33 Quotes About Intimacy

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Creating intimacy between two individuals are can make a significant impact in your relationship for the better. These quotes about intimacy capture the benefits and power that exist behind committing to another.

“A hostility to modernity is shared by ideologies that have nothing else in common – a nostalgia for moral clarity, small-town intimacy, family values, primitive communism, ecological sustainability, communitarian solidarity, or harmonies with the rhythms of nature.”

“Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.”

“Enlightenment is the key to everything, and it is the key to intimacy, because it is the goal of true authenticity.”

“Every time I imagine a garden in an architectural setting, it turns into a magical place. I think of gardens I have seen, that I believe I have seen, that I long to see, surrounded by simple walls, columns, arcades or the facades of buildings – sheltered places of great intimacy where I want to stay for a long time.”

“Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.”

“Globalisation has obliterated distance, not just physically but also, most dangerously, mentally. It creates the illusion of intimacy when, in fact, the mental distances have changed little. It has concertinaed the world without engendering the necessary respect, recognition and tolerance that must accompany it.”

“I deeply believe – and not just as a matter of politics, but even as a matter of morality – that matters about reproduction and intimacy and relationships and contraception are in the personal realm. They’re moral decisions for individuals to make for themselves.”

“I figured if I played in the no-man’s land of intimacy, I would learn to be a performer.”

“I regret to say that we of the FBI are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce.”

“I wonder if this is how people always get close: They heal each other’s wounds; they repair the broken skin.”

“I would venture to warn against too great intimacy with artists as it is very seductive and a little dangerous.”

“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.”

“If fear is the great enemy of intimacy, love is its true friend.”

“If you age with somebody, you go through so many roles – you’re lovers, friends, enemies, colleagues, strangers; you’re brother and sister. That’s what intimacy is, if you’re with your soulmate.”

“In the end, the feminine search for love and the masculine search for freedom reach the same destination: the unbounded and infinite ground of being who you are, which is both absolute love and freedom.”

“Intimacy is not a happy medium. It is a way of being in which the tension between distance and closeness is dissolved and a new horizon appears. Intimacy is beyond fear.”

“It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.”

“Life is cold. People stay warm through the intimacy of a story.”

“On many occasions, an informal buffet and casual seating offer a little more intimacy than a loud gathering around a big table.”

“Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still.”

“Perhaps my problem in marriage – and it is the problem of many women – was to want both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs are important to a marriage.”

“Physical intimacy isn’t and can never be an effective substitute for emotional intimacy.”

“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.”

“Real intimacy is only possible to the degree that we can be honest about what we are doing and feeling.”

“Some Christians see the biblical teaching on homosexuality as reflecting the culture and times in which the Bible was written and not reflecting God’s eternal perspective on homosexual people. Others believe these scriptures represent God’s timeless will for how human beings practice intimacy.”

“Spirituality is not a formula; it is not a test. It is a relationship. Spirituality is not about competency; it is about intimacy. Spirituality is not about perfection; it is about connection. The way of the spiritual life begins where we are now in the mess of our lives.”

“The intention and outcome of vulnerability is trust, intimacy and connection. The outcome of oversharing is distrust, disconnection – and usually a little judgment.”

“There’s something great about being on location with a bunch of people – there’s a camaraderie and intimacy that builds up over time.”

“Those who have never known the deep intimacy and the intense companionship of mutual love have missed the best thing that life has to give.”

“To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art – that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts.”

“We go into restaurants, and people aren’t talking anymore. They’re texting. While they are sitting at a restaurant with each other. So we’re losing this intimacy that we need to have as human beings.”

“When we learn from experience, the scars of sin can lead us to restoration and a renewed intimacy with God.”

“When you get together with childhood friends, for example, there’s an intimacy that you instantly have because you share something really profound in your past. There’s a shortcut to emotional intimacy if you share your past with somebody. It’s really empowering when you’re reunited with people who share that.”

In a world of technology and desensitivity in media and movies, it can be difficult to focus on our interpersonal relationships and achieving deep intimacy with another.

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