33 Total Quotes

Willa Cather Quotes

Willa Cather
There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.
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#American Author

Willa Cather
What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself - life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose.
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#American Author #Art

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Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.
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#American Author #Country

Willa Cather
Writing ought either to be the manufacture of stories for which there is a market demand -- a business as safe and commendable as making soap or breakfast foods -- or it should be an art, which is always a search for something for which there is no market demand, something new and untried, where the values are intrinsic and have nothing to do with standardized values.
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#Writers And Writing #Business

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I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.
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The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always.
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#American Author

Willa Cather
Ugly accidents happen . . . always have and always will. But the failures are swept back into the pile and forgotten. They don`t leave any lasting scar in the world, and they don`t affect the future. The things that last are the good things. The people who forge ahead and do something, they really count.
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#Accidents

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He had the uneasy manner of a man who is not among his own kind, and who has not seen enough of the world to feel that all people are in some sense his own kind
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#Kind

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

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Alcohol is perfectly consistent in its effects upon man. Drunkenness is merely an exaggeration. A foolish man drunk becomes maudlin; a bloody man, vicious; a coarse man, vulgar.
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#Alcohol And Alcoholism

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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.
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#Intelligence

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Elsewhere the sky is the roof of the world, but here the earth is the floor of the sky.
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#Earth

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Where there is great love, there are always miracles.
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#Editor's Pick #Quote of the Day #inspirational

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I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived.
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#American Author

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A child's attitude toward everything is an artist's attitude.
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#Attitude

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Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.
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The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one's own.
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Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again.
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#American Author

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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, puzzled and in the dark like ourselves
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#Arrogance

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Trees were so rare in that country, and they had to make such a hard fight to grow, that we used to feel anxious about them, and visit them as if they were persons. It must have been the scarcity of detail in that tawny landscape that made detail so precious.
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#Country

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Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
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#American Author #Love #Valentine's Day

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The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young.
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The supreme virtue in art is soul, perhaps it is the only thing which gives it the right to be.
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#Art