Kathleen Norris quotes

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A good story is one that isn't demanding, that proceeds from A to B, and above all doesn't remind us of the bad times, the cardboa ...
The high plains, the beginning of the desert West, often act as a crucible for those who inhabit them. Like Jacob's angel, the reg ...
We don't need to connect. The prairie landscape isolates us from each other as well as from our history.
... it is the desert's grimness, its stillness and isolation, that bring us back to love. Here we discover the paradox of the cont ...
We hold on to hopes for next year every year in western Dakota: hoping that droughts will end; hoping that our crops won't be hail ...
Silence is the best response to mystery.
The Plains are not forgiving. Anything that is shallow--the easy optimism of a homesteader; the false hope that denies geography, ...
Maybe it's our sky that makes us crazy.
... one thing that distinguishes a frontier is the precarious nature of the human hold on it.
We have time on our hands here, in our hearts, and it makes us strange.
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