intimacy Quotes

So the technology that does the least alteration of nature, the least harm to other species and systems, and provides the greatest intimacy of human with nature, is the best. We could make a scale with that in mind, and judge any technology by its place on that scale: speech and eyeglasses, say, would rank low; nuclear bombs and coal plants, high.
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— Kirkpatrick Sale
Less and less is life animated through personal discovery, intimacy with others, or self-reflection. While life has become more manageable for many people, it has become commensurately less engaged.
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— Kirk J. Schneider
You start with a generic body, but I think the first wall you hit with portraiture is comprised of history and storytelling and the nature of characters - whether they are historical or coming from literature or documentation. Those are the references we have to people, besides your family, and the intimacy of portraiture is in the specifics of individuals. For me, it came out of doing things about animals.
— Kiki Smith
Preacher's kids are often the ones that are least informed by the work that their parents are doing because it has something to do with the proximity and the intimacy as opposed to the saints and the congregation.
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— Khalil Gibran Muhammad
I've done every other thing in life except intimacy. That's the aberration, the thing I've never had.
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— Kevin Sessums
The kind of poetry I write, lyric poetry, I think is really concerned with intimacy, with mystery. That needn't be religious mystery, there are mysteries to do with everyday life.
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— Kevin Hart
Often poetry, especially the sort of poetry I write, is concerned with looking at the borders between the sensual and the spiritual and seeing them as divided, equivocal, that mystery somehow can break in to the ordinary. And we read poetry I think in part, to gain a sense of that intimacy with things that we can't understand that are unable to be understood but that buoy up our lives.
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— Kevin Hart
I balance my natural drive for speed and impact with a counterbalancing drive for significance, innovation and sustained customer intimacy. This involves slowing down and moving from transactive management, which focuses on speed, content, accuracy and productivity, to transformative leadership, which focuses on significance, context, authenticity and purpose. This critical shift requires constant diligence, discipline and practice.
— Kevin Cashman
I take it as a sign of intimacy and friendship when you feel comfortable enough with someone to have a little rough and tumble.
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— Kenneth Lonergan
Prayer is a walk with God....We can minister to the Lord as a group but I'll tell you one thing about it, you'll never have that intimacy of ministering to the Lord and worshiping Him with a group that you'll have in your own individual life.
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— Kenneth E. Hagin
Intimacy, as I am using it, is sharing my reality with you.
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— Keith Miller
Small spaces allow me the intimacy, but make it more of a challenge for the more theatrical pieces.
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— Karen Mason
...intimacy being reduced to its content of mere sensation, will only be the misleading, obscure, and desperate alleviation of the existential disgust and anguish of him who has stumbled into a blind alley.
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— Julius Evola
I love intimacy, always, of performing.
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— Julio Iglesias
I think early on I avoided singing because it was so personal and I didn't know how to sit in that intimacy. I wrote songs when I was little and I wrote a journal, but I don't think I knew how to let that truth come out yet.
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— Juliette Lewis
He liked the way her hand felt in his, liked the simple intimacy of the gesture and the way it said - without the need for words - that they were together.
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— Julie James
Artistic anorexia & sexual avoidance have the same root fears " fear of intimacy, fear of exposure, fear of failure".
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— Julia Cameron
Our phones do play to our natural nervousness about being vulnerable to each other, but that doesn't mean that we can't we can't pull ourselves together, and say - we need to talk to each because it's in conversation, the most human and humanizing thing that we do, that empathy is born, that intimacy is born, that relationship is born.
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— Judy Woodruff
Our daily existence requires both closeness and distance, the wholeness of self, the wholeness of intimacy.
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— Judith Viorst
The etiquette of intimacy is very different from the etiquette of formality, but manners are not just something to show off to the outside world. If you offend the head waiter, you can always go to another restaurant. If you offend the person you live with, it's very cumbersome to switch to a different family.
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— Judith Martin
The joy of intimacy is the reward of commitment.
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— Joshua Harris
During courtship, guarding each other's purity and refraining from intimacy are the acts of lovemaking.
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— Joshua Harris
Intimacy without commitment, like icing without cake, can be sweet, but it ends up making us sick.
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— Joshua Harris
A common civility to an impertinent fellow, often draws upon one a great many unforeseen troubles; and if one doth not take particular care, will be interpreted by him as an overture of friendship and intimacy.
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— Joseph Addison
There is no danger of exaggerating. We an never hope to fathom this inexpressible mystery nor will we ever be able to give sufficient thanks to our Mother for bringing us into such intimacy with the Blessed Trinity.
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— Josemaria Escriva
I confess that I have not cleared a path through all seven hundred pages, I confess to having examined only bits and pieces, and yet I know what it is, with that bold and legitimate certainty with which we assert our knowledge of a city, without ever having been rewarded with the intimacy of all the many streets it includes.
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— Jorge Luis Borges
My father and he had one of those English friendships which begins by avoiding the intimacies and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
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— Jorge Luis Borges
I believe that written stories will continue to survive because they answer an essential human need. I think movies might disappear before the novel disappears, because the novel is really one of the only places in the world where two strangers can meet on terms of absolute intimacy.
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— Jonathan Lethem
The first great real intimacy between two people begins when secrets are told.
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— Jonathan Carroll
The beauty of what I read in the gospel is the intimacy of what we're called to, that there's no middle man.
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— Jon Foreman
I arise today... Blessed by all things / wings of breath, / delight of eyes, / wonder of whisper, / intimacy of touch, / eternity of soul, / urgency of thought, / miracle of health, / embrace of God
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— John O'Donohue
Real intimacy is a sacred experience. It never exposes its secret trust and belonging to the voyeuristic eye of a neon culture. Real intimacy is of the soul, and the soul is reserved.
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— John O'Donohue
Music, and art for that matter, to me is not about true meaning to anyone else but yourself. If I told you the meaning of it all from my point of view it would erase the intimacy of art. I feel like art is up for interpretation, so if I told you my meaning, how could you truly relate it to anything that "you" personally are going through?? That is the beauty of art and music in particular
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— John O'Callaghan
The more knowledge one person has of the other, the greater the intimacy within the relationship.
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— John Friend
Communication within the couple includes the open, clear, and honest sharing of feelings, desires, thoughts, interests, and creative ideas. It is in this sharing of the deepest parts of ourselves with another that true intimacy in the relationship is cultivated.
— John Friend
We are made in the image of God; we carry within us the desire for our true life of intimacy and adventure. To say we want less than that is to lie.
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— John Eldredge
The truth within moves as intimacy of being.
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— John de Ruiter
The Spirit of God is jealous over us; He doesn't want superficial fellowship, but genuine intimacy.
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— John Bevere
There's the artist's intimacy and truthfulness to himself, but an equal intimacy to the Other [the one drawn]. Picasso drawings are like that... the Rembrandts are like that. The artist who most often did that was Van Gogh.
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— John Berger
I have the great privilege of being both witness and storyteller. Intimacy, trust and intuition guide my work.
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— Jim Goldberg