An unusual pairing of adjectives and a surprising simile to embrace both.

‘No thundering from a pulpit, no condemnation from bad churches, no peer pressure, just a book of scripture quietly waiting to say hello, as gentle and powerful as a little girl’s kiss on your cheek.’

 

Source: Yann Martel, Life of Pi  (Edinburgh: Canongate Books, 2003), p. 208

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