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Quotation by Willa Cather
Desire is creation, is the magical element in that process. If there were an instrument by which to measure desire, one could foretell achievement.
Willa Cather (1873–1947), U.S. novelist. Godfrey St. Peter, in The Professor's House, book I, ch. I (1925).
The protagonist, a writer of history books, reflects on the creative process.
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