Closeness Quotes

Quotes tagged as "closeness" (showing 1-30 of 73)
“It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.”
John Joseph Powell, The Secret of Staying in Love

Christopher Paolini
“Those whom we most love are often the most alien to us.”
Christopher Paolini, Eldest

Leo Tolstoy
“He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began.”
Leo Tolstoy

Kami Garcia
“There’s something about sitting alone in the dark that reminds you how big the world really is, and how far apart we all are. The stars look like they’re so close, you could reach out and touch them. But you can’t. Sometimes things look a lot closer than they are.”
Kami Garcia, Beautiful Darkness

Kami Garcia
“The stars look like they're so close, you could reach out and touch them. But you can't. Sometimes things look a lot closer than they are.”
Kami Garcia, Beautiful Darkness

James Dashner
“When someone is close by, you just know it.”
James Dashner, The Scorch Trials

Ai Yazawa
“Maybe I’m just farsighted. The further away something is, the better I can see it but once it gets close, I lose sight of it.”
Ai Yazawa

Cormac McCarthy
“I tried to put things in perspective but sometimes you're just too close to it.”
Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men

Brigid Lowry
“they do not kiss
but they both want to
instead their feet touch and so do their arms
it is electric magic
their tiny arm hairs tingling
happily lying together
the sun warming them
watching sky through green-leafed gum branch
close enough to hear each other breathe
sweet togetherness
this lazy lying down dance of love”
Brigid Lowry, Guitar Highway Rose

Vasily Grossman
“Ivan tells Anna: "I used to imagine that being embraced by a woman . . . as something so wonderful that it would make me forget everthing . . . [But] happiness, it turns out, will be to share with you the burden I can't share with anyone else.”
Vasily Grossman, Everything Flows

Meghan Daum
“Analyzing data from 79 men and women who wore inconspicuous devices that recorded some of their conversations over the course of four days, researchers from Washington University and the University of Arizona found a correlation between feelings of well-being and the amount of time spent talking every day. Moreover, the more substantive your conversations, the happier you're likely to be. In other words, heart-to-hearts trump small talk. (LA Times, "A lof of happy talk", March 11, 2010, A21.)”
Meghan Daum

John Green
“We were together in the non-sensorial place, almost like we were inside the other's consciousness, a closeness that real life with its real bodies could never match.”
John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

“By the external appearance of your knowledge, you have attained (high) ranks and reverence with the people! So seek with Allah higher ranks and closeness by virtue of your hidden good deeds. And know that these two ranks, one cancels out the other.”
Wuhayb ibn al-Wird

Hermann Hesse
“There I often walked along the shore, listened to the sea, and thought as I had done in my youth, with amazement and horror, about the sad and senseless confusion of life, that one could love in vain, that people who meant well toward each other should work out their destinies separately, each one going his own inexplicable way, and how each would like to help and draw close to the other and yet was unable to do so, as in troubled meaningless dreams.”
Hermann Hesse, Gertrude

Gail Carson Levine
“I wished I could spend the rest of my life... being slightly crushed by someone who loved me.”
Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchanted

Thi Bui
“Proximity and closeness are not the same.”
Thi Bui, The Best We Could Do

José N. Harris
“I look at you
And I want to build things
Four walls
A roof
A room with a view

I look at you
And I want to build things
A stack of logs
A roaring fire
A starlit night with you

I look at you
And I want to build things
Hike a secret trail
where the world cannot find us
A bench built for two

Picture this - lightning and thunder
Picture this- my telephone number
Picture this- discovery and wonder
Picture this- the moon as we slumber

I look at you
And I want to build things
I just need my hands
Your smile
And for you to want this too”
José N. Harris

Josephine Angelini
“The extraordinary-looking pair of young people weren't holding hands, but the way they tilted ever so subtly toward each other made it clear that they didn't have to touch to feel the other. Even the air between them crackled with a kind of magnetism that had yet to be discovered by science, but that poets had been writing about since the dawn of time.”
Josephine Angelini, Witch's Pyre

Nâzım Hikmet Ran
Come she said
Stay she said
Smile she said
Die she said

I came
I stayed
I smiled
I died

- Vera
Nâzım Hikmet Ran, Poems of Nazım Hikmet

Virginia Woolf
“What I value is the naked contact of a mind.”
Virginia Woolf, The Pargiters

Kira Asatryan
“Many of us have been taught to show caring by worrying about the other person, which doesn't truly create closeness because it prompts her to prove that everything is okay with her to ease your discomfort. In addition, we may try to show caring through advising or attempting to fix the other person's problems, which doesn't work for creating closeness because it places you in a superior position, the one who can fix things, seeding resentment in the other person.”
Kira Asatryan, Stop Being Lonely: Three Simple Steps to Developing Close Friendships and Deep Relationships

Kira Asatryan
“Closeness eases the anxiety and depression of believing that no one really cares about you. It softens the frustration and anger that come with feeling that no one understands you. Suddenly, others become available to us. Suddenly, we feel better inside.”
Kira Asatryan, Stop Being Lonely: Three Simple Steps to Developing Close Friendships and Deep Relationships

Oddný Eir
“Still, we've attempted to argue when necessary; you've got to be able to let loose and even lose your temper a bit if you're finding it hard to breathe. Closeness has to be like running water; it mustn't stagnate and sour.”
Oddný Eir

Will Advise
“Nothing brings home closer than going home...”
Will Advise

Jacob M. Appel
“My mother, God rest her soul, often warned that love closes your eyes, but marriage opens them wide. I am not sure if this is fair. Closeness without conflict, as they say, exists only in the cemetery.”
Jacob M. Appel, The Liars' Asylum

“How long has it been since you and me? Hugs and kisses. Blankets and snuggles. Our sparks smoldering without a fireplace. Losing time is not losing you. It strengthens my yearning for you.”
Fidelis O Mkparu, author of ‘Tears before Exaltation’

Lisa Renee Jones
“I do not know what to do with the emotions inside me. I do not know how to be this close to someone and still hold on to myself.”
Lisa Renee Jones, Being Me

“The difficult part about being close to friends is that you will get a share in their darkness too...”
Bindu Madhav Tata

Courtney Maum
“All these openings for closeness--all these humans with their disappointments and their desperate hearts, but it's so much easier, so convenient, to blame emotional distance on a lack of time.”
Courtney Maum, Touch

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