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It was still quite light out of doors,
by 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

There are some people who leave impressions not so
lasting as the imprint of an oar upon the water.
- 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

It is greater than the stars - that moving procession of human energy;
greater than the palpitating earth and the things growing thereon.
- Kate Chopin

 

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

So the storm passed and every one was happy.
- Kate Chopin

When the doctors came they said she had died of heart disease -
of joy that kills.
- Kate Chopin

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A person can't have everything in this world;
and it was a little unreasonable of her to expect it.
- Kate Chopin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu

In spite of unseasonable wind, snow
and unexpected weather of all sorts -
a gardener still plants.
And tends what they have planted ...
believing that Spring will come.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is the bird that feels the light
and sings when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore

He who controls others may be powerful,
but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
- Lao Tzu

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent
of what nature has revealed to us.
- Albert Einstein

Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations.
For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.
- Henry David Thoreau

What are you committed to?
Have you started, or are you still thinking about it -
and making excuses?
Do you work toward your goal each day?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

Be not afraid of growing slowly,
be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

The human voice can never reach the distance
that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Don't die with your music still inside you.
- Wayne Dyer

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

Do what you love.
Know your own bone;
gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it,
and gnaw it still.
- Henry David Thoreau

We must adjust to changing times
and still hold to unchanging principles.
- Jimmy Carter

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous.
We are timid only when
there is something we can still cling to.
- Carlos Castaneda

I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
- Helen Keller

Be still and know who you are.
- Kirtana

Look now into the still waters
of the reflecting pool
and behold the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As your spirit soars throughout
the vast Cathedral of Your Being,
look now into the still waters
of the reflecting pool and behold the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The sage does not hoard.
The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself,
Having bestowed all he has on others, he has yet more;
having given all he has to others, he is richer still.
- Lao Tzu

A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice -
but when you don't follow it,
they still respect and love you.
- Doris Wild Helmering

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Relax. Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

Your friend is the man who knows all about you,
and still likes you.
- Elbert Hubbard

Goes the song, "we change, we change."
But the music is still mine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

"Fair" is not a useful concept.
Life is not "fair."
You can't make life "fair."
You can get angry.
You can complain about life not being "fair."
You can attempt revenge - perhaps violently.
You can inflict great suffering upon yourself
in the name of life being "unfair."
And Life is still not "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today Is More Joyful Than Yesterday,
And Tomorrow Will Be More Joyful Still.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The good news is that you aren't
as important as you thought you were.
Relax. The weight of the world
is not on your shoulders.
Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't part with your illusions.
When they are gone you may still exist,
but you have ceased to live.
- Mark Twain

A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.
Think not about your frustrations,
but about your unfulfilled potential.
Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,
but with what it is still possible for you to do.
- Pope John XXIII

Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves.
But deep down below the surface of the average conscience
a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.
- Carl Jung

There is nothing more depressing,
than having everything,
and still feeling sad.
- Janet Jackson

I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.
- Traditional Native American Prayer

Our creator is the same and never changes
despite the names given Him by people here
and in all parts of the world.
Even if we gave Him no name at all,
He would still be there, within us,
waiting to give us good on this earth.
- George Washington Carver

Never say goodbye when you still want to try,
never give up when you still feel you can't take it.
Never say you don't love the person anymore
when you can't let go.
- Anonymous

God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say.
Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful:
he makes saints out of sinners.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If the tongue had not been framed for articulation,
man would still be a beast in the forest.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Release your burdens - your fears, regrets,
guilts, shames, embarrassments, angers.
One by one, pick up each memory or fear that troubles you,
hold it close, and release it to the Universe.
Release each incident from your past that still bothers you.
Release each fear - your fears about your health,
your family, your job, and every other fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
- Anonymous

Men and women belong to different species and communications
between them is still in its infancy.
- Bill Cosby

Repressed anger still is anger, it just isn't expressed.
If you truly have no anger, you are blessed and joyful.
If you have repressed anger, know that you have anger,
you just haven't expressed that anger.
Go ahead, express your anger briefly,
pound pillows, scream, curse.
Then take a deep breath, and get over it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet.
The future is still so much bigger than the past.
- Tim Berners-Lee


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