• Many people seem to think that art is a luxury to be imported and tacked on to life. Art springs out of the very stuff that life is made of. Most of our young authors start to write a story and make a few observations from nature to add local color. The results are invariably false and hollow. Art must spring out of the fullness and richness of life.

    Willa Cather (1990). “Willa Cather in Person: Interviews, Speeches, and Letters”, p.47, U of Nebraska Press