Quotation Explorer - 'Gently'

If you want to write a negative review, don't tickle me gently with your aesthetic displeasure about my work. Unleash the goddamn Kraken."[on Twitter, July 17, 2012] - Scott Lynch
They sat and he drew her into him. Their lips met, sparking an internal firework display. His soft exquisite lips pressed gently against hers. His kiss held the exact right balance between tenderness and a kind of passionate urgency. - Amanda Turner
May you never know hunger May you love with a full heart The light burn in your eyes May the fire be your friend And the sea rock you gently May the moon light your way Till the wind sets you free
I just want to say this. I want to say it gently but I want to say it firmly: There is a tendency for the world to say to America, "the big problems of the world are yours, you go and sort them out," and then to worry when America wants to sort them out. - Tony Blair
If your friend wishes to read your 'Plutarch's Lives,' 'Shakespeare,' or 'The Federalist Papers,' tell him gently but firmly, to buy a copy. You will lend him your car or your coat - but your books are as much a part of you as your head or your heart. - Mortimer J. Adler
When you slowly and gently get lost in love, you become infinite. - Debasish Mridha
When this low self-worth is hidden, one can understand why the person becomes hypersensitive to the opinions of others and has a great deal of difficulty accepting criticism no matter how warranted or gently said. - David W. Earle
Mindfulness allows you to face the past with courage, whether it is scarred with pain or caressed with joy, and it gently holds you in the safe haven of the present without allowing you to become overwhelmed with what may or may not be waiting in the future. - Deborah A. Beasley
Surely of all ‘rights of man’, this right of the ignorant man to be guided by the wiser, to be, gently or forcibly, held in the true course by him, is the indisputablest. - Thomas Carlyle
Treat the other man's faith gently; it is all he has to believe with. His mind was created for his own thoughts, not yours or mine. - Henry S. Haskins
I believe, he said gently, we all have a perfect right to make ourselves unhappy if that is what we freely choose. But I am not sure we have the right to allow our own unhappiness to cause someone else’s. The trouble with life sometimes is that we are all in it together. - Mary Balogh
funny how our heartswere designed to loveso fiercely.but break ever so gently. - Sanober Khan
There is a waterfall in every dream. Cool and crystal clear, it falls gently on the sleeper, cleansing the mind and soothing the soul. - Virginia Alison
How light the raindrop's contents are;how gently the world touches me.From View With a Grain of Sand - Wisława Szymborska
Maybe life is all about twirling under one of those midnight skies, cutting a swathe through the breeze and gently closing your eyes. - Sanober Khan
I will be correspondent to command, And do my spiriting gently. - William Shakespeare
Compassion is essential, but it’s not a substitute for self-expression, or self-respect, or self-compassion. Emotional self-care is also essential, but gently soothing our wounds does not replace communicating about them. - Vironika Tugaleva
His hand came out and captured her by the chin. She froze, finding it hard to breathe as he gently raised her face to meet his gaze. - Lia Davis
I let myself flop - so gently, so slowly - into my one real chair and tried to make myself understand that I was on the doorstep of the universe. - Frederik Pohl
Anger can kill, even a feather gently blowing in the wind. - Anthony Liccione
When you leave,weary of me,without a word I shall gently let you go. - Kim Sowol
Do you have any idea who Erin was kissing?""Yeah, so we'll brush out teeth really, really thoroughly afterwards," I said, bumping her nose with mine gently. I wasn't going to let anyone spoil this moment. - Stacey Kade
Just for a moment there was an unusual feeling of bliss. Strange word, he thought. It's one of those words that describe something that does not make a noise but, if it did make a noise, would sound just like that. Bliss. It's like the sound of a soft meringue melting gently on a warm plate. - Terry Pratchett
At the center of each human heart is goodness, layered over with hurt, confusion, and mistaken ideas. Our task is to gently peel off layer after layer until the unfettered heart can shed its love upon the world. - Sue Patton Thoele
Walk gently, and be brave. - Eleanor Brownn
Whenever you touch a poem that caresses your soul, breathe it gently for it might be the wind that perfects your life's goal. - A. Saleh
The subtle whispers, cues and nudges are there as guideposts, to gently carry the humble listener along the path back to the source and the true self. - Bryant McGill
Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus, but use all gently. For in the very torrent, tempest, and as I may say, whirlwind of passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness. - William Shakespeare
The wine urges me on, the bewitching wine, which sets even a wise man to singing and to laughing gently and rouses him up to dance and brings forth words which were better unspoken. - Homer
You have to lead people gently toward what they already know is right.
Don't you notice that there are particular moments when you are naturally inspired to introspection? Work with them gently, for these are the moments when you can go through a powerful experience, and your whole worldview can change quickly. - Sogyal Rinpoche
Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. Death is always at our side.When we show fear. it jumps at us faster than light, but if we do not show fear, it casts its eye upon us gently and then guides us into infinity… - Gackt
SUMMERthe cattails swayand the bamboodances gently intothe brightness ofa happy day. - Tara Estacaan
Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness. - Deborah Day
The cold and crystal clear water, it falls gently on the sleeper, cleansing the mind and soothing the soul... - El Fuego
That night she dreamed of the deer. Strangely, the animal was holding her. She cuddled close into the soft fur and touched and kissed it gently. In the morning her pillow was wet with tears. - Julie Andrews Edwards
So may he rest, his faults lie gently on him! - William Shakespeare
I wanted to stay like that forever, letting the kiss linger. I was left standing there in awe as he gently pulled away and gave me a warm smile. Let’s go, the others will be wondering where we are, he said playfully. - Andrea Heltsley
Just handle the books gently and you’ll get along fine. - Patrick Rothfuss
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