Quotes and Sayings about Intimacy
"To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art - that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Art, Infinite, Intimacy, Spirituality, Word)
"Games are a compromise between intimacy and keeping intimacy away."
- Eric Berne
(Related: Compromise, Games, Intimacy)
"The right of an individual to conduct intimate relationships in the intimacy of his or her own home seems to me to be the heart of the Constitution's protection of privacy."
- Harry A. Blackmun
(Related: Home, Heart, Constitution, Intimacy, Privacy, Protection, Relationships, Right)
"Among men, sex sometimes results in intimacy; among women, intimacy sometimes results in sex."
- Barbara Cartland
(Related: Men, Women, Sex, Intimacy, Results)
"If ever a man and his wife, or a man and his mistress, who pass nights as well as days together, absolutely lay aside all good breeding, their intimacy will soon degenerate into a coarse familiarity, infallibly productive of contempt or disgust."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Wife, Breeding, Contempt, Disgust, Familiarity, Intimacy, Man, Will)
"For TV I don't think I could have gotten a better part than Uncle Junior because of the intimacy of the character based on David Chase's brilliant writing."
- Dominic Chianese
(Related: Character, Intimacy, Writing)
"I think it's always harder in a film to convey intimacy."
- Patricia Clarkson
(Related: Film, Intimacy)
"If you think of life and death on a continuum, finding the point where it tips is complicated. It cuts across all political lines and gets to the root of our humanity. It requires faith informed by years of intimacy that you're doing what's right for your loved one."
- Eleanor Clift
(Related: Death, Faith, Life, Humanity, Intimacy, Right, Years)
"The true feeling of sex is that of a deep intimacy, but above all of a deep complicity."
- James Dickey
(Related: Sex, Deep, Feeling, Intimacy)
"I'm certain that most couples expect to find intimacy in marriage, but it somehow eludes them."
- James Dobson
(Related: Marriage, Intimacy)
"Is it any wonder that for millions of men the only intimacy is physical, silent, and predictable?"
- Phil Donahue
(Related: Men, Intimacy, Wonder)
"But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment, in which each feels that the other is feeling something, having once existed, its effect is not to be done away with."
- George Eliot
(Related: Effect, Embarrassment, Feeling, Intimacy)
"In the early days of Christianity the exercise of chastity was frequently combined with a close and romantic intimacy of affection between the sexes which shocked austere moralists."
- Havelock Ellis
(Related: Christianity, Affection, Chastity, Exercise, Intimacy, Romantic, Sexes)
"I've often thought that my lack of intimacy with those around me is the fault of those around me."
- Luke Ford
(Related: Thought, Fault, Intimacy)
"I'm a very shy person towards my intimacy and private life."
- Charlotte Gainsbourg
(Related: Life, Intimacy)
"I have similar feelings, actually. The intimacy of a club: you can see the people, you can almost feel them; you can't beat that. People will say things, and shout out, it's almost like they're up on the bandstand with you."
- Benny Green
(Related: People, Feelings, Intimacy, Will)
"San Francisco has always been my favorite booing city. I don't mean the people boo louder or longer, but there is a very special intimacy. When they boo you, you know they mean you. Music, that's what it is to me. One time in Kezar Stadium they gave me a standing boo."
- George Halas
(Related: Time, Music, People, Favorite, Intimacy)
"Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Friendship, Intimacy, Promise, Punctuality, Want)
"The married are those who have taken the terrible risk of intimacy and, having taken it, know life without intimacy to be impossible."
- Carolyn Heilbrun
(Related: Life, Intimacy, Risk)
"I regret to say that we of the FBI are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce."
- J. Edgar Hoover
(Related: Act, Commerce, Intimacy, Regret)
"Throughout the past, there has been a lack of intimacy, affection, and regard for Islam by Christianity. This, to a large extent, has been due to a lack of knowledge of the great human and spiritual ideals for which Islam and the teachings of Islam stand."
- Aly Khan
(Related: Knowledge, Christianity, Islam, Affection, Ideals, Intimacy, Past, Spiritual)
"You're creating an intimacy that everybody feels, that it's their experience, not yours. I'll never introduce a song and say, now this song is about 'my' broken heart."
