"Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Willa Cather on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Willa Cather on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Willa Cather on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Willa Cather on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Willa Cather on Robert Frost
"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."
"Where there is great love, there are always wishes."