Intimacy Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Intimacy

#1. This is the singular fantasy of human intimacy: that one plus one will somehow, someday, equal one. - Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
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#2. 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. - Author: Tom Riley
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#3. It is hard to hear God, but it is even harder not to hear God. The pain one brings upon oneself by living outside of evident reality is a greater and longer-lasting pain than the brief pain of facing it head on. - Author: Richard Rohr
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#4. But somehow or other my intimacy with them was always strained and soon ended of itself. Once, indeed, I did have a friend. But I was - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#5. It took me years to actually get comfortable on the stage. I prefer the intimacy of screen; it comes easier to me. In theater, you have to be louder and bigger - that was harder for many years in my teens. But now I've conquered that. I eat up the stage. I love it. - Author: Aileen Quinn
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#6. The thing you can't underestimate is the true fan's intimacy. So Lady Gaga or anybody's true fan, I don't think they're going anywhere. There are people who are into commitment. If they're connecting with an artist, I think they'll be there over the long course. - Author: Alanis Morissette
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#7. One may discover a new side to his most intimate friend when for the first time he hears him speak in public. He will be stranger to him as he is more familiar to the audience. The longest intimacy could not foretell how he would behave then - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#8. It is harder, usually, to find a person who wants to walk the streets of me, to taste the teas of my country, to ... immigrate, you could say. - Author: Catherynne M Valente
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#9. The loneliness of command had made Eisenhower emotionally self-sufficient. - Author: Jean Edward Smith
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#10. When you lay down with neglect & sleep around with excuses, you wake up with failure ...
When you marry your goals & remain intimate with your vision, you'll give birth to your dreams. - Author: Jay Danzie
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#11. But contemporary capitalism increasingly has the power to eliminate the intimacy and accountability of human relationships. So in the marketplace, as in every field, there is an urgent need for those with a powerful compass. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#12. The intimacy that arises in listening and speaking truth is only possible if we can open to the vulnerability of our own hearts. Breathing in, contacting the life that is right here, is our first step. Once we have held ourselves with kindness, we can touch others in a vital and healing way. - Author: Tara Brach
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#13. 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. - Author: Adam Hamilton
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#14. Worship must be - Christ centered, Holy Spirit led, a Response to the Father, about Intimacy and Service and always lead to Transformation! - Author: Tim Hughes
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#15. Emptiness is only a disguise for an intimacy of God's, that God's silence, the eerie stillness, is filled by the Word without words, by Him who is above all names, by Him who is all in all. And his silence is telling us that He is here. - Author: Karl Rahner
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#16. Passionate intimacy between people of the same sex was common in pre - Civil War America. The lack of clear sexual categories (homo-, hetero-, bi-) made same-sex affection unself-conscious and widespread. - Author: David S. Reynolds
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#17. More riveting to me in the end than the politics of Berlin was the vast social experiment its division had become... it was possible to have freedom and plenty in the West and craft an empty life; it was possible to "have nothing" in the East and create a life of intimacy and dignity and beauty. - Author: Krista Tippett
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#18. Isabel saw the intimacy of the gestures and felt immediately empty, a sensation so physical and so overwhelming that she felt for a moment that she might stop breathing, being empty of air - Author: Alexander McCall Smith
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#19. In 'Tree of Life,' the cinematography records a small story, a celebration of the courage of everyday life. But it does it so up close and so effortlessly that it has the effect of elevating the intimacy of the story to a grand scale. - Author: Caleb Deschanel
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#20. Real love and intimacy can be much more possible when you're older. - Author: Jane Fonda
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#21. When we learn from experience, the scars of sin can lead us to restoration and a renewed intimacy with God. - Author: Charles Stanley
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#22. Theology is a means to enjoying and worshiping God, or it is useless. - Author: John Piper
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#23. She had waited so long for this. For this intimacy to be whole, complete, to unquestionably mean love. - Author: Noelle Adams
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#24. Subtle and literate, The Dance of Intimacy is like a long, revealing conversation with a wise and compassionate friend. - Author: Maggie Scarf
