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100 Tender Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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Our caresses, our tender words, our still rapture under the influence of autumn sunsets, or pillared vistas, or calm majestic statues, or Beethoven symphonies, all bring with them the consciousness that they are mere waves and ripples in an unfathomable ocean of love and beauty; our emotion in its keenest moment passes from expression to silence, our love at its highest flood rushes beyond its object, and loses itself in the sense of divine mystery.George Eliot Tender Sayings By George Eliot: Our caresses, our tender words, our still rapture under the influence of autumn sunsets, or
And the strange thing was: I knew that most people didn't see her as I did
if anything, found her a bit odd-looking wth her off-kilter walk and her spooky redhead pallor. For whatever dumb reason I had always flattered myself that I was the only person in the world who really appreciated her
that she would be shocked and touched and maybe even come to view herself in a whole new light if she knew just how beautiful I found her. But this had never happened. Angrily, I concentrated on her flaws ... Yet all these aspects were
to me
so tender and particular they moved me to despair.
Donna Tartt Tender Sayings By Donna Tartt: And the strange thing was: I knew that most people didn't see her as I
From the beginning, the highway has always lacked grace-those who worship desert gods know them to favor retribution over the tender dove of forgiveness. In Desolation, doves are at the bottom of the food chain. Tohono O'Odham poet Ofelia Zepeda has pointed out that rosaries and Hail Marys don't work out here. "You need a new kind of prayers," she says "to negotiate with this land.Luis Alberto Urrea Tender Sayings By Luis Alberto Urrea: From the beginning, the highway has always lacked grace-those who worship desert gods know them
With that tender consideration which, in great crises, people who are crushed by grief shew even for the slightest discomfort of others:

"Forgive me for disturbing your sleep," she said to me.

"I was not asleep," I answered as I awoke.
Marcel Proust Tender Sayings By Marcel Proust: With that tender consideration which, in great crises, people who are crushed by grief shew
Are there any who don't heal?"
Christian's throat tightened at her question - that she would be so compassionate, when any other lady of her stature would be demanding the lives of the men who had assaulted her. It was something his mother would have done. "Unfortunately, aye. There are always some who can't adjust. Some kill themselves once they arrive home. A few have gone mad, and some, such as the Scot, live in perpetual torment and seclusion from the world."
She reached up to place her fingertips to his lips as she stared up at him with a warm, tender expression. "I wish you had come home to me so that I could have helped you."
He pulled the cloth away from her face and stared at her for a hard second. "Had I known what was waiting for me, my lady, I would have."
-Adara & Christian
Kinley MacGregor Tender Sayings By Kinley MacGregor: Are there any who don't heal?" Christian's throat tightened at her question - that she
Because the problem with having tried something new and amazing was that you could never go back and take the same pleasure in the thing you used to enjoy. You could never erase the awareness that somewhere out there was a better experience you weren't having. You knew you were eating a canned biscuit after you'd tried a fluffy, tender homemade one with a crisp buttered top, the whole of it split open and doused with honey.Lisa Kleypas Tender Sayings By Lisa Kleypas: Because the problem with having tried something new and amazing was that you could never
Here's what I love about travel: strangers get a chance to amaze you. Sometimes a single day can bring a blooming surprise, a simple kindness that opens a chink in the brittle shell of your heart and makes you a different person when you go to sleep--more tender, less jaded--than you were when you woke up.Tanya Shaffer Tender Sayings By Tanya Shaffer: Here's what I love about travel: strangers get a chance to amaze you. Sometimes a
The great charm of poetry consists in lively pictures of the sublime passions, magnanimity, courage, disdain of fortune; or thoseof the tender affections, love and friendship; which warm the heart, and diffuse over it similar sentiments and emotions.David Hume Tender Sayings By David Hume: The great charm of poetry consists in lively pictures of the sublime passions, magnanimity, courage,
My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.Maya Angelou Tender Sayings By Maya Angelou: My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you
The chef outdid himself, as one delectable dish after another was brought up from the kitchens. For Gabriel, there was a succulent roast goose with figs and a tender glazed ham, while (Esme) dined on a pair of clever cheese dishes, one made with cream and potatoes and another from Italy that combined cheese-filled flat noodles smothered with a wonderful rosemary butter sauce.
Accompanying all of that was a plentiful array of vegetables, spiced and stewed fruits and freshly baked breads with creamy butter. And for dessert, there was a flaming plum pudding with a cognac whipped cream so strong it threatened to leave her tipsy.
Tracy Anne Warren Tender Sayings By Tracy Anne Warren: The chef outdid himself, as one delectable dish after another was brought up from the
The saucy Miss Tottenham slipped the strawberry into her delectable mouth, all the while looking at Cyrus. His thigh muscles tensed inside the velvet prison of his breeches. Hot pleasure shot through his body at the sight of the red berry slipping through her lips. Adding to his misery, a spurt of juice from the tender morsel painted her bottom lip red. He nearly groaned.
Tradition named the apple as the fruit of man's downfall, but tonight he'd argue mightily for the dangers of a ripe strawberry on a certain woman's lips.
Gina Conkle Tender Sayings By Gina Conkle: The saucy Miss Tottenham slipped the strawberry into her delectable mouth, all the while looking
If I've learned anything in my life, it's that there is no darkness so absolute that it cannot be dispelled by the faintest of light," she explained.
