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Willa Cather

  • annkaragwahas quoted10 months ago
    Perhaps we feel like that when we die and become a part of something entire, whether it is sun and air, or goodness and knowledge. At any rate, that is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. When it comes to one, it comes as naturally as sleep.
  • annkaragwahas quoted10 months ago
    He had the gift of simple and moving expression. Because he talked so little, his words had a peculiar force; they were not worn dull from constant use.
  • annkaragwahas quoted10 months ago
    If we never arrived anywhere, it did not matter. Between that earth and that sky I felt erased, blotted out.
  • annkaragwahas quoted10 months ago
    Whatever we had missed, we possessed together the precious, the incommunicable past.
  • b4845171640has quoted2 years ago
    It is one of the most detestable habits of a Liliputian mind to credit other people with its own malignant pettiness
  • b4845171640has quoted2 years ago
    There are men who feel more at their ease when they stand up before another man who threatens their lives with sword or pistol than in the presence of a woman
  • b4845171640has quoted2 years ago
    it would be much better to do it by letter, and not to utter the words that should stab her to the heart
  • b4845171640has quoted2 years ago
    his first day on the battlefield of civilization in Paris
  • b4845171640has quoted2 years ago
    deal with the world as it deserves
  • b4845171640has quoted2 years ago
    The more cold-blooded your calculations, the further you will go
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