Kate Chopin Quotes & Sayings

16 most famous Kate Chopin quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for her. She was an American author who passed away on 22 August, 1904.

Kate Chopin Quotes
“There are some people who leave impressions not so lasting as the imprint of an oar upon the water.”
“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 Quotes
“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 Quotes
“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 Quotes
“A person can't have everything in this world; and it was a little unreasonable of her to expect it.”
“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 Quotes
“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 Quotes
“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 Quotes
“So the storm passed and every one was happy.”
“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.”

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