Intimacy Quotes

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Famous Quotes About Intimacy

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Intimacy quotes by Rumi
#1. Be drunk with LOVE, for Love is all that exists. #Quote by Rumi
Intimacy quotes by San Juan De La Cruz
#2. O how gently and how lovingly dost thou lie awake in the depth and centre of my soul, where thou in secret and in silence alone, as its sole Lord, abidest, not only as in Thine own house or in Thine own chamber, but also as within my own bosom, in close and intimate union. #Quote by San Juan De La Cruz
Intimacy quotes by Sarah Young
#3. SEEK MY FACE more and more. You are really just beginning your journey of intimacy with Me. It is not an easy road, but it is a delightful and privileged way: a treasure hunt. I am the Treasure, and the Glory of My Presence glistens and shimmers along the way. Hardships are part of the journey too. I mete them out ever so carefully, in just the right dosage, with a tenderness you can hardly imagine. Do not recoil from afflictions, since they are among My most favored gifts. Trust Me and don't be afraid, for I am your Strength and Song. My heart says of you, "Seek his face!" Your face, LORD, I will seek. PSALM 27 : 8 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 2 CORINTHIANS 4 : 7 "Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation." ISAIAH 12 : 2 #Quote by Sarah Young
Intimacy quotes by Melissa Bank
#4. Dante's definition of hell: proximity without intimacy. From the Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing #Quote by Melissa Bank
Intimacy quotes by Mark Helprin
#5. I've given myself to you. You may have my body, soul, everything. Time passes, and all I want is the intimacy that slows, defeats. and confounds it. Love, that's what it is. You've always made the mistake that men often make, and carried forward the great fault that mars civilisation, which is that you believe that your philosophy is deeper than love. #Quote by Mark Helprin
Intimacy quotes by Alain De Botton
#6. Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone - and finding that that's ok with them. #Quote by Alain De Botton
Intimacy quotes by Gabrielle Zevin
#7. It's like when you take a trip with someone you don't know very well. Sometimes, you can get very close very quickly, but then after the trip is over, you realize all that was a false sort of closeness. An intimacy based on the trip more than the travelers. #Quote by Gabrielle Zevin
Intimacy quotes by John MacLachlan Gray
#8. Nothing is more incendiary to an ill-advised, unanticipated tryst than to be enclosed in a darkened, plush-upholstered, moving chamber. Privacy, Intimacy, Darkness, Transience: the Four Whorsemen of the Apocalypse. #Quote by John MacLachlan Gray
Intimacy quotes by Rumi
#9. The Reed Flute's Song

Listen to the story told by the reed,
of being separated.

"Since I was cut from the reedbed,
I have made this crying sound.

Anyone apart from someone he loves
understands what I say.

Anyone pulled from a source
longs to go back.

At any gathering I am there,
mingling in the laughing and grieving,

a friend to each, but few
will hear the secrets hidden

within the notes. No ears for that.
Body flowing out of spirit,

spirit up from body: no concealing
that mixing. But it's not given us

to see the soul. The reed flute
is fire, not wind. Be that empty."

Hear the love fire tangled
in the reed notes, as bewilderment

melts into wine. The reed is a friend
to all who want the fabric torn

and drawn away. The reed is hurt
and salve combining. Intimacy

and longing for intimacy, one
song. A disastrous surrender

and a fine love, together. The one
who secretly hears this is senseless.

A tongue has one customer, the ear.
A sugarcane flute has such effect

because it was able to make sugar
in the reedbed. The sound it makes

is for everyone. Days full of wanting,
let them go by without worrying

that they do. Stay where you are
inside such a pure, hollow note.

