Willa Cather Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old willa cather quotes, willa cather sayings, and willa cather proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

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No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person.     

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Where there is great love there are always miracles.     

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

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

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

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

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Either a building is part of a place or it is not. Once that kinship is there, time will only make it stronger.     

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No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person.     

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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.     

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A pioneer should have imagination, should be able to enjoy the idea of things more than the things themselves     

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

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The test of one's decency is how much of a fight one can put up after one has stopped caring, and after one has found out that one can never please the people they wanted to please.     

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Men are all right for friends, but as soon as you marry them they turn into cranky old fathers, even the wild ones.     

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Personal life becomes paler as the imaginative life becomes richer.     

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A soup like this is not the work of one man. It is the result of a constantly refined tradition. There are nearly a thousand years of history in this soup.     

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Life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose.     

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The sky was a midnight-blue, like warm, deep, blue water, and the moon seemed to lie on it like a water-lily, floating forward with an invisible current.     

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Let your fiction grow out of the land beneath your feet.     

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He would make a bouquet for a lovely lady; a bouquet gathered off the cheeks of the morning. . . these roses, only half awake, in the defencelessness of utter beauty.     

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When the eyes of the flesh are shut, the eyes of the spirit are open.     

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

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The first time I deceived my grandparents I felt rather shabby, perhaps even the second time, but I soon ceased to think about it.     

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