Cathedral Quotes

Quotes tagged as "cathedral" (showing 1-25 of 25)
“Love is hope and expectation. If many want to pencil it in, some don’t dare to ink it in, because love also means mystery and enigma. ( " Love as dizzy as a cathedral")”
Erik Pevernagie

“By squirming out of our dungeon of indifference and wriggling from ourself-centered vault of unawareness, love can conjure up an aura of mental opulence and an inkling of infinity.( "Love as dizzy as a cathedral”)”
Erik Pevernagie

Roland Barthes
“I think that cars today are almost the exact equivalent of the great Gothic cathedrals; I mean the supreme creation of an era, conceived with passion by unknown artists, and consumed in image if not in usage by a whole population which appropriates them as a purely magical object.”
Roland Barthes, Mythologies

Laini Taylor
“It seemed she was in a cathedral—if, that is, the earth itself were to dream a cathedral into being over thousands of years of water weeping through stone.”
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Kamand Kojouri
“We don’t find God
in temples and cathedrals.
We don’t find Him
by standing on a
prayer rug or sitting in a pew.
God appears when we
love someone other than ourselves.
And we continue to feel His presence
when we do good for others.
Because God is not found
in mosques and synagogues.
He resides in our
hearts.”
Kamand Kojouri

Terri Farley
“What did you say, Gram? About there being no church out here?" "I said that the sky was the roof of my cathedral and the desert was its floor and any time I paid attention, I could feel a higher power all around me.”
Terri Farley, Blue Wings

Kamand Kojouri
“Lisbon, to me,
is the Lisbon of Pessoa.
Just like London is Woolf’s,
or rather, Mrs. Dalloway’s.
Barcelona is Gaudí's
and Rome is da Vinci’s.
You see them in every crevice
and hear their echoes
in every cathedral.
I’d like to be the child,
or rather, the mother of a city
but I neither have a home
nor a resting place.
My race is humankind.
My religion is kindness.
My work is love
and, well, my city
is the walls of your heart.”
Kamand Kojouri

Raymond Carver
“What's that sound?" Fran said.
Then something as big as a vulture flapped heavily down from one of the trees and landed just in front of the car.It shook itself.It turned its long neck toward the car, raised its head, and regarded us.

"Goddamn it," I said.I sat there with my hands on the wheel and stared at the thing.
"Can you believe it?" Fran said."I never saw a real one before."

We both knew it was a peacock, sure,but we didn't say the word out loud.We just watched it.The bird turned its head up in the air and made this harsh cry again.It had fluffed itself out and looked about twice the size it'd been when it landed.

"Goddamn," I said again. We stayed where we were in the front seat.
The bird moved forward a little.Then it turned its head to the side and braced itself.It kept its bright, wild eye right on us.Its tail was raised, and it was like a big fan folding in and out.
There was every color in the rainbow shining from that tail.

"My God," Fran said quietly.She moved her hand over to my knee.
"Goddamn," I said. There was nothing else to say.

The bird made this strange wailing sound once more. "May- awe, may-awe!" it went.If it'd been something I was hearing late at night and for the first time, I'd have thought it was somebody dying, or else something wild and dangerous.”
Raymond Carver

Anita Anand
“The library became the cathedral where I would come to worship amd the stories were as precious to me as prayers.”
Anita Anand, The Library Book

Robert Louis Stevenson
“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.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

Tucker Elliot
“The sun appeared between the twin spires of the cathedral as its light reflected off the crescent and star that rose out of the dome on top of the mosque. It was beautiful, and surreal. In one instant, the bells rang out from the cathedral and if I closed my eyes then I could easily imagine that I was back home in Europe, but in the next, the call to morning prayer sounded from the mosque, and it was a stark reminder of how far away I actually was from my true home.”
Tucker Elliot, The Rainy Season

Israelmore Ayivor
“If you can't PRAY for the peace your church, PROMOTE the Christian doctrines, PREPARE for every good work and PROVIDE for the expansion of the Church, you are just like the PEWS (table and chairs) in the chapel.”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Graham Swift
“It makes you feel sort of cheap and titchy. Like it's looking down at you, saying, I'm Canterbury Cathedral, who the hell are you?”
Graham Swift, Last Orders

Kató Lomb
“A complicated structure? Undoubtedly. But after all, the cathedral of Milan is complicated too, and you still look at it with awe.”
Kató Lomb

Cassandra Clare
“How did you jump off the cathedral roof and not die?" - Clary Fray”
Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

Criss Jami
“God loves each person, I believe; although, just like we do in our private homes, He reserves His kingdom only for those whom He enjoys.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Charles Dickens
“The rooks were sailing about the cathedral towers; and the towers themselves, overlooking many a long unaltered mile of the rich country and its pleasant streams, were cutting the bright morning air as if there were no such thing as change on earth. Yet the bells, when they sounded told me sorrowfully of change in everything; told me of their own age, and my pretty Dora's youth; and of the many, never old, who had lived and loved and died, while the reverberations of the bells had hummed through the rusty armour of the Black Prince hanging up within, and, motes upon the deep of Time, had lost themselves in air, as circles do in water.”
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

Ernest Hemingway
“We went out into the street again and took a look at the cathedral. Cohn made from remark about it being a very good example of something or other, I forget what. It seemed like a nice cathedral.”
Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

Scott Hastie
“And so we smile on,
Feeding the truths we share
With a union of our souls,
Cathedral slaves of our passion
Which builds beauty amongst chaos.”
Scott Hastie

“The structure echoed the greatest cathedrals of Earth and Mars, rising up through empty air and giving both thrust-gravity stability and glory to God.”
James S.A. Corey, Leviathan Wakes

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“You don't need a great cathedral for a great marriage. All you need is fate to be on your side”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Graham Swift
“It makes you feel sort of cheap and titchy. Like it's looking down at you, saying, I'm Canterbury Cathedral, who the hell are you?

Last Orders”
Graham Swift, Last Orders

Scott Hastie
“The gilded spiral
Of longings within.
Our very own cathedral
That points persistently to heaven.”
Scott Hastie

Daryl Gregory
“Even peasants can build a cathedral.”
Daryl Gregory, Afterparty

“My heart is a cathedral. Widows, ghosts and lovers sit and sing in the dark, arched marrow of me.”
Segovia Amil