5+ quotes from Lucy Gayheart by Willa Cather

Quotes from Lucy Gayheart

Willa Cather ·  208 pages

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“Since then she had changed so much in her thoughts, in her ways, even in her looks, that she might wonder she knew herself--except that the changes were all in the direction of becoming more and more herself.”
― Willa Cather, quote from Lucy Gayheart


“He had missed the deepest of all companionships, a relation with the earth itself, with a countryside and a people. That relationship he knew cannot be gone after and found; it must be long and deliberate, unconscious. It must, indeed, be a way of living.”
― Willa Cather, quote from Lucy Gayheart


“Yesterday's rain had left a bitter, springlike smell in the air; the vehemence that beat against her in the street and hummed above her had something a little wistful in it tonight, like a plaintive hand-organ tune. All the lovely things in the shop windows, the furs and jewels, roses and orchids, seemed to belong to her as she passed them. Not to have wrapped up and sent home, certainly; where would she put them? But they were hers to live among.”
― Willa Cather, quote from Lucy Gayheart


“Some people's lives are affected by what happens to their person or property, but for others fate is what happens to their feelings and their thoughts--that and nothing more.”
― Willa Cather, quote from Lucy Gayheart


“Montaigne says somewhere that in early youth the joy of life lies in the feet.”
― Willa Cather, quote from Lucy Gayheart


About the author

Willa Cather
Born place: in Back Creek Valley, Virginia, The United States
Born date December 7, 1873
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