His face softened as his eyes touched her, and his boot slid forward. "My sweet Fairy." He exhaled on a painful breath. "You can't imagine darkness. You are the only light I've ever known."
His tender words didn't match his pitiless features, but Farah still found hope. "You must believe that my light is more powerful than your darkness. And so let me touch you, instead. And everywhere that my fingers touch your flesh, they will clear away the blood and filth that you see, and will leave behind the light I've always wanted to give to you.
Kerrigan Byrne Tender Sayings By Kerrigan Byrne: If I've learned anything in my life, it's that there is no darkness so absolute
Whoever is truly humbled - will not be easily angry, nor harsh or critical of others. He will be compassionate and tender to the infirmities of his fellow-sinners, knowing that if there is a difference - it is grace alone which has made it! He knows that he has the seeds of every evil in his own heart. And under all trials and afflictions - he will look to the hand of the Lord, and lay his mouth in the dust, acknowledging that he suffers much less than his iniquities have deserved.John Newton Tender Sayings By John Newton: Whoever is truly humbled - will not be easily angry, nor harsh or critical of
I think a novelist must be more tender with living or 'real' people. The moral imperative of having been entrusted with their story looms before you every day, in every sentence.Rick Bass Tender Sayings By Rick Bass: I think a novelist must be more tender with living or 'real' people. The moral
What happen to ladies first?" Lilly teased, just trying to expel her nervous energy. She knew what the answer was but she just needed something to keep her busy for a few minutes before she saw the man she had once loved with every fiber of her being.
"I don't know what idiot thought it was smarter to let a woman enter a room before him. How does he know if it is safe for her to enter if he doesn't not check it out himself? It's actually a much more caring act to go before her, therefore ensuring that nothing will harm her," Decebel explained, his tone of voice at first sounded with disgust and then it was almost tender when he finished speaking.
Quinn Loftis Tender Sayings By Quinn Loftis: What happen to ladies first?" Lilly teased, just trying to expel her nervous energy. She
That deepest thing, that recognition, that knowledge, that sense of kinship began the first time I saw you,and it is the same now - only a thousand times deeper and tenderer. I shall love you to eternity. I loved you long before we met in this flesh. I knew that when I first saw you. It was destiny. We are together like this and nothing can shake us apart.Kahlil Gibran Tender Sayings By Kahlil Gibran: That deepest thing, that recognition, that knowledge, that sense of kinship began the first time
It is as hard a thing to maintain a sound understanding, a tender conscience, a lively, gracious, heavenly spirit, and an upright life in the midst of contention, as to keep your candle lighted in the greatest storms.Richard Baxter Tender Sayings By Richard Baxter: It is as hard a thing to maintain a sound understanding, a tender conscience, a
Let us educate the younger generation to be shy in and out of season: to edge behind the furniture: to say spasmodic and ill-digested things: to twist their feet round the protective feet of sofas and armchairs: to feel that their hands belong to someone else
that they are objects, which they long to put down on some table away from themselves.
For shyness is the protective fluid within which our personalities are able to develop into natural shapes. Without this fluid the character becomes merely standardized or imitative: it is within the tender velvet sheath of shyness that the full flower of idiosyncrasy is nurtured: it is from this sheath alone that it can eventually unfold itself, coloured and undamaged. Let the shy understand, therefore, that their disability is not only an inconvenience, but also a privilege. Let them regard their shyness as a gift rather than as an affliction. Let them consider how intolerable are those of their contemporaries who are not also shy.
Harold Nicolson Tender Sayings By Harold Nicolson: Let us educate the younger generation to be shy in and out of season: to
I love the unanswered question, the unresolved story, the unclimbed mountain, the tender shard of an incomplete dream. Most of the time. But is it mandatory for a writer to be ambiguous about everything? Isn't it true that there have been fearful episodes in human history when prudence and discretion would have just been euphemisms for pusillanimity? When caution was actually cowardice? When sophistication was disguised decadence? When circumspection was really a kind of espousal? Isn't it true, or at least theoretically possible, that there are times in the life of a people or a nation when the political climate demands that we - even the most sophisticated of us - overtly take sides? I think such times are upon us.Arundhati Roy Tender Sayings By Arundhati Roy: I love the unanswered question, the unresolved story, the unclimbed mountain, the tender shard of
Damn it, it wasn't right. When she lay abed at night, she shouldn't see charging boars and violent tussles. She should dream of the scent of night-blooming jasmine and the texture of organdy and the distant strains of an orchestra playing a stately sarabande. As he had, all those freezing, damp nights.
As he would, in all the bitter years to come.
What had she called him, last night? An insufferable, arrogant cad. Yes, he was.
He wanted Cecily pining for him forever, dreaming she could tame him, yearning for the tender love he could never, ever give.
He wanted her to remember the old Luke, not fantasize about some uncivilized beast.
And if this "werestag" had eclipsed the memory of their kiss with his gory midnight rescue . . .
Luke just would have to do it one better, and give Cecily a new memory to occupy her thoughts. An experience she could never forget.
Tessa Dare Tender Sayings By Tessa Dare: Damn it, it wasn't right. When she lay abed at night, she shouldn't see charging
She was so desperate to love and be loved, she could sprout tender feelings toward a rock. And rocks didn't call her "bewitching" or "temptress." Rocks didn't have touchable golden brown hair.

But rocks and Ransom did have something in common.
