"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."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Willa Cather on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Willa Cather on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Willa Cather on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Willa Cather on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Willa Cather on Albert Einstein
"Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen."
"There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm."
"I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived."
"Only solitary men know the full joys of frienship. Others have their family but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything."
"The condition every art requires is, not so much freedom from restriction, as freedom from adulteration and from the intrusion of foreign matter."