"The condition every art requires is, not so much freedom from restriction, as freedom from adulteration and from the intrusion of foreign matter."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Willa Cather on Ronald Reagan
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."Willa Cather on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."Willa Cather on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."Willa Cather on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."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."
"Where there is great love, there are always wishes."