Closeness Quotes

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“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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

Natalie C. Parker
“You will always fail to lose me.”
Natalie C. Parker, Steel Tide

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Keep those who believe in you closer.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Before You Doubt Yourself: Pep Talks and other Crucial Discussions

Erich Maria Remarque
“I had found a woman whom I had not known, and who from day to day had grown stranger to me, yet closer. Now she seemed to be slipping away from me again, into a realm where all names are forgotten, where there is only darkness and perhaps certain unknown laws of darkness. She rejected that dark realm; she came back, but she no longer
belonged to me as I had tried to believe. Perhaps she had never belonged to me; who, after all, belongs to whom, and what is it to belong to someone, to belong to one another? Isn't it a forlorn illusion, a convention? Time and again she turned back, as she called it, for an hour, for the duration of a glance, for a night. And always I felt like a bookkeeper who is not allowed to audit. I could only accept without question whatever this unaccountable, unhappy, damned, and beloved creature chose to be and to tell me. ... Loneliness demands a companion and does not ask who it is. If you don't know that, you may have been alone, but you were never lonely.”
Erich Maria Remarque, The Night in Lisbon

Richard Bach
“I want to be very close to someone I respect and admire and have somebody who feels the same way about me.”
Richard Bach

Anthony Liccione
“Yesterday, with you, is as close as today. But tomorrows without you, will always be far away.”
Anthony Liccione

Leigh Bardugo
“Mayu watched the princess. “Are you close to your sisters?”
“The way that kebben are? No. I love them, but we’ve never fought.”
“Never?”
“Not really. Oh, we squabbled. I think all sisters do. But we’ve never had a proper fight. Because we never trusted the love we had to carry us through. We have always been very polite with one another. What are you smiling at?”
Leigh Bardugo, Rule of Wolves

Ljupka Cvetanova
“You are seeing too many signs "Shop for rent"? Turn around you. You will be surprised how many of the people you know have a sign in their eyes : "Life for rent”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

M. Funk
“Intimacy, now there’s a word with a wealth of underutilized dimensions . . . its greater worth may be found in this riddle: name the means by which one embraces tightest without touching and plunges deepest without spilling a drop of blood.”
M. Funk, The Book of True Believer

“I decided to become a women’s sensuality coach because in every relationship I got into, I yearned for a sensual ‘touch’ like a baby yearns for its mother’s milk. But there was very little to none.”
Lebo Grand

“I decided to become a women’s sensuality coach because in every relationship I got into, I yearned for a sensual ‘touch’ like a baby yearns for his mother’s milk. But there was very little to none.”
Lebo Grand

“I decided to become a women’s sensuality catalyst/coach because in every relationship I got into, I yearned for a sensual ‘touch’ like a baby yearns for his mother’s milk. But there was very little to none.”
Lebo Grand

Caroline Kepnes
“Sometimes you love someone so much that you can't bear a taste or a text because only this kind of moment will do. Shared air. Stillness on a love seat.”
Caroline Kepnes, You Love Me

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