Kate Chopin Quotes

Kate Chopin Quotes

He could see plainly that she was not herself. That is, he could not see that she was becoming herself [...].

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.

She felt as if a mist had been lifted from her eyes, enabling her to look upon and comprehend the significance of life, that monster made up of beauty and brutality.

The artist must possess the courageous soul that dares and defies

She was becoming too familiar for her own comfort and peace of mind. It was not despair; but it seemed to her like life was passing her by, leaving its promise broken and unfulfilled.

Her husband seemed to her now like a person whom she had married without love as an excuse.

[Edna lived] a dual life - that outward existence which conforms, the inward life which questions

[...] the beginning of things, of a world especially is necessarily vague, tangled, chaotic, and exceedingly disturbing.

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.

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