Closeness Quotes

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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

Veronica Roth
“That night we push our cots just a little closer together, and look into each other's eyes in the moments before we fall asleep. When he finally drifts off, our fingers are twisted together in the space between the beds.

I smile a little, and let myself go.”
Veronica Roth, Allegiant

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

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

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

Michael Bassey Johnson
“The world needs someone they can admire from a distance; from a very far distance.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

“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

Caleb Azumah Nelson
“You don't talk here, but even if you did, the words would fail you, language insufficient to reflect the intense mess of being this intimate with another.”
Caleb Azumah Nelson, Open Water

Lee Jacquot
“Something about being so close, yet not, is intoxicating.
Perhaps it's the anticipation of the possibility that's so exciting.”
Lee Jacquot, The Four Leaf

Jeanette Winterson
“Xeno couldn't manage too much nearness. He was solitary and introverted, with an enthusiasm that people mistook for sociability. He was interested in everything, attentive to people, genuinely kind, and entirely present when he was present. But he was never sorry to close the door at night or to be alone.”
Jeanette Winterson, The Gap of Time

Nicola Maye Goldberg
“Theirs was a secret world. No one else was allowed inside. No one else was even allowed to look.”
Nicola Maye Goldberg, Nothing Can Hurt You

“He held her close against him so that she could feel the beating of his heart. He did not attempt to kiss her and when he released her he did it gently, holding on to her hand and smiling down into her eyes. It was a moment she felt she would remember all her life.”
Sara Hylton, Easter at the Lakes

Nakhati Jon
“A marriage relationship moves from the unknown to the known, desiring personal revealing to encourage continued growth in closeness.”
Nakhati Jon, Searching Below the Surface: A Deeper Look at Covenant and Contract

H.C. Roberts
“Everybody knows that I don’t want to let them get too close.”
H.C. Roberts, Harp and the Lyre: Exposed

“It is not he who fell under my care when he arrived, I now understand, nor I who fell under his: we fell under each other, and have tumbled and risen since then in the flights and swoops of that mutual election.”
J.M Coetzee

Amanda Gorman
“That's what only words can do--
Prod us toward something new
& in doing so, move us closer -> together.”
Amanda Gorman, Call Us What We Carry: Poems

Grace Hitchcock
“Before she knew what she was about, Alice dropped her scissors and flung herself into Giles’s strong arms, ducking her head into his chest, the tears clogging her throat as she whimpered his name over and over.”
Grace Hitchcock, Hearts of Gold: A Historical Romance Novella Collection

Jennifer L. Armentrout
“It's weird, isn't it?'

'What is?'

His gaze met mine again, and I felt a hitch in my chest. I couldn't look away. I felt... ensnared. 'How it feels like I've known you longer. You feel that, too.'

I wanted to deny it, but he was right, and it was weird. I said none of that because I didn't want to acknowledge it. Doing so felt like a start down a road I couldn't travel. Knowing that caused a deep, twisting sensation in my chest, and I didn't want to acknowledge that either.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, From Blood and Ash

Samantha    Shannon
“I wished he would hold me. I wished I could bear it.”
Samantha Shannon, The Dawn Chorus

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