Tessa Dare Tender Sayings By Tessa Dare: She was so desperate to love and be loved, she could sprout tender feelings toward
The leprous corpse, touch'd by this spirit tender,
Exhales itself in flowers of gentle breath;
Like incarnations of the stars, when splendour
Is chang'd to fragrance, they illumine death
And mock the merry worm that wakes beneath;
Nought we know, dies. Shall that alone which knows
Be as a sword consum'd before the sheath
By sightless lightning? - the intense atom glows
A moment, then is quench'd in a most cold repose.
Percy Bysshe Shelley Tender Sayings By Percy Bysshe Shelley: The leprous corpse, touch'd by this spirit tender,Exhales itself in flowers of gentle breath;Like incarnations
Mislaid flame of tender emotions
Rekindled.
Together we live to the point of tears,
I wouldn't want it any other way.
Scott Hastie Tender Sayings By Scott Hastie: Mislaid flame of tender emotionsRekindled.Together we live to the point of tears,I wouldn't want it
I take my metal canister of tea off the shelf. It is my own mixture of dried lavender blossoms and lemon balm, harvested from my garden and hung in the storeroom to dry. Weed helped me hang these stalks, I think. His hands touched these tender leaves, just as they touch me.Maryrose Wood Tender Sayings By Maryrose Wood: I take my metal canister of tea off the shelf. It is my own mixture
He could offer her an eternity of challenges and passion, of quiet, tender moments stolen in the depths of riotous flames and ravaging storms
tranquility amidst the chaos.
A.G. Howard Tender Sayings By A.G. Howard: He could offer her an eternity of challenges and passion, of quiet, tender moments stolen
Athenaeum, or Jonathan Edwards at thirteen entering Yale College, and while yet of a tender age shining in the horizon of American literature; while the same age finds H. W. Longfellow writing for the Portland Gazette. At fourteen John Quincy Adams was private secretary to Francis H. Dana, American Minister to Russia; at fifteen Benjamin Franklin was writing for the New England Courant, and at an early age became a noted journalist. Benjamin West at sixteen had painted "The Death of Socrates," at seventeen George Bancroft had won a degree in history, Washington Irving had gainedCharles Stewart Given Tender Sayings By Charles Stewart Given: Athenaeum, or Jonathan Edwards at thirteen entering Yale College, and while yet of a tender
They say that God lives very high! But if you look above the pines You cannot see our God. And why? And if you dig down in the mines You never see Him in the gold, Though from Him all that's glory shines. God is so good, He wears a fold Of heaven and earth across His face - Like secrets kept, for love, untold. But still I feel that His embrace Slides down by thrills, through all things made, Through sight and sound of every place: As if my tender brother laid On my shut lids, her kisses' pressure, Half waking me at night; and said, "Who kissed through the dark, dear guesser?"Elizabeth Barrett Browning Tender Sayings By Elizabeth Barrett Browning: They say that God lives very high! But if you look above the pines You
Then men were not dependent upon women after all, as she had thought - women were dependent upon men. Boys were frail, boys cried, boys were tender, boys were helpless. Mary Anne knew this, because she was the eldest girl among her three young brothers, and the baby Isobel did not count at all. Men also were frail, men also cried, men also were tender, men also were helpless. Mary Anne knew this because her stepfather, Bob Farquhar, was all of these things in turn. Yet men went to work. Men made the money - or frittered it away, like her stepfather, so that there was never enough to buy clothes for the children, and her mother scraped and saved and stitched by candlelight, and often looked tired and worn. Somewhere there was injustice. Somewhere the balance had gone. "When I'm grown up I shall marry a rich man," she said.Daphne Du Maurier Tender Sayings By Daphne Du Maurier: Then men were not dependent upon women after all, as she had thought - women
Mama says change is God's way of showing us a tender miracle, kinda like the chocolate inside a Tootsie Pop.Suzanne Crowley Tender Sayings By Suzanne Crowley: Mama says change is God's way of showing us a tender miracle, kinda like the
Let this sad tale of death never be told without a tear: let every parent tell the shameful story to his listening children, till tears of pity glisten in their eyes, or boiling passion shakes their tender frames.John Hancock Tender Sayings By John Hancock: Let this sad tale of death never be told without a tear: let every parent
When the ground was partially bare of snow, and a few warm days had dried its surface somewhat, it was pleasant to compare the first tender signs of the infant year just peeping forth with the stately beauty of the withered vegetation which had withstood the winterdecent weeds, at least, which widowed Nature wears.Henry David Thoreau Tender Sayings By Henry David Thoreau: When the ground was partially bare of snow, and a few warm days had dried
Don't you do that.
Don't you look at what I had for you and call it weak.
Not when you were the one afraid of it.
I stood there with my hands open,
my mouth bruised tender with supplication.
Don't you dare treat me like a victim of my own emotions,
like being moved to my knees by love
was a mistake that I regret.
I will go to my grave with the memory of the bravery in my bones.
