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Elenore Smith Bowen

  • ... it's not until my third cup of coffee that I am fully awake and willing to face the consequences of that condition.

  • We all owe life a death, an inevitable death which we can meet. But the unnecessary death that wastes life denies all consolation.

  • ... the distinction between 'prejudice' and 'principle' is itself a matter of prejudice.

  • In an environment in which tragedy is genuine and frequent, laughter is essential to sanity.

Elenore Smith Bowen, U.S. cultural anthropologist, educator, writer

(1922 - 2002)

Real name: Laura Marie Altman Smith Bohannan.