100 Quotes About Distance

Distance is a difficult topic to talk about. It’s something we want to avoid and it seems like there shouldn’t be such a thing as distance in a relationship. However, there are times when the distance between two people means more than words. We have put together a collection of wise, funny, and inspirational quotes about distance that will help you find the balance between being close and being far away.

The scariest thing about distance is that you don’t know whether they’ll miss you or forget you. Nicholas Sparks
I imagine a line, a white line, painted on the...
I imagine a line, a white line, painted on the sand and on the ocean, from me to you. Jonathan Safran Foer
If you listen to the wind very carefully, you'll be...
If you listen to the wind very carefully, you'll be able to hear me whisper my love for you. Andrew Davidson
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe...
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. Arthur C. Clarke
Distance sometimes lets you know who is worth keeping, and...
Distance sometimes lets you know who is worth keeping, and who is worth letting go. Lana Del Rey
I didnt pay atteniton to times or distance, instead focusing...
I didnt pay atteniton to times or distance, instead focusing on how it felt just to be in motion, knowing it wasn't about the finish line but how I got there that mattered. Sarah Dessen
We can only see a short distance ahead, but we...
We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done. Alan Turing
Friendships - and indeed most relationships - are measured in the closeness of hearts, minds and soul ties... not in the distance of physical miles or even the passing of time. Rasheed Ogunlaru
A week feels like a year when you’re seventeen and in love. A twenty minute drive might as well be an ocean. But we were together again and the whole world was rejoicing, even the gravel crunched melodiously under our feet as we danced onward through the night. Chloe Rattray
Always go as far as you can see, then let...
Always go as far as you can see, then let faith take you the rest of the way. Seth Adam Smith
If you want to be a successful runner, you have...
If you want to be a successful runner, you have to consider everything. It's no good just thinking about endurance and not to develop fine speed. Arthur Lydiard
I didn't know someone could love me like this, " she said. "Could love me and love me and love me without...needing space." Lincoln wasn't asleep. He rolled on top of her." There's no air in space, " he said. Rainbow Rowell
It seemed that we loved each other better when there...
It seemed that we loved each other better when there were large swaths of two continents between us. The daily work of love was often hard to perform at home. Aleksandar Hemon
To love purely is to consent to distance, it is...
To love purely is to consent to distance, it is to adore the distance between ourselves and that which we love. Simone Weil
However close you get to others, you can never get...
However close you get to others, you can never get inside them, even when you're inside them. Ian Mcewan
Time is the longest distance between two places.
Time is the longest distance between two places. Tennessee Williams
The distance of a voice, is only a short time...
The distance of a voice, is only a short time away from touch. Anthony Liccione
All space is relative. There is no such thing as size. The telescope and the microscope have produced a deadly leveling of great and small, far and near. The only little thing is sin, the only great thing is fear! (" The Jelly-Fish") David H. Keller
After so many years, we kept our nearness, by paying with our distance. Unknown
There was a feeling of inevitability when I met you. The sense that we would be together; that there would be a moment when you would look at me in a certain way, and we could cross the threshold from friendship into something so much more. We spoke once about lovers who kept finding each other, no matter how many times the world came between them. And I think I had to break your heart, and you had to break mine. How else could we know the worth of what we were given? I think you were always meant to know me a little better than anyone else. And our lives were fated to converge like some cosmic dance. I know there is terrible distance between us. But our bodies are made of celestial light, and we are hurtling through space and time, toward the most beautiful collision. Lang Leav
You're my closest friend and you're thousands of miles away.
You're my closest friend and you're thousands of miles away. Anthony Horowitz
So they were pen pals now, Emma composing long, intense letters crammed with jokes and underlining, forced banter and barely concealed longing; two-thousand-word acts of love on air-mail paper. Letters, like compilation tapes, were really vehicles for unexpressed emotions and she was clearly putting far too much time and energy into them. In return, Dexter sent her postcards with insufficient postage: ‘Amsterdam is MAD’, ‘Barcelona INSANE’, ‘Dublin ROCKS. Sick as DOG this morning.’ As a travel writer, he was no Bruce Chatwin, but still she would slip the postcards in the pocket of a heavy coat on long soulful walks on Ilkley Moor, searching for some hidden meaning in ‘VENICE COMPLETELY FLOODED! ! ! !. David Nicholls
Every once in a while, people need to be in...
Every once in a while, people need to be in the presence of things that are really far away. Ian Frazier
Everything seems simpler from a distance.
Everything seems simpler from a distance. Gail Tsukiyama
Sometimes you just need to distance yourself from people. If...
