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Willa Cather quotes: Some memories are realities and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again. Some memories are realities and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again.
Willa Cather quotes: Well, this I know: our best years are when we're working hardest and going right ahead when we can hardly see our way out. Well, this I know: our best years are when we're working hardest and going right ahead when we can hardly see our way out.
Willa Cather quotes: Only the stupid and the phlegmatic should teach. Only the stupid and the phlegmatic should teach.
Willa Cather quotes: Miracles surround us at every turn, if we but sharpen our perceptions to them. Miracles surround us at every turn, if we but sharpen our perceptions to them.
Willa Cather quotes: Doctrine is well enough for the wise, Jean; but the miracle is something we can hold in our hands and love. Doctrine is well enough for the wise, Jean; but the miracle is something we can hold in our hands and love.
Willa Cather quotes: But I can't help feeling scared when I think how I will miss you- more than you will ever know. But I can't help feeling scared when I think how I will miss you- more than you will ever know.
Willa Cather quotes: Only a Woman, divine, could know all that a woman can suffer. Only a Woman, divine, could know all that a woman can suffer.
Willa Cather quotes: A pioneer should have imagination, should be able to enjoy the idea of things more than the things themselves. A pioneer should have imagination, should be able to enjoy the idea of things more than the things themselves.
Willa Cather quotes: He knew he would always remember her, standing there with that expectant, forward-looking smile, enough to turn the future into summer. He knew he would always remember her, standing there with that expectant, forward-looking smile, enough to turn the future into summer.
Willa Cather quotes: William Tavener never heeded ominous forecasts in the domestic horizon, and he never looked for a storm until it broke. William Tavener never heeded ominous forecasts in the domestic horizon, and he never looked for a storm until it broke.
Willa Cather quotes: I only want impossible things," she said roughly. "The others don't interest me. I only want impossible things," she said roughly. "The others don't interest me.
Willa Cather quotes: The great fact was the land itself, which seemed to overwhelm the little beginnings of human society that struggled in its sombre wastes. The great fact was the land itself, which seemed to overwhelm the little beginnings of human society that struggled in its sombre wastes.
Willa Cather quotes: I first met Myra Henshawe when I was fifteen, but I had known her about ever since I could remember anything at all. I first met Myra Henshawe when I was fifteen, but I had known her about ever since I could remember anything at all.
Willa Cather quotes: All Southern women wished of their menfolk was simply to be 'like Paris handsome and like Hector brave'. All Southern women wished of their menfolk was simply to be 'like Paris handsome and like Hector brave'.
Willa Cather quotes: Old men are like that, you know. It makes them feel important to think they are in love with somebody. Old men are like that, you know. It makes them feel important to think they are in love with somebody.
Willa Cather quotes: The irregular and intimate quality of things made entirely by the human hand. The irregular and intimate quality of things made entirely by the human hand.
Willa Cather quotes: This land was an enigma. It was like a horse that no one knows how to break to harness, that runs wild and kicks things to pieces. This land was an enigma. It was like a horse that no one knows how to break to harness, that runs wild and kicks things to pieces.
Willa Cather quotes: Old people, who have felt blows and toil and known the world's hard hand, need, even more than children do, a woman's tenderness. Old people, who have felt blows and toil and known the world's hard hand, need, even more than children do, a woman's tenderness.
Willa Cather quotes: A burnt dog dreads the fire. A burnt dog dreads the fire.
Willa Cather quotes: Be generous with yourself. Don't stop short of splendid things. Be generous with yourself. Don't stop short of splendid things.
Willa Cather quotes: Our tree became the talking tree of the fairy tale; legends and stories nestled like birds in its branches. Our tree became the talking tree of the fairy tale; legends and stories nestled like birds in its branches.
Willa Cather quotes: Youth, when it is hurt, likes to feel itself betrayed. Youth, when it is hurt, likes to feel itself betrayed.
Willa Cather quotes: It's all very well to tell us to forgive our enemies; our enemies can never hurt us very much. But oh, what about forgiving our friends? It's all very well to tell us to forgive our enemies; our enemies can never hurt us very much. But oh, what about forgiving our friends?
Willa Cather quotes: When people ask me if it has been a hard or easy road, I always answer with the same quotation, the end is nothing, the road is all.Willa Cather When people ask me if it has been a hard or easy road, I always answer with the same quotation, the end is nothing, the road is all.Willa Cather
Willa Cather quotes: I had the sense of coming home to myself, and of having found out what a little circle man's experience is. I had the sense of coming home to myself, and of having found out what a little circle man's experience is.
Willa Cather quotes: Grandfather's farm sometime before daybreak, after Grandfather's farm sometime before daybreak, after
Willa Cather quotes: A work-room should be like an old shoe; no matter how shabby, it's better than a new one. A work-room should be like an old shoe; no matter how shabby, it's better than a new one.
Willa Cather quotes: Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact. Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact.
Willa Cather quotes: Some things are best learned in calm, others in storm. Some things are best learned in calm, others in storm.
Willa Cather quotes: Things away from home often look better than they are. Things away from home often look better than they are.
Willa Cather quotes: It takes a great deal of experience to become natural. It takes a great deal of experience to become natural.
Willa Cather quotes: The pale, cold light of the winter sunset did not beautify - it was like the light of truth itself. The pale, cold light of the winter sunset did not beautify - it was like the light of truth itself.
Willa Cather quotes: We sat down and made a nest in the long red grass. Yulka curled up like a baby rabbit and played with a grasshopper We sat down and made a nest in the long red grass. Yulka curled up like a baby rabbit and played with a grasshopper
Willa Cather quotes: Every artist makes himself born. It is very much harder than the other time, and longer. Every artist makes himself born. It is very much harder than the other time, and longer.
