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Pittsburgh was even more vital, more creative, more hungry for culture than New York. Pittsburgh was the birthplace of my writing.

- Willa Cather

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

- Willa Cather

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

- Willa Cather

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

Miracles surround us at every turn, if we but sharpen our perceptions to them.

- Willa Cather

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

Where there is great love, there are always wishes.

- Willa Cather

Constant comparisons are the stamp of the foreigner; one continually translates manners and customs of a new country into terms of his own, before he can fully comprehend them.

- Willa Cather, Willa Cather in Europe: Her Own Story of the First Journey

The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is.

- Willa Cather

Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything.

- Willa Cather

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.