There was something in his low languid voice that was absolutely fascinating. His cool, white, flowerlike hands, even, had a curious charm. They moved, as he spoke, like music, and seemed to have a language of their own.

– Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray, Chapter 2. Dorian gray is beginning to come under the spell of Lord Henry and cannot help but like him. As Henry speaks, Dorian uses a simile to compare the young aristocrat’s seductive moving hands to a flower and to music, suggesting that Henry’s preaching is making an impression on Dorian.