Quotation by Willa Cather

When kindness has left people, even for a few moments, we become afraid of them as if their reason had left them. When it has left a place where we have always found it, it is like shipwreck; we drop from security into something malevolent and bottomless.
Willa Cather (1876–1947), U.S. author. My Mortal Enemy (1926), p.62, of Hamish & Hamish edition (1963).
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