„And it was good just to hold her and touch the softness of her skin. He wanted to hold her hard, not to hurt her but to keep her safe, to show her that he was strong enough to protect her. Her beauty was like fire and strange music, and he loved her.“
— L.J. Smith, Dark Visions
Fonte: Dark Visions
„If I hold her hand she says, ‘Don’t touch!’
If I hold her foot she says ‘Don’t touch!’
But when I hold her waist-beads she pretends not to know.“
— Chinua Achebe, livro Things Fall Apart
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„He caught her by the wrist, brought her hand to his bare chest. Splayed her fingers over his heart. It beat against her palm, like a fist punching its way through his sternum. 'Break my heart,' he said. 'Break it in pieces. I give you permission.“
— Cassandra Clare, livro Lord of Shadows
Fonte: Lord of Shadows
„His wicked sense of humour suggests exciting sex
His fingers focus on her
He's Venus as a Boy!“
— Björk Icelandic singer-songwriter 1965
"Venus as a Boy", from the CD single Venus as a Boy (1993)
„I don't remember everything," he said.
"Not yet. But I remember you."
He brought her hand up, touched the gold ring on her right index finger, the Fair Folk metal warm to the touch.
"Clary," he said.
"You're Clary. You're my best friend.“
— Cassandra Clare, livro City of Heavenly Fire
Fonte: City of Heavenly Fire
„He pointed a shaking finger at her. 'You,' he growled.
She jerked glances over both of her shoulders looking for the unfortunate You he was addressing. Her. Holy shite, this madman had settled on her.“
— Kresley Cole, livro A Hunger Like No Other
Fonte: A Hunger Like No Other
— Tim Powers, livro Last Call
Epilogue (p. 535)
Last Call (1992)
„We don't fit in, you and me," he said. "We're both oddities no one knows what to do with. But we fit together." He took her hand, pressed her palm to his, then laced their fingers through each other's. "We fit.“
— Jennifer Ashley, The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie
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„A woman never thoroughly cares for her lover until he has ceased to care for her; and it is not until you have snapped your fingers in Fortune's face and turned on your heel that she begins to smile upon you.“
— Jerome K. Jerome, livro Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow
Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1886)
„Anybody white could take your whole self for anything that came to mind. Not just work, kill, or maim you, but dirty you. Dirty you so bad you couldn't like yourself anymore. And though she and others lived through and got over it, she could never let it happen to her own. The best things she was, was her children. Whites might dirty her all right, but not her best thing, her beautiful, magical best thing — the part of her that was clean.“
— Toni Morrison, livro Beloved
„And reach out for her healing hands,
Reach out for her healing hands.
There's a light, where the darkness ends.
Touch me now and let me see again,
Rock me now in your gentle healing hands.“
— Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947
Song lyrics, Sleeping with the Past (1989)
„[S]he leans into this guy and rocks her head like I’m making this music for her, when if I could, I would take it all away and give her as much silence as she’s given me pain.“
— Rachel Cohn, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
Fonte: Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
— Virginia Woolf, livro Orlando: A Biography