“ All life is a rhythm,” she said as I sat up. “All death is rhythm suspended, a syncopation before life resumes.”
It is always observable that silence propagates itself, and that the longer talk has been suspended, the more difficult it is to find any thing to say.samuel johnson
There then stood in the garden hard by the same fence On which Rykov's triangle had based its defence, A cheese-house, built of lattice, big, heavy with age, Of timbers cross-wise fastened, not unlike a cage. In it shone many dozens of white cheeses lying, While suspended around them big bunches hung drying Of wild thyme , sage , cardoon , and of fennel and bennet , Miss Hreczeha's home drugstore all hanging within it.
"Life is a minestrone Served up with parmesan cheese Death is a cold lasagne suspended in deep freeze"
Dust in the air suspended Marks the place where a story ended.
It was here that I suspended my religious inquiries (aged 17).Edward Gibbon
Their shoulders held the sky suspended; They stood, and earth's foundations stay; What God abandoned, these defended, And saved the sum of things for pay.
Experience isnever limited, and it isnever complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching everyair-borne particle in its tissue.Henry James
The captain is in his bunk, drinking bottled ditch-water; and the crew isgambling in the forecastle. She will strike and sink and split. Do you think the laws of God will be suspended in favour of England because you were born in it?George Bernard Shaw
The distinction between indoors and outdoors, which in England is usually so marked, was temporarily suspended in a hot gauzy haze.Quentin Crisp
Poetry operates by raising our curiosity, engaging the mind by degrees to take an interest in the event, keeping that event suspended, and surprising at last with an unexpected catastrophe. The painter's art is more confined, and has nothing that corresponds with, or perhaps is equivalent to, this power and advantage of leading the mind on, till attention is totally engaged. What is done by Painting, must be done at one blow; curiosity has received at once all the satisfaction it can ever have.joshua reynolds
On the earDrops the light drip of the suspended oar.lord byron
A man is the sum of his ancestors; to reform him you must begin with a dead ape and work downward through a million graves. He is like the lower end of a suspended chain; you can sway him slightly to the right or the left, but remove your hand and he falls into line with the other links.ambrose bierce
I am walking over hot coals suspended over a deep pit at the bottom of which are a large number of vipers baring their fangs.john major
The bell jar hung, suspended, a few feet above my head. I was open to the circulating air.Sylvia Plath
In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.Arthur Schopenhauer
On the ear Drops the light drip of the suspended oar.lord byron
The spectacle of a clergyman imprisoned for persistence in illegal ritualistic practices may shock the public conscience, and raise sympathy for a man who really deserves none, while the spectacle of a man suspended after due warning from an office, the laws attaching to which he disregards, or from a benefice obtained under conditions which he will not fulfil, is one which must commend itself to every reasonable man.
Alcmaeon was, says [J.] Wachtler, the first who attempted to explain the phenomenon of sound and our perception of it by reference to the structure of the ear itself. Empedocles to some extent follows or agrees with him. ...Empedocles teaches that hearing is caused by the impact of the air-wave against the cartilage which is suspended within the ear, oscillating as it is struck, like a gong.
Midwinter Spring is its own season Sempiternal though sodden towards sundown, suspended in time, between pole and tropic.