Kathleen Norris

Kathleen Norris

Kathleen Thompson Norris (July 16, 1880 – January 18, 1966) was an American novelist and wife of fellow writer Charles Norris, whom she wed in 1909. Her brother-in-law was writer Frank Norris.

Read more about Kathleen Norris:  Life and Career, Selected Bibliography

Famous quotes by kathleen norris:

    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 cardboard patches we used to wear in our shoes, the failed farms, the way people you love just up and die. It tells us instead that hard work and perseverance can overcome all obstacles; it tells lie after lie, and the happy ending is the happiest lie of all.
    Kathleen Norris (b. 1947)

    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 hailed out in the few rainstorms that come; hoping that it won’t be too windy on the day we harvest, blowing away five bushels an acre; hoping ... that if we get a fair crop, we’ll be able to get a fair price for it. Sometimes survival is the only blessing that the terrifying angel of the Plains bestows.
    Kathleen Norris (b. 1947)

    The sense of place is unavoidable in western Dakota, and maybe that’s our gift to the world. ...In these places you wait, and the places mold you.
    Kathleen Norris (b. 1947)

    We have time on our hands here, in our hearts, and it makes us strange.
    Kathleen Norris (b. 1947)

    ... one thing that distinguishes a frontier is the precarious nature of the human hold on it.
    Kathleen Norris (b. 1947)