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."

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

"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."
"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!"
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 . . .
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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