Willa Cather Quote O’ the Day

Father Vaillant began to pace restlessly up and down as he spoke, and the Bishop watched him, musing. It was just this in his friend that was dear to him. “Where there is great love there are always miracles,” he said at length. “One might almost say that an apparition is human vision corrected by divine love. I do not see you as you really are, Joseph; I see you through my affection for you. The Miracles of the Church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices 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.”

– Death Comes For The Archbishop


One response to “Willa Cather Quote O’ the Day

  1. Matthew Martin Sonnenberg

    Willa Cather’s writings are a wonder! What artistic precision and attention to character prove her gifts. Choose any one of her stories and/or novels and feast upon true literary talent. Perhaps O Pioneers! is this reviewer’s personal favorite. Then, again, Sarah Orne Jewett is another American treasure! Whatever you do, savor our rich early American literature! Read Frank Norris, William Dean Howells, Jack London, and the lot. Like the branches of some vastly extending tree…

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