Quotation Explorer - 'Intimacy'

We're all princes and princesses, at 5, 50, or 100! It's never too late, we're never too old to rock the world and contribute! Reaching for intimacy in all relationships? Delicious. - Pamela Taeuffer
Life can be full of despair without intimacy from a youth's family members and they need to understand that values of caring can help an individual to overcome his or her struggle as he or she develops to become an adult. - Saaif Alam
Mindfulness is intimacy with all things. - Jeffrey A. White
You see, the deaf have an intimacy with silence. It’s there in their dreams. - Shane L. Koyczan
Spread your courtesy across the door posts of everyone you know, but reserve your intimacy with the little trustworthy friends who are going where you are going. Get it simply: wide courtesy, narrow intimacy! - Israelmore Ayivor
Those who have never known the deep intimacy and the intense companionship of happy mutual love have missed the best thing that life has to give. - Bertrand Russell
Friends need not agree in everything or go always together, or have no comparable other friendships of the same intimacy. On the contrary, in friendship union is more about ideal things: and in that sense it is more ideal and less subject to trouble than marriage is. - George Santayana
It is a friend's duty that he does not leave his friend in a difficult position but provide intimacy and support to him. In difficulty who leaves is a false and the one not quitting is a true friend. - Acharya Mahapragya
Friendship is not a remedy for loneliness. Loneliness is part of our experience, and if we are looking for relief from loneliness in friendship, we are only going to frustrate the friendship. Friendship, camaraderie, intimacy, all those things, and loneliness lived together in the same experience. - Rich Mullins
Don't let lack of sexual communication get in the way of your pleasure any longer. Dare to ask the questions that will make sex so much more enjoyable, boost passion, and facilitate a deeper connection and intimacy in your relationship. - Miya Yamanouchi
They still had sexual relations with another, slept in the same bed, shared kisses and intimacy and matrimonial fluid, however both were not married to each other in that sense, although there was a piece of paper that said otherwise. - Keira D. Skye
With you, intimacy colours my voice.even ‘hello’ sounds like ‘come here'. - Warsan Shire
ConnubialBecause with alarming accuracy she’d been identifying patterns I was unaware of—this tic, that tendency, like the way I've mastered the language of intimacy in order to conceal how I felt— I knew I was in danger of being terribly understood. - Stephen Dunn
A physical attraction is often desired above many things but you'll discover it to be short lived. Find yourself someone that gets under your skin, seduces the dusty corners of your heart, and provides you with a mental connection. That is when you'll know true intimacy. - M.J. Abraham
Electronic communication is an instantaneous and illusory contact that creates a sense of intimacy without the emotional investment that leads to close friendships. - Clifford Stoll
The trick. . .is to find the balance between the bright colors of humor and the serious issues of identity, self-loathing, and the possibility for intimacy and love when it seems no longer possible or, sadder yet, no longer necessary. - Wendy Wasserstein
How love works: Proximity leads to intimacy, and intimacy leads to a relationship. In other words, people who are around each other a lot, get close, and end up hooking up. So it's no great mystery why bosses and secretaries or co-workers or classmates end up dating each other. - Oliver Gaspirtz
Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone - and finding that that's ok with them. - Alain de Botton
Religion is for the intimacy of your heart, not for your tongue and hands to hurt others. - Gabbo De La Parra
Sum of life's reflections projected by nature and through some forms of intimacy, conceived and appreciated by the soul-beigns - ...art! - Taiwo Abraham
Intimacy is not purely physical. It's the act of connecting with someone so deeply, you feel like you can see into their soul. - Reshall Varsos
Physical intimacy isn’t and can never be an effective substitute for emotional intimacy. - John Green
No one could have imagined the effects the Internet would have: …there’s a vast new intimacy and accidental poetry, not to mention the weirdest porn. The entire human experience seems to unveil itself like the surface of a new planet." JG Ballard, 2004 - J.G. Ballard
Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still. - Robert Sternberg
Others hide from being real by filling the air with words; the more words they throw out, the less actual communication happens and they are left with only an illusion of connection. This is the intimacy they so ardently seek but with these coping skills find so elusive. - David W. Earle
Seeking Intimacy with God and desiring Fellowship with Him, will make our calling in Christ sure. - Santosh Thankachan
Intimacy is being seen and known as the person you truly are. - Amy Bloom
The opposite of Loneliness is not Togetherness , It's Intimacy - Richard Bach
Pulse proximity is not intimacy. - Stefan Molyneux
What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God. - Monica Baldwin
Our intimacy with God broadens our influence on earth. - Sunday Adelaja
I regret to say that we of the F.B.I. are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce.
