Hand Quotes

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Elizabeth Acevedo
“A queen
offers her hand to be kissed,
& can form it into a fist
while smiling the whole damn time.”
Elizabeth Acevedo, Clap When You Land

Vera Nazarian
“Who says you cannot hold the moon in your hand?

Tonight when the stars come out and the moon rises in the velvet sky, look outside your window, then raise your hand and position your fingers around the disk of light.

There you go . . . That was easy!”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Dejan Stojanovic
“One hand I extend into myself, the other toward others.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Shape

Alfred de Musset
“I don't know where my road is going, but I know that I walk better when I hold your hand.”
Alfred de Musset

George R.R. Martin
“He pushed away from her and raised his arm, forcing his stump into her face. "A Hand without a hand? A bad jape, sister. Don't ask me to rule.”
George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows

Shirley Hughes
“Waddya want me to do? through my sling shot at him?”

Barbara Kingsolver
“He lifts her breasts, which fit perfectly into his hands, though he knows this is no promise that he gets to keep them. A million things you can't have will fit in a human hand.”
Barbara Kingsolver

Alysha Speer
“There was something behind the softness that intertwined our fingers together—love? It felt different from two days ago. All I could think about was his smooth hand, wrapped in mine. It was more than affection—but I wasn’t sure how much more, or if that would ever change.”
Alysha Speer, Sharden

Julio Ramón Ribeyro
“...we find only one tool, neither created nor invented, but perfect: the hand of man.”
Julio Ramón Ribeyro, Marginal Voices: Selected Stories
tags: hand

Peter Carey
“She held out her hand, like a man. He hesitated, then took the hand and shook it. It was very warm. You could not help but be aware of the wild passage of blood on the other side of its wall, veins, capillaries, sweat glands, tiny factories in the throes of complicated manufacture. [He] looked at the eyes and, knowing how eyes worked, was astonished, not for the first time, at the infinite complexity of Creation, wondering how this thing, this instrument for seeing, could transmit so clearly its entreaty while at the same time—-Look, I am only an eye—-denying that it was doing anything of the sort.”
Peter Carey, Oscar and Lucinda
tags: eye, fire, hand

Claudia Rankine
“Or one meaning of here is “in this world, in this life, on earth. In this place or position, indicating the presence of,” or in other words, I am here. It also means to hand something to somebody—Here you are. Here, he said to her. Here both recognizes and demands recognition. I see you, or here, he said to her. In order for something to be handed over a hand must extend and a hand must receive. We must both be here in this world in this life in this place indicating the presence of.”
Claudia Rankine, Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric

Dylan Thomas
“Great is the hand that holds dominion over
Man by a scribbled name.”
Dylan Thomas

Neil Gaiman
“And then, in a skittering, chittering rush, it came. The hand, running high on its fingertips, scrabbled through the tall grass and up onto a tree stump. It stood there for a moment, like crab tasting the air, and then it made one triumphant, nail-clacking leap onto the center of the tablecloth.
Time slowed for Coraline. The white fingers closed around the black key....”
Neil Gaiman, Coraline

Toba Beta
“As Moses threw whatever in his hand on the ground,
so does hand should do what it can to earn miracles.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“Life is a lesson, when you could get it over by your hands, means you just learned it well.”
kambiz shabankareh, I wish, sleep

“A woman cries for nothing,
is sad for no apparent reason
and suffers without anyone knowing why.

And all this goes away as it came:
alone and without explanation.

In front of a woman like that,
just approach, make silence
and give her your hand.”
Augusto Branco

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“As the old saying goes, “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.” But that depends on what the hand is feeding you and what the other hand is doing while you’re eating.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Steven Magee
“I would not buy a second hand car in Florida due to the high risk of flood damage.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I would not buy a second hand home in Florida.”
Steven Magee

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I can take pen in hand and tally the sum total of my achievements. But unless they are of God, the pen will be dry and page will be blank.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Regina Scott
“Offer her a hand when she slips, applause when she soars.”
Regina Scott, Never Love a Lord

“Woman cries for nothing, is sad for no apparent reason
and suffers without anyone knowing why.
And all this goes away as it came: alone and without explanation.
Faced with such a woman,
just approach, be silent, and take his hand.”
Augusto Branco

Steven Magee
“At the age of 52 I damaged the ulnar nerve in my right arm during a 2 hour altitude test at 9,200 feet. I was left with a numb little finger and a weakened right hand.”
Steven Magee, Toxic Altitude

Kamaran Ihsan Salih
“A certificate without knowledge is a gun without bullets in your hand.”
Kamaran Ihsan Salih

Florin-Marian Hera
“If I sought to be immortal, I would have written my eulogy on the hands of the wicked.”
Florin-Marian Hera, Ten Loud Rocks

Ljupka Cvetanova
“A defining feature of democracy is voting. The one who is FOR raises a hand...on those who are AGAINST.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, Yet Another New Land

Ljupka Cvetanova
“The hand that gives, bribes.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, Yet Another New Land

Kamaran Ihsan Salih
“Those who applaud you today during your ascension will never hold your hand tomorrow when you fall.”
Kamaran Ihsan Salih

Steven Magee
“My high altitude injured right hand is recovering. The hand itself is not injured, it is the injured nerve in the arm that is causing muscle wasting in the hand. It seems to be bruised. Injured nerves can take 1-2 years to recover. Given that it has shown an extensive recovery already, I expect it may fully recover in a year or so. The damaged nerve was an occupational hazard of being an altitude researcher!”
Steven Magee, Toxic Altitude

Thomm Quackenbush
“Physiologically, Gef was not a mongoose. He did not possess the almost canine forepaws of his supposed species but tiny articulated, three-fingered (and a thumb) appendages that could manipulate items and, as occasion demanded, squeeze the life out of the rabbits he would gift.”
Thomm Quackenbush, The Curious Case of the Talking Mongoose

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