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Favorite Quotations

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Do you have any favorite quotation by Willa Cather?
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I like these (please,make it a sport to find the sources if you wish; unfortunately I do not have them)

ziki
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**Where there is great love there are always miracles.

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

**The history of every country begins in the heart of a man and a woman... And now the old story has begun to write itself over again. Isn't it queer; there are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before; like the larks in this county, that have been singing the same five notes over and over for thousands of years. (O, pioneers)

**Art, it seems to me, should simplify. That, indeed, is very nearly 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.

**Writing ought either to be the manufacture of stories for which there is a market demand -- a business as safe and commendable as making soap or breakfast foods -- or it should be an art, which is always a search for something for which there is no market demand, something new and untried, where the values are intrinsic and have nothing to do with standardized values.

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Re: Favorite Quotations

**There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm. ~ Willa Cather


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