Every thirst gets satis #Quote by Rumi
Intimacy quotes by John O'Donohue
#10. There is a lantern in the soul, which makes your solitude luminous. Solitude need not remain lonely. It can awaken to its luminous warmth. The soul redeems and transfigures everything because the soul is the divine space. When you inhabit your solitude fully and experience its outer extremes of isolation and abandonment, you will find that at its heart there is neither loneliness nor emptiness but intimacy and shelter. #Quote by John O'Donohue
Intimacy quotes by Andre Aciman
#11. Was our intimacy paid for in the wrong currency? Or is intimacy the desired product no matter where you find it, how you acquire it, what you pay for it, black market, grey market, taxed, untaxed, under the table, over the counter. #Quote by Andre Aciman
Intimacy quotes by Megan McKenna
#12. Sometimes living with memory, with the thought of what friends, those who shared your soul and dreams, will do to you is worse than taking a bullet or having someone stab your flesh. There is a way of bleeding from one's soul. #Quote by Megan McKenna
Intimacy quotes by Linda Boone
#13. As you soak in His Presence, and soak up His love for you, you will begin to know that you are truly and totally loved, maybe for the first time in your life. This will change your life in so many ways. You will feel and experience His love and His rest and His peace daily and this cannot help but affect your life. #Quote by Linda Boone
Intimacy quotes by Donna Goddard
#14. Dancing, at its best, is independence and intimacy in balance. #Quote by Donna Goddard
Intimacy quotes by John O'Donohue
#15. Our hunger to belong is the longing to find a bridge across the distance from isolation to intimacy. Every one longs for intimacy and dreams of a nest of belonging in which one is embraced, seen, and loved. Something within each of us cries out for belonging. We can have all the world has to offer in terms of status, achievement, and possessions. Yet without a sense of belonging it all seems empty and pointless. #Quote by John O'Donohue
Intimacy quotes by Gloria E Anzaldua
#16. But there are no safe spaces. 'Home' can be unsafe and dangerous because it bears the likelihood of intimacy and thus thinner boundaries. Staying 'home' and not venturing out from our group comes from woundedness, and stagnates our growth. To bridge means loosening our borders, not closing off to others. Bridging is the work of opening the gate to the stranger, within and without. #Quote by Gloria E Anzaldua
Intimacy quotes by Arthur Balfour
#17. Society, dead or alive, can have no charm without intimacy and no intimacy without an interest in trifles. #Quote by Arthur Balfour
Intimacy quotes by Julio Iglesias
#18. I love intimacy, always, of performing. #Quote by Julio Iglesias
Intimacy quotes by Louise L. Hay
#19. Attracting Love Love comes when we least expect it, when we are not looking for it. Hunting for love never brings the right partner. It only creates longing and unhappiness. Love is never outside ourselves; love is within us. Don't insist that love come immediately. Perhaps you are not ready for it, or you are not developed enough to attract the love you want. Don't settle for anybody just to have someone. Set your standards. What kind of love do you want to attract? List the qualities in yourself, and you will attract a person who has them. You might examine what may be keeping love away. Could it be criticism? Feelings of unworthiness? Unreasonable standards? Movie star images? Fear of intimacy? A belief that you are unlovable? Be ready for love when it does come. Prepare the field and be ready to nourish love. Be loving, and you will be lovable. Be open and receptive to love. #Quote by Louise L. Hay
Intimacy quotes by Jill Shalvis
#20. The intimacy bridge? Girl, he sounds like a total loser. Dump him. Now. Before he brings up the intimacy bridge again. #Quote by Jill Shalvis
Intimacy quotes by Debbie Macomber
#21. I generally read every night befi=ore I fall asleep: Brad does too. I find it comforting to lie beside my husband, each of us with a book in our hands. I see it as a period of calm and intimacy, and as the perfect metaphor-together, yet individual-for our marriage. #Quote by Debbie Macomber
Intimacy quotes by Scott McCloud
#22. Comics offers tremendous resources to all writers and artists:faithfulness, control, a chance to be heard far and wide without fear of compromise ... it offers range and versatility with all the potential imagery of film and painting plus the intimacy of the written word. And all that's needed is the desire to be heard
the will to learn
and the ability to see. #Quote by Scott McCloud
Intimacy quotes by Nalini Singh
#23. Reaching up, he began using the exercise bar to do chin-ups. The repetitive act helped focus his mind as it multitasked. One thing was certain - he refused to never again experience the intimacy of being with Brenna. It wasn't the sex, though that had been the most amazing experience of his life. It was the way he'd made her laugh, made her smile, made her complain and then cuddle. All because she'd felt safe, reassured by the strength of their emotional connection.
He would not steal that feeling from her. And he most definitely was not going to surrender her to another male who could give her what she needed. The idea made him want to break something. #Quote by Nalini Singh
Intimacy quotes by Nikki Sex
#24. Mostly, it is lies that will destroy a relationship. Deceit is a barrier to intimacy. André Chevalier #Quote by Nikki Sex
Intimacy quotes by Aletheia Luna
#25. False twin flame relationships help us to understand ourselves better. They are a powerful lesson in the importance of being discerning, self-caring, and aware of our shadows. The reason why we enter false twin flame relationships in the first place is due to the naivety of romanticizing others and being disconnected from the wisdom of our soul. #Quote by Aletheia Luna
Intimacy quotes by Sophia De Mello Breyner Andresen
#26. Poetry is my understanding with the world, my intimacy with things, my participation in what is real, my engagement with voices and images. This is why a poem speaks not of ideal life but of actual life: the angle of a window; the reverberation of streets, cities, rooms; shadows along a wall. #Quote by Sophia De Mello Breyner Andresen
Intimacy quotes by Jaron Lanier
#27. I feel drawn to experiment with ways that technology can interact with notions of intimacy, because so much of technology is done in a way that's very cold and has such an opposite effect. #Quote by Jaron Lanier
Intimacy quotes by Jess C. Scott
#28. There's more to the erotic life than explicitness. #Quote by Jess C. Scott
Intimacy quotes by Djuna Barnes
#29. But death is intimacy walking backward. We are crazed with grief when she, who once permitted us, leaves to us the only recollection. #Quote by Djuna Barnes
Intimacy quotes by Ottessa Moshfegh
#30. As one might guess, I was easily roused by the grosser habits of the human body--toilet business not least of all. The very fact that other people moved their bowels filled me with awe. Any function of the body that one hid behind closed doors titillated me. I recall one of my early relationships--not a heavy love affair, just a light one--was with a Russian man with a wonderful sense of humor who permitted me to squeeze the pus from his pimples on his back and shoulders. To me, this was the greatest intimacy. Before that, still young and neurotic, just allowing a man to listen to me urinate was utter humiliation, torture, and therefore, I thought, proof of profound love and trust #Quote by Ottessa Moshfegh
Intimacy quotes by Meher Baba
#31. As you all become more intimate with Me, with opportunities to come closer to Me, all that is good and bad within you comes out in sparks, as it were ... all the impressions of the past, the accumulations of past sanskaras - of all illusory things, which includes both good and bad - come out. My proximity, the intimacy with Me, just changes that mass of sanskaras, and sometimes you find sparks of good and bad flying out. #Quote by Meher Baba
Intimacy quotes by Claudia Rankine
#32. Intimacy is important in my work because I don't understand existence without intimacy. All of us are dependent on other people - and in ways we don't know. You cross the street and assume that person isn't crazy, they don't want to mow me down with their car. I don't know that person but I am already in a relationship with them. I am asking them to abide by the traffic laws. If they decided not to, I'd be dead. Even in those anonymous ways, we're in relationships. #Quote by Claudia Rankine
Intimacy quotes by Mae West
#33. Money is of value for what it buys, and in love it buys time, place, intimacy, comfort, and a private corner alone. #Quote by Mae West
Intimacy quotes by George Orwell
#34. Queer, the affection you can feel for a stranger! It was as though his spirit and mine had momentarily succeeded in bridging the gulf of language and tradition and meeting in utter intimacy. I hoped he liked me as well as I liked him. But I also knew that to retain my first impression of him I must not see him again; and needless to say I never did see him again. #Quote by George Orwell
Intimacy quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#35. Cam paused, staring down at her with dilated eyes, the irises bright gold rims around circles of fathomless midnight. "Amelia, love…" His kiss tasted of salt and intimacy. "Can you take a little more of me?"
She fought to think above the confusion of pleasure, and shook her head jerkily.
The corners of his lips deepened with a smile. He whispered, "I think you can."
His hands played over her, solicitous fingertips sliding to the place they were joined. He pressed inside her, a low rhythmic movement, and his fingers were astonishingly gentle, almost delicate, as they stroked in time to the patient thrusts. Gasping, she arched to take him deeper, and deeper still.
Every time he pushed, his body rubbed hers in exactly the right way. She began to lift eagerly, anticipating each invasion, panting for it, sensation building on sensation until it culminated in a blinding swell of delight … and another … another … she felt him begin to withdraw and she moaned and twined her legs around his hips.
"Amelia," he gasped, "no, let me … I've got to…" Shuddering, he spent helplessly inside her, while her body gripped and stroked the hard length of him.
Still locked together, Cam rolled Amelia to her side. He muttered something in Romany. Although she didn't understand a word, it sounded highly complimentary. Limp with pleasure and exhaustion, Amelia rested her head on the solid curve of his biceps, her breath catching as she felt the occasional twitch and #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Intimacy quotes by Thomas Hardy
#36. Tess's feminine hope - shall we confess it - had been so obstinately recuperative as to revive in her surreptitious visions of a domiciliary intimacy continued long enough to break down his coldness even against his judgement. Though unsophisticated in the usual sense, she was not incomplete; and it would have denoted deficiency of womanhood if she had not instinctively known what an argument lies in propinquity. Nothing else would save her, she knew, if this failed. It was wrong to hope in what was of the nature of strategy, she said to herself; yet that sort of hope she could not extinguish. His last representation had now been made, and it was, as she said, a new view. She had truly never though so far as that, and his lucid picture of possible offspring who would scorn her was one that brought deadly conviction to an honest heart which was humanitarian to its centre. Sheer experience had already taught her that, in some circumstances, there was one thing better than to lead a good life, and that was to be saved from leading any life whatever. Like all who have been previsioned by suffering, she could, in the words of M. Sully-Prudhomme, hear a penal sentence in the fiat, 'You shall be born,' particularly if addressed to potential issue or hers. #Quote by Thomas Hardy
Intimacy quotes by Ged Thompson Liverpool Poet
#37. To hold the courage to let another witness our tears, while refuting fears invitation to shield face, is to grant the most privileged of all loving intimacies to them. #Quote by Ged Thompson Liverpool Poet
Intimacy quotes by Dorien Kelly
#38. In time, she eased into sleep, and her head rested against the plane of his shoulder. He held her and wondered that such a simple intimacy between a man and woman could mean so much. #Quote by Dorien Kelly
Intimacy quotes by Emmy Kay
#39. I think loneliness is one of the greatest and realest things any of us can experience, because there is no one else there to corrupt it or interfere with our perception... which makes it extremely intimate and yet universal simultaneously. #Quote by Emmy Kay
Intimacy quotes by Bessel A. Van Der Kolk
#40. The natural state of mammals is to be somewhat on guard. However, in order to feel emotionally close to another human being, our defensive system must temporarily shut down. In order to play, mate, and nurture our young, the brain needs to turn off its natural vigilance . . . Many traumatized individuals are too hypervigilant to enjoy the ordinary pleasures that life has to offer, while others are too numb to absorb new experiences - or to be alert to signs of real danger . . . Many people feel safe as long as they can limit their social contact to superficial conversations, but actual physical contact can trigger intense reactions. However … achieving any sort of deep intimacy - a close embrace, sleeping with a mate, and sex - requires allowing oneself to experience immobilization without fear. It is especially challenging for traumatized people to discern when they are actually safe and to be able to activate their defenses when they are in danger. This requires having experiences that can restore the sense of physical safety. #Quote by Bessel A. Van Der Kolk
Intimacy quotes by Rick Warren
#41. Faithful servants never retire. You can retire from your career, but you will never retire from serving God. #Quote by Rick Warren
Intimacy quotes by Marianne Williamson
#42. The ego seeks intimacy through control and guilt. The Holy Spirit seeks intimacy through acceptance and release. #Quote by Marianne Williamson
Intimacy quotes by Walt Disney
#43. We've got to fight against bigness. If a school gets too large, you lose an intimacy with the students; they begin to feel they're just part of a big complex. I don't think you can create too well in a big plant. That's why I always tried to avoid bigness in the studio ... #Quote by Walt Disney
