"Still there was something happening there--a kind of resonance, a sense that there's something meaningful beyond the simple meaning of the words." How to Read Literature Like a Professor--Foster (p. 54)
That can be frustrating, knowing there is something more I'm just not grasping. I agree with that feeling; I also agree it likely indicates something meaningful, but I wouldn't agree it professes Bible origin. Of course a lot references can be and have been derived from the good books content, I just think he could have worded the thought differently. Mostly because whenever I read this passage my mind conjured up a number of said moments, none of hinting towards biblical undertone. And here is one from The Great Gatsby:" Through all he said, even through his appalling sentimentality, I was reminded of something--an elusive rhythm, a fragment of lost words, that I had heard somewhere a long time ago. For a moment a phrase tried to take shape in my mouth and my lips parted like a dumb man's, as though there was more struggling upon them than a wisp of startled air. But they made no sound, and what I had almost remembered was uncommunicable forever."
Definitely something was--almost--happening there. Even though his words made no sound, whatever they were unable to communicate continues to echo curiously in our mind.
And if that relates somehow to scripture I would be very surprised, but it would be interesting.