Caitlyn Siehl Tender Sayings By Caitlyn Siehl: Don't you do that.Don't you look at what I had for you and call it
Wages is a cunning device of the devil, for the benefit of tender consciences, who would retain all the advantages of the slave system, without the expense, trouble, and odium of being slave-holders.Orestes Brownson Tender Sayings By Orestes Brownson: Wages is a cunning device of the devil, for the benefit of tender consciences, who
There Kelvin proved himself such a prodigy that he was admitted to Glasgow University at the exceedingly tender age of ten.Bill Bryson Tender Sayings By Bill Bryson: There Kelvin proved himself such a prodigy that he was admitted to Glasgow University at
Yeah," he replied, his voice scratchy and raw as he stared at Will. "I am sick. Sick of lying, sick of being afraid, sick of pretending the person I love most in the world isn't standing right in front of me." He slipped his fingers into Will's and before the other man could register what was happening, Scott pulled him up hard against his body and kissed him, deep and tender. When he pulled back, he stared into Will's astonished eyes.Lisa Worrall Tender Sayings By Lisa Worrall: Yeah," he replied, his voice scratchy and raw as he stared at Will. "I am
Our bed of love is like a glove,
tender and warm, that we creep into
Marc Bolan Tender Sayings By Marc Bolan: Our bed of love is like a glove,tender and warm, that we creep into
Unpleasant questions are being raised about Mother's Day. Is this day necessary? ... Isn't it bad public policy? ... No politician with half his senses, which a majority of politicians have, is likely to vote for its abolition, however. As a class, mothers are tender and loving, but as a voting bloc they would not hesitate for an instant to pull the seat out from under any Congressman who suggests that Mother is not entitled to a box of chocolates each year in the middle of May.Russell Baker Tender Sayings By Russell Baker: Unpleasant questions are being raised about Mother's Day. Is this day necessary? ... Isn't it
Good manners are an admission that everybody is so tender that they have to be handle with gloves.F Scott Fitzgerald Tender Sayings By F Scott Fitzgerald: Good manners are an admission that everybody is so tender that they have to be
This is the most beautiful place on earth.
There are many such places. Every man, every woman, carries in heart and mind the image of the ideal place, the right place, the one true home, known or unknown, actual or visionary. A houseboat in Kashmir, a view down Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, a gray gothic farmhouse two stories high at the end of a red dog road in the Allegheny Mountains, a cabin on the shore of a blue lake in spruce and fir country, a greasy alley near the Hoboken waterfront, or even, possibly, for those of a less demanding sensibility, the world to be seen from a comfortable apartment high in the tender, velvety smog of Manhattan, Chicago, Paris, Tokyo, Rio, or Rome - there's no limit to the human capacity for the homing sentiment.
Edward Abbey Tender Sayings By Edward Abbey: This is the most beautiful place on earth.There are many such places. Every man, every
The Wolf trots to and fro,
The world lies deep in snow,
The raven from the birch tree flies,
But nowhere a hare, nowhere a roe,
The roe -she is so dear, so sweet -
If such a thing I might surprise
In my embrace, my teeth would meet,
What else is there beneath the skies?
The lovely creature I would so treasure,
And feast myself deep on her tender thigh,
I would drink of her red blood full measure,
Then howl till the night went by.
Even a hare I would not despise;
Sweet enough its warm flesh in the night.
Is everything to be denied
That could make life a little bright?
The hair on my brush is getting grey.
The sight is failing from my eyes.
Years ago my dear mate died.
And now I trot and dream of a roe.
I trot and dream of a hare.
I hear the wind of midnight howl.
I cool with the snow my burning jowl,
And on to the devil my wretched soul I bear.
Hermann Hesse Tender Sayings By Hermann Hesse: The Wolf trots to and fro,The world lies deep in snow,The raven from the birch
For man, woman, and child the tender, irregular, sensitive, living foot, which does not even stand with all its little surface on the ground, and which makes no base to satisfy an architectural eye, is, as it were, the unexpected thing ... nothing makes a more helpless and unsymmetrical sign than does a naked foot.Alice Meynell Tender Sayings By Alice Meynell: For man, woman, and child the tender, irregular, sensitive, living foot, which does not even
Alas! the slippery nature of tender youth.Claudius Claudianus Tender Sayings By Claudius Claudianus: Alas! the slippery nature of tender youth.
If we think of the Holy Spirit only as an impersonal power or influence, then our thought will constantly be, how can I get hold of and use the Holy Spirit; but if we think of Him in the biblical way as a divine Person, infinitely wise, infinitely holy, infinitely tender, then our thought will constantly be, 'How can the Holy Spirit get hold of and use me?'R.A. Torrey Tender Sayings By R.A. Torrey: If we think of the Holy Spirit only as an impersonal power or influence, then
Words are like seeds, I think, planted into our hearts at a tender age. They take root in us as we grow, settling deep into our souls. The good words plant well. They flourish and find homes in our hearts. They build trunks around our spines, steadying us when we're feeling most flimsy; planting our feet firmly when we're feeling most unsure. But the bad words grow poorly. Our trunks infest and spoil until we are hollow and housing the interests of others and not our own. We are forced to eat the fruit those words have borne, held hostage by the branches growing arms around our necks, suffocating us to death, one word at a time.Tahereh Mafi Tender Sayings By Tahereh Mafi: Words are like seeds, I think, planted into our hearts at a tender age. They
My hearing has suffered seriously; just now I am obliged to have the assistance of an ear trumpet. Think of that, my beauty! - There 's a state for your old Lover to be in! - No more tender whisperings! Imagine sweet confessions to be made through an ear trumpet!Samuel Lover Tender Sayings By Samuel Lover: My hearing has suffered seriously; just now I am obliged to have the assistance of
I love you because you're tender and sweet, you the hardest and sternest of men. And your sweetness and tenderness are such that they make you as light as a shred of tulle, subtle as a flake of mist, airy as a caprice. Your thick muscles, your arms, your thighs, your hands, are more unreal than the melting of day into night. You envelop me and I contain you.Jean Genet Tender Sayings By Jean Genet: I love you because you're tender and sweet, you the hardest and sternest of men.
