Ivy Compton-Burnett Quotes

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Appearances are not seen to be a clue to the truth.  But we seem to have no other.


There is more difference within the sexes than between them.
— Ivy Compton-Burnett

men and women

Dear, dear, the miniature world of a family! All the emotions of mankind seem to find a place in it.


At a certain point my novels set.  They set just as hard as that jam jar.  And then I know they are finished.


Many people misjudge the permanent effect of sorrow, and their capacity to live in the past.  And it is not a course to be wished for them.