Ivy Compton-Burnett Quotes

Top 56 wise famous quotes and sayings by Ivy Compton-Burnett

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Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: We must use words as they are used, or stand aside from life. We must use words as they are used, or stand aside from life.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: It is in our minds that we live much of our life. It is in our minds that we live much of our life.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: It will be a beautiful family talk, mean and worried and full of sorrow and spite and excitement. It will be a beautiful family talk, mean and worried and full of sorrow and spite and excitement.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: Real life seems to have no plots. Real life seems to have no plots.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: People do not like to lose their lives. That is the reason why they should not take other people's. People do not like to lose their lives. That is the reason why they should not take other people's.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: Civilized life exacts its toll. Civilized life exacts its toll.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: Never is a long word. Never is a long word.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: I think I feel on the whole that something's there trying to get out ... It's sort of trying to get out and wants help. I think I feel on the whole that something's there trying to get out ... It's sort of trying to get out and wants help.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: [On writing:] What a difficult kind of work to choose! But of course one did not choose it. There was no choice. [On writing:] What a difficult kind of work to choose! But of course one did not choose it. There was no choice.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: We are always children to our mothers. We are always children to our mothers.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: I wonder the human race has been so fond of migrations, when the young take so hardly to traveling ... I wonder the human race has been so fond of migrations, when the young take so hardly to traveling ...
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: It is better to be drunk with loss and to beat the ground, than to let the deeper things gradually escape. It is better to be drunk with loss and to beat the ground, than to let the deeper things gradually escape.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: The most original novelist now writing in English. The most original novelist now writing in English.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: People have never lost what they think they have. People have never lost what they think they have.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: Truth is so impossible. Something has to be done for it. Truth is so impossible. Something has to be done for it.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: A person who can really be called an unselfish person, has no place in life. A person who can really be called an unselfish person, has no place in life.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: To young people the future is still long. To young people the future is still long.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: Appearances are not held to be a clue to the truth,' said his cousin. 'But we seem to have no other. Appearances are not held to be a clue to the truth,' said his cousin. 'But we seem to have no other.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: I am ill at ease with people whose lives are an open book. I am ill at ease with people whose lives are an open book.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: If I were not a child with my parents, they would be more unloving toward me ... If I were not a child with my parents, they would be more unloving toward me ...
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: People's weaker side is not necessarily their truer self. People's weaker side is not necessarily their truer self.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: We can build upon foundations anywhere if they are well and firmly laid. We can build upon foundations anywhere if they are well and firmly laid.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: My youth is escaping without giving me anything it owes me. My youth is escaping without giving me anything it owes me.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: There is more difference within the sexes than between them. There is more difference within the sexes than between them.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: There is danger in courage. Cowardice is a power for good. We hardly know what it prevents. There is danger in courage. Cowardice is a power for good. We hardly know what it prevents.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: Ah, we have to be generous to be grateful ... One has oneself to be a giver. Ah, we have to be generous to be grateful ... One has oneself to be a giver.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: The wrong is never the only thing a wrong-doer has done. The wrong is never the only thing a wrong-doer has done.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: What concerns anyone so much as the time he has to live? What concerns anyone so much as the time he has to live?
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: Parents have too little respect for their children, just as the children have too much for the parents. Parents have too little respect for their children, just as the children have too much for the parents.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: Duty is seldom liked either by the doer or the object ... And why should it be? It is not often of advantage to either. Duty is seldom liked either by the doer or the object ... And why should it be? It is not often of advantage to either.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: There isn't much to say. I haven't been at all deedy. There isn't much to say. I haven't been at all deedy.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: Our desires have a way of getting bigger with our incomes. Our desires have a way of getting bigger with our incomes.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: The plot is not very important to me, though a novel must have one, of course. It's just a line to hang the washing on. The plot is not very important to me, though a novel must have one, of course. It's just a line to hang the washing on.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: We none of us talk to people as we do behind their backs. We none of us talk to people as we do behind their backs.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: You should not want to know the things in people's minds. If you were meant to hear them, they would be said. You should not want to know the things in people's minds. If you were meant to hear them, they would be said.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: As regards plots I find real life no help at all. Real life seems to have no plots. As regards plots I find real life no help at all. Real life seems to have no plots.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: Dear, dear, the miniature world of the family! All the emotions of mankind seem to find a place in it. Dear, dear, the miniature world of the family! All the emotions of mankind seem to find a place in it.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: Charm should be on the surface. It has no hidden use. Charm should be on the surface. It has no hidden use.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: Well, of course, people are only human ... But it really does not seem much for them to be. Well, of course, people are only human ... But it really does not seem much for them to be.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: It is no good to think that other people are out to serve our interests. It is no good to think that other people are out to serve our interests.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: ...poets generally write as if they were dead. ...poets generally write as if they were dead.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: Magnifying a matter is not the way to mend it. Magnifying a matter is not the way to mend it.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: Some people always have a touch of youth about them. Some people always have a touch of youth about them.
Ivy Compton-Burnett quotes: A plot is like the bones of a person, not interesting like expression, or signs of experience, but the support of the whole. A plot is like the bones of a person, not interesting like expression, or signs of experience, but the support of the whole.