Willa Sibert Cather Quotes

Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again.

Willa Sibert Cather

The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one's own.

Willa Sibert Cather

Religion is different from everything else; because in religion seeking is finding.

Willa Sibert Cather

Nothing is far and nothing is near, if one desires. The world is little, people are little, human life is little. There is only one big thing desire.

Willa Sibert Cather

If youth did not matter so much to itself it would never have the heart to go on

Willa Sibert Cather

Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.

Willa Sibert Cather

Where there is great love there are always miracles.

Willa Sibert Cather

That irregular and intimate quality of things made entirely by the human hand.

Willa Sibert Cather

Only the stupid and the phlegmatic should teach.

Willa Sibert Cather

Desire is creation, is the magical element in that process. If there were an instrument by which to measure desire, one could foretell achievement.

Willa Sibert Cather

When we look back, the only things we cherish are those which in some way met our original want; the desire which formed in us in early youth, undirected, and of its own accord.

Willa Sibert Cather

The history of every country begins in the heart of a man or a woman.

Willa Sibert Cather

It does not matter much whom we live with in this world, but it matters a great deal whom we dream of.

Willa Sibert Cather

The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is.

Willa Sibert Cather

In other searchings it might be the object of the quest that brought satisfaction, or it might be something incidental that one got on the way; but in religion, desire was fulfilment, it was the seeking itself that rewarded.

Willa Sibert Cather

Art and religion (they are the same thing, in the end, of course) have given man the only happiness he has ever had.

Willa Sibert Cather

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