The deeps are cold: In that darkness camaraderie does not hold: Nothing touches but, clutching, devours.
Faith is letting down our nets into the transparent deeps at the Divine command, not knowing what we shall take.frederick William faber
Within the midnight of her hair, Half-hidden in its deepest deeps.
Where round some mould'ring tow'r pale ivy creeps, And low-brow'd rocks hang nodding o'er the deepsAlexander Pope
Cheap music, childish images, the vulgate in language, in its crassest sense, can penetrate to the deeps of our necessities and dreams. It can assert irrevocable tenure there. The opening bars, the hammer-beat accelerando of Edith Piaf's Je ne regrette rien — the text is infantile, the tune stentorian, and the politics which enlisted the song unattractive — tempt every nerve in me, touch the bone with a cold burn and draw me into God knows what infidelities to reason, each time I hear the song, and hear it, uncalled for, recurrent inside me.George Steiner
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