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Quotes About Intimacy

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F. Scott Fitzgerald
“They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

Lauren Oliver
“I wonder if this is how people always get close: They heal each other's wounds; they repair the broken skin.”
Lauren Oliver, Pandemonium

Raymond Carver
“I loved you so much once. I did. More than anything in the whole wide world. Imagine that. What a laugh that is now. Can you believe it? We were so intimate once upon a time I can't believe it now. The memory of being that intimate with somebody. We were so intimate I could puke. I can't imagine ever being that intimate with somebody else. I haven't been.”
Raymond Carver, Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories

John Green
“We are like a bunch of dogs squirting on fire hydrants. We poison the groundwater with our toxic piss, marking everything MINE in a ridiculous attempt to survive our deaths. I can't stop pissing on fire hydrants...I am an animal like any other. Hazel is different. she walks lightly, old man. She walks lightly upon the earth. She knows the truth: We're as likely to hurt the universe as we are to help it, and we're not likely to do either.

People will say it's sad that she leaves a lesser scar, that fewer remember her, that she was loved deeply but not widely. But it's not sad. It's triumphant. It's heroic. Isn't that the real heroism?

The real heroes anyway aren't the people doing things; the real heroes are the people NOTICING things, paying attention.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Jane Austen
“It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;—it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.”
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

Aberjhani
“The words ‘I Love You’ kill, and resurrect millions, in less than a second.”
Aberjhani, Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love

Alain de Botton
“Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone - and finding that that's ok with them.”
Alain de Botton

Fernando Pessoa
“If after I die, people want to write my biography, there is nothing simpler. They only need two dates: the date of my birth and the date of my death. Between one and another, every day is mine.”
Fernando Pessoa, Poems of Fernando Pessoa

Raymond Carver
“Honey, no offense, but sometimes I think I could shoot you and watch you kick.”
Raymond Carver, Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories

Diana Gabaldon
“It wasn't a thing I had consciously missed, but having it now reminded me of the joy of it; that drowsy intimacy in which a man's body is accessible to you as your own, the strange shapes and textures of it like a sudden extension of your own limbs.”
Diana Gabaldon, Voyager

Wendy Wasserstein
“The trick. . .is to find the balance between the bright colors of humor and the serious issues of identity, self-loathing, and the possibility for intimacy and love when it seems no longer possible or, sadder yet, no longer necessary.”
Wendy Wasserstein

Aberjhani
“Most people are slow to champion love because they fear the transformation it brings into their lives. And make no mistake about it: love does take over and transform the schemes and operations of our egos in a very mighty way.”
Aberjhani

Brad Meltzer
“there's nothing more intimate in life than simply being understood. And understanding someone else.”
Brad Meltzer, The Inner Circle

Iris Murdoch
“I hate solitude, but I'm afraid of intimacy. The substance of my life is a private conversation with myself which to turn into a dialogue would be equivalent to self-destruction. The company which I need is the company which a pub or a cafe will provide. I have never wanted a communion of souls. It's already hard enough to tell the truth to oneself.”
Iris Murdoch, Under the Net

Maggie Stiefvater
“his yellow eyes gazed at me possessively -- I wondered if he realized that the way he looked at me was far more intimate than copping a feel could ever be.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver

Kamila Shamsie
“Her definition of romance was absentminded intimacy, the way someone else's hand stray to your plate of food.
I replied: no, that's just friendship; romance is always knowing exactly where that someone else's hands are. She smiled and said, there was a time I thought that way, too. But at the heart of the romance is the knowledge that those hands may wander off elsewhere, but somehow through luck or destiny or plain blind groping they'll find a way back to you, and maybe you'll be smart enough then to be grateful for everything that's still possible, in spit of your own weaknesses- and his.”
Kamila Shamsie, Kartography

Jaeda DeWalt
“It can be difficult to leave a long-term relationship, even when our inner-wisdom tells us it's time to let go. At this point, we can choose let go and endure the intense pain of leaving behind the familiar to make way for a new chapter in our life. Or we can stay and suffer a low-grade pain that slowly eats away at our heart and soul, like an emotional cancer. Until we wake up, one day and realize, we are buried so deep in the dysfunction of the relationship that we scarcely remember who we were and what we wanted and needed to be.”
Jaeda DeWalt

Fulton J. Sheen
“In every friendship hearts grow and entwine themselves together, so that the two hearts seem to make only one heart with only a common thought. That is why separation is so painful; it is not so much two hearts separating, but one being torn asunder.”
Fulton J. Sheen

Elizabeth Kostova
“It's funny; in this era of e-mail and voice mail and all those things that even I did not grow up with, a plain old paper letter takes on amazing intimacy.”
Elizabeth Kostova, The Swan Thieves

Iain Thomas
“This is my skin. This is not your skin, yet you are still under it.”
Iain Thomas

Richard Brautigan
“the sweet juices of your mouth
are like castles bathed in honey.
i've never had it done so gently before.
you have put a circle of castles
around my penis and you swirl them
like sunlight on the wings of birds.”
Richard Brautigan, Trout Fishing in America/The Pill versus the Springhill Mine Disaster/In Watermelon Sugar

Elizabeth Gilbert
“Every intimacy carries secreted somewhere below its initial lovely surfaces, the ever-coiled makings of complete catastrophe.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

Suzan Battah
“See, don't just look. Your partner is so much more than their appearance. It's how kind their heart is, how lovely they smile, how much they care and have compassion, how generous and giving they are which becomes much more attractive.”
Suzan Battah, Five Senses of Romance A Self Help Guide for Gentlemen and Ladies, Both Single and Taken

Douglas Coupland
“Jason once told me that eye contact is the most intimacy two people can have -- forget sex -- because the optic nerve is technically an extension of the brain, and when two people look into each other's eyes, it's brain-to-brain.”
Douglas Coupland, Hey Nostradamus!

David Baldacci
“Depending on the situation, sometimes you can know a person better in ten minutes than someone you have crossed paths with all your life.”
David Baldacci, The Simple Truth

Damon Suede
“For the first time in his life he understood why the Bible called sex "knowing". Everything was different. Now he knew Dante. He'd known Dante. And wonder of wonders, Dante had known him right back.”
Damon Suede, Hot Head

Elizabeth Gilbert
“This is what intimacy does to us over time. That's what a long marriage can do: It causes us to inherit and trade each other's stories. (p.237)”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

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