"There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Willa Cather on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Willa Cather on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Willa Cather on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Willa Cather on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Willa Cather on Dalai Lama
"Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen."
"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."