Intimacy quotes by Osho
#44. No relationship can truly grow if you go on holding back. If you remain clever and go on safeguarding and protecting yourself, only personalities meet, and the essential centers remain alone. Then only your mask is related, not you. Whenever such a thing happens, there are four persons in the relationship, not two. Two false persons go on meeting, and the two real persons remain worlds apart. #Quote by Osho
Intimacy quotes by Missionaries Who Love The Arab World
#45. Discipline leads us to desire, which matures into delight. #Quote by Missionaries Who Love The Arab World
Intimacy quotes by David Foster Wallace
#46. The depressed person's therapist was always extremely careful to avoid appearing to judge or blame the depressed person for clinging to her defenses, or to suggest that the depressed person had in any way consciously chosen or chosen to cling to a chronic depression whose agony made her (i.e., the depressed person's) every waking hour feel like more than any person could possibly endure. This renunciation of judgment or imposed value was held by the therapeutic school in which the therapist's philosophy of healing had evolved over almost fifteen years of clinical experience to be integral to the combination of unconditional support and complete honesty about feelings which composed the nurturing professionalism required for a productive therapeutic journey toward authenticity and intrapersonal wholeness. Defenses against intimacy, the depressed person's therapist's experiential theory held, were nearly always arrested or vestigial survival-mechanisms; i.e., they had, at one time, been environmentally appropriate and necessary and had very probably served to shield a defenseless childhood psyche against potentially unbearable trauma, but in nearly all cases they (i.e., the defense-mechanisms) had become inappropriately imprinted and arrested and were now, in adulthood, no longer environmentally appropriate and in fact now, paradoxically, actually caused a great deal more trauma and pain than they prevented. Nevertheless, the therapist had made it clear from the outset that she #Quote by David Foster Wallace
Intimacy quotes by Margaret Mitchell
#47. Had awakened no idea of what passion might be or tenderness or true intimacy of body or spirit. #Quote by Margaret Mitchell
Intimacy quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#48. Nothing but the infinite can ever satisfy me; I am such a great sinner that I must have infinite merit to wash my sin away; but we have had our sin removed, and found that there was merit to spare; we have had our hunger relieved at the feast of sacred love #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Intimacy quotes by Susan Forward
#49. Once we begin to examine the forces that drive the misogynist, we find that much of his abusive behavior is a cover-up for his tremendous anxiety about women. He is caught in the conflict between his need for the woman's love and his deepseated fears of her. This man needs, as we all do, to feel emotionally taken care of, to be loved, and to feel safe. As adults we fulfill these yearnings through physical intimacy, emotional sharing, and parenting. But the misogynist finds these yearnings terribly frightening. His normal needs to be close to a woman are mixed with fears that she can annihilate him emotionally. He harbors a hidden belief that if he loves a woman, she will then have the power to hurt him, to deprive him, to engulf him, and to abandon him. Once he has invested her with these awesome and mythical powers, she becomes a fearful figure for him. #Quote by Susan Forward
Intimacy quotes by Julian Fellowes
#50. How little Americans know when they disparage acquaintanceship in favour of real, true friendship. It is in acquaintanceship, bringing wiht it as it does delicious dinners, comfortable weekends, gossip shared in picturesque surroundings, but no real intimacy, no responsibility, that the greatest charm of social intercourse lies. #Quote by Julian Fellowes
Intimacy quotes by Sissela Bok
#51. 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. #Quote by Sissela Bok
Intimacy quotes by Prem Jagyasi
#52. In the absence of love, sex ceases to be an instrument of intimacy and turns into a weapon causing dents and cracks in the relationship. #Quote by Prem Jagyasi
Intimacy quotes by Peter Morgan
#53. Jim Reston: And of course when that moment came
no words came to my mouth, and I shook his hand. Because if you've spent that long hating a man
in the end
a kind of relationship develops. An intimacy. Biographer and subject. Assassin and target. #Quote by Peter Morgan
Intimacy quotes by Jane Austen
#54. Edward Ferrars was not recommended to their good opinion by any peculiar graces of person or address. He was not handsome, and his manners required intimacy to make them pleasing. He was too diffident to do justice to himself; but when his natural shyness was overcome, his behaviour gave every indication of an open, affectionate heart. #Quote by Jane Austen
Intimacy quotes by Elisabeth Badinter
#55. Those who have taken a rather more pragmatic and individualist position on not having children tend to talk directly in terms of personal fulfillment. They have made a choice to live their lives in a particular way, associating motherhood with burden and loss - of freedom, energy, money, pleasure, intimacy, and even identity. A child is synonymous with sacrifice and frustrating, even repellent, obligations; it is perhaps a threat to the stability and happiness of one's relationships. They refer to themselves as "child-free" rather than childless because they are free of children and therefore of motherhood. #Quote by Elisabeth Badinter
Intimacy quotes by Noelle Adams
#56. She had waited so long for this. For this intimacy to be whole, complete, to unquestionably mean love. #Quote by Noelle Adams
Intimacy quotes by Donald Miller
#57. You are wired like you and I am wired like me. The more fully we live into ourselves, the more impact we will have. Acting may get us the applause we want, but taking a risk on being ourselves is the only path toward true intimacy. And true intimacy, the exchange of affection between two people who are not lying, is transforming. #Quote by Donald Miller
Intimacy quotes by Elizabeth Kostova
#58. It's funny; in this era of e-mail and voice mail and all those things that even I did not grow up with, a plain old paper letter takes on amazing intimacy. #Quote by Elizabeth Kostova
Intimacy quotes by Eiji Yoshikawa
#59. She needed intimacy and a sense of partaking in, not just observing, real life. #Quote by Eiji Yoshikawa
Intimacy quotes by Andy Stanley
#60. I tell the girls in our student ministry, You don't really want sex. What you want is intimacy. You want to meet a guy, fall in love, and know you can trust him completely. You want somebody with whom you can share everything there is to know about you without fear of betrayal or rejection. You want to be fully known and to know him fully. Purity now paves the way to intimacy later. #Quote by Andy Stanley
Intimacy quotes by Amy Bloom
#61. All intimacy is rare-that's what makes it precious. #Quote by Amy Bloom
Intimacy quotes by Charles Williams
#62. An hour's conversation on literature between two ardent minds with a common devotion to a neglected poet is a miraculous road to intimacy. #Quote by Charles Williams
Intimacy quotes by Sogyal Rinpoche
#63. I shall never forget when Dudjom Rinpoche, in a moment of intimacy, leaned toward me and said in his soft, hoarse, slightly high-pitched voice: "You know, don't you, that actually all these things around us go away, just go away ... " With #Quote by Sogyal Rinpoche
Intimacy quotes by Louie Giglio
#64. In the end, our worship is more about what we do than what we say. #Quote by Louie Giglio
Intimacy quotes by Elizabeth Bowen
#65. And because no one answered or cared and a conversation went on without her she felt profoundly lonely, suspecting once more for herself a particular doom of exclusion. Something of the trees in their intimacy of shadow was shared by the husband and wife and their host in the tree-shadowed room. She thought of love with its gift of importance. "I must break in on all this," she thought as she looked around the room. #Quote by Elizabeth Bowen
Intimacy quotes by Darrell Calkins
#66. How many people are watching a movie right now, or reading a book or listening to a song or looking into their life or dreaming with this profound, conscious or not, yearning more than anything for some kind of relationship somewhere with someone or something that would cause them to stagger in intimate rawness in friendship and love? #Quote by Darrell Calkins
Intimacy quotes by Rankin
#67. I always used to say to my ex-girlfriends that I could never take a good photograph of them, because there was too much of an intimacy between us, but actually the real thing is, if there's a proper intimacy between you ... I find it really compelling and exciting - it's quite good foreplay. #Quote by Rankin
Intimacy quotes by Joshua Harris
#68. The joy of intimacy is the reward of commitment. #Quote by Joshua Harris
Intimacy quotes by Frank Harris
#69. The truth is that the fever of desire in youth is fleeting disease that intimacy promptly cure. #Quote by Frank Harris
Intimacy quotes by George Eliot
#70. On the contrary, having the amiable vanity which knits us to those who are fond of us, and disinclines us to those who are indifferent, and also a good grateful nature, the mere idea that a woman had a kindness towards him spun little threads of tenderness from out his heart towards hers. #Quote by George Eliot
Intimacy quotes by Penny Reid
#71. Since I spent much of my childhood being left behind and ignored, one might think that, as an adult, moments of perceived abandonment would feel old hat. The truth is, as an adult, I am always waiting to be left behind. I'm always ready to be discarded and, therefore, I spend a significant amount of time preparing for this eventuality.
I lower my expectations, I don't seek out meaningful relationships, and I don't engage in any sort of real intimacy, physical or otherwise.
Engage is the key word here. Except, when I engage, when it happens, when I'm left behind it doesn't feel old hat. It feels like it did the first time and it takes me by surprise. So, I don't let it happen. #Quote by Penny Reid
Intimacy quotes by Anatole Broyard
#72. Two people making love, she once said, are like one drowned person resuscitating the other. #Quote by Anatole Broyard
Intimacy quotes by Tom Riley
#73. Performing on stage is my first love - it's why I wanted to be an actor in the first place - and 'Arcadia' is the highlight of my career so far. I love the intimacy of a live theatre audience - you can really squeeze every last drop out of each scene. #Quote by Tom Riley
Intimacy quotes by Douglas Coupland
#74. Jason once told me that eye contact is the most intimacy two people can have
forget sex
because the optic nerve is technically an extension of the brain, and when two people look into each other's eyes, it's brain-to-brain. #Quote by Douglas Coupland
Intimacy quotes by Pat Conroy
#75. You're worried about your mother dying, aren't you," Leah said, putting her cheek on my forearm. "I can tell."
For a moment I hesitated, but I could hear the call for intimacy in her voice, the desire for me to let her enter those grottoes where I tended my own fear of my mother's illness. #Quote by Pat Conroy
Intimacy quotes by Iris Murdoch
#76. I hate solitude, but I'm afraid of intimacy. The substance of my life is a private conversation with myself which to turn into a dialogue would be equivalent to self-destruction. The company which I need is the company which a pub or a cafe will provide. I have never wanted a communion of souls. It's already hard enough to tell the truth to oneself. #Quote by Iris Murdoch
Intimacy quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#77. There is a wide distinction between confessing sin as a culprit, and confessing sin as a child. The Father's bosom is the place for penitent confessions. #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Intimacy quotes by Deepak Chopra
#78. Only intimacy with the self will bring about true healing. #Quote by Deepak Chopra
Intimacy quotes by Thomas A. Harris
#79. The ritual is designed to get a group of people through the hour without having to get close to anyone. They may, but they don't have to. It is more comfortable to go to a High Church Mass than to attend a revival service where one may be asked, "Are you saved, brother?" Sexual relations are less awkward in the dark for people for whom physical intimacy has no involvement at the level of personality. There is less chance for involvement in throwing a cocktail party than in having a dinner for six. There is little commitment, therefore little fulfillment. Rituals, like withdrawal, can keep us apart. An #Quote by Thomas A. Harris
Intimacy quotes by Mark Doty
#80. ... I have fallen in love with a painting. Though that phrase doesn't seem to suffice, not really - rather's it that I have been drawn into the orbit of a painting, have allowed myself to be pulled into its sphere by casual attraction deepening to something more compelling. I have felt the energy and life of the painting's will; I have been held there, instructed. And the overall effect, the result of looking and looking into it's brimming surface as long as I could look, is love, by which I mean a sense of tenderness toward experience, of being held within an intimacy with the things of the world. #Quote by Mark Doty
Intimacy quotes by Warsan Shire
#81. There is no intimacy like that between two women who have chosen to be sisters. #Quote by Warsan Shire
Intimacy quotes by Terry Teachout
#82. Unlike film and TV, theater is a luxury object, but one that ordinary middle-class people can still afford. Above all, it isn't a mass medium: Live theater is a small-scale, handmade art form. Intimacy is what makes it special. #Quote by Terry Teachout
Intimacy quotes by Laurie Perez
#83. Bringing a novel to light - revealing the form and cadence, shadows and demeanor of a protagonist constructed from thin air - linking scenes and synchronicity across translucent time - holding up a glass brimming with chilled, never-tasted liquid, then sipping from it with intoxicated focus - allowing lovers to make a perilous mess of things, fall apart and nakedly come back together again - looking through conjured windows deep into someone else's snow-bound solitude, feeling utterly alone yet being all-connected: this is not writing. It's world-creating.

