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Willa Cather

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And I advise ye to think well, he told her It's better to be a stray dog in this world than a man without money. I've tried it both ways, and I know. A poor man stinks, and God hates him.

— Willa Cather


Paris is a hard place to leave, even when it rains incessantly and one coughs continually from the dampness.

— Willa Cather

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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.

— Willa Cather

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That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.

— Willa Cather

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The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young.

— Willa Cather

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Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact.

— Willa Cather

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The irregular and intimate quality of things made entirely by the human hand.

— Willa Cather

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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.

— Willa Cather

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Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.

— Willa Cather

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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.

— Willa Cather

#captivity #fox #happens #intelligence #like

About Willa Cather

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She had been attending Episcopal services since 1906. Although Willa Cather was born into a Baptist family Cather joined the Episcopal Church in 1922. In 1923 Willa Cather was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours (1922) a novel set during World War I.

In 1923 Willa Cather was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours (1922) a novel set during World War I. She lived and worked in Pittsburgh for ten years then at the age of 33 Willa Cather moved to New York where Willa Cather lived for the rest of her life.

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