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The Wisdom of Willa Cather

Every artist makes himself born. It is very much harder than the other time, and longer.

The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is. Willa Cather

What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself... Willa Cather

There are only 2 or 3 human stories and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before. Willa Cather

Learn more about Willa Cather and her classic novel My Antonia at

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