Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Kate Chopin
(1851-1904) born on
Feb 8
US author. "She was known as an interpreter of New Orleans culture; wrote "The Awakening," 1899."

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F
"The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace."

R
"The years that are gone seem like dreams -- if one might go on sleeping and dreaming -- but to wake up and find -- oh! well! perhaps it is better to wake up after all, even to suffer, rather than to remain a dupe to illusions all one's life."
A
"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!"
N
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 . . .
K
There are some people who leave impressions not so lasting as the imprint of an oar upon the water.

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""The Awakening," Ch. 6, 1889."
R: ""The Awakening," Ch. 38, 1889."
A: ""The Awakening," 1899."
N: ""The Awakening," Ch. 15, 1889."
K: ""The Awakening," Ch. 34, 1889."


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