The Yellow Wallpaper Quotes

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It is the same woman, I know, for she is always creeping, and most women do not creep by daylight.

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There are things in that paper that nobody knows but me, or ever will.

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I'm sure I never used to be so sensitive. I think it is due to this nervous condition.

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It is dull enough to confuse the eye in following, pronounced enough to constantly irritate and provoke study, and when you follow the lame uncertain curves for a little distance they suddenly commit suicide—plunge off at outrageous angles, destroy themselves in unheard of contradictions.

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Most men’s eyes, when you look at them critically, are not like that. They may look at you very expressively, but when you look at them, just as features, they are not very nice.

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I often wonder if I could see her out of all the windows at once.But, turn as fast as I can, I can only see out of one at one time.And though I always see her, she may be able to creep faster than I can turn!I have watched her sometimes away off in the open country, creeping as fast as a cloud shadow in a high wind.

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Nobody would believe what an effort it is to do what little I am able,—to dress and entertain, and order things.

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I am, unfortunately, one of those much-berated New England women who have learned to think as well as feel; and to me, at least, marriage means more than a union of hearts and bodies--it must mean minds, too.

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And there was you - your fair self, always delicately dressed, with white firm fingers sure of touch in delicate true work. I loved you then.

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It is the strangest yellow, that wallpaper! It makes me think of all the yellow things I ever saw-not beautiful ones like buttercups but old foul, bad yellow things.

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John is away all day, and even some nights when his cases are serious. I am glad my case is not serious!

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I don't like to look out of the windows even--there are so many of those creeping women, and they creep so fast.I wonder if they all come out of that wallpaper as I did?

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