It's raw, exposed dreaming. It's humbling. At first too personal and intimate to share, it evolves like a child into a life of its own until I have no say in what comes next.

It's what I wake at 4am to say Yes to, the spinning possibility of a new story relentlessly commanding me to write it down so it can whirl in your experience. #Quote by Laurie Perez
Intimacy quotes by Richard Rohr
#84. Every time God forgives us, God is saying that God's own rules do not matter as much as the relationship that God wants to create with us. #Quote by Richard Rohr
Intimacy quotes by Edan Lepucki
#85. The messiness [in my books] is nothing like an Atwood novel. For me, the deeper subjects are secrets versus intimacy, and how both beget safety but also threaten it. And there is a lot for me about loss, too. #Quote by Edan Lepucki
Intimacy quotes by Robert Morgan
#86. Fiction is about intimacy with characters, events, places. #Quote by Robert Morgan
Intimacy quotes by Hanif Kureishi
#87. Not everything can be achieved alone. #Quote by Hanif Kureishi
Intimacy quotes by Marcel Proust
#88. Recalling, some time later, what I had felt at the time, I distinguished the impression of having been held for a moment in her mouth, myself, naked, without any of the social attributes which belonged equally to her other playmates and, when she used my surname, to my parents, accessories of which her lips - by the effort she made, a little after her father's manner, to articulate the words to which she wished to give a special emphasis - had the air of stripping, of divesting me, like the skin from a fruit of which one can swallow only the pulp, while her glance, adapting itself to the same new degree of intimacy as her speech, fell on me also more directly and testified to the consciousness, the pleasure, even the gratitude that it felt by accompanying itself with a smile. #Quote by Marcel Proust
Intimacy quotes by John O'Callaghan
#89. Music, and art for that matter, to me is not about true meaning to anyone else but yourself. If I told you the meaning of it all from my point of view it would erase the intimacy of art. I feel like art is up for interpretation, so if I told you my meaning, how could you truly relate it to anything that "you" personally are going through?? That is the beauty of art and music in particular #Quote by John O'Callaghan
Intimacy quotes by Philip K. Dick
#90. In marriage the greatest hatred that is possible between human beings can be generated, perhaps because of the constant proximity, perhaps because once there was love. The intimacy is still there, even though the love element has disappeared. So a will to power, a struggle for domination, comes into being. #Quote by Philip K. Dick
Intimacy quotes by Howard Evans
#91. I do believe that an intimacy with the world of crickets and their kind can be salutary - not for what they are likely to teach us about ourselves but because they remind us, of we will let them, that there are other voices, other rhythms, other strivings and fulfillments than our own. #Quote by Howard Evans
Intimacy quotes by Germaine Greer
#92. What is certain is that he [the baby] has too much attention from the one person who is entirely at his disposal. The intimacy between mother and child is not sustaining and healthy. The child learns to exploit his mother's accessibility, badgering her with questions and demands which are not of any real consequence to him, embarrassing her in public, blackmailing her into buying sweets and carrying him. #Quote by Germaine Greer
Intimacy quotes by Jennifer Stone
#93. Greed stains our culture, soaks our sensibilities and has replaced grace as a sign of our intimacy with the divine. #Quote by Jennifer Stone
Intimacy quotes by Jacob G. Rosenberg
#94. When one is young, Marion, love is all passion, but the passion doesn't last. Lasting love comes after the storm, when the blood in your veins is cooling and the body can dispense with intimacy, and entrusts the soul with this great treasure we call togetherness. #Quote by Jacob G. Rosenberg
Intimacy quotes by Stanley Greenspan
#95. A new world of complex relationships and feelings opens up when the peer group takes its place alongside the family as the emotional focus of the child's life. Early peer relationships contribute significantly to the child's ability to participate in a group (and in that sense, society), deal with competition and disappointment, enjoy the intimacy of friendships, and intuitively understand social relationships as they play out at school, in the neighborhood, and later in the workplace and adult family. #Quote by Stanley Greenspan
Intimacy quotes by James Dickey
#96. The true feeling of sex is that of a deep intimacy, but above all of a deep complicity. #Quote by James Dickey
Intimacy quotes by Fernando Pessoa
#97. If after I die, people want to write my biography, there is nothing simpler. They only need two dates: the date of my birth and the date of my death. Between one and another, every day is mine. #Quote by Fernando Pessoa
Intimacy quotes by Bernd Heinrich
#98. We are social animals. We like to feel a part of something of beauty and power that transcends our insignificance. It can be a religion, a political party, a ball club. Why not also Nature? I feel a strong identity with the world of living things. I was born into it; we all were. But we may not feel the ties unless we gain intimacy by seeing, feeling, smelling, touching and studying the natural world. Trying to live in harmony with the dictates of nature is probably as inspirational as living in harmony with the Koran or the Bible. Perhaps it is also a timely undertaking. #Quote by Bernd Heinrich
Intimacy quotes by Hisham Matar
#99. I wanted to wear her as you would a piece of clothing, to fold into her ribs, be a stone in her mouth. #Quote by Hisham Matar
Intimacy quotes by Theodore Dalrymple
#100. No one seems to have noticed that a loss of a sense of shame means a loss of privacy; a loss of privacy means a loss of intimacy; and a loss of intimacy means a loss of depth. There is, in fact, no better way to produce shallow and superficial people than to let them live their lives entirely in the open, without concealment of anything. #Quote by Theodore Dalrymple
Intimacy quotes by Polixeni Papapetrou
#101. I think that there comes a point in the life of every young person to break away from the intimacy that they share with their parents. It is not to say that the intimacy is lost, but that it needs to change as children forge an autonomous identity and make their way into the adult world. #Quote by Polixeni Papapetrou
Intimacy quotes by Christine Feehan
#102. Do not, cherie, ever think you cannot measure up to my expectations."
"You might get tired teaching me things."
His hand spanned the slim column of her throat so that her pulse was beating into the center of his palm. "Never. It will never happen. And I have much to learn from you.There has been no laughter in my life.You have brought that to me.There are many things you have brought to my life-feelings and emotions I could never experience without you." He bent to brush her mouth with his. "Can you not feel that I speak the truth?"
Savannah closed her eyes as his mouth took possession of hers, as his mind merged firmly with hers. There was such an intimacy in sharing his thoughts and feelings. Gregori was intense in his hunger and need. There were no doubts in him, no hesitation. He knew they would always be together; he would accept nothing else.If something ever changed that,he would choose to follow her into the dawn.
Gregori released her slowly, almost reluctantly. She stood very still, looking up at him, her blue eyes studying his face. "We can do this Savannah," he encouraged her softly. "Do not get frightened and try to run from your fate. Stay with me and fight."
A small smile touched her mouth. "Fate. Interesting word to use. You make it sound like I've been sentenced to prison." She took a deep breath and made herself relax. "You're bad, but not quite that bad," she teased him.
His white teeth gleamed, his predator's smile. "I am very #Quote by Christine Feehan
Intimacy quotes by Oswald Chambers
#103. God can do nothing for me until I recognize the limits of what is humanly possible, allowing Him to do the impossible. #Quote by Oswald Chambers
Intimacy quotes by Gary Allan
#104. I love the intimacy of venues like the House of Blues. When everyone is packed in and so close to you, it makes you play differently. It's so much more fun to play because there's so much more high energy in a place like that. #Quote by Gary Allan
Intimacy quotes by Marty Becker
#105. Intimacy with a beloved pet or special animal makes millions of people feel as though they win the lottery every day. #Quote by Marty Becker
Intimacy quotes by Antonella Gambotto-Burke
#106. Marriage is never static. There are peaks and troughs, cycles. It is easy to forget that this shifting landscape is really only ever a reflection of the self. Our capacity for attachment determines the kind of mate we attract, and it is through this mate that we are forever transformed – marriage as alchemy, but also as a mirror. #Quote by Antonella Gambotto-Burke
Intimacy quotes by Michael Sheen
#107. But obviously, things have changed in many ways since the '50s, when the show is started, in terms of sexuality, and how much access we have to images of it and information about it. But, the same problems always apply. It doesn't matter whether we know a lot more about sex now or if there's a lot more access to it. The same problems of intimacy, of dealing with other people, of connecting and being vulnerable with other people, which is what the show is ultimately about, still applies now, I think. #Quote by Michael Sheen
Intimacy quotes by Henri J.M. Nouwen
#108. When we are securely rooted in personal intimacy with the source of life, it will be possible to remain flexible without being relativistic, convinced without being rigid, willing to confront without being offensive, gentle and forgiving without being soft, and true witnesses without being manipulative. #Quote by Henri J.M. Nouwen
Intimacy quotes by David Baldacci
#109. Depending on the situation, sometimes you can know a person better in ten minutes than someone you have crossed paths with all your life. #Quote by David Baldacci
Intimacy quotes by Michael Meade
#110. One of the open secrets of life on earth is that the answer to life's burning question has been inscribed in one's soul all along. The soul is a kind of ancient vessel that holds the exact knowledge we seek and need to find our way in life. Each life is a pilgrimage intended to arrive at the center of the pilgrim's soul. From that vantage point, the issue is not whether we managed to choose the right god or the only way to live righteously; such notions fail to recognize the inborn intimacy each soul already has with the divine. #Quote by Michael Meade
Intimacy quotes by Nancy Friday
#111. After sex, men fear too much intimacy; they want to separate again. Women want to talk, to continue the merging, melting fusion into one. Postcoital conversations keep the woman's power alive. Through unconscious severance, by falling asleep, the man regains his self. #Quote by Nancy Friday
Intimacy quotes by Piper Payne
#112. I watched him with wonder like the stars watch the moon, falling in love with every crescent, dark side, and dream. #Quote by Piper Payne
Intimacy quotes by Stewart Brand
#113. The product of careful continuity is love....Trust, intimacy, intense use, and time are what made these buildings work so well. #Quote by Stewart Brand
Intimacy quotes by Jeffrey Fry
#114. Trust is tough since it involves that quixotic mix of integrity, vulnerability, and intimacy. But trust anyway. #Quote by Jeffrey Fry
Intimacy quotes by Liza Palmer
#115. I have that old sinking feeling. I've been overly available, sickeningly sweet and forever enabling all in the name of being 'liked.' I've compromised myself. I've suffered fools, idiots and dullards. I've gone on far too many dates with men because I felt guilty that they liked me more than I liked them. I've fallen deeply and madly I'm love with men I've never met just because I thought they looked 'deep.' I've built whole futures with men I hardly knew; I've planned weddings and named invisible children based on a side glance. I've made chemistry where there was none. I've forced intimacy while building higher Walls. I've been alone in a two year relationship. I've faked more orgasms than I can count while being comfortable with no affection at all.
I realise I have to make a decision right here and now. Do I go back to the sliver of a person I was before or do I, despite whatever bullshit happened tonight, hold on to this... This authenticity? If I go back to the the way I was before tonight, I'll have to compromise myself, follow rules with men who have none, hold my tongue, be quiet and laugh at shitty jokes. I have to never be challenged, yet be called challenging when I have an opinion or, really, speak at all. I'll never be torched by someone and get goosebumps again. I'll never be outside of myself. I'll never let go. I'll never lose myself. I'll never know what real love is - both for someone else and for me. I'll look back on this life and wish I could do it #Quote by Liza Palmer
Intimacy quotes by Sarah J. Maas
#116. He didn't object as she took up a place at the head of the tub and dumped some of the tonic into his short hair. The sweet, night-filled scent of jasmine floated up, caressing and kissing her. Even Rowan breathed it in as she scrubbed the tonic into his scalp. "I could still probably braid this," she mused. "Very teensy-tiny braids, so - " He growled, but leaned back against the tub, his eyes closed. "You're no better than a house cat," she said, massaging his head. He let out a low noise in his throat that might have very well have been a purr.

