Quotes of Distance

“ Let a man turn to his own childhood — no further — if he will renew his sense of remoteness, and of the mystery of change. ”

- Alice Meynell

“ Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. This is what makes American what it is. ”

- Gertrude Stein

“ If women can be railroad workers in Russia, why can't they fly in space? ”

- Valentina Tereshkova

“ Shorth is better than length. ”

- Dr. Seuss

“ The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change. ”

- Maya Angelou

“ But let them sleep, Lord, and me mourn a space. ”

- John Donne

“ Laughter is the closest distance between two people. ”

- Victor Borge

“ I thought that if you come across as a freak, there will be some kind of distance. Maybe the distance became excessive. I realized that people were afraid of me without knowing me. ”

- Thomas Kretschmann

“ Experience needs distance and what you write of at a distance tells not so much what you were like as what you have discovered since. ”

- David Wade

“ 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

“ Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time. ”

- Steven Wright

“ To accomplish our destiny it is not enough to merely guard prudently against road accidents. We must also cover before nightfall the distance assigned to each of us. ”

- Alexis Carrel

“ Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on. ”

- Bob Newhart

“ Don't let people drive you crazy when you know it's in walking distance. ”

- Unknown

“ No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth. ”

- Robert Southey

“ Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things. ”

- Miyamoto Musashi

“ Civilization is the distance man has placed between himself and his excreta. ”

- Brian Aldiss

“ Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. ”

- Victor Borge

“ Anywhere is walking distance, if you've got the time. ”

- Steven Wright

“ There's a hell of a distance between wisecracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words. ”

- Dorthy Parker

“ Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem. ”

- John Galsworthy

“ They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance. ”

- John Sedgwick

“ The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway is usually a poor judge of distance. ”

- Laurence J. Peter

“ It is easy to be brave from a safe distance. ”

- Aesop

“ If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, Andou'll be a Man, my son! ”

- Rudyard Kipling

“ The shortest distance between two points is not a very interesting journey. ”

- R. Goldberg

“ Distance lasts a day. But reality lasts a lifetime. ”

- Dr. Laura Schlessinger

“ The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. ”

- Ian Fleming

“ Our imagination always outpaces our technology. The gap between the two is the distance the creative spark must jump in order to ignite our forward momentum. ”

- Dr. Jason Ohler
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