There can be no defence like elaborate courtesy.
~ E.V. Lucas
Willa Cather Quotes
I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.
What was any art but a mold in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself - life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose.
Alcohol is perfectly consistent in its effects upon man. Drunkenness is merely an exaggeration. A foolish man drunk becomes maudlin; a bloody man, vicious; a coarse man, vulgar.
Artistic growth is, more than it is anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness. The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is.
I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived.
There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.