Elizabeth Kostova: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Elizabeth Kostova Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Elizabeth Kostova, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Elizabeth Kostova you will find my Ten favorites of Elizabeth Kostova’s quotes. 

About Elizabeth Kostova

Kostova was born Elizabeth Z. Johnson in New London, Connecticut and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she graduated from Webb School of Knoxville. She earned her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan, where she won the Hopwood Award for her novel-in-progress in 2003. She married a Bulgarian scholar and took his name.

She published her first novel, The Historian, in 2005 and it has become a best-seller.

The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation was established in May 2007. As well as supporting Bulgarian creative writing, the Foundation supports translations of contemporary Bulgarian literature into English, as well as friendships between Bulgarian authors and Americans and British authors.

The Swan Thieves was Kostova’s second novel, released on January 12, 2010. The Shadow Land was her third novel, published in 2017.

Born: December 26, 1964, New London, Connecticut, The United States
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction
 

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Popular Quotes

“Recently abandoned women can be complicated.”
― Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian

 “Never before had I known the sudden quiver of understanding that travels from word to brain to heart, the way a new language can move, coil, swim into life under the eyes, the almost savage leap of comprehension, the instantaneous, joyful release of meaning, the way the words shed their printed bodies in a flash of heat and light.”
― Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian

“As a historian, I have learned that, in fact, not everyone who reaches back into history can survive it. And it is not only reaching back that endangers us; sometimes history itself reaches inexorably forward for us with its shadowy claws.”
― Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian

 “The very worst impulses of humankind can survive generations, centuries, even millennia. And the best of our individual efforts can die with us at the end of a single lifetime.”
― Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian

 “It’s funny; in this era of e-mail and voice mail and all those things that even I did not grow up with, a plain old paper letter takes on amazing intimacy.”
― Elizabeth Kostova, The Swan Thieves

 “When you handle books all day long, every new one is a friend and a temptation.”
― Elizabeth Kostovia, The Historian

“And how could anyone consent to give up the smell of open books, old or new?”
― Elizabeth Kostova, The Swan Thieves

 “It was good to walk into a library again; it smelled like home.”
― Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian

“You are a total stranger and you want to take my library book.”
― Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian

“It touched me to be trusted with something terrible.”
― Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian

10 Famous Quotes by Author Elizabeth Kostova

So there you have it my Ten favorite quotes by Elizabeth Kostova, please comment below and share your favorite quotes by the fantastic author Elizabeth Kostova.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Elizabeth Kostova. 

One Final Bonus – Elizabeth Kostova Quote 

“The thing that most haunted me that day, however…was the fact that these things had – apparently – actually occurred…For all his attention to my historical education, my father had neglected to tell me this: history’s terrible moments were real. I understand now, decades later, that he could never have told me. Only history itself can convince you of such a truth. And once you’ve seen that truth – really seen it – you can’t look away.”

― Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian

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