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The heart of another is a dark forest,
by Willa Cather

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

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather PHOTO

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather PHOTO

There are some things you learn best in calm,
and some in storm.
- Willa Cather

 

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the
way they have to live than other things do.
- Willa Cather

I shall not die of a cold.
I shall die of having lived.
- Willa Cather

Success is never so interesting as struggle
- Willa Cather

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Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
- Willa 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 Cather

The fact that I was a girl never damaged my ambitions
to be a pope or an emperor.
- Willa Cather

Of all the bewildering things about a new country,
the absence of human landmarks is one of the most depressing and disheartening.
- Willa Cather

The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young.
- Willa Cather

All the intelligence and talent in the world can't make a singer.
The voice is a wild thing.
It can't be bred in captivity.
It is a sport, like the silver fox.
It happens.
- Willa Cather

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

No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person.
- Willa Cather

Only solitary men know the full joys of frienship.
Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile,
his friends are everything.
- Willa Cather

Paris is a hard place to leave, even when it rains
incessantly and one coughs continually from the dampness.
- Willa 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 Cather

Winter lies too long in country towns;
hangs on until it is stale and shabby,
old and sullen.
- Willa Cather

The irregular and intimate quality of things made entirely by the human hand.
- Willa Cather

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

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

The condition every art requires is,
not so much freedom from restriction,
as freedom from adulteration and from the intrusion of foreign matter.
- Willa Cather

Every artist makes himself born.
It is very much harder than the other time,
and longer.
- Willa Cather

Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired
before the age of fifteen.
- Willa Cather

A work-room should be like an old shoe;
no matter how shabby,
it's better than a new one.
- Willa Cather

Sometimes I wonder why God ever trusts talent in the hands of women,
they usually make such an infernal mess of it.
I think He must do it as a sort of ghastly joke.
- Willa Cather

Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact.
- Willa Cather

The thing that teases the mind over and over for years,
and at last gets itself put down rightly on paper whether little or great,
it belongs to Literature.
- Willa Cather

That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.
- Willa Cather

When kindness has left people, even for a few moments,
we become afraid of them as if their reason had left them.
When it has left a place where we have always found it,
it is like shipwreck; we drop from security into something
malevolent and bottomless.
- Willa Cather

The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so
much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly
near to us from afar off,
but upon our perceptions being made finer,
so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears
can hear what is there about us always.
- Willa Cather

What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for
a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself -
life hurrying past us and running away,
too strong to stop, too sweet to lose.
- Willa Cather

The sun was like a great visiting presence that stimulated
and took its due from all animal energy.
When it flung wide its cloak and stepped down over
the edge of the fields at evening,
it left behind it a spent and exhausted world.
- Willa Cather

Sometimes a neighbor whom we have disliked a lifetime
for his arrogance and conceit lets fall a single commonplace
remark that shows us another side,
another man, really; a man uncertain,
and puzzled, and in the dark like ourselves.
- Willa Cather

To note an artist's limitations is but to define his talent.
A reporter can write equally well about everything
that is presented to his view,
but a creative writer can do his best only with what
lies within the range and character of his deepest sympathies.
- Willa Cather

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering
is worse than the suffering itself.
- Paulo Coelho

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Today is your day to paint life in bold colors;
set today's rhythm with your heart-drum;
walk today's march with courage;
create today as your celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Set Life's Rhythm with Your Heart-Drum
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

We attract abundance when we ask from a compassionate heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tears and laughter cleanse the heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All that is real is seen with the heart.
- Vivian Greene

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

The most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched,
they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.
Play as often as you can
Work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

You change your life by changing your heart.
- Max Lucado

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

The more you know the less you feel.
- Bono

The more you see the less you know.
- Bono

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your essence be the nectar of the open blossom of your joy.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Distance cannot matter - ours is a friendship of the heart.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Honor True Self
Forgive with Compassion
Receive ALL of life with Thanksgiving
CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration
Dream with Powerful Vision
Act with Bold Courage
Dance with a Light Heart
Relax in the Arms of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The worst prison would be a closed heart.
- Pope John Paul II

Love wasn't put in your heart to stay.
Love isn't love until you give it away.
- Michael W. Smith

Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
- Rumi

A thankful heart is the greatest virtue.
- Cicero

A dream is a wish your heart makes.
- The Supremes

Approach life with an Open Mind,
Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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