Touch. It is touch that is the deadliest enemy of chastity, loyalty, monogamy, gentility with its codes and conventions and restraints. By touch we are betrayed and betray others ... an accidental brushing of shoulders or touching of hands ... hands laid on shoulders in a gesture of comfort that lies like a thief, that takes, not gives, that wants, not offers, that awakes, not pacifies. When one flesh is waiting, there is electricity in the merest contact.
Morning brings back the heroic ages. There was something cosmical about it; a standing advertisement, till forbidden, of the everlasting vigor and fertility of the world. The morning, which is the most memorable season of the day, is the awakening hour. Then there is least somnolence in us; and for an hour, at least, some part of us awakes which slumbers all the rest of the day and night.
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
And beauty immortal awakes from the tomb.
When the country awakes, you'll see how strong the emotions are. It will be a national feeling of horrific loss.
Beware the sleeping dragon. For when she awakes the Earth will shake On China.
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
So, either by thy picture or my love,
Thyself, away, art present still with me;
For thou not farther than my thoughts canst move,
And I am still with them, and they with thee;
Or, if they sleep, thy picture in my sight
Awakes my heart to heart's and eye's delight.
Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.
Perfect knowledge comes only when you see the world in yourself, just as he who awakes from the dream then knows he saw his dream-world with its suns and stars in himself.
I am because someone dreams me a man who sleeps and dreams and sees me acting, living and moving and who is dreaming at this moment as I am speaking to you. When he dreams, I awake to life when he awakes, my existence vanishes. I am a whim of his inspiration, a creation of his mind, a visitor in his nightly fantasies.
The sage awakes to light in the night of all creatures. That which the world calls day is the night of ignorance to the wise.
Tragedy occurs when a human soul awakes and seeks, in suffering and pain, to free itself from crime, violence, infamy, even at the cost of life. The struggle is the tragedy - not defeat or death.
Carolina, she almost always awakes at two or three in the morning, crying.