in the perfect knowledge that there was no hope.
Paul Bowles quotes: It's unnecessary and destructive to think of oneself at all. People ask me, 'What do you think of yourself as?' My answer is, 'Nothing. It's unnecessary and destructive to think of oneself at all. People ask me, 'What do you think of yourself as?' My answer is, 'Nothing.
Paul Bowles quotes: He could not feel at ease with gourmets and hedonists; they were a hostile species. He could not feel at ease with gourmets and hedonists; they were a hostile species.
Paul Bowles quotes: The rest of the world was there for her to take at any moment she wished it, but she always rejected it in favour of her own familiar little cosmos. The rest of the world was there for her to take at any moment she wished it, but she always rejected it in favour of her own familiar little cosmos.
Paul Bowles quotes: I think that's the point of view of an outsider, a tourist who puts picturesqueness above everything else. I think that's the point of view of an outsider, a tourist who puts picturesqueness above everything else.
Paul Bowles quotes: Every second, ten stars set behind the black water in the west. Every second, ten stars set behind the black water in the west.
Paul Bowles quotes: If you don't know why you like a thing, it is usually worth your while to attempt to find out. If you don't know why you like a thing, it is usually worth your while to attempt to find out.
Paul Bowles quotes: Once you accept the fact that life isn't fun, you'll be much happier, his mother said to him. Once you accept the fact that life isn't fun, you'll be much happier, his mother said to him.
Paul Bowles quotes: She was saved from prettiness by the intensity of her gaze. She was saved from prettiness by the intensity of her gaze.
Paul Bowles quotes: The only effort worth making is the one it takes to learn the geography of one's own nature. The only effort worth making is the one it takes to learn the geography of one's own nature.
Paul Bowles quotes: May Allah bless you." Or had she said: "May Allah burn you?" He was not sure which: the two Arabic words sounded so much alike. May Allah bless you." Or had she said: "May Allah burn you?" He was not sure which: the two Arabic words sounded so much alike.
Paul Bowles quotes: You can't discipline the whole country." "Still," Moss said dreamily, "that's what must be done before they can ever accomplish anything. You can't discipline the whole country."
"Still," Moss said dreamily, "that's what must be done before they can ever accomplish anything.
Paul Bowles quotes: One of these days the future will be here, and you won't be ready for it. One of these days the future will be here, and you won't be ready for it.
Paul Bowles quotes: After all, the English are really too much. One can't live in that constipated fashion forever. After all, the English are really too much. One can't live in that constipated fashion forever.
Paul Bowles quotes: Nothing would have meaning, because the knowing was itself the meaning; beyond that there was nothing to know. Nothing would have meaning, because the knowing was itself the meaning; beyond that there was nothing to know.
Paul Bowles quotes: These empty days. How do you spend them? These empty days. How do you spend them?
Paul Bowles quotes: The key question, it seemed to him, was that of whether man was to obey Nature, or attempt to command her. The key question, it seemed to him, was that of whether man was to obey Nature, or attempt to command her.
Paul Bowles quotes: How could any young man merely sit back and wait for divine justice to take its course? It was asking the impossible. How could any young man merely sit back and wait for divine justice to take its course? It was asking the impossible.
Paul Bowles quotes: But don't we all like to be overpowered, one time or another. But don't we all like to be overpowered, one time or another.