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#25. Most people in relationships seldom know what they really want, ask for what they really want, or show what they really feel. Most people avoid or fear intimacy, consistent - Author: David Richo
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#26. The implicit requirements of the committed relationship Joshua was pursuing with Kimiko assumed spending Saturday nights together for the purposes of intimacy. - Author: Aleksandar Hemon
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#27. A fair vision had welcomed him in this land of disease. - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
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#28. See, loving heart, how He delights in you. When you lean your head on His bosom, you not only receive, but you give Him joy; when you gaze with love upon His all-glorious face, you not only obtain comfort, but impart delight. - Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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#29. One song bled into another and they remained locked together, neither willing to break the intimacy that surrounded them, concealing them in the small space the two occupied. - Author: Maya Banks
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#30. Letters do love one another. However, due to their anatomical differences, some letters have a hard time achieving intimacy. - Author: Ellen Lupton
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#31. It's love when someone can touch you without using their hands. - Author: Faraaz Kazi
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#32. If someone asked you what the greatest good on this earth is, what would you say? An epic surf session? Financial security? Health? Meaningful, trusting friendships? Intimacy with your spouse? Knowing that you belong? The greatest good on this earth is God. Period. God's one goal for us is Himself. - Author: Francis Chan
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#33. Getting inside your character's head and letting the reader see the world through not just their eyes but their sensibility creates an intimacy that can't be duplicated in any other medium. - Author: Stewart O'Nan
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#34. Every promise we kept, every squeeze of the hand, every secretive smile we exchanged, every crying child we comforted- every one of those moments narrowed the distance between us. - Author: Nadia Hashimi
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#35. 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. - Author: Henri Nouwen
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#36. [On Paris:] A city never entirely known, yet which gives you the feeling of intimacy, of possessing it intimately. - Author: Anais Nin
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#37. It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy; - it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others. - Author: Jane Austen
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#38. I was lost, starving for intimacy, desperate to be valued, swallowed by a sea of lonely hearts, thinking that perhaps I was the only one who was lost. - Author: Ted Dekker
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#39. There is no medicine that can ignite the bond of love. Friendship is compulsory, love comes around when friendship ripes, and sex is a matter of choice. - Author: Michael Bassey Johnson
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#40. 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. - Author: Michael Suk-Young Chwe
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#41. But in spite of my great desire for intimacy, I've always been a loner. Perhaps when the longing for connection is as strong as it is in me, when the desire is for something so deep and true, one knows better than to try. One sees that this is not the place for that. - Author: Elizabeth Berg
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#42. The abundance of fruit comes out of intimacy with the Lord. - Author: Heidi Baker
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#43. I knew it," she snapped. "You're no different from all men. You're just another jerk pretending to be single! I didn't wanna wrap a lie into a Christmas present anyway. - Author: Maha Erwin
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#44. I do think that people yearn for connection and intimacy, and that they're hard things to achieve. - Author: Chelsea Martin
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#45. There is a mysterious stillness and intimacy of a woman doing her hair and make-up which attracts me. - Author: Pedro Almodovar
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#46. Sex is a sacred act which sadly, over the past few decades, has been demeaned and demoralized until it means almost nothing to most people. Veray few still appreciate the emotional and spiritual connection that can and should take place when two bodies and souls are joined together. - Author: Karen Amanda Hooper
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#47. The reason people fear to confide in anyone is that even an internal friend can make personal details external, and it will remain eternal. - Author: Michael Bassey Johnson
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#48. There is intimacy in pain. - Author: Laini Taylor
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#49. Real intimacy; real love has to do with a joining of the mind, a joining of the spirit, a joining of the heart. - Author: Marianne Williamson