Washing his hair was intimate-a privilege she doubted he'd ever allowed many people; something she'd never done for anyone else. But lines had always been blurred for them, and neither of them had particularly cared. He'd seen every inch of her several times, and she'd seen most of him. They'd shared a bed for months. On top of that, they were carranam. He'd let her inside his power, past his inner barriers, to where half a thought from her could have shattered his mind. So washing his hair, touching him... it was an intimacy, but it was essential, too. #Quote by Sarah J. Maas
Intimacy quotes by Richard Moss
#117. Life is the most precious and wondrous thing that any of us have. Along the way, one of the real miracles occurs when we realize that what really matters is to deepen our relationship to ourselves and that to do this we have to enter a spiritual journey. We have to discover anew, or for the first time, our own relationship to the Infinite. We must begin to risk trusting a whole new level of intimacy with ourselves, life and the people whose lives we touch. #Quote by Richard Moss
Intimacy quotes by Peter Hoeg
#118. He has a light, fumbling brutality, which several times makes me think that this time it'll cost me my sanity. In our dawning, mutual intimacy, I induce him to open the little slit in the head of his penis so I can put my clitoris inside and fuck him. #Quote by Peter Hoeg
Intimacy quotes by Bill Bryson
#119. When you sit in a chair, you are not actually sitting there, but levitating above it at a height of one angstrom (a hundred millionth of a centimetre), your electrons and its electrons implacably opposed to any closer intimacy. #Quote by Bill Bryson
Intimacy quotes by Raveen Paudel
#120. Sometimes shadow are even precious but every time her single glimpse flows me away. #Quote by Raveen Paudel
Intimacy quotes by Cathy Marie Hake
#121. Inside marriage, those feelings are pure. God wouldn't order us to be fruitful and multiply if He didn't want us to share intimacy. It fosters a special closeness. #Quote by Cathy Marie Hake
Intimacy quotes by Charles R. Swindoll
#122. Our great tendency in this age is to increase our speed, to run faster, even in the Christian life. In the process our walk with God stays shallow, and our tank runs low on fumes. Intimacy offers a full tank of fuel that can only be found by pulling up closer to God, which requires taking necessary time and going to the effort to make that happen. #Quote by Charles R. Swindoll
Intimacy quotes by Gaston Bachelard
#123. Baudelaire writes: In certain almost supernatural inner states, the depth of life is entirely revealed in the spectacle, however ordinary, that we have before our eyes, and which becomes the symbol of it. Here we have a passage that designates the phenomenological direction I myself pursue. The exterior spectacle helps intimate grandeur unfold. #Quote by Gaston Bachelard
Intimacy quotes by Zack Love
#124. Every person is a puzzle with a password. By solving the puzzle, the potential for emotional and physical intimacy is realized. #Quote by Zack Love
Intimacy quotes by Linda Boone
#125. True intimacy - sharing who you are, the very deepest part of you - with Him. God wants to listen to who you are. #Quote by Linda Boone
Intimacy quotes by Catherine Hanrahan
#126. Intimacy is a word with eight letters. A word with a sly hiss to it. But then it begins, like love affairs do, with a chance meeting, and then a raw empty something needing to be sated, something you didn't notice before…but suddenly it squawks like a hungry bird, day and night, refusing to be ignored. You love and revile it, this sore shrieking something. Or is it nothing? Or everything? It doesn't matter. It's yours. It's you. #Quote by Catherine Hanrahan
Intimacy quotes by Alice Fulton
#127. At least embarrasement is not an imitation. It is intimacy for beginners. #Quote by Alice Fulton
Intimacy quotes by Julia Cameron
#128. Artistic anorexia & sexual avoidance have the same root fears – fear of intimacy, fear of exposure, fear of failure". #Quote by Julia Cameron
Intimacy quotes by Dana Gould
#129. I have one phobia, snakes. And by snakes I mean intimacy. #Quote by Dana Gould
Intimacy quotes by Hanya Yanagihara
#130. But they were all full of surprises, he had come to learn. When they were young, they had only their secrets to give one another: confessions were currency, and divulgences were a form of intimacy. Withholding the details of your life from your friends was considered first a sort of mystery and then a kind of stinginess, one that it was understood would preclude true friendship. #Quote by Hanya Yanagihara
Intimacy quotes by D.H. Lawrence
#131. They wanted genuine intimacy, but they could not get even normally near to anyone, because they scorned to take the first steps, they scorned the triviality which forms common human intercourse. #Quote by D.H. Lawrence
Intimacy quotes by Stephen Dunn
#132. Connubial
Because 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. #Quote by Stephen Dunn
Intimacy quotes by Kate Meader
#133. A strong but gentle grip on her nape had pulled her back to make the acquaintance of a warm slab of granite. Callused fingers held her neck while a blunt hand fanned her hip, locking her into position against something hard and hot.
It could have been anyone, but after just one afternoon of Flynn-spun intimacy, her body knew its owner. #Quote by Kate Meader
Intimacy quotes by Henri Nouwen
#134. It is precisely in times of spiritual dryness that we must hold on to our spiritual discipline so that we can grow into new intimacy with God. #Quote by Henri Nouwen
Intimacy quotes by Richard Rohr
#135. To the degree you have experienced intimacy with God, you won't be afraid of death because you're experiencing the first tastes and promises of heaven in this world. #Quote by Richard Rohr
Intimacy quotes by Anthony Powell
#136. Perhaps these are inward irritations always produced by love: the acutely sensitive nerves of intimacy: the haunting fear that all may not go well. #Quote by Anthony Powell
Intimacy quotes by Glenn Haybittle
#137. The moon seems to shine back at her the increased need of intimacy, of secrecy and seclusion the war has made everyone feel. #Quote by Glenn Haybittle
Intimacy quotes by Jillian Lauren
#138. The air hangs thick with awkward static, like it usually does around the endless parade of therapists, social workers, and grief counselors. Does anyone feel comfortable in these tableaux of forced intimacy where you're meant to shine a light in your darkest corners for someone who is supposed to be nonjudgmental? As if there is such an animal #Quote by Jillian Lauren
Intimacy quotes by John Bradshaw
#139. Those who must control everything fear being vulnerable. Why? Because to be vulnerable opens one up to being shamed. All my life I used up my energies by always having to be guarded. This was a mighty waste of time and energy. The fear was that I would be exposed. And when exposed, all would see that I was flawed and defective as a person - an imposter. Control is a way to ensure that no one can ever shame us again. It involves controlling our own thoughts, expressions, feelings and actions. And it involves attempting to control other people's thoughts, feelings and actions. Control is the ultimate villain in destroying intimacy. We cannot share freely unless we are equal. When one person controls another, equality is ruptured. #Quote by John Bradshaw
Intimacy quotes by Mary Roach
#140. It's amazing what sometimes gets accomplished via an initially jarring but ultimately harmless shift in thinking. Is cutting the organs out of a dead man and stitching them into someone else barbaric and disrespectful, or is it a straightforward operation to save multiple lives? Does crapping into a Baggie while sitting 6 inches away from your crewmate represent a collapse of human dignity or a unique and comic form of intimacy? #Quote by Mary Roach
Intimacy quotes by Heather Havrilesky
#141. Even natural wonders aren't what they used to be, because nothing can be experienced without commentary. In the 1950s, we worried about how TV would affect our culture. Now our entire lives are a terrible talk show that we can't turn off. It often feels like we're struggling to find ourselves and each other in a crowded, noisy room. We are plagued, around the clock, by the shouting and confusion and fake intimacy of the global community, mid-nervous breakdown. #Quote by Heather Havrilesky
Intimacy quotes by Sheila Walsh
#142. ...the greatest barrier to intimacy is fear -- fear of being known, fear of being rejected, fear of facing the truth about ourselves...

