„Kiss my hands, Love, make them feel caressed
Kiss them as if we two were only siblings,
Two birds singing in the sun and in the same nest.Kiss them, Love!… The wildest fantasy is at my fingertips
To hold those kisses locked within my hands
The kisses that I dreamed were for my lips!“
— Florbela Espanca Portuguese poet 1894 - 1930
Beija-me as mãos, Amor, devagarinho...
Como se os dois nascessemos irmãos,
Aves cantando, ao sol, no mesmo ninho...<p>Beija-mas bem!... Que fantasia louca
Guardar assim, fechados, nestas mãos,
Os beijos que sonhei pra minha boca!
Quoted in Presença literária (2001), p. 70
Translated by John D. Godinho
Book of Sorrows (1919), "Amiga"
„I feel the need to be naked with you.
Take off my pants, my shirt, my socks and my shoes.
I need to be naked with you.“
— Amber Dutch born German singer, songwriter, label owner and executive producer 1970
"The Need to Be Naked", from Naked (2002).
„My heart was beating. I got sick in my stomach and my hands were sweating — everything you feel when you are under pressure. I've been nervous before, but nothing like this.“
— Annika Sörenstam Swedish golfer 1970
Comments about the first tee pressure after first round of the Bank of America Colonial PGA Tournament - May 2003 http://www.usatoday.com/sports/golf/pga/2003-05-22-colonial_x.htm
„I am out of season all years round - watch machinery roar to my empty sound.
Touch my heart and feel winter, hold my hand and be doomed forever.“
— Paul Weller (singer) English singer-songwriter, Guitarist 1958
The Gift (1982)
„I was TORTURED by teachers! You hear me, TORTURED!” I yelled, jerking the whole podium off the floor. “Hell, I flunked the third grade twice because—BECAUSE—” I was crying so hard that I had to wipe the tears out of my eyes with the back of my hand, but this wasn’t going to stop me. I was all guts up front now. I was in that smooth-feeling, all-true place that I got into when I’d go to my room and start writing each morning before daybreak…with all my heart and soul.“
— Victor Villaseñor American writer 1940
Burro Genius: A Memoir (2004)
— Edna St. Vincent Millay, Renascence
"Renascence" (1912), st. 3 Renascence and Other Poems (1917)
Contexto: But, sure, the sky is big, I said;
Miles and miles above my head;
So here upon my back I'll lie
And look my fill into the sky.
And so I looked, and, after all,
The sky was not so very tall.
The sky, I said, must somewhere stop,
And — sure enough! — I see the top!
The sky, I thought, is not so grand;
I 'most could touch it with my hand!
And reaching up my hand to try,
I screamed to feel it touch the sky.
„Still I only feel alive when the view is flashing, alarms going off in my head…
I want to grab you and just kiss you; maybe I should sit down. No sense in cashing us now.
Yeah, I only feel alright when the view is flashing, bombs going off in my head…
I want to grab you, want to scream at you, no icing me down. The party's crashing us now. The party's crashing us now.“
"The Party's Crashing Us," from of Montreal's Sunlandic Twins (2005)
„I took a fortnight off. But I'm not a great believer in breaks. I don't want to be rattling around inside my own head. I did feel I was spiralling into a Kathy Burke character and tried going out, but I prefer it here. Filming keeps me busy. It absorbs me.“
— Nigella Lawson British food writer, journalist and broadcaster 1960
Regarding the death of her husband, John Diamond.
A woman of extremes (2001)
„When you looked into my eyes,
I stood there like I was hyp-notized.
You sent a feeling to my spine,
A feeling warm and smooth and fine.
But all I could do were stand there paralyzed.
When we kissed, ooh what a thrill,
You took my hand and, ooh baby, what a chill.
I felt like grabbin' you real tight,
Squeeze and squeeze with all my might.
But all I could do were stand there paralyzed.“
— Elvis Presley American singer and actor 1935 - 1977
Paralyzed, written by Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley (1956)
„I had my own eyes, but I wasn't always looking in the right direction. I was certainly in need of a helping hand at times. Now I feel like Manet who said, "Yes, I am influenced by everybody. But every time I put my hands in my pockets I find someone else's fingers there."“
— Willem de Kooning Dutch painter 1904 - 1997
As quoted in Willem De Kooning, 1904-1997: Content as a Glimpse by Barbara Hess, 2004.
1990's & from posthumous publications
„Looking good and feeling good go hand in hand. If you have a healthy lifestyle, your diet and nutrition are set and you're working out, you're going to feel good.“
— Jason Statham English actor, film producer, martial artist and former diver 1967
„This is my story, this is my song If you feel it, muthafucka, you can't go wrong to the screw-face niggaz, whatch you on? Get off that, get a goal and focus dawg“
— Kid Cudi American rapper, singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor from Ohio 1984
-Down and Out
— Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900
„If I read a book [and] it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only ways I know it. Is there any other way?“
— Emily Dickinson, Selected Letters
Letter to Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1870), letter #342a of The Letters of Emily Dickinson (1958), edited by Thomas H. Johnson, associate editor Theodora Ward, page 474
Fonte: Selected Letters
„My knees started to shake. In the dressing room that night, I was so nervous I couldn't tie my skates. Maurice Richard walked over and held out his hands. 'Look at them,' he said. 'They shake before a big game. You'll feel better when you get out on the ice.“
— Jacques Plante Canadian ice hockey player 1929 - 1986
Plante recalls his first playoff game, which he won 3–0.
Quoted in Kevin Shea, "One on One with Jacques Plante," http://www.legendsofhockey.net/html/spot_oneononep197802.htm Legends of Hockey.net (2005-05-24)
„I have such eagerness of hope
To benefit my kind;
And feel as if immortal power
Were given to my mind.“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
Lines of Life
The Venetian Bracelet (1829)
— Patricia Highsmith, livro The Price of Salt
Fonte: The Price of Salt