"You had the coldest eyes, and the softest touch."
— Adelleda, Alexisonfire, off their self-titled debut.
"This cactus reminds me of my sister... it's so full of spikes on the outside..."
"Leon was as cold as ice and kept himself away from others... But the truth is, he was kind, and had a heart that was warmer than anyone else's."
Yesterday I cried
You must've been relieved to see the softer side
— Meredith Brooks, "Bitch"
Cyborg: Have you ever seen her this happy?
: Dude, I didn't know Raven could do
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snow
Lies the seed
That with the sun's love, in the spring
Becomes the rose
— The Rose by Bette Middler
"Thousands would have called him cold, and they would not have been wrong, precisely, but he also had a large heart. Holmes simply protected it better than most men do."