...We are afraid to be known because at some deep level we fear that the truth about us, when out in the open and reflected back to us through someone else's eyes, will be shocking to ourselves. #Quote by Sheila Walsh
Intimacy quotes by Marilyn Suzanne Miller
#143. Dating is a social brain teaser, as it requires constantly changing ratios of intimacy and distance, an erotic mental cha-cha choreographed by chemistry, insight, and fear. #Quote by Marilyn Suzanne Miller
Intimacy quotes by Ngina Otiende
#144. What if, in the bigger scheme of things, God put the yearning and desire for our husbands, not so a man could fulfill all of it, but so we could catch a glimpse of what it means to fully and wholly yearn for God? #Quote by Ngina Otiende
Intimacy quotes by Bill Plotkin
#145. Soul has been demoted to a new-age spiritual fantasy or a missionary's booty, and nature has been treated , at best, as a postcard or a vacation backdrop or, more commonly, as a hardware store or refuse heap. Too many of us lack intimacy with the natural world and with our souls, and consequently we are doing untold damage to both. #Quote by Bill Plotkin
Intimacy quotes by Greg Behrendt
#146. If a man is really into you, nothing will stop him from being with you - including a fear of intimacy. #Quote by Greg Behrendt
Intimacy quotes by David Deida
#147. Ongoing passion and growth in intimacy requires us to let go of our ideas of what we
"should" be doing and instead trust the wisdom inherent in our unguarded heart and uninhibited body. #Quote by David Deida
Intimacy quotes by Eugene H. Peterson
#148. That's the whole spiritual life. It's learning how to die. And as you learn how to die, you start losing all your illusions, and you start being capable now of true intimacy and love. #Quote by Eugene H. Peterson
Intimacy quotes by John Geddes
#149. The religion of the heart is as intimate as a wish breathed to the night sky ... #Quote by John Geddes
Intimacy quotes by Alex Robinson
#150. Most friendships, if the end at all, end not by earthquake, but by erosion. Your time together, which you used to take for granted, becomes something you need to schedule.
Slowly you're aware that the easy intimacy you shared got lost somewhere. You talk more and more about the past. #Quote by Alex Robinson
Intimacy quotes by Laini Taylor
#151. There is intimacy in pain. #Quote by Laini Taylor
Intimacy quotes by Bryant McGill
#152. The intimate space of your personal life should be reserved for amazing, beautiful, radiant souls - good, wholesome and loving people. #Quote by Bryant McGill
Intimacy quotes by Milan Kundera
#153. I'd never recited poetry to anyone before; I've never done it since. I have a highly sensitive, built-in fuse mechanism that keeps me from opening up too far, from revealing my feelings, and reciting poetry makes me feel as though I'm talking about my feelings and standing on one leg at the same time. #Quote by Milan Kundera
Intimacy quotes by Thomas A. Harris
#154. This is the essence of all games. Games are a way of using time for people who cannot bear the stroking starvation of withdrawal and yet whose NOT OK position makes the ultimate form of relatedness, intimacy, impossible. #Quote by Thomas A. Harris
Intimacy quotes by Jeannette A. Bakke
#155. We define Christian spiritual direction then, as help given by one Christian to another which enables the person to pay attention to God's personal communication to him or her, to respond to this personally communicating God, to grow in intimacy with this God and to live out the consequences of the relationship. The focus of this type of spiritual direction is on experiences, not on ideas, and specifically religious experiences, i.e., any experience of the mysterious Other whom we call God. Moreover, this experience is viewed, not as an isolated event, but as an ongoing expression of the ongoing personal relationship God has established with each one of us. #Quote by Jeannette A. Bakke
Intimacy quotes by G.G. Renee Hill
#156. She craves men but women are her most abiding lovers. Her friends are her soul mates, all the love without the consumption of sex and romance, a different kind of intimacy. Women make love by admiring each other, studying and envying each other and mixing it all up in a pot of devotion. #Quote by G.G. Renee Hill
Intimacy quotes by Srividya Srinivasan
#157. May every man find the softest and most fragile expression of his personality with the right woman who would treasure and honour the beauty of his femininity and not misuse it and may all women find empowering and supportive men who would exult in her self expression and success without fear of being overshadowed by the power of her masculinity and in that beautiful new world, shall we enter as partners, equal and empowering, supporting and caring, vulnerable and strong. #Quote by Srividya Srinivasan
Intimacy quotes by Beryl Dov
#158. Pray with a quorum of 10
Debate withassembly of 9
Scottish dance with a collective of 8
Party with a gathering of 7
Play volleyball with a group of 6
Rank on a scale to 5
Practice music with a band of 4
Perceive in a dimension of 3
Make love with the intimacy of 2
Write poetry for an audience of 1 #Quote by Beryl Dov
Intimacy quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#159. I now believe that the only way in which Americans can rise above their ordinariness, can mature sufficiently to rescue themselves and to help rescue their planet, is through enthusiastic intimacy with works of their own imagination. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Intimacy quotes by Joshua Harris
#160. Just because lips have met doesn't mean hearts have joined. And just because two bodies are drawn to each other doesn't mean two people are right for each other. A physical relationship does not equal love. #Quote by Joshua Harris
Intimacy quotes by Ian McEwan
#161. When they kissed she immediately felt his tongue, tensed and strong, pushing past her teeth, like some bully shouldering his way into a room. Entering her. #Quote by Ian McEwan
Intimacy quotes by Timothy Egan
#162. It scares them because of the forced intimacy with a place that gives nothing back to a stranger, a place where the land and its weather - probably the most violent and extreme on earth - demand only one thing: humility. #Quote by Timothy Egan
Intimacy quotes by John O'Donohue
#163. 1 Somewhere, out at the edges, the night Is turning and the waves of darkness Begin to brighten the shore of dawn The heavy dark falls back to earth And the freed air goes wild with light, The heart fills with fresh, bright breath And thoughts stir to give birth to color. 2 I arise today In the name of Silence Womb of the Word, In the name of Stillness Home of Belonging, In the name of the Solitude Of the Soul and the Earth. I arise today Blessed by all things, Wings of breath, Delight of eyes, Wonder of whisper, Intimacy of touch, Eternity of soul, Urgency of thought, Miracle of health, Embrace of God. May I live this day Compassionate of heart, Clear in word, Gracious in awareness, Courageous in thought, Generous in love. #Quote by John O'Donohue
Intimacy quotes by Ayn Rand
#164. And she thought, with a vicious thrill, of what these people would do if they read her mind in this moment; if they knew that she was thinking of a man in a quarry, thinking of his body with a sharp intimacy as one does not think of another's body but only of one's own. She smiled; the cold purity of her face prevented them from seeing the nature of that smile. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Intimacy quotes by Charles Eisenstein
#165. The things we need most are the things we have become most afraid of, such as adventure, intimacy, and authentic communication. We avert our eyes and stick to comfortable topics. We hold it as a virtue to be private, to be discreet, so that no one sees our dirty laundry. We are uncomfortable with intimacy and connection, which are among the greatest of our unmet needs today. To be truly seen and heard, to be truly known, is a deep human need. Our hunger for it is so omnipresent, so much apart of our life experience, that we no more know what it is missing than a fish knows it is wet. We need more intimacy than nearly anyone considers normal. Always hungry for it, we seek solace and sustenance in the closest available substitutes: television, shopping, pornography, conspicuous consumption - anything to ease the hurt, to feel connected, or to project an image by which we might be seen or known, or at least see and know ourselves. #Quote by Charles Eisenstein
Intimacy quotes by Nayyirah Waheed
#166. cry wild.
you have probably never
cried wild.
but, you know what doors
feel like.
you have
an intimacy with doors
that is killing you

