"I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Willa Cather on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Willa Cather on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Willa Cather on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Willa Cather on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Willa Cather on Helen Keller
"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."
"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."
"Where there is great love, there are always wishes."