"That is happiness to be dissolved into something complete and great."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Willa Cather on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Willa Cather on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Willa Cather on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Willa Cather on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Willa Cather on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."