Writing fiction is … an endless and always defeated effort to capture some quality of life without killing it.
Rose Wilder Lane
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.