Quotation Explorer - 'Closely'

Engage the enemy more closely. - Charles Faddis
The novel is perhaps the highest art form because it so closely resembles life: it is about human relationships. It's technique, page by page, resembles our technique of living day by day--a way of relating. - Joyce Carol Oates
Maybe the price of forgetting that even in America, even in New York City, when a man back home is talking, you better listen closely. - Brian Koppelman
bad days makes you stronger, those are the best days because God is talking to you. you just have to listen closely. Don't let your tears become louder than his voice. - Les Simple
Horses don't speak, but they communicate through body language. If you look very closely, you'll find out your horse has been trying to talk to you every day. - Sheikha Hissa Hamdan Al Maktoum
In times of turmoil, void or suffering, closely stays the images mirroring the lived, far seems the unknown to be; pick yourself a lens to see through, your eyes touch the distant mountains and the lived past disappears into ponzo illusions. - Pavitraa Parthasarathy
To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation. - François de La Rochefoucauld
It had never occurred to me that our lives, which had been so closely interwoven, could unravel with such speed. - Kazuo Ishiguro
I wish to approach truth as closely as is possible, and therefore I abstract everything until I arrive at the fundamental quality of objects. - Piet Mondrian
To understand women who look both ways requires hearing their stories, not just noting the sex of their current partner. And when you listen closely, it's apparent these women have learned something crucial in these relationships. - Jennifer Baumgardner
Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely.
Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this counrty is closely related with this. - Albert Einstein
While a man desires a woman,His mind is boundAs closely as a calf to its mother.As you would pluck an autumn lily,Pluck the arrow of desire. - Dhammapada
Technology has bridged the gap of distant communication,bringing friends and family closely together but no matter the number of ‘likes’, tweets, chats, comments, posts and shares, none can compare to a sincere smile, a kind kiss and a warm hug - Bernard Kelvin Clive
Relationships grounded in mutual love, trust, caring and forgiveness. In all the ups and all the downs of life. Look closely, - who is really your family, and who in truth are just strangers in for the ride? - Dancolin Flamiano
Desires to which we cling closely can easily prevent us from being what we ought to be and can be; and on the other hand, desires repeatedly mastered for the sake of present duty make us richer.Lack of desire is poverty. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
If words allow themselves to be handled, it is with the help of infinite carefulness. One has to welcome them, listen to the, before asking any service of them. Words are living things closely involved with human life. - Paul Nougé
Fun is closely related to Joy -- a sort of emotional froth arising from the play of instinct. - C.S. Lewis
Success can be compared to a camera. Always focus closely on your objective. Ignore distractions. Develop your pictures. If they don't turn out, take more shots for success. Visualize clearly what you want. Make success happen by being persistent. - Mark F. LaMoure
As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. - H.L. Mencken
We need courage to take ourselves seriously, to look closely and without flinching, to regard the things that frighten us in life and art with wonder. - Elizabeth Gilbert
The secret to life's magical breakthroughs are nothing magical, but they only happen when people dare to observe events very closely & meticulously. - Auliq-Ice
A too closely watched flower/blossoms the wrong color./Excess attention to the jonquil/turns it gentian. Flowers/need it tranquil to get/their hues right. Some/only open at midnight. - Kay Ryan
To grow mature is to separate more distinctly, to connect more closely. - Hugo Von Hofmannsthal
The more grateful you are for everything good that comes into your life, the more closely you place your mind in contact with that power in life that can produce greater good. - Christian D. Larson
There's nothing sexier than imaging myself as an Oxford comma getting unambiguously banged. Throw in a semicolon in between two closely related independent clauses, and a volcanic love of punctuation eruption is guaranteed. - Ella Dominguez
It will not do to investigate the subject of religion too closely, as it is apt to lead to infidelity. - Abraham Lincoln
We should look closely on what is happening at the moment, guys with little moustaches can pop up everywhere now given this instable economic situation. A look into history shows us what that could mean. - Steve Keen
A child who grows up too closely aligned with adults assumes knowledge of a life she hasn’t yet experienced. - Suzanne Haynes, Loretta Nyhan
Now that I’ve reached the ripe old age of retirement, I feel it my duty to teach you everything I’ve learnt about love, so listen closely. Love is like… That’s as far as I’ve gotten I’m afraid. - Ben Mitchell
