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#1. As regards plot I find real life no help at all. Real life seems to have no plots. And as I think a plot desirable and almost necessary, I have this extra grudge against life. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#2. We must use words as they are used, or stand aside from life. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#3. We none of us talk to people as we do behind their backs. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#4. People's weaker side is not necessarily their truer self. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#5. People do not like to lose their lives. That is the reason why they should not take other people's. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#6. 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. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#7. People who have power respond simply. They have no minds but their own. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#8. Pushing forty? She's hanging on for dear life. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#9. A leopard does not change his spots, or change his feeling that spots are rather a credit. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#10. [On writing:] What a difficult kind of work to choose! But of course one did not choose it. There was no choice. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#11. You should not want to know the things in people's minds. If you were meant to hear them, they would be said. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#12. Real charity and real ability never to condemn-the one real virtue-is so often the result of a waking experience that gives a glimpse of what lies beneath things. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#13. Some people always have a touch of youth about them. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#14. It is no good to think that other people are out to serve our interests. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#15. We are always children to our mothers. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#16. Magnifying a matter is not the way to mend it. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#17. A plot is like the bones of a person, not interesting like expression, or signs of experience, but the support of the whole. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#18. If I were not a child with my parents, they would be more unloving toward me ... - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#19. My youth is escaping without giving me anything it owes me. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#20. Truth is so impossible. Something has to be done for it. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#21. Well, of course, people are only human ... But it really does not seem much for them to be. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#22. 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. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#23. The most original novelist now writing in English. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#24. It is better to be drunk with loss and to beat the ground, than to let the deeper things gradually escape. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#25. We can build upon foundations anywhere if they are well and firmly laid. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#26. Most of the pleasure of making a book would go if it held nothing to be shared by other people. I would write for a few dozen people, and sometimes it seems that I do so, but I would not write for no-one. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#27. When I die, people will say it is the best thing for me. It is because they know it is the worst. They want to avoid the feeling of pity. As though they were the people most concerned! - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#28. The wrong is never the only thing a wrong-doer has done. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#29. Many people misjudge the permanent effect of sorrow, and their capacity to live in the past. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#30. Parents have too little respect for their children, just as the children have too much for the parents. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#31. Dear, dear, the miniature world of the family! All the emotions of mankind seem to find a place in it. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#32. People have never lost what they think they have. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#33. There are different kinds of wrong. The people sinned against are not always the best. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#34. To young people the future is still long. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#35. There is probably nothing like living together for blinding people to each other. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#36. Appearances are not held to be a clue to the truth,' said his cousin. 'But we seem to have no other. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#37. We do not discuss the members of our family to their faces ... - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#38. It is in our minds that we live much of our life. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#39. There isn't much to say. I haven't been at all deedy. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#40. Duty is seldom liked either by the doer or the object ... And why should it be? It is not often of advantage to either. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#41. At a certain point my novels set. They set just as hard as that jam jar. And then I know they are finished. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#42. A person who can really be called an unselfish person, has no place in life. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#43. There is more difference within the sexes than between them. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#44. Everything is breaking stones, up to a point. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#45. As regards plots I find real life no help at all. Real life seems to have no plots. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#46. Our desires have a way of getting bigger with our incomes. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#47. Real life seems to have no plots. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#48. It is not for us to hold ourselves above the position of grateful people. We have to be able to accept. Anything else shows an unwillingness to grant someone else the superior place. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#49. It will be a beautiful family talk, mean and worried and full of sorrow and spite and excitement. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#50. It is so subtle to write things that have no meaning - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#51. ...poets generally write as if they were dead. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#52. Well, the English have no family feelings. That is, none of the kind you mean. They have them, and one of them is that relations must cause no expense. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#53. There is danger in courage. Cowardice is a power for good. We hardly know what it prevents. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#54. Anyone who picks up a Compton-Burnett finds it very hard not to put it down. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#55. I never know why self-sacrifice is noble. Why is it better to sacrifice oneself than someone else? - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#56. 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. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#57. I am ill at ease with people whose lives are an open book. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#58. What concerns anyone so much as the time he has to live? - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#59. Never is a long word. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#60. I wonder the human race has been so fond of migrations, when the young take so hardly to traveling ... - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#61. Civilized life exacts its toll. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#62. Ah, we have to be generous to be grateful ... One has oneself to be a giver. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#63. Charm should be on the surface. It has no hidden use. - Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
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