"The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Willa Cather on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Willa Cather on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Willa Cather on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Willa Cather on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Willa Cather on Booker T. Washington
"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."