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Kate Chopin Quote: “The way to become rich is to make money, not to save it.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “Goodbye – Because I love you.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “So the storm passed and every one was happy.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings. It is a sad spectacle to see the weaklings bruised, exhausted, fluttering back to earth.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “Perhaps it is better to wake up after all, even to suffer, rather than to remain a dupe to illusions all one’s life.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “The voice of the sea is seductive, never ceasing, whispering, clamoring, murmuring, inviting the soul to wander in abysses of solitude.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “Even as a child she had lived her own small life within herself. At a very early period she had apprehended instinctively the dual life – that outward existence which conforms, the inward life which questions.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “There were days when she was unhappy, she did not know why, – when it did not seem worthwhile to be glad or sorry, to be alive or dead; when life appeared to her like a grotesque pandemonium and humanity like worms struggling blindly toward inevitable annihilation.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “Have you ever heard the earth breath?”
Kate Chopin Quote: “She wanted something to happen – something, anything: she did not know what.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “He could see plainly that she was not herself. That is, he could not see that she was becoming herself and daily casting aside that fictitious self which we assume like a garment with which to appear before the world.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “The voice of the sea speaks to the soul.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “We shall be everything to each other. Nothing else shall be of any consequence.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “The peace and beauty of a spring day had descended upon the earth like a benediction.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “And Nature takes no account of moral consequences, of arbitrary conditions which we create, and which we feel obliged to maintain at any cost.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “It is greater than the stars – that moving procession of human energy; greater than the palpitating earth and the things growing thereon.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “There are periods of despondency and suffering which take possession of me. But I don’t want anything but my own way. That is wanting a good deal, of course, when you have to trample upon the lives, the hearts, the prejudices of others-.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “A certain light was beginning to dawn dimly within her, – the light which, showing the way, forbids it.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “There are some people who leave impressions not so lasting as the imprint of an oar upon the water.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “There was a dull pang of regret because it was not the kiss of love which had inflamed her, because it was not love which had held this cup of life to her lips.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “There was no despondency when she fell asleep that night; nor was there hope when she awoke in the morning.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “The artist must possess the courageous soul that dares and defies.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “She felt like a chess player who, by the clever handling of his pieces, sees the game taking the course intended. Her eyes were bright and tender with a smile as they glanced up into his; and her lips looked hungry for the kiss which they invited.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “Some people are born with a vital and responsive energy. It not only enables them to keep abreast of the times; it qualifies them to furnish in their own personality a good bit of the motive power to the mad pace.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “A wedding is one of the most lamentable spectacles on earth.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “I should never deem a man of ordinary caliber worthy of my devotion.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “I wonder if anyone else has an ear so tuned and sharpened as I have, to detect the music, not of the spheres, but of earth, subtleties of major and minor chord that the wind strikes upon the tree branches. Have you ever heard the earth breathe?”
Kate Chopin Quote: “I don’t mind walking. I always feel so sorry for women who don’t like to walk; they miss so much – so many rare little glimpses of life; and we women learn so little of life on the whole.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “I would give up my life for my children, but not myself.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “It was still quite light out of doors, but inside with the curtains drawn and the smouldering fire sending out a dim, uncertain glow, the room was full of deep shadows.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “A bird with a broken wing was beating the air above, reeling, fluttering, circling disabled, down, down to the water.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “She turned her face seaward to gather in an impression of space and solitude, which the vast expanse of water, meeting and melting with the moonlit sky, conveyed to her excited fancy. As she swam she seemed to be reaching out for the unlimited in which to lose herself.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “But the beginning of things, of a world especially, is necessarily vague, tangled, chaotic, and exceedingly disturbing. How few of us ever emerge from such beginning! How many souls perish in its tumult!”
Kate Chopin Quote: “To be an artist includes much; one must possess many gifts – absolute gifts – which have not been acquired by one’s own effort. And, moreover, to succeed, the artist much possess the courageous soul.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “I would give up the unessential; I would give up my money, I would give up my life for my children; but I wouldnt give myself. I can’t make it more clear; it’s only something I am beginning to comprehend, which is revealing itself to me.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “She’s got some sort of notion in her head concerning the eternal rights of women.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “She missed him the days when some pretext served to take him away from her, just as one misses the sun on a cloudy day without having thought much about the sun when it was shining.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “Who can tell what metals the gods use in forging the subtle bond which we call sympathy, which we might as well call love.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “The city atmosphere certainly has improved her. Some way she doesn’t seem like the same woman.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “The generous abundance of her passion, without guile or trickery, was like a white flame which penetrated and found response in depths of his own sensuous nature that had never yet been reached.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “Well, for instance, when I left her today, she put her arms around me and felt my shoulder blades, to see if my wings were strong, she said.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “Does he write to you? Never a line. Does he send you a message? Never a word. It is because he loves you, poor fool, and is trying to forget you, since you are not free to listen to him or to belong to him.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “She said it over and over under her breath: “free, free, free!” The vacant stare and the look of terror that had followed it went from her eyes. They stayed keen and bright. Her pulses beat fast, and the coursing blood warmed and relaxed every inch of her body.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “Beside being a respectable woman she was a very sensible one; and she knew there are some battles in life which a human being must fight alone.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “He thought it very discouraging that his wife, who was the sole object of his existence, evinced so little interest in things which concerned him, and valued so little his conversation.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “The past was nothing to her; offered no lesson which she was willing to heed. The future was a mystery which she never attempted to penetrate. The present alone was significant.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “She was flushed and felt intoxicated with the sound of her own voice and the unaccustomed taste of candor. It muddled her like wine, or like a first breath of freedom.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “It was not despair, but it seemed to her as if life were passing by, leaving its promises broken and unfulfilled. Yet there were other days when she listened, was led on and deceived by fresh promises which her youth had held out to her.”
Kate Chopin Quote: “Spring days, and summer days, and all sorts of days that would be her own. She breathed a quick prayer that life might be long. It was only yesterday she had thought with a shudder that life might be long.”
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