Willa Cather quotes: Personal life becomes paler as the imaginative life becomes richer. Personal life becomes paler as the imaginative life becomes richer.
Willa Cather quotes: Prayers said by good people are always good prayers Prayers said by good people are always good prayers
Willa Cather quotes: Pittsburgh was even more vital, more creative, more hungry for culture than New York. Pittsburgh was the birthplace of my writing. Pittsburgh was even more vital, more creative, more hungry for culture than New York. Pittsburgh was the birthplace of my writing.
Willa Cather quotes: It was to him a very strange and perplexing place, where people wore fine clothes and had hard hearts. It was to him a very strange and perplexing place, where people wore fine clothes and had hard hearts.
Willa Cather quotes: The only thing very noticeable about Nebraska was that it was still, all day long, Nebraska. The only thing very noticeable about Nebraska was that it was still, all day long, Nebraska.
Willa Cather quotes: Oh, that's the beauty of the rose, that it blossoms and dies. Oh, that's the beauty of the rose, that it blossoms and dies.
Willa Cather quotes: Art, it seems to me, should simplify. Art, it seems to me, should simplify.
Willa Cather quotes: Whatever is felt upon the page without being specifically named there - that, it seems to me, is created. Whatever is felt upon the page without being specifically named there - that, it seems to me, is created.
Willa Cather quotes: Loyal? As loyal as anyone who plays second fiddle ever is. Loyal? As loyal as anyone who plays second fiddle ever is.
Willa Cather quotes: People have to snatch at happiness when they can, in this world. It is always easier to lose than to find. People have to snatch at happiness when they can, in this world. It is always easier to lose than to find.
Willa Cather quotes: Happy people do a great deal for their friends. Happy people do a great deal for their friends.
Willa Cather quotes: What if - what if Life itself were the sweetheart? What if - what if Life itself were the sweetheart?
Willa Cather quotes: The old man smiled. 'I shall not die of a cold, my son. I shall die of having lived. The old man smiled. 'I shall not die of a cold, my son. I shall die of having lived.
Willa Cather quotes: I ain't got time to learn. I can work like mans now. I ain't got time to learn. I can work like mans now.
Willa Cather quotes: What was any art but an effort to make a sheath, a mold in which to imprison for a moment the shining, elusive element which is life itself. What was any art but an effort to make a sheath, a mold in which to imprison for a moment the shining, elusive element which is life itself.
Willa Cather quotes: The land belongs to the future. The land belongs to the future.
Willa Cather quotes: One January day, thirty years ago, the little town of Hanover, anchored on a windy Nebraska tableland, was trying not to be blown away. One January day, thirty years ago, the little town of Hanover, anchored on a windy Nebraska tableland, was trying not to be blown away.
Willa Cather quotes: The end is nothing, the road is all The end is nothing, the road is all
Willa Cather quotes: Lena slipped her silk sleeves into the jacket I held for her, smoothed it over her person, and buttoned it slowly. Lena slipped her silk sleeves into the jacket I held for her, smoothed it over her person, and buttoned it slowly.
Willa Cather quotes: I wondered if the life that was right for one was ever right for two! I wondered if the life that was right for one was ever right for two!
Willa Cather quotes: Because he talked so little, his words had a peculiar force; they were not worn dull from constant use. Because he talked so little, his words had a peculiar force; they were not worn dull from constant use.
Willa Cather quotes: There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before. There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before.
Willa Cather quotes: the miracle happened; one of those quiet moments that clutch the heart, and take more courage than the noisy, excited passages in life. the miracle happened; one of those quiet moments that clutch the heart, and take more courage than the noisy, excited passages in life.
Willa Cather quotes: It's by understanding me, and the boys, and mother, that you have helped me. I expect that is the only way one person ever really can help another. It's by understanding me, and the boys, and mother, that you have helped me. I expect that is the only way one person ever really can help another.
Willa Cather quotes: It is easy to pity when once one's vanity has been tickled. It is easy to pity when once one's vanity has been tickled.
Willa Cather quotes: She was like someone in whom the faculty of becoming interested is worn out. She was like someone in whom the faculty of becoming interested is worn out.
Willa Cather quotes: prayed for the poor and destitute in great cities, where the struggle for life was harder than it was here with us. prayed for the poor and destitute in great cities, where the struggle for life was harder than it was here with us.
Willa Cather quotes: Her rapid footsteps shook her own floors, and she routed lassitude and indifference wherever she came. Her rapid footsteps shook her own floors, and she routed lassitude and indifference wherever she came.
Willa Cather quotes: You might tell me next week, Miller, what you think science has done for us, besides making us very comfortable." As You might tell me next week, Miller, what you think science has done for us, besides making us very comfortable." As
Willa Cather quotes: No nation has ever produced great art that has not made a high art of cookery, because art appeals primarily to the senses. No nation has ever produced great art that has not made a high art of cookery, because art appeals primarily to the senses.
Willa Cather quotes: Too much information is rather deadening. Too much information is rather deadening.
Willa Cather quotes: There is often a good deal of the child left in people who have had to grow up too soon. There is often a good deal of the child left in people who have had to grow up too soon.
Willa Cather quotes: Don't love it so well, Clark, or it may be taken from you. Oh, dear boy, pray that whatever your sacrifice may be, it be not that. Don't love it so well, Clark, or it may be taken from you. Oh, dear boy, pray that whatever your sacrifice may be, it be not that.
Willa Cather quotes: If there were no girls like them in the world, there would be no poetry If there were no girls like them in the world, there would be no poetry