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My Antonia by Willa Cather

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That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. When it comes to one, it comes as naturally as sleep.


It was no wonder that her sons stood tall and straight. She was a rich mine of life, like the founders of early races.


He and Antonia believe that the "miles of copper-red grass were drenched in sunlight that was stronger and fiercer than at any other time of day", for "that hour always had the exultation of victory, of triumphant ending, like a hero's death"


Whatever we had missed, we possessed together the precious, the incommunicable past.


That’s Antonia’s failing, you know; if she likes people, she won’t hear anything against them.


Some memories are realities and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again.


The idea of you is a part of my mind; you influence my likes and dislikes, all my tastes, hundreds of times when I don't realize it. You really are a part of me. 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 again.


‘Oh, better I like to work out-of-doors than in a house!’ she used to sing joyfully. ‘I not care that your grandmother say it makes me like a man. I like to be like a man.‘


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