Quotations by Ivy Compton-Burnett
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Born: Thursday, June 5, 1884
Died: Wednesday, August 27, 1969 (85 years old)
A leopard does not change his spots, or change his feeling that spots are rather a credit.
(Keywords: Change, Credit, Feeling)
At a certain point my novels set. They set just as hard as that jam jar. And then I know they are finished.
My youth is escaping without giving me anything it owes me.
(Keywords: Giving, Youth)
People who have power respond simply. They have no minds but their own.
(Keywords: Power, People)
There is more difference within the sexes than between them.
(Keywords: Difference, Sexes)
There is probably nothing like living together for blinding people to each other.
(Keywords: People, Living, Nothing)
There isn't much to say. I haven't been at all deedy.
Time is not a great healer. It is an indifferent and perfunctory one. Sometimes it does not heal at all. And sometimes when it seems to, no healing has been necessary.
(Keywords: Time, Healing)
Well, of course, people are only human... But it really does not seem much for them to be.