" A green and yellow parrot, which hung in the cage outside the door, kept repeating over and over...... Allez vous-en"
" The touch of the sea is sensuous,enfolding the body in it's soft, close embrace"
" Mr. Pontellier finally lit a cigar, and began to smoke, letting the paper drag idly from his hand"
" The pigeon house pleased her, it at once assumed the intimate character of a home, while she herself invested it with a charm which it reflected like a warm glow"
" The years that are gone seem like dreams- if one might go on sleeping and dreaming-but to wake up and find- oh! well! perhaps it is better to wake up after all, even to suffer rather than to remain a dupe to illusions all one's life."