A craftsman pulled a reed from the reedbed,
cut holes in it, and called it a human being.
Since then, it's been wailing a tender agony
of parting, never mentioning the skill
that gave it life as a flute
Rumi Tender Sayings By Rumi: A craftsman pulled a reed from the reedbed,cut holes in it, and called it a
Happy the heart that keeps its twilight hour, And, in the depths of heavenly peace reclined, Loves to commune with thoughts of tender power,
A shining Jacob's-ladder of the mind!
Paul Hamilton Hayne Tender Sayings By Paul Hamilton Hayne: Happy the heart that keeps its twilight hour, And, in the depths of heavenly peace
God softens harden heart into tender loving heart.Lailah Gifty Akita Tender Sayings By Lailah Gifty Akita: God softens harden heart into tender loving heart.
A person without a philosophy for living is at the tender mercy of other people.Kilroy J. Oldster Tender Sayings By Kilroy J. Oldster: A person without a philosophy for living is at the tender mercy of other people.
Poetry! Indeed, verses are the only thing that your letter lacks, Makar Alexievitch. And what tender feelings I can read in it - what roseate-coloured fancies! To the curtain, however, I had never given a thought. The fact is that when I moved the flower-pots, it LOOPED ITSELF up. There now!Fyodor Dostoyevsky Tender Sayings By Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Poetry! Indeed, verses are the only thing that your letter lacks, Makar Alexievitch. And what
The most remarkable thing about him were his eyes. They were laughing eyes, at once both joyous and tender: they were the radiant pale blue of a sky slipping toward evening in Heaven, when angels who had been sweet all day found themselves tempted to sin.Cassandra Clare Tender Sayings By Cassandra Clare: The most remarkable thing about him were his eyes. They were laughing eyes, at once
He pulled the knitting away from her, throwing it in the grass, then sank down on his knees in front of her, wrapping his arms around her waist and burying his head in her lap. He was shaking, she realized, and the tears were pouring down her face, onto him, as she stroked his long, silken hair and cried.
She didn't care what it sounded like - the hiccupping noises, the choking sobs.
Her own body was shaking, racked by the final release, and he sat back on his heels and pulled her out of the chair, into his arms, holding her so tightly that a weaker woman might break, whispering to her in Japanese, sweet, loving words, letting her cry.
She was a strong woman, and her tears, so long denied, only made her stronger.
His heart was pounding against hers, his hands firm and tender, pushing the hair away from her tear-drenched face. When he kissed her she couldn't breathe, and she didn't care.
Anne Stuart Tender Sayings By Anne Stuart: He pulled the knitting away from her, throwing it in the grass, then sank down
He likes control over everything, including me. Yet he's so unpredictably and disarmingly agreeable, too. He can be tender, good-humored, even sweet. And when he is, it's so left field and unexpected.E.L. James Tender Sayings By E.L. James: He likes control over everything, including me. Yet he's so unpredictably and disarmingly agreeable, too.
What do you know about my parents?" His voice pierces through me, and it's as though I can feel it, tugging outward on the tender spot at the hollow of my neck.
"Nothing! Other than that they raised a madman!
Kiersten White Tender Sayings By Kiersten White: What do you know about my parents?" His voice pierces through me, and it's as
Losing my father at a tender age was extremely important in being able to accept what happened to me later when I became a quadriplegic.Chuck Close Tender Sayings By Chuck Close: Losing my father at a tender age was extremely important in being able to accept
Nothing less than the majesty of God, and the powers of the world to come, can maintain the peace and sanctity of our homes, the order and serenity of our minds, the spirit of patience and tender mercy in our hearts. Then will even the merest drudgery of duty cease to humble us, when we transfigure it by the glory of our own spirit.James Martineau Tender Sayings By James Martineau: Nothing less than the majesty of God, and the powers of the world to come,
For if it is rash to walk into a lion's den unarmed, rash to navigate the Atlantic in a rowing boat, rash to stand on one foot on top of St. Paul's, it is still more rash to go home alone with a poet. A poet is Atlantic and lion in one. While one drowns us the other gnaws us. If we survive the teeth, we succumb to the waves. A man who can destroy illusions is both beast and flood. Illusions are to the soul what atmosphere is to the earth. Roll up that tender air and the plant dies, the colour fades. The earth we walk on is a parched cinder. It is marl we tread and fiery cobbles scorch our feet. By the truth we are undone. Life is a dream. 'Tis waking that kills us. He who robs us of our dreams robs us of our life - (and so on for six pages if you will, but the style is tedious and may well be dropped).Virginia Woolf Tender Sayings By Virginia Woolf: For if it is rash to walk into a lion's den unarmed, rash to navigate
I have tender, romantic associations with upstate New York.Vera Farmiga Tender Sayings By Vera Farmiga: I have tender, romantic associations with upstate New York.
