Who could say where the fleshly impulse ceased, or the psychical impulse began?
There is always something ridiculous about the passions of people whom one has ceased to love.
For a moment he thought of praying that the horrible sympathy that existed between him and the picture might cease.
The people who have adored me—there have not been very many, but there have been some— have always insisted on living on, long after I had ceased to care for them, or they to care for me.
When she leaned over the balcony and came to those wonderful lines,— Although I joy in thee, I have no joy of this contract to-night: It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden; Too like the lightning, which doth cease to be Ere one can say, "It lightens."
But a chance tone of color in a room or a morning sky, a particular perfume that you had once loved and that brings strange memories with it, a line from a forgotten poem that you had come across again, a cadence from a piece of music that you had ceased to play,—I tell you, Dorian, that it is on things like these that our lives depend.