Willa Cather Quotes

Who was Willa Cather?

Willa Sibert Cather was an American writer known for her novels of life on the Great Plains.

Born December 7, 1873
Died April 24, 1947
Aged 73 years old

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Best 9 Quotes by Willa Cather

“Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.”

“The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one’s own.”

“Where there is great love, there are always miracles.”

The Song of the Lark Quotes

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

The Song of the Lark

“I only want impossible things. The others don't interest me.”

The Song of the Lark

“Nothing is far and nothing is near, if one desires. The world is little, people are little, human life is little. There is only one big thing — desire. And before it, when it is big, all is little.”

The Song of the Lark

“People live through such pain only once. Pain comes again – but it finds a tougher surface.”

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“There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.”

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“You must not begin to fret about the successes of cheap people. After all, what have they to do with you?”

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“Let people know what you stand for and what you won't stand for.”

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