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About Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Life: 1860 - 1937

Country: us flag America

Profession: Poet; Writer;

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (July 3, 1860 - August 17, 1937) was a prominent American poet, non-fiction writer, short story writer, novelist, lecturer, and social reformer. She is best remembered today for her short story "The Yellow Wallpaper," based on her own bout with severe depression.




Death? Why this fuss about death. Use your imagination, try to visualize a world without death! ... Death is the essential condition of life, not an evil.

~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Human life consists in mutual service. No grief, pain, misfortune, or "broken heart," is excuse for cutting off one's life while any power of service remains. But when all usefulness is over, when one is assured of an unavoidable and imminent death, it is the simplest of human rights to choose a quick and easy death in place of a slow and horrible one. (Suicide Note, August 17, 1935)

~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Habits of thought persist through the centuries; and while a healthy brain may reject the doctrine it no longer believes, it will continue to feel the same sentiments formerly associated with that doctrine.

~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman

A concept is stronger than a fact.

~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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