- Diana Krall
(Related: Experience, Heart, Intimacy, Now, Song)
"When I attained a certain advanced intimacy with a man, and I don't just mean sex, I married him."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Sex, Intimacy, Man)
"Perhaps my problem in marriage-and it is the problem of many women-was to want both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs are important to a marriage."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Marriage, Women, Independence, Intimacy, Needs, Want)
"My bravery however was the effect of assurance for could I have believed the current report, I should have fled as fast as any man, no man can possibly have a greater reluctance to an intimacy with Sir William Howe than my Self."
- Henry Laurens
(Related: Bravery, Effect, Intimacy, Man, Self)
"My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind - intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Happiness, Wife, Intimacy, Man, Mankind, Philosophy, State, Woman)
"The development of the comedy club industry destroyed the uniqueness and intimacy of the profession but it also created jobs for comics and bred some great performers."
- Marc Maron
(Related: Development, Comedy, Intimacy, Jobs, Profession, Uniqueness)
"Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing."
- Rollo May
(Related: Communication, Community, Intimacy, Understanding)
"I have tried to preserve in my relationship to the film the same closeness and intimacy that exists between a painter and his canvas."
- Norman McLaren
(Related: Film, Intimacy)
"Intimacy, as I am using it, is sharing my reality with you."
- Keith Miller
(Related: Intimacy, Reality, Sharing)
"Fiction is about intimacy with characters, events, places."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Events, Fiction, Intimacy)
"Just with the basic one guitar, one piano and one vocal and an audience, I think that the intimacy comes through more. People feel much more connected to the song because there's nothing in the way, and I actually enjoy doing that."
- Graham Nash
(Related: People, Guitar, Intimacy, Nothing, Song)
"I don't have any fear of intimacy, but rather thrive on it, which is rare in a public person."
- Jack Nicholson
(Related: Fear, Intimacy, Public)
"There is an intimacy about the Opry Theater that gives an entertainer a special charge."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Intimacy, Theater)
"It is certain that if you would have the whole secret of a people, you must enter into the intimacy of their religion."
- Edgar Quinet
(Related: Religion, People, Intimacy)
"Friends need not agree in everything or go always together, or have no comparable other friendships of the same intimacy."
- George Santayana
(Related: Friends, Intimacy)
"Intimacy is a wonderful thing. It's frustrating that growing up I thought it was wrong. It isn't. Exploring your sexuality is important when you're growing up."
- Amanda Seyfried
(Related: Thought, Growing up, Intimacy, Sexuality, Wrong)
"My friends tell me I have an intimacy problem. But they don't really know me."
- Garry Shandling
(Related: Friends, Intimacy)
"Because I am afraid of commitment. This movie certainly has some bearing and is some reflection of my real feeling about relationships, because I do have commitment issues. My friends tell me I have intimacy problems, but they don't know me, so who cares what they think?"
- Garry Shandling
(Related: Commitment, Feeling, Friends, Intimacy, Problems, Reflection, Relationships)
"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."
- Layne Staley
(Related: Music, Friends, Intimacy, Play, Today)
"Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still."
- Robert Sternberg
(Related: Commitment, Intimacy, Passion)
"Communication is a continual balancing act, juggling the conflicting needs for intimacy and independence. To survive in the world, we have to act in concert with others, but to survive as ourselves, rather than simply as cogs in a wheel, we have to act alone."
- Deborah Tannen
(Related: Act, Communication, Independence, Intimacy, Needs, World)
"I would venture to warn against too great intimacy with artists as it is very seductive and a little dangerous."
- Queen Victoria
(Related: Artists, Intimacy)
"In this play we're dealing with relative truths - who's lying, who's telling the truth. But underneath that, Ed and I have hit this deeper level of intimacy between old friends that comes out in the play."
- Fred Ward
(Related: Truth, Friends, Intimacy, Lying, Old, Play)
"Intimacy comes from being yourself on the stage and making the audience feel, without trying, that you're sittin' down there with 'em, playing, and that can happen in a big hall, if you have a good audience that want to listen."
- Doc Watson
(Related: Being, Intimacy, Trying, Want)
"Interestingly, the best way to promote intimacy is to demand it."
- George Weinberg
"I think that musicians should never forget about the intimacy of bringing two people together, and the aesthetic transference where you're almost vicariously involved in a romance between other people."
- Joe Williams
(Related: Romance, People, Forget, Intimacy, Musicians)