Willa Cather Quotes

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The thing that teases the mind over and over for years, and at last gets itself put down rightly on paper whether little or great, it belongs to Literature.
Willa Cather

Willa Cather Quotes
Willa Cather Quotes
Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact.
Willa Cather

Sometimes a neighbor whom we have disliked a lifetime for his arrogance and conceit lets fall a single commonplace remark that shows us another side, another man, really; a man uncertain, and puzzled, and in the dark like ourselves.
Willa Cather

I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived.
Willa Cather

Of all the bewildering things about a new country, the absence of human landmarks is one of the most depressing and disheartening.
Willa Cather

The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one's own.
Willa Cather

All the intelligence and talent in the world can't make a singer. The voice is a wild thing. It can't be bred in captivity. It is a sport, like the silver fox. It happens.
Willa Cather

Paris is a hard place to leave, even when it rains incessantly and one coughs continually from the dampness.
Willa Cather

That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.
Willa Cather

When kindness has left people, even for a few moments, we become afraid of them as if their reason had left them. When it has left a place where we have always found it, it is like shipwreck; we drop from security into something malevolent and bottomless.
Willa Cather

Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.
Willa Cather

The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young.
Willa Cather

The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is.
Willa Cather

When we look back, the only things we cherish are those which in some way met our original want; the desire which formed in us in early youth, undirected, and of its own accord.
Willa Cather
 
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