I wrote the first draft of 'Tigerman' while my wife was pregnant - needless to say, I was relaxed and casual about her well-being during this tender time - and the novel clearly has its center in that panicked parental desperation that accompanies a first child and in the admittedly comedic extremes to which it drives us.Nick Harkaway Tender Sayings By Nick Harkaway: I wrote the first draft of 'Tigerman' while my wife was pregnant - needless to
There'll be love there, Phil-faithful tender love, such as I'll never find anywhere else in the world-love that's waiting for me. That makes my picture a masterpiece, doesn't it, even if the colours are nit very brilliant?L.M. Montgomery Tender Sayings By L.M. Montgomery: There'll be love there, Phil-faithful tender love, such as I'll never find anywhere else in
Love me tender, love me true, all my dreams fulfill. For my darling, I love you, and I always will.Elvis Presley Tender Sayings By Elvis Presley: Love me tender, love me true, all my dreams fulfill. For my darling, I love
Serpine: Well, Skulduggery? Where is that tired old defiance - the taunting, the goading? Where are the endless heroic clinches? Aren't you going to look me in the eye and tell me to do my worst?
Skulduggery: Actually, I was going to ask that you go easy on me. I'm feeling kind of tender today
Serpine: This is your one chance. Tell me where the key is
Skulduggery:OK
Serpine: Really?
Skulduggery: No, only joking. Do your worst.
Derek Landy Tender Sayings By Derek Landy: Serpine: Well, Skulduggery? Where is that tired old defiance - the taunting, the goading? Where
There was another pause, and Gansey realized she'd hung up. He leaned back against the fridge, eyes closed, guilty, comforted, wild, contained. In twenty-four hours, he'd be waiting for this again.
You know better you know better you know better
"What the hell, man?" Ronan said.
Gansey's eyes flew open just as Ronan hit the lights. He stood in the doorway, headphones looped around his neck, Chainsaw hulking like a tender thug on his shoulder. Ronan's eyes found the phone by Gansey's leg, but he didn't ask, and Gansey didn't say anything. Ronan would hear a lie in a second, and the truth wasn't an option. Jealousy had ruined Ronan for the first several months of Adam's introduction into their group; this would hurt him more than that.
Maggie Stiefvater Tender Sayings By Maggie Stiefvater: There was another pause, and Gansey realized she'd hung up. He leaned back against the
Writers are notoriously unable to know about themselves. Faulkner thought 'The Fable' was his best novel. F. Scott Fitzgerald liked 'Tender Is the Night,' an experimental novel.Joyce Carol Oates Tender Sayings By Joyce Carol Oates: Writers are notoriously unable to know about themselves. Faulkner thought 'The Fable' was his best
I do love My country's good with a respect more tender, More holy and profound, then mine own life, My dear wife's estimate, her womb increase, And treasure of my loins.William Shakespeare Tender Sayings By William Shakespeare: I do love My country's good with a respect more tender, More holy and profound,
What to one person is common courtesy is to another tender words of life - and by the same token, what one person intends to show as great affection may be to his beloved an irrelevant show of frivolousness compared to the kindness of simply doing the laundry sometimes.Anna Broadway Tender Sayings By Anna Broadway: What to one person is common courtesy is to another tender words of life -
Women should be tough, tender, laugh as much as possible, and live long lives.Maya Angelou Tender Sayings By Maya Angelou: Women should be tough, tender, laugh as much as possible, and live long lives.
Slothrop hears a girl singing. Accompanying herself on a balalaika. One of those sad little Parisian-sounding tunes in 3/4: Love never goes away, Never completely dies, Always some souvenir Takes us by sad surprise. You went away from me, One rose was left behind - Pressed in my Book of Hours, That is the rose I find. . . . Though it's another year, Though it's another me, Under the rose is a drying tear, Under my linden tree. . . . Love never goes away, Not if it's really true, It can return, by night, by day, Tender and green and new As the leaves from a linden tree, love, that I left with you.Thomas Pynchon Tender Sayings By Thomas Pynchon: Slothrop hears a girl singing. Accompanying herself on a balalaika. One of those sad little
It's no time to be sweet - we are tender, flammable, so light, we are the orphaned ones of lovers.Arlene Kim Tender Sayings By Arlene Kim: It's no time to be sweet - we are tender, flammable, so light, we are
Rachmaninoff made a musician out of me. His 'Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini' was the piece that sent me into raptures. It spoke to me. To me, it was a tender entreaty for the misunderstood.Joni Mitchell Tender Sayings By Joni Mitchell: Rachmaninoff made a musician out of me. His 'Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini' was
When we come face-to-face with the tender, forgiving eye of our Redeemer, only then will we gain the power to forgive ourselves - and those who have used us. In light of the forgiveness Christ has offered us, how can we offer less to those who have hurt us?Leslie Ludy Tender Sayings By Leslie Ludy: When we come face-to-face with the tender, forgiving eye of our Redeemer, only then will
Time is helpless, he thought to himself, helpless in the face of our feelings. Nine years have passed, and not a note in her voice is different, not a nerve in my body hears her in any other way. Nothing is lost, nothing is past and over, her presence is as much of a tender delight now as it was then.Stefan Zweig Tender Sayings By Stefan Zweig: Time is helpless, he thought to himself, helpless in the face of our feelings. Nine
My theme is memory, that winged host that soared about me one grey morning of war-time. These memories, which are my life - for we possess nothing certainly except the past - were always with me. Like the pigeons of St. Mark's, they were everywhere, under my feet, singly, in pairs, in little honey-voiced congregations, nodding, strutting, winking, rolling the tender feathers of their necks, perching sometimes, if I stood still, on my shoulder or pecking a broken biscuit from between my lips; until, suddenly, the noon gun boomed and in a moment, with a flutter and sweep of wings, the pavement was bare and the whole sky above dark with a tumult of fowl. Thus it was that morning.Evelyn Waugh Tender Sayings By Evelyn Waugh: My theme is memory, that winged host that soared about me one grey morning of
And bear this in mind; love is not always smooth and easy. Love can be piercing. Love means exposing yourself - all of yourself, every tender part - to being hurt. Because true love is not only the flower, true love is also the thorns.Mia Sheridan Tender Sayings By Mia Sheridan: And bear this in mind; love is not always smooth and easy. Love can be
WORDS
I carry a message
that i cannot read.
