This is reality, whether you like it or not--all those frivolities of summer, the light and shadow, the living mask of green that trembled over everything, they were lies, and this is what was underneath. This is the truth.
More Quotes from Willa Cather:The supreme virtue in art is soul, perhaps it is the only thing which gives it the right to be.
Human love was a wonderful thing, he told himself, and it was most wonderful where it had least to gain.
Ugly accidents happen . . . always have and always will. But the failures are swept back into the pile and forgotten. They dont leave any lasting scar in the world, and they dont affect the future. The things that last are the good things. The people who forge ahead and do something, they really count.
That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.
A work-room should be like an old shoe; no matter how shabby, it's better than a new one.
Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact.
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