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Jim Burden Quotes

17 of the best book quotes from Jim Burden
  1. #1
    “I did not want to find her aged and broken; I really dreaded it. In the course of twenty crowded years one parts with many illusions. I did not wish to lose the early ones. Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again.”
  2. #2
    “It was no wonder that her sons stood tall and straight. She was a rich mine of life, like the founders of early races.”
  3. #3
    ″...that is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.”
    author
    Willa Cather
    book
    My Antonia
    character
    Jim
    concept
    happiness
  4. #4
    “More than any other person we remembered, this girl seemed to mean to us the country, the conditions, the whole adventure of our childhood.”
  5. #5
    “I was something that lay under the sun and felt it, like the pumpkins, and I did not want to be anything more. I was entirely happy.”
  6. #6
    “I’d have liked to have you for a sweetheart, or a wife, or my mother or my sister – anything that a woman can be to a man. The idea of you is a part of my mind. You influence my likes and dislikes, all my tastes, hundreds of times when I don’t realize it. You really are a part of me.”
  7. #7
    “I had the feeling that the world was left behind, that we had got over the edge of it, and were outside man’s jurisdiction.”
  8. #8
    “As I looked about me I felt that the grass was the country, as the water is the sea. The red of the grass made all the great prairie the colour of winestains, or of certain seaweeds when they are first washed up. And there was so much motion in it; the whole country seemed, somehow, to be running.”
  1. #9
    “There was nothing but land: not a country at all, but the material out of which countries are made.”
  2. #10
    “If she was proud of me, I was so proud of her that I carried my head high as I emerged from the dark cedars and shut the Cutters` gate softly behind me. Her warm, sweet face, her kind arms, and the true heart in her; she was, oh, she was still my Ántonia!”
  3. #11
    “Between that earth and that sky I felt erased, blotted out. I did not say my prayers that night: here, I felt, what would be would be.”
  4. #12
    “Nevertheless, after I went to bed, this idea of punishment and Purgatory came back on me crushingly. I remembered the account of Dives in torment, and shuddered. But Mr. Shimerda had not been rich and selfish: he had only been so unhappy that he could not live any longer.”
  5. #13
    “There was an atmosphere of endeavor, of expectancy and bright hopefulness about the young college that had lifted its head from the prairie only a few years before.”
    author
    Willa Cather
    book
    My Antonia
    character
    Jim
    concepts
    learninghope
  6. #14
    “Whatever else was gone, Antonia had not lost the fire of life.”
  7. #15
    “As I confronted her, the changes grew less apparent to me, her identity stronger. She was there, in the full vigor of her personality, battered but not diminished, looking at me, speaking to me in the husky, breathy voice I remembered so well.”
  8. #16
    “I know so many women who have kept the things she had lost, but whose inner glow has faded.”
  9. #17
    “She lent herself to immemorial human attitudes which we recognize by instinct as universal and true. I had not been mistaken. She was a battered woman now, not a lovely girl; but she still had that something which fires the imagination...”

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