Though our own hearts break, we cannot flinch; these are new times, sir. There is a misty plot afoot so subtle we should be criminal to cling to old respect and ancient friendships. I have seen too many frightful proofs in court the Devil is alive in Salem, and we dare not quail to follow wherever the accusing finger points!
Between my finger and my thumb The squat pen rests. I'll dig with it.seamus heaney
The moving finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy piety nor wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a line, Nor all thy tears wash out a word of it.Edward Fitzgerald
I test my bath before I sit, And I'm always moved to wonderment That what chills the finger not a bit Is so frigid upon the fundament.1942 Good Intentions,'Samson Agonistes'.
Today we know not only that there is a terrible amount of disorder in the heavens — great catastrophes or conflagrations occur frequently — but evolution gives us a perfectly natural explanation of such order as there is. No distinguished astronomer now traces "the finger of God" in the heavens; and astronomers ought to know best.joseph mccabe
I have occasionally had the exquisite thrill of putting my finger on a little capsule of truth, and heard it give the faint squeak of mortality under my pressure.Letter to Stanley Hart White (January 1929)
Let most men have a finger, and they will have the whole hand before you know. Let a clan chief have a finger, and he will have the entire arm.robert jordan
Don't think, feel ....it is like a finger pointing a way to the moon. Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory!bruce lee
Some asked me where the rubies grew, And nothing I did say, But with my finger pointed to The lips of Julia.Herrick — The Rock of Rubies, and the Quarrie of Pearls.
The Moving finger writes; and having writ, Moves on; nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.omar khayyám
Among other things he found a sharp hunting knife, on the keen blade of which he immediately proceeded to cut his finger. Undaunted he continued his experiments, finding that he could hack and hew splinters of wood from the table and chairs with this new toy.Edgar Rice Burroughs
He has an oar in every man's boat, and a finger in every pie.Miguel de Cervantes
That they are not a pipe for fortune's finger To sound what stop she please.william shakespeare
She in left hand bears a leafy quince; When with her right she crooks a finger, smiling, How may the King hold back? Royally then he barters life for love.robert graves
"Is that his child?" said Madame Defarge, stopping in her work for the first time, and pointing her knitting-needle at little Lucie as if it were the finger of Fate.Charles Dickens (1859). A Tale of Two Cities. In edition: Plain Label Books, Page 423. ISBN 1603033734.
A poet educated to his finger tips will tend to be allusiveIntroduction Contemporary Verse, Ed Kenneth Allott, Penguin Books, London 1950
Isildur was marching north along the east banks of the River , and near the Gladden Fields he was waylaid by the Orcs of the Mountains, and almost all his folk were slain. He leaped into the waters, but the Ring slipped from his finger as he swam, and then the Orcs saw him and killed him with arrows.The Fellowship of the Ring (1954), Book I, Chapter 2: "The Shadow of the Past"; said by Gandalf.
Think of a woman by the side of a dying sister, or a sick child, or a sorrowing friend, or a broken-hearted and broken-spirited man, without a word of heaven in her mouth without so much as the ability to whisper "Our Father," or even to point her finger hopefully towards the stars.Josiah Gilbert Holland, p. 454. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
I wasted time , and now doth time waste me; For now hath time made me his numbering clock: My thoughts are minutes; and with sighs they jar Their watches on unto mine eyes, the outward watch, Whereto my finger, like a dial's point, Is pointing still, in cleansing them from tears.William Shakespeare, in lines said by King Richard in Richard II (1592)
One of the most ephemeral and important things is atmosphere and tone and it's very hard to put your finger on what creates that.Julia Leigh, in Interview: Sleeping Beauty Director Julia Leigh
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