I searched for my own heartand long after I had lost my wayin the days trailing past with their foliagein the aloof sky blue with distanceI thought I'd find my heartwhere I'd kept your eyes two brown butterfliesand I saw the swallows swoopand shadows starlings - Ingrid Jonker
Better to stand aloof and love quietly than join the cavalcade of hate. - Marty Rubin
Staying aloof from what's keeping you away from Him is not works. - Steven Chopade
Of all the gods, Death only craves not gifts: Nor sacrifice, nor yet drink-offering poured Avails; no altars hath he, nor is soothed By hymns of praise. From him alone of all The powers of heaven Persuasion holds aloof.
There are, in the affairs of men and nations, inexorable tides from which they cannot remain aloof. - Louis L'Amour