Quotation Explorer - 'Swallows'

There is a pain so utter It swallows substance up Then covers the Abyss with Trance So Memory can step Around across opon it As one within a Swoon Goes safely where an open eye Would drop Him Bone by Bone. - Emily Dickinson
Love is a hook; the moment a man swallows it, a woman knows she has him forever. - Matshona Dhliwayo
And she gave him a melting smile, the glutinous sweetness of which he devoured with the avidity of a diabetic who swallows a fatal spoonful of jam. - John Collier
The world is naturally averse to all truth it sees or hears but swallows nonsense and a lie with greediness and gluttony. - Samuel Butler
Rather do what is nothing in the purpose than to be idle, that the devil may find thee doing. The bird that sits is easily shot when the fliers escape the fowler. Idleness is the Dead Sea that swallows all the virtues, and is the self-made sepulcher of a living man. - Francis Quarles
I searched for my own heartand long after I had lost my wayin the days trailing past with their foliagein the aloof sky blue with distanceI thought I'd find my heartwhere I'd kept your eyes two brown butterfliesand I saw the swallows swoopand shadows starlings - Ingrid Jonker
She might not have read many books. But when she reads a book, she swallows the very words. If you open the books on her shelves, you will find that the front and back covers encase white pages. - Kamand Kojouri
The trick is to teach yourself to read in small sips as well as long swallows. - Stephen King
He who runs with the platypus is no more a man than he who swallows chesnuts - Chief Long Spear Who Hunts Beavers
Everything you do makes my body scream with loneliness. When I see you, the room swallows me. I find myself at the bottom of the pool. - Henry Rollins
All futurity seems teeming with endless destruction never to be repelled; Desperate remorse swallows the present in a quenchless rage. - William Blake
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