-break #Quote by Nayyirah Waheed
Intimacy quotes by Chris Kraus
#167. Chris informs Sylvère that the flirtatious behavior she shared with Dick the previous night amounts to a "Conceptual Fuck" (21). Because Sylvère and Chris are no longer having sex, Kraus tells us, "the two maintain their intimacy via deconstruction: i.e. they tell each other everything" (21). Chris tells Sylvère that Dick's disappearance invests the flirtation "with a subcultural subtext she and Dick both share: she's reminded of all the fuzzy one-time fucks she's had with men who're out the door before her eyes are open #Quote by Chris Kraus
Intimacy quotes by D.H. Lawrence
#168. The nice clean intimacy which we now so admire between the sexes is sterilizing. It makes neuters. Later on, no deep, magical sex-life is possible. #Quote by D.H. Lawrence
Intimacy quotes by Rona Jaffe
#169. She was beginning to have that feeling that comes after midnight, of one's thoughts opening out, flowering, groping out loud for some new discovery, some new truth that is really as old as all the hundreds of years girls have been confiding to one another in the relaxing intimacy of the night. #Quote by Rona Jaffe
Intimacy quotes by Michael Suk-Young Chwe
#170. Strategic partnership is the truest foundation for marriage and intimacy. Strategic thinking does not assume atomistic individuals; indeed, Austen argues that strategic thinking in concert forms the basis of the closest human relationships. #Quote by Michael Suk-Young Chwe
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#171. All couples must bear the strain of getting acquainted, having been, up to then, merely intimate. #Quote by Peter De Vries
Intimacy quotes by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
#172. This is what one thirsts for, I realize, after the smallness of the day, of work, of details, of intimacy - even of communication, one thirsts for the magnitude and universality of a night full of stars, pouring into one like a fresh tide. #Quote by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Intimacy quotes by David Porush
#173. There is a universal urge for intimacy, for trading subjectivities, in communication. For Telepathy. Our desire for it tells us about what we wish to be: truly intersubjective beings. #Quote by David Porush
Intimacy quotes by Bobby Conway
#174. Doubt often leaves its victims in a state of desperation. There is an inner anguish associated with doubt. Like a lingering headache, it pounds with every beat of our heart, enslaving us with inner turmoil. Doubt can leave us emotionally wasted. Lonely. Confused. Depressed. Feeling hopeless. Wanting to give up. It can even lead once sold-out believers to contemplate suicide as they abandon all hope and embrace nihilism.17 Doubt's lingering effects drain and deplete our intimacy with Jesus, making us feel fake around more confident believers. At times we even feel hypocritical as we doubt in the dark, away from possible ridicule or condemnation. Doubt can suffocate us. That's why the church must respond. And fast. #Quote by Bobby Conway
Intimacy quotes by Matthew Woodring Stover
#175. His agony somehow became an invisible hand, stretching out through the Force, a hand that found her, far away, alone in her apartment in the dark, a hand that felt the silken softness of her skin and the sleek coils of her hair, a hand that dissolved into a field of pure energy, of pure feeling that reached inside her
And now he felt her, really felt her in the Force, as though she could have been some kind of Jedi, too, but more than that: he felt a bond, a connection, deeper and more intimate than he'd ever had before with anyone, even Obi-Wan; for a precious eternal instant he was her ... he was the beat of her heart and he was the motion of her lips and he was her soft words as though she spoke a prayer to the stars - #Quote by Matthew Woodring Stover
Intimacy quotes by Dean Ornish
#176. Our survival depends on the healing power of love, intimacy and relationships. As individuals. As communities. As a country. As a culture. Perhaps even as a species. #Quote by Dean Ornish
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#177. Reading offers a kind of companionship that takes no one's place, but that no one can replace either. It offers no definitive explanation of our destiny but links us inextricably to life. Its tiny secret links remind us of how paradoxically happy we are to be alive, while illuminating how tragically absurd life is. So our reasons for reading are as strange as our reasons for living. And no one has the right to call that intimacy into account. #Quote by Daniel Pennac
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#178. Men are not given awards and promotions for bravery in intimacy. #Quote by Gail Sheehy
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#179. Soaking is also positioning yourself for an encounter with God, to be with Him. You do the positioning, He does the encounter. #Quote by Linda Boone
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#180. The idea that boys want to sleep with their mothers strikes most men as the silliest thing they have ever heard. Obviously, it did not seem so to Freud, who wrote that as a boy he once had an erotic reaction to watching his mother dressing. But Freud had a wet-nurse, and may not have experienced the early intimacy that would have tipped off his perceptual system that Mrs. Freud was his mother. The Westermarck theory has out-Freuded Freud. #Quote by Steven Pinker
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#181. The highest form of love is the love that allows for intimacy without the annihilation of difference. #Quote by Parker J. Palmer
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#182. But the world has taken lust and disguised it as love. They've taken sex and disguised it as intimacy. They've taken commitment and disguised it as a prison. They've twisted everything until it's all inside out, and then we wonder why everyone is so confused about relationships. #Quote by Becky Doughty
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#183. The only driver for his work was desire, a kind of hunger for reality, for presence, and also for intimacy, as opposed to publicity. In a very wide sense, he was interested in transcendence. #Quote by Peter Stamm
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#184. It's easy to have a relationship and show each other only the beautiful shiny things. Sharing good parts about you is elementary, so finding a partner in life can't be only about showcasing these agreeable characteristics, but also the less impressive ones. In a strange way, true intimacy lies in that dark side-in making peace with the fact that it lives inside you somewhere-so that you can share it with the person and they can be there to help you overcome it. #Quote by Claudio Sanchez
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#185. Physical love is total intimacy. It is the sign that the lovers have nothing to refuse each other, that they belong wholly to each other ... #Quote by Jacques Leclercq
Intimacy quotes by Thomas Lewis
#186. Cultural messages inform the populace that if they aren't perpetually electric they are missing out on the pinnacle of relatedness. Every pop-cultural medium portrays the height of adult intimacy as the moment when two attractive people who don't know a thing about each other tumble into bed and have passionate sex. All the waking moments of our love lives should tend, we are told, toward that throbbing, amorous apotheosis. But "in love" merely brings the players together, and the end of that prelude is as inevitable as it is desirable. True relatedness has a chance to blossom only with the waning of its intoxicating predecessor. (207) #Quote by Thomas Lewis
Intimacy quotes by Greg Fitzsimmons
#187. I've finally been able to trust and have intimacy with somebody, which I've never been able to do. Like a lot of guys, I just have a hard time getting that connected. I can actually sleep with her in my arms - spoons position, right? Women smile, they love the spoons. Men would rather fork. #Quote by Greg Fitzsimmons
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#188. I researched sexual intimacy the same way I research everything else. Methodically and in intricate detail. #Quote by Nalini Singh
Intimacy quotes by Rollo May
#189. Intimacy requires courage because risk is inescapable. We cannot know at the outset how the relationship will affect us. Like a chemical mixture, if one of us is changed, both of us will be. Will we grow in self-actualization, or will it destroy us? The one thing we can be certain of is that if we let ourselves fully into the relationship for good or evil, we will not come out unaffected. #Quote by Rollo May
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#190. Furthermore, we suggest a fractal self is capable of growth and a kind of metamorphosis. Daoists refer to a seasoned human cooperator and facilitator, working adroitly, with a natural ease in the smooth, orderly, adaptive spirit of wuwei, as a sage. Such an individual is typically embedded in a particular affinitive complex system. An affinitive system is virtually anything in nature or human endeavor that is avidly sought by an individual in pursuit of vocation or avocation-a business, social, educational, artistic, scientific, or governmental enterprise, and so forth. Such systems typically develop chaotic structures and behaviors; envisioned as geometrical forms, they often constitute complicated attractors; around the edges of their coherent existence they would tend to be fractally organized, transcending classic dimensionality (see introduction). The sage tends to develop into a leader or catalyst within his or her affinitive system as he or she progressively "evolves" over time into increasing levels of intimacy and coherence with the system. #Quote by David Jones
Intimacy quotes by Lauren Oliver
#191. I wonder if this is how people always get close: They heal each other's wounds; they repair the broken skin. #Quote by Lauren Oliver
Intimacy quotes by Pablo Neruda
#192. The typewriter separated me from a deeper intimacy with poetry, and my hand brought me closer to that intimacy again. #Quote by Pablo Neruda
Intimacy quotes by Maureen Brady
#193. Denial protected us, screening out certain experiences & feelings until we grew strong enough to relate to them...Yet it also dropped a curtain over our experience, obscuring it, leaving us with a sense of missing pieces. For instance, when we achieved something, we felt like an imposter. Or, though we had a relationship with a significant other, we often felt alone and unrelated to anyone. #Quote by Maureen Brady
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#194. The demand to be intimate or honest with a public can be invasive when the experiences of racial others are commodified as stories or objects that might be traded as evidence of intimacy, as proof of 'being good,' for nonracial others. In this way, intimacy might act as surveillance, through which some people--women of color, for instance--must reveal themselves to bear the burden of representation ('You are here as an example') and the weight of pedagogy ('Teach us about your people'). Intimacy can be a force--especially when others set its terms and conditions. So what if you don't love the (white) girls who exhaust you, who want too much from you, who want to turn you into a commodity or a badge or an experience to share? What if you become a girl in opposition to other girls?

