Quotes of Closeness

“ O for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade; Where rumor of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more. ”

- William Cowper

“ You can't find any true closeness in Hollywood, because everybody does the fake closeness so well. ”

- Carrie Fisher

“ He who lives in our mind is near though he may actually be far away; but he who is not in our heart is far though he may really be nearby. ”

- Chanakya

“ I've been on more men's laps than a napkin. ”

- Mae West

“ I'd give half my life for just one kiss. Mae West: Then kiss me twice. ”

- Mae West

“ Vagueness is at times an indication of nearness to a perfect truth. ”

- Charles Ives

“ Familiarity breeds contempt. How accurate that is. The reason we hold truth in such respect is because we have so little opportunity to get familiar with it. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate. ”

- Germaine Greer

“ Human beings are born into this little span of life of which the best thing is its friendship and intimacies, and soon their places will know them no more, and yet they leave their friendships and intimacies with no cultivation, to grow as they will by the roadside, expecting them to "keep" by force of inertia. ”

- William James

“ Contact with men who wield power and authority still leaves an intangible sense of repulsion. It's very like being in close proximity to fecal matter, the fecal embodiment of something unmentionable, and you wonder what it is made of and when it acquired. ”

- Jean Baudrillard

“ There is convincing evidence that the search for solitude is not a luxury but a biological need. Just as humans possess a herding instinct that keeps us close to others most of the time, we also have a conflicting drive to seek out solitude. If the distance between ourselves and others becomes too great, we experience isolation and alienation, yet if the proximity to others becomes too close, we feel smothered and trapped. ”

- Jeffrey Kottler

“ There can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt. ”

- Charles de Gaulle

“ Familiarity doesn't breed contempt, it is contempt. ”

- Florence King

“ When I attained a certain advanced intimacy with a man, and I don't just mean sex, I married him. ”

- Hedy Lamarr

“ Familiarity breed contempt. ”

- Aesop

“ I also know that there have been many times in our history when the proximity of an election has induced exactly the kind of leadership and consensus-building that produce progress in our democracy. ”

- Joseph Lieberman

“ INTIMACY, n. A relation into which fools are providentially drawn for their mutual destruction. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Love lives on propinquity, but dies on contact. ”

- Thomas Hardy

“ Why does the dead ball moon shining with stolen light have more power on earth than the vastly larger self luminescent stars? Proximity Sai Baba http://www.vahini.org/downloads. ”

- Sai Baba

“ Sometimes attaining the deepest familiarity with a question is our best substitute for actually having the answer. ”

- Brian Greene

“ The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity. ”

- Ludwig Wittgenstein

“ Oh, for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade, Where rumour of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more! ”

- William Cowper

“ Some boundless contiguity of shade. ”

- William Cowper

“ Anyone wishing to communicate with Americans should do so by e-mail, which has been specially invented for the purpose, involving neither physical proximity nor speech. ”

- Auberon Waugh

“ You're creating an intimacy that everybody feels, that it's their experience, not yours. I'll never introduce a song and say, now this song is about 'my' broken heart. ”

- Diana Krall

“ Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity. ”

- Honore de Balzac

“ There is much more to schools than buildings. There are academic activities, how it reaches the community and its proximity to other programs. ”

- John Warner

“ This aircraft self protection security system warns of potential close proximity threats to aircraft parked on the ground. ”

- Mark Russell

“ Familiarity breeds content. ”

- Anna Quindlen

“ Familiarity has a lot to do with it. We haven't seen a lot of the Korean and Japanese pitchers. But when we face Mexico, it's more like a major league game to us. ”

- Alex Rodriguez
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