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Paris is a hard place to leave, even when it rains
by Willa Cather

Paris is a hard place to leave, even when it rains
incessantly and one coughs continually from the dampness.
- 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 shall not die of a cold.
I shall die of having lived.
- Willa Cather

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

Success is never so interesting as struggle
- Willa Cather

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

I wouldn't attach too much importance to these student riots.
I remember when I was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris,
I used to go out and riot occasionally.
- John Foster Dulles

I liked Berkeley tremendously, Berkeley was a very leftist campus.
I came to love that city as much as I love Paris or
the south of France or New York.
- Whitfield Diffie

I don't want to be known as the granddaughter of the Hiltons.
I want to be known as Paris.
- Paris Hilton

But one of the most fantastic things about Ireland
and Dublin is that the pubs are like Paris and the cafe culture.
And Dublin, in many ways, is a pub culture.
- Hugh Dancy

The way I see it, you should live everyday like its your birthday.
- Paris Hilton

I get along with guys; most of my friends are guys.
It's easier to trust men sometimes.
I only have a few close girlfriends that I trust.
- Paris Hilton

I'd like to see Paris before I die.
Philadelphia will do.
- Mae West

At home in Paris I take a milk bath two times a week,
but here on the road it is more difficult.
I miss them.
- Anna Held

Almost every one of my various zero numbered birthdays
has had a big concert in London and often in Paris.
- Elliott Carter

In Paris, it used to feel like you were living in a museum.
As beautiful as it was, it's still limited.
But here you have just everything.
- Isaac Mizrahi

I was born and raised in a suburb of Paris by a working-class family.
- Olivier Martinez

I had enjoyed life in Paris, and, taking all things into consideration,
enjoyed it wholesomely.
- James Weldon Johnson

Look at the Paris Commune.
That was the Dictatorship of the Proletariat.
- Friedrich Engels

Eventually, I was sent to Wales and Germany,
and after the war, to Paris.
- Lloyd Alexander

No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
- Orville Wright

If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man,
then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you,
for Paris is a moveable feast.
- Ernest Hemingway

I've made all my money on my own without my family and I work very hard.
- Paris Hilton

I almost bumped into Alec Baldwin and then turned around
and Paris Hilton was standing there.
And I was like, 'Look, it's stupid spoiled whore.'
- Trey Parker

Well we really meant you to visit Paris in May,
but the rhythm required two syllables.
- Vernon Duke

The production of obscurity in Paris compares to the
production of motor cars in Detroit in the great period of American industry.
- Ernest Gellner

I thought of Paris as a beauty spot on the face of the earth,
and of London as a big freckle.
- James Weldon Johnson

If I look at it, it's about being able to get lost in New York,
to explore the city, to have more personal stories about New York,
although some could also take place in Paris.
- Keren Ann

I am the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris,
and I have enjoyed it.
- John F. Kennedy

The boarding-school experience in Paris was very hard,
I didn't put up with it very well.
I was sick all the time, or in any case frail,
on the edge of a nervous breakdown.
- Jacques Derrida

In Paris, you learn wit, in London you learn to crush your social rivals,
and in Florence you learn poise.
- Virgil Thomson

The dark outside world of Paris under German occupation
exerted a strong containing pressure.
- Gerard Debreu

So I'm not really quite sure what Landis' plans were to make another one.
The American Werewolf in Paris was a completely separate story.
- Jenny Agutter

I've been to Paris France and I've been to Paris Paramount.
Paris Paramount is better.
- Ernst Lubitsch

I've always loved films, always.
I studied literature and I went to Columbia in New
York and I went to Paris for part of one year and ended up staying there.
- Jim Jarmusch

Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.
- Charles de Montesquieu

April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom,
holiday tables under the trees.
- E. Y. Harburg

The attacks on the Paris Metro in the 1990s were committed
by members of the local Muslim community,
immigrants from the Maghreb region of North Africa.
- Otto Schily

Paris is always a good idea.
- Audrey Hepburn

I love Paris in the summer, when it sizzles.
- Cole Porter

My dream date is a tall, dark, handsome,
blue eyed man with a bubble butt who will whisk me
away to Paris in a hot air balloon to wine me,
dine me and.
- Karen McDougal


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