45 Quotes About Closeness

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There are amazing ways you can go about creating an interpersonal connection with another. From leaving behind unforgettable conversations, here are some great quotes about closeness that capture the lifelong impact you can create.

“A writer’s job is to imagine everything so personally that the fiction is as vivid as memories.”

“America is still a frontier country of wide open spaces. Our closeness to nature is one reason why our problem is not repression but regression; our notorious violence is the constant eruption of primi-tiveness, of anarchic individualism.”

“Closeness means you get hurt; closeness means letting down your defences and letting people see the tender skin under the carapace.”

“Friend, our closeness is this: anywhere you put your foot, feel me in the firmness under you.”

“Globalization is a complex issue, partly because economic globalization is only one part of it. Globalization is greater global closeness, and that is cultural, social, political, as well as economic.”

“God operates by different rules of time and space. And God’s infinite greatness, which we would expect to diminish us, actually makes possible the very closeness that we desire.”

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”

“I believe the powers of observation in numbers of very young children to be quite wonderful for its closeness and accuracy.”

“I have tried to preserve in my relationship to the film the same closeness and intimacy that exists between a painter and his canvas.”

“I like to write about people who are real and likeable. I like to write about people who tell their stories in that close and intimate voice we use with best friends.”

“I never experienced any feelings of closeness and caring from my parents.”

“I tried to put things in perspective but sometimes you’re just too close to it.”

“I want to express my closeness to the people of the Philippines who have been struck by a strong earthquake, and I invite you to pray for that dear nation, which in recent days has suffered different calamities.”

“If your relationship with someone is based on your desire for them to change into something radically different, there’s no real closeness there, no real communication.”

“If, in your relationship with the Lord, you do not feel that He loves you tenderly, you are missing something, you still have not understood what grace is, you have not yet received grace which is this closeness.”

“It’s closeness that does you in. Never get too close to people, son.”

“It’s tough for parents to talk to children about heavy-weight topics such as peer pressure, drugs and morality if they don’t already have a closeness.”

“Many problems that confront us today are created by man, whether they are violent conflicts, destruction of the environment, poverty or hunger.”

“My happiest times in the theater are when I do ensemble pieces. I really got into theater because of that closeness.”

“Our closeness to the Lord will, in great measure, determine the peace and comfort and renewed strength that we feel as we invite the Spirit into our lives.”

“Our daily existence requires both closeness and distance, the wholeness of self, the wholeness of intimacy.”

“Over and over again in my life, I find closeness to other people and proximity to other people really painful; that’s part of my mental illness, social anxiety.”

“Poetry is important. No less than science, it seeks a hold upon reality, and the closeness of its approach is the test of its success.”

“Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning, that without listening speaking no longer heals, that without distance closeness cannot cure.”

“Somewhere we know that without silence, words lose their meaning.”

“That is God’s call to us – simply to be people who are content to live close to him and to renew the kind of life in which the closeness is felt and experienced.”

“The boy was lying, fast asleep, on a rude bed upon the floor; so pale with anxiety, and sadness, and the closeness of his prison, that he looked like death; not death as it shews in
shroud and coffin, but in the guise it wears when life has just departed.”

“The closeness of reality and the distance of myth, because if there is no distance you aren’t amazed, and if there is no closeness you aren’t moved.”

“The development of a kind heart, or feeling of closeness for all human beings, does not involve any of the kind of religiosity we normally associate with it…It is for everyone, irrespective of race, religion or any political affiliation.”

“The Gospel teaches us what Jesus’ kingdom requires of us… Reminds us that closeness and tenderness are the rules of life.”

“The history of a city was like the history of a family—there is closeness and even affection, but death eventually separates everyone from each other.”

“The moments that you share with a person do not stop when that person is not in your life anymore. The relationship that I had with my father did not stop when he passed away. An example is me doing the Pacific swim.”

“The need here is professional closeness tempered by emotional distance.”

“The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.”

“There is a great feeling in a small venue, with the closeness of the people and the intimacy.”

“There’s nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family, a smile as I pass someone on the street.”

“They who do not understand that a man may be brought to hope that which of all things is the most grievous to him, have not observed with sufficient closeness the perversity of the human mind.”

“Those whom we most love are often the most alien to us.”

“To give space when what one most yearns for is closeness, that is both the great test and great tragedy of love.”

“To mature is in part to realize that while complete intimacy and omniscience and power cannot be had, self-transcendence, growth, and closeness to others are nevertheless within one’s reach.”

“We criticize mothers for closeness. We criticize fathers for distance. How many of us have expected less from our fathers and appreciated what they gave us more? How many of us always let them off the hook?”

“We must open our eyes to admire God who hides and at the same time reveals himself in things and introduces us into the realms of mystery…”

“What has become alien to men is the human component of culture, its closest part, which upholds them against the world.”

“When pain has been intertwined with love and closeness, it’s very difficult to believe that love and closeness can be experienced without pain.”

“You can’t find any true closeness in Hollywood, because everybody does the fake closeness so well.”

For some, there are many challenges associated with being close with another person. Finding a way to overcome these barriers will open your life to a whole new level of adventure.

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