This is also the problem with definitions of racism as ignorance, and ignorance as the absence of intimacy--which posits that intimacy is the solution to ignorance. This gives us terrible, stupid disavowals like 'I'm not racist, I have black friends,' as if intimacy is a shield that protects the wearer from harm. It limits our sense of what racism is to the scale of the interpersonal, when it is in fact this enormous constellation of forces and moving parts that structures our institutions--and so-called institutions--profoundly. #Quote by Mimi Thi Nguyen
Intimacy quotes by Philippa Gregory
#195. I sit on the bed and kick off my shoes, and he kneels before me and takes the riding boots, holding one open for my bare foot. I hesitate; it is such an intimate gesture between a young woman and a man. His smiling upward glance tells me that he understands my hesitation but is ignoring it. I point my toe and he holds the boot, I slide my foot in and he pulls the boot over my calf. He takes the soft leather ties and fastens the boot, at my ankle, then at my calf, and then just below my knee. He looks up at me, his hand gently on my toe. I can feel the warmth of his hand through the soft leather. I imagine my toes curling in pleasure at his touch.

'Anne, will you marry me?' he asks simply, as he kneels before me. #Quote by Philippa Gregory
Intimacy quotes by Lou Andeas-Salome
#196. It's in giving yourself that you possess yourself #Quote by Lou Andeas-Salome
Intimacy quotes by Thomas Berry
#197. Our fulfillment is not in our isolated human grandeur, but in our intimacy with the larger earth community, for this is also the larger dimension of our being. #Quote by Thomas Berry
Intimacy quotes by Jonathan Grant
#198. Although we should affirm the wonder and mystery of sexual intimacy and romantic attraction as God's good creations, we need to set these aesthetic enjoyments within the context of the Christian virtues of fidelity, self-sacrifice, and patience in suffering.

Bringing this together, our pastoral approach should be double-edged, seeking to challenge our culture's worship of sexual desire and personal fulfillment while offering a different vision of human flourishing. Christian formative involves both RESISTANCE and REDIRECTION. But is is the redirection of our desires that enables our resistance of cultural idolatries. Failure to attend to the dynamics of our desires leads to inevitable self-deception regarding the 'freedom' of our actions. Especially within our sexual lives, our hearts must be truly captivated by the goodness of the Christian vision of life, so that our whole self is drawn toward it, or our commitment to live in tune with it will be brittle. #Quote by Jonathan Grant
Intimacy quotes by Tillie Cole
#199. Fucking was easy. It was this intimacy between two people that destroyed your heart so you couldn't see anything else but the bitch before you, giving you something you never knew you even needed. #Quote by Tillie Cole
Intimacy quotes by Cate Blanchett
#200. 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. #Quote by Cate Blanchett

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