Ivy Compton-Burnett — English Novelist born on June 05, 1884, died on August 27, 1969

Dame Ivy Compton-Burnett, DBE was an English novelist, published as I. Compton-Burnett. She was awarded the 1955 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for her novel Mother and Son... (wikipedia)

A leopard does not change his spots, or change his feeling that spots are rather a credit.
My youth is escaping without giving me anything it owes me.
Well, of course, people are only human... But it really does not seem much for them to be.
There is more difference within the sexes than between them.
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.