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  • There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.
    (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)

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

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

  • 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)


  • In this world people have to pay an extortionate price for any exceptional gift whatever.
    (Willa Cather)

  • The sky was a midnight-blue, like warm, deep, blue water, and the moon seemed to lie on it like a water-lily, floating forward with an invisible current.
    (Willa Cather)

  • Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.
    (Willa Cather)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • The supreme virtue in art is soul, perhaps it is the only thing which gives it the right to be.
    (Willa Cather)


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