Quotation by Rose Wilder Lane

Writing fiction is ... an endless and always defeated effort to capture some quality of life without killing it.
Rose Wilder Lane (1886–1965), U.S. author. Old Hometown, ch. 1 (1935).

In addition to writing books of her own, Lane helped her mother, Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957), develop her famous series of autobiographical "Little House" books for children.
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