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Summary

Willa Cather (born as Willa Sibert Cather in Gore, Virginia near Winchester, Virginia, died in New York City, New Yor) was a famous Author from USA, who lived between December 7, 1873 and April 24, 1947.

Biography

Willa Cather came at the age of nine to Nebraska, where her father settled down as colonists. A large proportion of settlers consisted of Scandinavians, with whom she grew up. After university studies became Cather teacher and journalist. She also undertook a number of trips. Cather made ​​her debut in 1905 as an author with a collection of short stories and worked 1906-12 as medutgivare in McClure's magazine, which played an important role in American magazine journalism. From 1912 she devoted herself entirely to writing. In his realistic novels, she depicts the settlers on the Nebraska prairie, especially the women.

Among her works include: Alexander's Bridge (1912), The Bohemian Girl (1912), O pioneers! (1913), The song of the lark (1915), A Lost Lady (1923), The Professor's House (1925) and Death comes for the Archbishop (1927).

Zodiac etc.

She is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 32 quotes who is written / told by Willa.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willa_Cather

Famous quotes by Willa Cather (32)


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"Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again"
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"Where there is great love, there are always wishes"
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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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"Desire is creation, is the magical element in that process. If there were an instrument by which to measure desire, one could foretell achievement"
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"To note an artist's limitations is but to define his talent. A reporter can write equally well about everything that is presented to his view, but a creative writer can do his best only with what lies within the range and character of his deepest sympathies"
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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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"The irregular and intimate quality of things made entirely by the human hand"
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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 condition every art requires is, not so much freedom from restriction, as freedom from adulteration and from the intrusion of foreign matter"
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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, and puzzled, and in the dark like ourselves"
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"Of all the bewildering things about a new country, the absence of human landmarks is one of the most depressing and disheartening"
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"I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived"
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"The thing that teases the mind over and over for years, and at last gets itself put down rightly on paper whether little or great, it belongs to Literature"
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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. It is a sport, like the silver fox. It happens"
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"There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before"
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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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"It does not matter much whom we live with in this world, but it matters a great deal whom we dream of"
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"Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact"
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"A work-room should be like an old shoe; no matter how shabby, it's better than a new one"
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"Every artist makes himself born. It is very much harder than the other time, and longer"
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"When kindness has left people, even for a few moments, we become afraid of them as if their reason had left them. When it has left a place where we have always found it, it is like shipwreck; we drop from security into something malevolent and bottomless"
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"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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"The sun was like a great visiting presence that stimulated and took its due from all animal energy. When it flung wide its cloak and stepped down over the edge of the fields at evening, it left behind it a spent and exhausted world"
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"There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm"
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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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"The fact that I was a girl never damaged my ambitions to be a pope or an emperor"
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"Sometimes I wonder why God ever trusts talent in the hands of women, they usually make such an infernal mess of it. I think He must do it as a sort of ghastly joke"
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"Only solitary men know the full joys of frienship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything"
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"No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person"
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"Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen"
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"That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great"
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"Paris is a hard place to leave, even when it rains incessantly and one coughs continually from the dampness"


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