15 Of The Best, Most Timeless Quotes About Intimacy



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


“They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.” –F. Scott FitzgeraldThis Side of Paradise


“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.” – Jane AustenSense and Sensibility


“The words ‘I Love You’ kill, and resurrect millions, in less than a second.” –AberjhaniElemental: The Power of Illuminated Love


“The real heroes anyway aren’t the people doing things; the real heroes are the people NOTICING things, paying attention.” –John GreenThe Fault in Our Stars


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


“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.” – Iris MurdochUnder the Net


“It wasn’t a thing I had consciously missed, but having it now reminded me of the joy of it; that drowsy intimacy in which a man’s body is accessible to you as your own, the strange shapes and textures of it like a sudden extension of your own limbs.”
Diana GabaldonVoyager


“The trick. . .is to find the balance between the bright colors of humor and the serious issues of identity, self-loathing, and the possibility for intimacy and love when it seems no longer possible or, sadder yet, no longer necessary.” –Wendy Wasserstein


“Most people are slow to champion love because they fear the transformation it brings into their lives. And make no mistake about it: love does take over and transform the schemes and operations of our egos in a very mighty way.” –Aberjhani


“It can be difficult to leave a long-term relationship, even when our inner-wisdom tells us it’s time to let go. At this point, we can choose let go and endure the intense pain of leaving behind the familiar to make way for a new chapter in our life. Or we can stay and suffer a low-grade pain that slowly eats away at our heart and soul, like an emotional cancer. Until we wake up, one day and realize, we are buried so deep in the dysfunction of the relationship that we scarcely remember who we were and what we wanted and needed to be.” –Jaeda DeWalt


“This is my skin. This is not your skin, yet you are still under it.” –Iain Thomas


“For the first time in his life he understood why the Bible called sex “knowing”. Everything was different. Now he knew Dante. He’d known Dante. And wonder of wonders, Dante had known him right back.” – Damon SuedeHot Head


“Real intimacy is a sacred experience. It never exposes its secret trust and belonging to the voyeuristic eye of a neon culture. Real intimacy is of the soul, and the soul is reserved.” – John O’DonohueAnam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom


“True love is not a hide and seek game: in true love, both lovers seek each other.” –Michael Bassey Johnson Thought Catalog Logo Mark

If Lucy Ricardo and Don Vito Corleone had a daughter who was raised by George Jefferson and taught by Socrates, it would be me.

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