You held a wild flower in your finger -tips,
Idly you pressed it to indifferent lips,
Idly you tore its crimson leaves apart...
Alas! It was my heart You held wine-cup in your finger-tips,
Lightly you raised it to indifferent lips,
Lightly you drank and flung away the bowl…,
Alas! It was my soul. Page 153“
„For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.“
— Judy Garland actress, singer and vaudevillian from the United States 1922 - 1969
„You're a hostage of the heart
Twisted 'round the smallest finger
Two burning eyes are tearing you apart
Turn your soul into a cinder!“
— Mike Oldfield English musician, multi-instrumentalist 1953
„Drink to me with your eyes alone…. And if you will, take the cup to your lips and fill it with kisses, and give it so to me.“
— Philostratus Lucius Flavius Philostratus, Greek sophist of Roman imperial period 170
XXIV. Quoted in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 801-03.
— George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008
Context: And the other two-way word is "prick". It's okay if it happens to your finger; yes, you can prick your finger, but don't finger your prick!
— Rabindranath Tagore Bengali polymath 1861 - 1941
„This is the last time I'm asking you this,
Put my name at the top of your lips.
This is the last time I'm asking you why
You break my heart in the blink of an eye, eye, eye.“
— Taylor Swift American singer-songwriter 1989
The Last Time, written by Taylor Swift, Gary Lightbody, and Jacknife Lee.
— Sylvia Plath, The Collected Poems
"Three Women: A Poem for Three Voices" http://www.angelfire.com/tn/plath/3women.html (1962), a radio play published in 1968
„Man has been likened to an earthen pot.... You have but to tap the pot with your finger. If it rings back full and true, all is well; there is your perfect pot. And if not—man, alas, has been likened to a broken potsherd.“
— Isaac Leib Peretz Yiddish language author and playwright 1852 - 1915
Mesiras Nefesh, c. 1910. Alle Verk, vii. 142. M. Samuel. Prince of the Ghetto. Alfred A. Knopf, 1948, p. 22.
— Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
— Corrie ten Boom Dutch resistance hero and writer 1892 - 1983