The words may be haunting
or tender or sweet.
Thought what it says
I do not know,
I still carry it with me,
wherever i go.
Carolee Dean Tender Sayings By Carolee Dean: WORDSI carry a messagethat i cannot read.The words may be hauntingor tender or sweet.Thought what
Part of me hates that you know me so well."
"And the other part?"
Prophet gave a faint grin, then said quietly, "Loves it," like if he said it too loudly, fate might swoop in and snatch this moment, the word, out from under them.
Tom stilled. He didn't need the words, never really had. Like Prophet, he valued actions, but to actually hear that one word out of Prophet's mouth ... it was all Tom needed.
S.E. Jakes Tender Sayings By S.E. Jakes: Part of me hates that you know me so well.""And the other part?"Prophet gave a
I'm an old man now, and a lonesome man in Kansas / but not afraid / to speak my lonesomeness in a car, / because not only my lonesomeness / it's Ours, all over America, / O tender fellows
/ & spoken lonesomeness is Prophecy / in the moon 100 years ago or in / the middle of Kansas now.
Allen Ginsberg Tender Sayings By Allen Ginsberg: I'm an old man now, and a lonesome man in Kansas / but not afraid
There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.Robert Frost Tender Sayings By Robert Frost: There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and
During the course of our life we now and then enjoy some pleasures so inviting, and have some encounters of so tender a nature, that though they are forbidden, it is but natural to wish that they were at least allowable. Nothing can be more delightful, except it be to abandon them for virtue's sake.Jean De La Bruyere Tender Sayings By Jean De La Bruyere: During the course of our life we now and then enjoy some pleasures so inviting,
I am becoming the woman I've wanted,
grey at the temples,
soft body, delighted,
cracked up by life
with a laugh that's known bitter
but, past it, got better,
knows she's a survivor--
that whatever comes,
she can outlast it.
I am becoming a deep
weathered basket.

I am becoming the woman I've longed for,
the motherly lover
with arms strong and tender,
the growing up daughter
who blushes surprises.
I am becoming full moons
and sunrises.

I find her becoming,
this woman I've wanted,
who knows she'll encompass,
who knows she's sufficient,
knows where she's going
and travels with passion.
Who remembers she's precious,
but knows she's not scarce--
who knows she is plenty,
plenty to share.
Jayne Brown Tender Sayings By Jayne Brown: I am becoming the woman I've wanted,grey at the temples,soft body, delighted,cracked up by lifewith
Because life is very small, you can never see it happening. Have you ever seen a tree actually grow? Can you see a child grow? Growth is too gentle, too tender. Life is basically hidden.Henri J.M. Nouwen Tender Sayings By Henri J.M. Nouwen: Because life is very small, you can never see it happening. Have you ever seen
To feel the tender skin of sensitive child-fingers thicken; to feel the sex organs develop and call loudly to the flesh; to become aware of school, exams (the very words as unlovely as the sound of chalk shrilling on the blackboard,) bread and butter, marriage, sex, compatibility, war, economics, death and self. What a pathetic blighting of the beauty and reality of childhood.Sylvia Plath Tender Sayings By Sylvia Plath: To feel the tender skin of sensitive child-fingers thicken; to feel the sex organs develop
Wee, wee, wee, wee, all the way home," Hazlit quoted the nursery rhyme. Portmaine paused before sipping his own drink. "Did Maggie Windham strike you on the head?" "No. She hired me, and it took me half my walk home to figure out what she's truly about." "She wants to have her way with your tender young flesh," Portmaine suggested. "You're overdue to get your wick dipped, you know." "Your concern is touching, Archer." "You always get short-tempered when you've neglected your romping. Maybe you should go a round or two with Lady Norcross." "Maybe I should find a partner who can think beyond his next swiving." "I like swiving." Portmaine pushed off the desk and refilled his drink, then came to rest on the sofa a couple of feet from Hazlit. "It's normal to like swiving. Lady Norcross apparently understands this. You used to understand this. I certainly understand it. More brandy?" "You're outpacing me," Hazlit said, smiling slightly at Portmaine's predictable simplicity. "AndGrace Burrowes Tender Sayings By Grace Burrowes: Wee, wee, wee, wee, all the way home," Hazlit quoted the nursery rhyme. Portmaine paused
I would be tender as the night that covers up your foolishness and mine.Jeanette Winterson Tender Sayings By Jeanette Winterson: I would be tender as the night that covers up your foolishness and mine.
