Quotation by Willa Cather

Sometimes I wonder why God ever trusts talent in the hands of women, they usually make such an infernal mess of it. I think He must do it as a sort of ghastly joke.
Willa Cather (1873–1947), U.S. novelist. originally published in the [Lincoln, NE] Courier (Nov. 23, 1895). repr. In The World and the Parish: Willa Cather's Articles and Reviews, 1893-1902, vol. 1, ed. William M. Curtin, University of Nebraska Press (1970).

A youthful opinion offered in the course of a column lamenting her disappointment in the English novelist Ouida (1838–1908).
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