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#50. Capturing intimacy is pretty much the only thing I'm interested in. That's what excites me and what I find beautiful in movies personally - that almost obscene sense that we shouldn't be this close to these people. I find that very inviting and meaningful as an audience member. - Author: Ira Sachs
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#51. Generosity does give birth to intimacy - but there's a far deeper intimacy when we're generous in sharing our brokenness. - Author: Ann Voskamp
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#52. The world is not looking for Stepford-type Christians. People are tired of pretense. We struggle with failures; we long for intimacy. So why are we feigning perfection before God and one another. - Author: Sheila Walsh
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#53. Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still. - Author: Robert Sternberg
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#54. When you do a TV show, the cumulative intimacy you develop with the audience through your characters is pretty profound. It may be the most profound storytelling there is, because the character gets to live and roll around in the audience's mind week after week. - Author: Howard Gordon
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#55. Our lives are complex; our emotions are complex; our intellectual desires are complex. I believe that architecture ... needs to mirror that complexity in every single space that we have, in every intimacy that we possess. - Author: Daniel Libeskind
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#56. His hand lay across my stomach as he slept soundly. I entwined my fingers with his and breathed through the warmth that seeped through my chest. Such a simple, sweet thing to do, yet holding hands in bed was incredibly intimate. - Author: N.R. Walker
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#57. 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. - Author: Bill Bryson
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#58. It was peculiar how the more you got to know someone, the more you grew to appreciate how little you knew, how little you had ever known- as if progressive intimacy didn't involve becoming more perceptive, but growing only more perfectly ignorant. - Author: Lionel Shriver
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#59. A faithful dependent, I overlook his folly. - Author: Charles Dickens
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#60. The typewriter separated me from a deeper intimacy with poetry, and my hand brought me closer to that intimacy again. - Author: Pablo Neruda
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#61. We should have stories in common, I found myself thinking. We should have stories, and jokes no one understands, and memories that we know will stay alive because neither of us will let the other forget. - Author: Kamila Shamsie
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#62. Games are a compromise between intimacy and keeping intimacy away. - Author: Eric Berne
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#63. The eyes start love; intimacy perfects it. - Author: Publilius Syrus
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#64. It was all about music, about getting your friends to come and see you play. I don't see that same intimacy happening very much today. - Author: Layne Staley
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#65. Remember that pornography is dangerous. It can warp the mind and destroy sexual intimacy in marriage. Stay away from it. A monster is crouched behind that door. - Author: James C. Dobson
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#66. He never, even in the most casual conversation with friends, spoke a sentence which did not sound as if it was ready for the air. - Author: David Halberstam
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#67. Clothes falling away signals a situation that I'll likely avoid putting into words. If clothes don't dress it up, don't expect talk to, either. - Author: Carrie Fisher
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#68. All couples must bear the strain of getting acquainted, having been, up to then, merely intimate. - Author: Peter De Vries
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#69. We were created for intimacy, to connect with someone with heart, soul, and mind. Intimacy occurs when we are open, vulnerable, and honest, for these qualities help us to be close to each other. - Author: Henry Cloud
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#70. Friendship is one friend betraying another friend to a third friend. With a fond friendly smile. The greater the betrayal, the greater the intimacy - the greater the friendship. - Author: Craig Raine
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#71. The words 'I Love You' kill, and resurrect millions, in less than a second. - Author: Aberjhani
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#72. God is not remote from us. He is at the point of my pen, my (pick) shovel, my paint brush, my (sewing) needle - and my heart and thoughts. - Author: Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
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#73. Pictures must be miraculous: the instant one is completed, the intimacy between the creation and the creator is ended. - Author: Mark Rothko
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#74. A reformer cannot afford to have close intimacy with him whom he seeks to reform. True friendship is an identity of souls rarely to be found in this world. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#75. You are not only a man, you are a superior man: a man who does his best to live as love in the world and in his intimacy, a man whose heart remains open and whose truth remains strong ... - Author: David Deida