I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians. - Francis Ford Coppola
Maybe the price of forgetting that even in America, even in New York City, when a man from back home is talking, you better listen closely. (Dark City Lights) - Brian Koppelman
Hardship is vanishing, but so is style, and the two are more closely connected than the present generation supposes. - E.M. Forster
As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence, I have formed during the last few years such close relationships with this best and truest friend of mankind that death's image is not only no longer terrifying to me, but is indeed very soothing and consoling. - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The more profoundly we study this wonderful book [the Bible], and the more closely we observe its divine precept, the better citizens we will become and the higher will be our destiny as a nation. - William McKinley
Listen closely. Even the trees exhale sweet love songs that roll off their boughs and echo out to all of creation. Love is always in the air. - Cristen Rodgers
The world I held so closely, she played me like a game,I released and left her laughing to stand on my own two feet. - Coco J. Ginger
The reason death sticks so closely to life isn't biological necessity- its envy. Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can. - Yann Martel
The pupil of a goat's eye is elongate like a cat's, but if you look closely you'll see that it's in the horizontal position, and if you look closer still you'll see that it's less gracefully shaped, more of a ragged slot, dirty yellow. And you'll see that the white of a goat's eye is all black. - Eugene Marten
PIG, n. An animal (_Porcus omnivorus_) closely allied to the human race by the splendor and vivacity of its appetite, which, however, is inferior in scope, for it sticks at pig. - Ambrose Bierce
And do I still have that look?" he asked."Yes just there," she kissed his eye. "The desire to love me is still there. If you look closely you can see mine for you, my tears never washed it away. - Racquel McDonnell
As chemists, we must rename [our] scheme and insert the symbols Ba, La, Ce in place of Ra, Ac, Th. As nuclear chemists closely associated with physics, we cannot yet convince ourselves to make this leap, which contradicts all previous experience in nuclear physics. - Otto Hahn
If inanimate objects are left to stand in their world, and are not invited out to mingle with our sense of self, they will quietly console and delight us. But to bind possessions up closely with the mind is less than fair to both. - Kennedy Fraser
Don't analyse your muse too closely, if at all she'll turn away. - David John Griffin
The whole of the world could be deduced from the smallest grain of sand, if one studied it closely enough. - Christopher Paolini
Anything looked at closely becomes wonderful. - A. R. Ammons
Human beings are nothing but intellectually organized closely interconnected interestingly and independently functioning trillions of atoms. We manipulate these atoms by our thoughts. At the same time, thoughts are the byproducts of complex interactions of these intelligent atoms. - Debasish Mridha
Listen closely... the eternal hush of silence goes on and on throughout all this, and has been going on, and will go on and on. This is because the world is nothing but a dream and is just thought of and the everlasting eternity pays no attention to it. - Jack Kerouac
The best way to detect the destructive element in someone is to watch closely their behavioural pattern when given authority over poverty. - Michael Bassey Johnson
In my life, I have but one anchor and that anchor is my God. I think if you look closely enough, you can even see it in my eyes, you'll see a strong place, an anchor. That is God. - C. JoyBell C.
Although leaders and followers are closely linked, it is the leader who often initiates the relationship, creates the communication linkages, and carries the burden for maintaining the relationship. - Peter Northouse
Never fall for a person's image and status as the may serve as a false representation of character. Watch closely the character and you"ll know who a person really is. - Kemi Sogunle
If a man seeks you to understand him; listen closely, for what is really going on is nothing more that you manifesting your desire to seek yourself on a plateau of awareness that is not tangible - Jeremy Aldana
I have always been afraid... Always been pretending to follow you closely, alwyas been pretending to sharpen my teeth, when the truth is, I am ... scared to death just treading on your shadow. - Tite Kubo
It is when we experience God most closely that our hearts burn most passionately to show his compassion to others. - Dillon Burroughs
The three Secrets of Fatima were closely held by the Vatican for decades, until the text of the third and last secret was finally released in 2000. - Peter J. Tanous
The problem with winter sports is that -- follow me closely here -- they generally take place in winter. - Dave Barry
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