One cannot divine nor forecast the conditions that will make happiness; one only stumbles upon them by chance, in a lucky hour, at the world's end somewhere, and holds fast to the days, as to fortune or fame.

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Original Citation

Cather, Willa. Le Lavandou. 1902.

Current Citation

Cather, Willa. Quoted in Willa Cather in Europe: Her Own Story of the First Journey. Written by George N. Kates. University of Nebraska Press, 1988.