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Willa Sibert Cather (December 7, 1873 – April 24, 1947) was an American author who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, in works such as O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, and The Song of the Lark. In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours (1922), a novel set during World War I. Cather grew up in Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska. She lived and worked in Pittsburgh for ten years, then at the age of 33 she moved to New York, where she lived for the rest of her life.


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Quote Left Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers. Quote Right
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Quote Left Art and religion (they are the same thing, in the end, of course) have given man the only happiness he has ever had. Quote Right
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Quote Left No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person. Quote Right
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Quote Left What was any art but a mould 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. Quote Right
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Quote Left Art is a concrete and personal and rather childish thing after all—no matter what people do to graft it into science and make it sociologica... Quote Right
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