The married are those who have taken the terrible risk of intimacy and, having taken it, know life without intimacy to be impossible. - Carolyn Heilbrun
Love is making friends with fear because fear is the constant companion of intimacy ~ and when you bring fear out of the darkness and into the light, you realize it was an illusion based on our own insecurities. - Allen L. Roland
I have to hold that up as a metaphor for everything, being prepared and then being brave enough to just be there. Just listen and follow, maybe jump. Everyone leans in, it brings them into your emotional vicinity because, you said "Risk creates intimacy - Mary-Louise Parker
Intimacy transcends the physical. It is a feeling of closeness that isn’t about proximity, but of belonging. It is a beautiful emotional space in which two become one. - Steve Maraboli
One may discover a new side to his most intimate friend when for the first time he hears him speak in public. He will be stranger to him as he is more familiar to the audience. The longest intimacy could not foretell how he would behave then - Henry David Thoreau
Terrifying, that the loss of intimacy with one person results in the freezing over of the world, and the loss of oneself. - James Baldwin
Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing. - Rollo May
I learned the first rule of repentance: that repentance requires greater intimacy with God than with our sin. - Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
Once you achieve self intimacy & self-connection, success, peace & wealth is not far from you. - Vishwas Chavan
Intimacy with God is not experienced through monolog prayers but through reflective listening as well as earnest petitioning. - Gary Rohrmayer
Intimacy is what makes a marriage, not a ceremony, not a piece of paper from the state. - Kathleen Norris
When two people respect each other, the ability to be vulnerable and to reveal hurt feelings can create a powerful emotional connection that is the source of real intimacy and friendship. - David D. Burns
My fear of abandonment is exceeded only by my terror of intimacy. - Ethlie Ann Vare
Sex is the expression of intimacy, touching and personalized care that takes friendship another step further. There is a trinity of sex, spirituality and friendship which all need to be present. - Phil 'Philosofree' Cheney
Among men, sex sometimes results in intimacy; among women, intimacy sometimes results in sex. - Barbara Cartland
If ever a man and his wife, or a man and his mistress, who pass nights as well as days together, absolutely lay aside all good breeding, their intimacy will soon degenerate into a coarse familiarity, infallibly productive of contempt or disgust. - Philip Chesterfield
He remembered that she was pretty, and, more, that she had a special grace in the intimacy of life. She had the secret of individuality which excites and escapes. - Joseph Conrad
Discover the fulfillment of intimate relationships with flesh-and-blood neighbors and teammates in concrete place and time, and we escape the pressure of mainstream media to channel intimacy only as virtual embrace. - Jose Panate-Aceves and John Hayes
There is intimacy in pain. Anyone who has comforted a sufferer knows it—the helpless tenderness, the embrace and murmur and slow rocking together as two become one against the enemy, pain. - Laini Taylor
Everyone knows what falling in love is like but being in love is what people have lost. That intimacy to be in bed with somebody and just laugh and not hold anybody accountable for what they say. - Mark Polish
Nineteen twentieths of [mankind is] opaque and unenlightened. Intimacy with most people will make you acquainted with vices and errors and follies enough to make you despise them. - John Adams
In the developed countries there is a poverty of intimacy, a poverty of spirit, of loneliness, of lack of love. There is no greater sickness in the world today than that one. - Mother Teresa
When you're young, you think that sex is the culmination of intimacy. Later you discover that it's barely the beginning. - Peter Høeg
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