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#76. All fruitfulness flows from intimacy. - Author: Heidi Baker
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#77. To be well married you have to a penchant for the intricacies of intimacy and larval change..If the personality is a spider's web, you will want to know every thread ... Pleasures no longer come to you, but there are pickings to be had if you can learn to scavenge for them" ("The Body") - Author: Hanif Kureishi
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#78. His yellow eyes gazed at me possessively
I wondered if he realized that the way he looked at me was far more intimate than copping a feel could ever be. - Author: Maggie Stiefvater
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#79. Isn't it true that a pleasant house makes winter more poetic, and doesn't winter add to the poetry of a house? - Author: Charles Baudelaire
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#80. I want to engage people in an honest, enlightened, and provocative conversation about the nature of erotic desire and the intricacies of intimacy and sexuality. The object of my game is to bring nonjudgmental, multicultural understanding to the challenges and choices of modern relationships. - Author: Esther Perel
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#81. It is a friend's duty that he does not leave his friend in a difficult position but provide intimacy and support to him. In difficulty who leaves is a false and the one not quitting is a true friend. - Author: Acharya Mahapragya
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#82. Trauma always has a way of accelerating relationships, creating intimacy where none existed before. - Author: Carrie Ryan
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#83. I'm nineteen tree rings and mashed acorns stop up my veins when I can't clot. Oh god, you beautiful person, I'll let you lick the salt off of my tattoos as if they were wounds, wounds made of ink and stories. - Author: Taylor Rhodes
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#84. Now I am writing this diary in English, which for me is not the language of intimacy or love, but an attempt at distance and sanity, a means of recalling normality. - Author: Jasmina Tesanovic
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#85. The work of intimacy, of course, is to learn to both show your own illumination, and to see it in a way that the physical eyes cannot reveal. In a way that only the heart can reveal: the illumined beauty in another person. - Author: Marianne Williamson
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#86. Only intimacy with the self will bring about true healing. - Author: Deepak Chopra
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#87. 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. - Author: Peter Hoeg
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#88. We believe more readily in the abstract application of God's promises than we do in their application to us personally. - Author: Matt Chandler
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#89. Intimacy with a beloved pet or special animal makes millions of people feel as though they win the lottery every day. - Author: Marty Becker
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#90. There was a weird intimacy, sitting in a car together. Couples sat in cars. Cops and their partners. Strangers became unstrange, sharing a windshield view of the world. - Author: Jerry Stahl
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#91. Creativity as Divine intimacy flows through us and is bigger than we are, urging us to go to the edge and grow larger. And our growth in turn delights God. "God is delighted to watch your soul enlarge," says Eckhart. - Author: Matthew Fox
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#92. Intimacy requires a slow, cumulative build of safety between people who agree to a relationship, an ongoing connection of care and concern. The performance of pain is essentially a form of bonding over trauma, and people can get addicted to their endorphins. - Author: Lierre Keith
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#93. No one could have imagined the effects the Internet would have: ... there's a vast new intimacy and accidental poetry, not to mention the weirdest porn. The entire human experience seems to unveil itself like the surface of a new planet. JG Ballard, 2004 - Author: J.G. Ballard
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#94. Shared suffering, she'd found, was no guarantee of intimacy. - Author: Michel Faber
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#95. Bonhoeffer said it's not about hero worship, but intimacy with God. - Author: Jan Karon
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#96. The intimate space of your personal life should be reserved for amazing, beautiful, radiant souls - good, wholesome and loving people. - Author: Bryant McGill
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#97. Humans are social creatures that really crave intimacy. - Author: James Mercer
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#98. Discover the fulfillment of intimate relationships with flesh-and-blood neighbors and teammates in concrete place and time, and we escape the pressure of mainstream media to channel intimacy only as virtual embrace. - Author: Jose Panate-Aceves And John Hayes
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#99. 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. - Author: Rona Jaffe
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#100. 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. - Author: Megan McKenna
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