And the talk slid north, and the talk slid south, With the sliding puffs from the hookah-mouth. Four things greater than all things are, Women and Horses and Power and War. Kipling And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.
Like any child, I slid into myself perfectly fitted, as a diver meets her reflection in a pool. Her fingertips enter the fingertips on the water, her wrists slide up her arms. The diver wraps herself in her reflection wholly, sealing it at the toes, and wears it as she climbs rising from the pool, and ever after.Annie Dillard
Who grasp'd at earthly fame, Grasped wind: nay, worse, a serpent grasped that through His hand slid smoothly, and was gone; but left A sting behind which wrought him endless pain.robert pollok
O sleep, it is a gentle thing, beloved from pole to pole! To Mary Queen the praise be given! She sent the gentle sleep from Heaven that slid into my soul.Samuel Taylor Coleridge