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Willa Cather

    Michelle AMhas quotedlast year
    A pioneer should have imagination, should be able to enjoy the idea of things more than the things themselves.
    Michelle AMhas quotedlast year
    "And now the old story has begun to write itself over there," said Carl softly. "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 country, that have been singing the same five notes over for thousands of years."
    Michelle AMhas quotedlast year
    How terrible it was to love people when you could not really share their lives!
    b4845171640has quoted9 months ago
    Who shall say which is more ghastly, the sight of the bleached skulls or of dried-up human hearts
    b4845171640has quoted9 months ago
    She was pretty by force of contrast; if she had been happy, she would have been charming. Happiness is the poetry of woman, as the toilette is her tinsel
    b4845171640has quoted6 months ago
    she lacked the two things which create woman a second time — pretty dresses and love-letters
    b4845171640has quoted6 months ago
    no accusations mingled with her prayers.
    b4845171640has quoted6 months ago
    Father Goriot, upon whose face a painter, like the historian, would have concentrated all the light in his picture
    b4845171640has quoted6 months ago
    Perhaps it is only human nature to inflict suffering on anything that will endure suffering
    b4845171640has quoted4 months ago
    It is one of the most detestable habits of a Liliputian mind to credit other people with its own malignant pettiness
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