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    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
    tags: earth  wonder  music 
     
    In the procession I should feel the crushing feet, the clashing discords, the ruthless hands and stifling breath. I could not hear the rhythm of the march.
    — Kate Chopin
    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
    When the doctors came they said she had died of heart disease - of joy that kills.
    — Kate Chopin
    tags: heart  joy  doctor 
     
    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
    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
    tags: fire 
     
    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
    tags: soul  gift  artist 
     
    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
    tags: world  soul  vague 
     
    So the storm passed and every one was happy.
    — Kate Chopin
    He greatly valued his possessions, chiefly because they were his, and derived genuine pleasure from contemplating a painting, a statuette, a rare lace curtain - no matter what - after he had bought it and placed it among his household gods.
    — Kate Chopin
    tags: pleasure  god  painting 
     
    There are some people who leave impressions not so lasting as the imprint of an oar upon the water.
    — Kate Chopin
    tags: people  water 
     
    It is greater than the stars - that moving procession of human energy; greater than the palpitating earth and the things growing thereon.
    — Kate Chopin
    tags: human  earth  star 
     
    I trust it will not be giving away professional secrets to say that many readers would be surprised, perhaps shocked, at the questions which some newspaper editors will put to a defenseless woman under the guise of flattery.
    — Kate Chopin
    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
    tags: thoughts 
     
    A person can't have everything in this world; and it was a little unreasonable of her to expect it.
    — Kate Chopin
    tags: people 
     
    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
    tags: smile  eyes  kiss  chess  games 
     
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    kate chopin
    Birth    : February 8, 1850
    Death  : August 22, 1904
    Occupation  : Author