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  • Now we're like planets, holding to each other from a great distance. [...] Now we're hundreds of miles apart, our short arms keep us lonely, no one hears what's in my head. [...] It's March, even the birds don't know what to do with themselves.

    Lonely   Distance   Bird  
  • Within walking distance of any spot on Earth there's probably more than enough mystery to investigate in a lifetime.

    Life   Distance   Earth  
    Alix Kates Shulman (2004). “Drinking the Rain: A Memoir”, p.223, Macmillan
  • The shed of leaves became a cascade of red and gold and after a time the trees stood skeletal against a sky of weathered tin. The land lay bled of its colors. The nights lengthened, went darker, brightened in their clustered stars. The chilled air smelled of wood smoke, of distances and passing time. Frost glimmered on the morning fields. Crows called across the pewter afternoons.

  • Personalities are like impressionistic paintings. At a distance, each person is 'all of a piece'; up close, each is a bewildering complexity of moods, cognitions, and motives.

    Theodore Millon, Roger Dale Davis (1996). “Disorders of personality: DSM-IV and beyond”, Wiley
  • When I say the grace of wildness, what I mean is its autonomy, its self-possession, the fact that it has nothing to do with us. The grace is in the separation, the distance, the sense of a self-sustaining way of life.

    Distance   Mean   Self  
    Verlyn Klinkenborg (2013). “More Scenes from the Rural Life”, p.81, Princeton Architectural Press
  • Once you find the truth, no one can hurt you. You can let them off the hook. That is hard! Until then, keep distance, preserve the peace. Eventually it’s like you weren’t hurt.

    Hurt   Distance   Hook  
  • We know that within the solar system is very unlikely there will be anything more advanced than microbial life, but if we think outside the solar system and then, the distances are, of course, immense, then there could be Earth-like planets with more advanced form of life.

    "Big Think Interview With Paul Davies". Interview with Austin Allen, bigthink.com. April 15, 2010.
  • The individuals inside are frequently fighting that their individual voices be heard, while the walls of the place, which are the mask, and the perception, are reluctant to give over to the voices of the individuals. Those in the margins are always trying to get to the center, and those at the center, frequently in the name of tradition, are trying to keep the margins at a distance. Part of the identity of a place is the tension between those in the margins, and those in the center, and they all live behind the walls which wear the tradition.

  • ... we all know the wag's definition of a philanthropist: a man whose charity increases directly as the square of the distance.

    Distance   Men   Squares  
    George Eliot (2015). “Middlemarch: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)”, p.255, Penguin
  • Slowly I would get to pen and paper, Make my poems for others unseen and unborn. In the day I would be reminded of those men and women, Brave, setting up signals across vast distances, considering a nameless way of living, of almost unimagined values.

    Distance   Men   Brave  
    Muriel Rukeyser, Janet E. Kaufman, Anne F. Herzog, Jan Heller Levi (2005). “The collected poems of Muriel Rukeyser”, Univ of Pittsburgh Pr
  • You say I'm small? I certainly can relate, although it is a matter of perspective. The distance is deceptive, my friend, you standtoo low.

  • Light belongs to the heart and spirit. Light attracts people, it shows the way, and when we see it in the distance, we follow it.

  • People who live at a distance are naturally less faulty than those immediately under our own eyes.

    Distance   Eye   People  
    George Eliot (2012). “The Mill on the Floss”, p.166, Courier Corporation
  • We in astrophysics we think of the universe all the time. So to us, Earth is just another planet. From a distance, it's a speck. And I'm convinced that if everyone had a cosmic perspective you wouldn't have legions of armies waging war on other people because someone would say, "Stop, look at the universe."

    War   Distance   Army  
    "Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson's one-man mission". "60 minutes" with Charlie Rose, www.cbsnews.com. March 22, 2015.
  • You don't always have to look in the distance for what's going on over there, when you actually see what's right in front of you.

    Distance   Looks   Fronts  
    Source: collider.com
  • Reading is human contact, and the range of our human contacts is what makes us what we are. Just imagine you live the life of a long-distance truck driver. The books that you read are like the travelers you take into your cab. If you give lifts to people who are cultured and profound, you'll learn a lot from them. If you pick up fools, you'll turn into a fool yourself.

    "The Sacred Book of the Werewolf". Book by Victor Pelevin, 2004.
  • We had a dog, Lucky, who was fourteen years old. For the last year of his life, I would take him on these walks that were long but didn't cover much distance.

    Dog   Distance   Years  
    Source: www.hbook.com
  • To those who view the voyage of life from the port of departure the bark that has accomplished any considerable distance appears already in close approach to the farther shore.

    Life   Distance   Views  
    Ambrose Bierce (2015). “Can Such Things Be?”, p.3, Sheba Blake Publishing
  • It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the dog's owner - and the distance you are from your car.

    Dog   Distance   Fighting  
    Twitter post from Jun 07, 2012
  • If you have distance from the events, then your story can work as an analogy or parable, rather than its literal narrative.

    "The Fifth Estate: When biopic subjects strike back" by Will Morley, www.bbc.com. October 21, 2014.
  • You can't know how weird your own life is until you get some distance on it. Everything seems mundane or boring or embarrassingly small.

    "To Rage Against Meaninglessness". Interview with Matt Bell, logger.believermag.com. February 6, 2014.
  • Outside the ring of dancing warriors with spears and axes stood wolves at a respectful distance, watching and waiting.

    J.R.R. Tolkien (2012). “The Hobbit”, p.60, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • I am restless. I am athirst for faraway things. My soul goes out in a longing to touch the skirt of the dim distance. O Great Beyond, O the keen call of thy flute! I forget, I ever forget, that I have no wings to fly, that I am bound in this spot evermore.

    Rabindranath Tagore, Mohit Kumar Ray (2007). “Poems”, p.59, Atlantic Publishers & Dist
  • Sometimes it's easier for me to do films about, and with, women, because I have more distance, I'm more lucid.

    Source: www.interviewmagazine.com
  • I persist on praising not the life I lead, but that which I ought to lead. I follow it at a mighty distance, crawling

    Life   Distance   Inspire  
  • By remaining constrained in one's environment or country or family, one has little chance of being other than the original prescription. By leaving, one gains a perspective, a distance of both space and time, which is essential for writing about family or home, in any case.

    Country   Distance   Home  
    Rabih Alameddine (2002). “I, The Divine: A Novel in First Chapters”, p.317, W. W. Norton & Company
  • Sam came around the side of the car and stopped dead when he saw me. “Oh my God, what is THAT?” I used my thumb and middle finger to flick the multicolored pom-pom on top of my head. “In my language, we call it a HAT. It keeps my ears warm.” “Oh my God,” Sam said again, and closed the distance between us. He cupped my face in his hands and studied me. “It’s horribly cute.” He kissed me, looked at the hat, and then he kissed me again. I vowed never to lose the pom-pom hat.

    Cute   Distance   Hands  
  • There is, by God's grace, an immeasurable distance between late and too late.

  • Curve: The loveliest distance between two points.

    Funny   Women   Distance  
  • Although the road is never ending take a step and keep walking, do not look fearfully into the distance... On this path let the heart be your guide for the body is hesitant and full of fear.

    Distance   Heart   Looks  
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