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Willa Cather Quotes

From Jone Johnson Lewis,
Your Guide to Women's History.

Willa Cather (1873 - 1947)

Selected Willa Cather Quotations

• Where there is great love there are always miracles.

• [To simplify] is very nearly the whole of the higher artistic process; finding what conventions of form and what detail one can do without -- and yet preserve the spirit of the whole.

• The universal human yearning for something permanent, enduring, without shadow of change.

• I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.

• Elsewhere the sky is the roof of the world; but here the earth is the floor of the sky.

• 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.

• There are only two or three human stories and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before.

More About Willa Cather

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  • Some Willa Cather Poems

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About These Quotes

Quote collection assembled by Jone Johnson Lewis. Each quotation page in this collection and the entire collection © Jone Johnson Lewis 1997-2012. This is an informal collection assembled over many years. I regret that I am not be able to provide the original source if it is not listed with the quote.

Citation information:
Jone Johnson Lewis. "Willa Cather Quotes." About Women's History. URL: http://womenshistory.about.com/library/bio/blbio_willa_cather.htm . Date accessed: (today). (More on how to cite online sources including this page)

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