Quotes 1 till 11 of 11.
French novelist, critic, and essayist 1871-19220
A cathedral, a wave of storm, a dancer's leap, never turn out to be as high as we had hoped.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Scottish writer and poet 1850-18950
I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.
English writer 1882-19410
That great Cathedral space which was childhood.
Anglo-Irish Novelist 1899-19730
The charm, one might say the genius of memory, is that it is choosy, chancy, and temperamental: it rejects the edifying cathedral and indelibly photographs the small boy outside, chewing a hunk of melon in the dust.
Henry Louis Mencken
American journalist and critic 1880-19560
The opera is to music what a bawdy house is to a cathedral.
Hubert H. Humphrey
American politician 1911-19780
The pursuit of peace resembles the building of a great cathedral. It is the work of a generation. In concept it requires a master-architect; in execution, the labors of many.
The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room, in my family, in my heart.
American poet, travel author, and diplomat 1825-18780
Walking at random through the streets, we came by chance upon the Cathedral of Notre Dame. I shall long remember my first impression of the scene within. The lofty gothic ceiling arched far above my head and through the stained windows the light came but dimly - it was all still, solemn and religious.
A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
We say nothing essential about the cathedral when we speak of its stones. We say nothing essential about Man when we seek to define him by the qualities of men.