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Willa Cather Quotes



Quotes by Willa Cather - (18 quotes)

Willa Cather - From the Art category:

What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining, elusive element which is life itself. (Willa Cather)

Willa Cather - From the Desire category:

There is one big thing – desire. And before it, when it is big, all is little. (Willa Cather)

Willa Cather - From the Effort category:

Success is less interesting than struggle. There is great pleasure in the effort. (Willa Cather)

Willa Cather - From the Emotion category:

- The Song of the Lark, 1915...
I tell you there is such a thing as creative hate! (Willa Cather)

Willa Cather - From the Fear category:

- My Mortal Enemy, 1926...
When kindness has left people, even for a few moments, we become afraid of them, as if their reason had left them. (Willa Cather)

Willa Cather - From the Friendship category:

Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything. (Willa Cather)

Willa Cather - From the Growth category:

Artistic growth is, more than anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness. The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy: only the great artist knows how difficult it is. (Willa Cather)

Willa Cather - From the Happiness category:

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

Willa Cather - From the Humanity category:

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)

Willa Cather - From the Life category:

...life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose. (Willa Cather)

Willa Cather - From the Love category:

Where there is great love there are always miracles. (Willa Cather)

Willa Cather - From the Memory category:

Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again. (Willa Cather)

Willa Cather - From the Money category:

Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers. (Willa Cather)

Willa Cather - From the Nature category:

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do. (Willa Cather)

Willa Cather - From the Passion category:

-The Song of the Lark, 1915
Her secret? It is every artist's secret... passion. That is all. It is an open secret, and perfectly safe. Like heroism, it is inimitable in cheap materials. (Willa Cather)

Willa Cather - From the Simplicity category:

Art, it seems to me, should simplify. It is very near 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. (Willa Cather)

Willa Cather - From the Truth category:

Artistic growth is, more that anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness. The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the great artist knows how difficult it is. (Willa Cather)

Willa Cather - From the Words category:

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



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Last modified: September 2, 2014