"The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Willa Cather on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Willa Cather on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Willa Cather on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Willa Cather on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Willa Cather on Winston Churchill
"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."