Quotations by Ivy Compton-Burnett

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Born: Thursday, June 5, 1884
Died: Wednesday, August 27, 1969 (85 years old)
Profession: Novelist
Nationality: English


A leopard does not change his spots, or change his feeling that spots are rather a credit.
- Ivy Compton-Burnett
(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.
- Ivy Compton-Burnett

My youth is escaping without giving me anything it owes me.
- Ivy Compton-Burnett
(Keywords: Giving, Youth)

People who have power respond simply. They have no minds but their own.
- Ivy Compton-Burnett
(Keywords: Power, People)

There is more difference within the sexes than between them.
- Ivy Compton-Burnett
(Keywords: Difference, Sexes)

There is probably nothing like living together for blinding people to each other.
- Ivy Compton-Burnett
(Keywords: People, Living, Nothing)

There isn't much to say. I haven't been at all deedy.
- Ivy Compton-Burnett

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.
- Ivy Compton-Burnett
(Keywords: Time, Healing)

Well, of course, people are only human... But it really does not seem much for them to be.
- Ivy Compton-Burnett
(Keywords: People)







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