Quotes with distance

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  • Ben E. King One minute we can be in a small club, the next minute we can be in a coliseum, and the next minute we can be in a small auditorium. It varies, depending on the promoter, the budget, and the travelling distance.
    Ben E. King
    American soul and R&B singer (1938 - 2015)
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  • Graham Greene A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.
    Graham Greene
    English writer (1904 - 1991)
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  • Oliver Wendell Holmes Age, like distance lends a double charm.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet (1809 - 1894)
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  • Alejandro Amenabar An Oscar means a lot of things because it's like the ultimate award for a filmmaker so it feels great. But I think you have to consider awards with some distance and not get obsessed with it. When you're creating you shouldn't think about it.
    Alejandro Amenabar
    Spanish-Chilean film director, screenwriter and composer (1972 - )
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  • Barry Unsworth Angels are not complete, they need their counterparts, the dark needs the bright, the hidden needs the open, and vice versa. Sometimes they meet and recognise each other. Sometimes, as with Horatio and me, the pairing occurs over spaces of time and distance.
    Barry Unsworth
    English writer (1930 - 2012)
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  • Candice Millard As someone who has long loved history and reads a lot of history, especially when you get a distance like 130 years, these people can seem almost mythical, and you need something tangible to make them real.
    Candice Millard
    American writer and journalist (1968 - )
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  • Alfred Noyes At a certain stage in his evolution, man himself had been able to lay hold upon a higher order of things, which raised him above the level of the beasts that perish, and enabled him to see, at least in the distance, the shining towers of the City of God.
    Alfred Noyes
    English poet, short-story writer and playwright (1880 - 1958)
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  • Bayard Taylor Bathed in the tenderest purple of distance, Tinted and shadowed by pencils of air, Thy battlements hang o'er the slopes and the forests, Seats of the gods in the limitless ether, Looming sublimely aloft and afar.
    Bayard Taylor
    American poet, travel author, and diplomat (1825 - 1878)
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  • Candice Bergen Beauty set up distance between other people and me. It warped their behavior.
    Candice Bergen
    American actress (1946 - )
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  • Caleb Cushing Cruel war, war at home; and in the perspective distance, a man on horseback with a drawn sword in his hand, some Atlantic Caesar, or Cromwell, or Napoleon.
    Source: On what the impending civil strife would mean to the nation. Speech, Bangor, Maine, 11 January 1860.
    Caleb Cushing
    American Democratic politician and diplomat (1800 - 1879)
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  • Bono Distance does not decide who is your brother and who is not. The church is going to have to become the conscience of the free market if it's to have any meaning in this world - and stop being its apologist.
    Bono
    Irish singer, songwriter, philanthropist, activist and businessman (1960 - )
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  • Samuel Johnson Distance has the same effect on the mind as on the eye.
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer (1709 - 1784)
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  • Rohinton Mistry Distance was a dangerous thing, she knew. Distance changed people.
    Source: Een wankel evenwicht (2016) 316
    Rohinton Mistry
    Indian-born Canadian writer (1952 - )
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  • Burton Richter During my years at the synchrotron laboratory, I had become interested in the theory of quantum electrodynamics and had decided that what I would most like to do after completing my dissertation work was to probe the short-distance behavior of the electromagnetic interaction.
    Burton Richter
    American physicist (1931 - 2018)
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  • Camille Paglia Every male copulating with a woman returns to his origins in the womb. Goethe postponed intercourse until he was forty. This must be related to his self-imposed distance from his forceful mother. To refuse phallic penetration is to refuse surrender to the female matrix.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic (1947 - )
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  • Leonardo Da Vinci Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.
    Leonardo Da Vinci
    Italian painter, engineer and musician (1452 - 1519)
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  • Benedict Cumberbatch Fame is a weird one. You need to distance yourself from it. People see a value in you that you don't see yourself.
    Benedict Cumberbatch
    English actor (1976 - )
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  • Jonathan Franzen Fiction is a particularly effective way for strangers to connect across time and distance.
    Jonathan Franzen
    American novelist and essayist (1959 - )
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  • Joseph Rudyard Kipling Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run.
    Joseph Rudyard Kipling
    English writer (1865 - 1936)
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  • Tennessee Williams For time is the longest distance between two places.
    Tennessee Williams
    American playwright (1911 - 1983)
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