There are some young almond tress, which ordinarily look as if drawn by a childish hand. Now, as the wind sets their weak branches gibbering, they seem like shamanistic scratches on the white bone of the brittle bright night. - John Collier
He liked all books, because he liked the mere act of reading, the magic of turning scratches on a page into words inside his head.
Humans, left to own misguided devices, scratches the Divine in the self as one would the lice, but remember to lick well all the vices. - Fakeer Ishavardas