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Willa Cather

  • annkaragwahas quoted8 months ago
    Perhaps we feel like that when we die and become a part of something entire, whether it is sun and air, or goodness and knowledge. At any rate, that is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. When it comes to one, it comes as naturally as sleep.
  • annkaragwahas quoted8 months ago
    He had the gift of simple and moving expression. Because he talked so little, his words had a peculiar force; they were not worn dull from constant use.
  • annkaragwahas quoted8 months ago
    If we never arrived anywhere, it did not matter. Between that earth and that sky I felt erased, blotted out.
  • annkaragwahas quoted8 months ago
    Whatever we had missed, we possessed together the precious, the incommunicable past.
  • b4845171640has quoted2 years ago
    she lacked the two things which create woman a second time — pretty dresses and love-letters
  • b4845171640has quoted2 years ago
    no accusations mingled with her prayers.
  • b4845171640has quoted2 years ago
    Father Goriot, upon whose face a painter, like the historian, would have concentrated all the light in his picture
  • b4845171640has quoted2 years ago
    Perhaps it is only human nature to inflict suffering on anything that will endure suffering
  • b4845171640has quoted2 years ago
    It is one of the most detestable habits of a Liliputian mind to credit other people with its own malignant pettiness
  • b4845171640has quoted2 years ago
    There are men who feel more at their ease when they stand up before another man who threatens their lives with sword or pistol than in the presence of a woman
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