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By Willa Cather
QUOTATION: I aint got time to learn. I can work like mans now.
QUOTATION: Whatever we had missed, we possessed together the precious,
the incommunicable past.
QUOTATION: It was no wonder that her sons stood tall and straight. She
was a rich mine of life, like the founders of early races.
QUOTATION: She remembered home as a place where there were always too
many children, a cross man and work piling up around a sick woman.
QUOTATION: In the course of twenty crowded years one parts with many
illusions. I did not wish to lose the early ones. Some memories are realities,
and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again.
QUOTATION: As I confronted her, the changes grew less apparent to me,
her identity stronger. She was there, in the full vigour of her personality,
battered but not diminished, looking at me, speaking to me in the husky,
breathy voice I remembered so well.
QUOTATION: Jim, she said earnestly, if I was put down
there in the middle of the night, I could find my way all over that little
town; and along the river to the next town, where my grandmother lived.
My feet remember all the little paths through the woods, and where the
big roots stick out to trip you. I aint never forgot my own country.
QUOTATION: There seemed to be nothing to see; no fences, no creeks or
trees, no hills or fields. If there was a road, I could not make it out
in the faint starlight. There was nothing but land: not a country at all,
but the material out of which countries are made.
QUOTATION: Men are all right for friends, but as soon as you marry them
they turn into cranky old fathers, even the wild ones. They begin to tell
you whats sensible and whats foolish, and want you to stick
at home all the time. I prefer to be foolish when I feel like it, and
be accountable to nobody.
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