"The Yellow Wallpaper" Quotes

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\”Stripped off in patches…
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…at the head of my bed.\”
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\”…sprawling, flamboyant patterns…
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…committing every artistic sin.\”
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\”Dull enough to confuse the eye…
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…pronounced enough to constantly irritate and provoke study…\”
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\”…plunges off at outrageous angles, destroys…
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…in unheard of contradictions.\”
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\”The color is repellent…
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…almost revolting; a smoldering unclean yellow…\”
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\”The pattern is…
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…torturing.\”
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\”It turns…
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…a back somersault and there you are.\”
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\”it slaps you in the face…
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…knocks you down, and tramples upon you. It is like a bad dream.\”
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\”The only thing I can think of is…
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…that it’s like the color of the wallpaper! A yellow smell.\”
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\”There is a recurrent spot where the pattern lolls…
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…like a broken neck and two bulbous eyes stare at you upside down.\”
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\”I know a little of the principle of design, and I know this thing was not arranged on…
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…any laws of radiation, or alternation, or repetition, or symmetry, or anything else that I ever heard of.\”
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\”…it changes as…
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…the light changes.\”
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\”This bed will not…
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…move!\”
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\”I lie down in this great immovable bed-it is…
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…nailed down.\”
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\”It is very seldom that…
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mere ordinary people like John and myself secure ancestral halls for the summer.\”
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\”John laughs at me of course, but…
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…one expects that in a marriage.\”
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\”Then he took me in his arms…
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…and called me a blessed little goose…\”
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\”John is practical in the extreme. He has no patience with faith…
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…an intense horror of superstition, and he scoffs openly at any talk of things not to be felt and seen and put down in figures.\”
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\”John is away all day, and even some nights when…
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…his cases are serious. I am glad my case is not serious!\”
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\”John does not know…
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…how much I really suffer. He knows there is no REASON to suffer, and that satisfies him.\”
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\”He said I was his darling and…
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…his comfort and all he had, and that I must take care of myself for his sake, and keep well.\”
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\”‘There is nothing so dangerous, so fascinating, to a…
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…temperament like yours. It is a false and foolish fancy. Can you not trust me as a physician when I tell you so?’\”
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\”A colonial mansion, a…
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…hereditary estate, I would say a haunted house, and reach the height of romantic felicity…\”
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\”The most beautiful place! It is quite…
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…alone, standing well back from the road.\”
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\”It makes me think of…
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…English places that you read about.\”
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\”The front pattern DOES move-and no wonder…
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…the woman behind shakes it!\”
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\”Sometimes I think there are a great many women behind…
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…and sometimes only one, and she crawls around fast, and her crawling shakes it all over.\”
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\”…she is always creeping, and most women…
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…do not creep by daylight.\”
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\”Then in the very bright spots she…
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…keeps still, and in the very shady spots she just takes hold of the bars and shakes them hard. And she is all the time trying to climb through.\”
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\”John says if I don’t pickup faster he shall send me to…
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…Weir Mitchell in the fall…I had a friend who was in his hands once, and she says he is just like John and my brother, only more so!\”

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