It was written in those stars that we meet." His voice gathered a tender fervency that unstitched something from inside Mena's soul. "We are bound in some inescapable way, thee and me. I've known it since I first laid eyes on ye in that dress.Kerrigan Byrne Tender Sayings By Kerrigan Byrne: It was written in those stars that we meet." His voice gathered a tender fervency
Gently guide the tender vine else it become wild, tangled and impossible.Kathryn Hall Tender Sayings By Kathryn Hall: Gently guide the tender vine else it become wild, tangled and impossible.
These memories of former times do not awaken desire so much as sorrow
a vast, inapprehensible melancholy. Once we had such desires
but they return not. They are past, they belong to another world that is gone from us. They are completely lost to us. They arise no more; we are dead and they stand remote on the horizon, they are a mysterious reflection, an apparition that haunts us, that we fear and love without hope. They are unattainable and we know it.
And even if these scenes of our youth were given back to us, we would hardly know what to do. The tender, secret influence that passed from them into us could not rise again. We might remember and love them and be stirred by the sight of them. But it would be like gazing at the photograph of a dead comrade; those are his features, it is his face, and the days we spent together take on a mournful life in memory; but the man himself it is not.
Erich Maria Remarque Tender Sayings By Erich Maria Remarque: These memories of former times do not awaken desire so much as sorrow a vast,
In all my ways of seeing - may I use new glasses, a telescope and a microscope. And may I always allow myself to see a circumstance through the tender hearts of my friends.Mary Anne Radmacher Tender Sayings By Mary Anne Radmacher: In all my ways of seeing - may I use new glasses, a telescope and
It is high time we turned to Grammar now," said Doctor Cornelius, in a loud voice. "Will your Royal Highness be pleased to open Pulverulentus Siccus at the fourth page of his 'Grammatical Garden or the Arbour of Accidence pleasantlie open'd to Tender Wits?C.S. Lewis Tender Sayings By C.S. Lewis: It is high time we turned to Grammar now," said Doctor Cornelius, in a loud
The most important medicine is tender love and care.Mother Teresa Tender Sayings By Mother Teresa: The most important medicine is tender love and care.
The woman who survives intact and happy must be at once tender and tough.Maya Angelou Tender Sayings By Maya Angelou: The woman who survives intact and happy must be at once tender and tough.
The living are soft and yielding; the dead are rigid and stiff. Living plants are flexible and tender; the dead are brittle and dry.Laozi Tender Sayings By Laozi: The living are soft and yielding; the dead are rigid and stiff. Living plants are
~My father says there are more than twenty thousand turned out for the king. It seems that most men think that we will win, that York will be captured and killed, though the king in his tender heart has said he will forgive them all if they will surrender.
~Will there be another battle?
~Unless York decides he cannot face the king in person. It is one sort of sin to kill your friends and cousins, quite another to order your bowmen to fire at the king's banner and him beneath it. What if the king is killed in battle? What if York brings his broadsword down on the king's sanctified head?
Philippa Gregory Tender Sayings By Philippa Gregory: ~My father says there are more than twenty thousand turned out for the king. It
Let the tears which fell, and the broken words which were exchanged in the long close embrace between the orphans, be sacred. A father, sister, and mother, were gained, and lost, in that one moment. Joy and grief were mingled in the cup; but there were no bitter tears: for even grief arose so softened, and clothed in such sweet and tender recollections, that it became a solemn pleasure, and lost all character of pain.Charles Dickens Tender Sayings By Charles Dickens: Let the tears which fell, and the broken words which were exchanged in the long
So," the Emperor said, slapping his knee. "The Spy, the Mafiosa, the Traitor, the Demon, the Assassin, and the Pirate. That's quite the harem you've got there." "They are those things, your Highness. I won't deny it. But they are not those things to me." The Emperor stroked his beard. "Really? What are they to you?" Gerald's expression became tender. "Ilrica is my hero, Cha'Rolette is my angel, Zurra is my true friend, Trahzi is my gentle goddess, Kalia is my protector, and Lyssandra is my champion.Aaron Lee Yeager Tender Sayings By Aaron Lee Yeager: So," the Emperor said, slapping his knee. "The Spy, the Mafiosa, the Traitor, the Demon,
She reached up to place her fingertips to his lips as she stared up at him with a warm, tender expression. "I wish you had come home to me so that I could have helped you."
He pulled the cloth away from her face and stared at her for a hard second. "Had I known what was waiting for me, my lady, I would have."
-Christian and Adara
Kinley MacGregor Tender Sayings By Kinley MacGregor: She reached up to place her fingertips to his lips as she stared up at
My trouble is that my intelligence is materialistic, agnostic, pessimistic and solitary, while my heart is incurably tender, romantic, loving and gregarious.T.H. White Tender Sayings By T.H. White: My trouble is that my intelligence is materialistic, agnostic, pessimistic and solitary, while my heart
It was understood that nothing of a tender nature could possibly be confided to old Barley, by reason of his being totally unequal to the consideration of any subject more psychological than gout, rum, and purser's stores.Charles Dickens Tender Sayings By Charles Dickens: It was understood that nothing of a tender nature could possibly be confided to old
So God throws open the door of this world - and enters as a baby. As the most vulnerable imaginable. Because He wants unimaginable intimacy with you. What religion ever had a god that wanted such intimacy with us that He came with such vulnerability to us? What God ever came so tender we could touch Him? So fragile that we could break Him? So vulnerable that His bare, beating heart could be hurt? Only the One who loves you to death.Ann Voskamp Tender Sayings By Ann Voskamp: So God throws open the door of this world - and enters as a baby.