Proximity Quotes

Quotes tagged as "proximity" (showing 1-17 of 17)
Megan Miranda
“My mother always wanted to live near the water," she said. "She said it's the one thing that brings us all together. That I can have my toe in the ocean off the coast of Maine, and a girl my age can have her toe in the ocean off the coast of Africa, and we would be touching. On opposite sides of the world.”
Megan Miranda, Vengeance

Maureen Johnson
“...but somehow when it's real, when it's your life... that person can feel even farther off and more unobtainable than an actual celebrity. Proximity doesn't breed familiarity”
Maureen Johnson, Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The present is the closest that you will ever get to the future.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mervyn Peake
“The crags of the mountain were ruthless in the moon; cold, deadly and shining. Distance had no meaning. The tangled glittering of the forest roof rolled away, but its furthermost reaches were brought suddenly nearer in a bound by the terrifying effect of proximity in the mountain that they swarmed. The mountain was neither far away nor was it close at hand. It arose starkly, enormously, across the lens of the eye. The hollow itself was a cup of light. Every blade of the grass was of consequence, and the few scattered stones held an authority that made their solid, separate marks upon the brain - each one with its own unduplicated shape: each rising brightly from the ink of its own spilling.”
Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan

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

“It's all about proximity.”
Taylor Rasted

Oliver Gaspirtz
“How love works: Proximity leads to intimacy, and intimacy leads to a relationship. In other words, people who are around each other a lot, get close, and end up hooking up. So it's no great mystery why bosses and secretaries or co-workers or classmates end up dating each other.”
Oliver Gaspirtz

M.F. Moonzajer
“Love is a matter of proximity.”

“Factors Influencing Us as Empaths
There are a number of factors affecting how we pick up energy from other people:
● Receiving
Our sensitivity as receivers will factor into how much energy we pick up.
● Sending
Some people transmit their energy more strongly than others, and the depth of the emotions that they are experiencing will also turn up the volume that they are sending out.
● Awareness
The unaware person may be just as sensitive as the aware person. The latter will understand why they have mood swings; the former will not.
● Bloodline
Blood relatives will affect us regardless of where in the world we are and whether we are thinking about them or not. The link between sender and receiver is often stronger where there is a blood connection. Often, empath children may process the emotions of their parents or siblings long into adulthood.
● Emotional Connection
Friends and acquaintances will impact us primarily based on the strength of the emotional connection we have to them, largely without regard to physical proximity. The stronger the emotional connection is, the less important the physical proximity is. Having worked from home for many years with teams spread all over the country, I have picked up energy from managers and teammates regardless of location.
● Physical Proximity
Neighbors and strangers will influence us based on physical proximity. This is true for the people living in our neighborhood and the strangers we brush up against in the shopping mall.”
Trevor N. Lewis, Abbigayle McKinney

Adam Johnson
“This feeling of being in proximity to something that’s lost to you, it seems like my whole life right now.”
Adam Johnson, Fortune Smiles

Elana Johnson
“I have to get off this elevator.
I can't ride with him,
Can't look at him,
Can't be this close to him.
Elana Johnson, Elevated

“Our emotional response is driven by the proximity of events.”
Piyush Shrivastav

“The need of theory is supported by the eros of the philosopher. It is not the expression of his will to conquer nature. Therefore, the joys of contemplation are "immediate enjoyments," joys that belong intrinsically to contemplation, and they come without further setting of goals or justification to the one receptive to them. They are not tied to social use, neither dependent upon the opinion of others nor gained from the expectation of future glory. The love for the observation of nature, for the observation of the details of the structure in which nature becomes comprehensible, of the order in which nature is articulated, of the spectacle nature provides for one who takes an interest in its objects, who lets its forms, colors, and sounds affect him, this love accords with the love of oneself. Both discourage highfalutin plans to change the world by the transformation of nature. Both impose moderation on the philosopher. He will be especially adequate to his desire to "contribute" something "to this beautiful system" by his conceiving it as a "system" and as "beautiful." The contribution most his own is that he has the whole in view; that he sees things and beings within the horizon of the whole, that he investigates and orders them as parts, that he knows himself as a part and reflects on his relation to the whole or that he poses the question of the whole. But if he wants to keep the question of the whole in view, he may not lose himself. To conceive the "beautiful system," he must devote himself to it in detail and again return to himself. To be able to observe nature, he may not blend into it. Observation requires both proximity and distance.”
Heinrich Meier, On the Happiness of the Philosophic Life: Reflections on Rousseau's Rêveries in Two Books

Kathryn Davis
“The proximity of Mary filled him with excitement; he had to work to slow his breathing. A drop, another drop – he was flicking his penis dry. It grew long and thin, the corona pointed and cleft like a hoof.”
Kathryn Davis, Duplex

André Aciman
“We were too close, I thought, I'd never been so close to him except in a dream or when he cupped his hand to light my cigarette. If he brought his ear any closer he'd hear my heart. I'd seen it written in novels but never believed it until now.”
André Aciman, Call Me by Your Name

Chelsey Johnson
“Maybe Flynn at thirty was still becoming, I realized. Maybe the Flynn I loved was on the way out. Or maybe the Flynn. I loved hadn't been around for some time now. It was easy to mistake proximity for closeness.”
Chelsey Johnson, Stray City

“Belonging, after all, is a particular kind of relation, one that arises amidst subjective experiences of mutual connection.”
Naomi Leite, Unorthodox Kin: Portuguese Marranos and the Global Search for Belonging