Sometimes you just need to distance yourself from people. If they care, they'll notice. If they don't, you know where you stand. Ziad K. Abdelnour
I like to prowl ordinary placesand taste the people-from a...
I like to prowl ordinary placesand taste the people-from a distance. Charles Bukowski
Do not distance yourself from the people who need you...
Do not distance yourself from the people who need you most today, because tomorrow you will need them the most. Gift Gugu Mona
Do not distance yourself from people who need you most...
Do not distance yourself from people who need you most today, because tomorrow you will need them the most. Gift Gugu Mona
Oh, don't let him pull that 'Pearl Harbor I'm going...
Oh, don't let him pull that 'Pearl Harbor I'm going off to war' stuff on you. Michael Hastings
If feels good to live after death. It feels good to not be dead. It feels so good to find myself alive and flying home. The music plays in my ears and I float further and further away from war. Fucking Baghdad. Michael Hastings
Our work is directly proportional to the distances our dreams...
Our work is directly proportional to the distances our dreams travel across, as force (power) is a constant factor Israelmore Ayivor
There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to...
There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally. Miguel Ruiz
The back windows looked out over the fields, then the Atlantic, maybe a hundred yards away. Actually, I'm just making that bit up. I had no idea how far away the sea was. Only men could do things like that. "Half a mile." "Fifty yards." Giving directions, that sort of thing. I could look at a woman and say "Thirty-six C." Or "Let's try it in the next size up." But I had no idea how far away Tim's sea was except that I wouldn't want to walk to it in high heels. Marian Keyes
And if one day there's distance Between your hand and...
And if one day there's distance Between your hand and mine, When our hands join once again, My heart and soul will shine. Glyncora Murphy
There is no need to slander the nimit (one who is instrumental), it is only necessary to distance yourself from that nimit. Dada Bhagwan
We're just two lost souls Swimming in a fish bowl, Year after year, Running over the same old ground. What have we found? The same old fears. Wish you were here. Roger Waters
Don't come, I was thinking now. Wherever you are, stay there. Because with her reduced to a fantasy, I could imagine a wonderful meeting. I could see her smiling, tossing her red-haired head, staring at me with inquisitive eyes. I'd say something meaningful to her, and she'd melt for me. Reality could not live up to that. Scott Adlerberg
As any distance we take from things give us an outside perspective, so does taking a geographical distance–offering us a new vantage point over our lives. Lauren Klarfeld
Know that I love you immensely, and you hurry home. Bea Weaver
Kaysen elaborates through parts of the book on her thoughts about how mental illness is treated. She explains that families who are willing to pay the rather high costs of hospitalization do so to prove their own sanity. Once one member of the family is hospitalized, it becomes easier for the rest of the family to distance themselves from the problem and to create a clear boundary between the sane and the insane. Recognizing a family member or friend as insane makes others around them, says Kaysen, compare themselves to that individual. Hospitalization allows for distance from this questioning of self that makes us so uncomfortable. Her view that mental illness often includes the entire family means the hospitalized family member becomes an excuse for other family members not to look at their own problems. This explains the willingness to pay the high financial costs of hospitalization. . Susanna Kaysen
Distance has the same effect on the mind as on the eye, and while we glide along the stream of time, whatever we leave behind us is always lessening, and that which we approach increasing in magnitude. Samuel Johnson
Above all human existence requires stability, the permanence of things. The result is an ambivalence with respect to all great and violent expenditure of strength; such an expenditure, whether in nature or in man, represents the strongest possible threat. The feelings of admiration and of ecstasy induced by them thus mean that we are concerned to admire them from afar. The sun corresponds to that prudent concern. It is all radiance gigantic loss of heat and light, flame, explosion; but remote from men, who can enjoy in safety and quiet the fruits of this cataclysm. To earth belongs the solidity which sustains houses of stone and the steps of men (at least on its surface, for buried within the depths of the earth is the incandescence of lava). Georges Bataille
Films are about entering the world from distance... little being part of all people, series are all about entering the whole world with both feet... being part of all main characters or not only the main... but the killers... victims. Deyth Banger
I felt a tremendous distance between myself and everything real. Hunter S. Thompson
In times of turmoil, void or suffering, closely stays the images mirroring the lived, far seems the unknown to be; pick yourself a lens to see through, your eyes touch the distant mountains and the lived past disappears into ponzo illusions. Pavitraa Parthasarathy
Just as teenagers can live in the same house as their parents, yet choose not to live “close” to them in partnership, so we can choose to be children of God, yet live very distant from God in our hearts. On the other hand, we can choose to have the closest partnership with Him, in which we know what He thinks, believes, and acts and what is important to Him. In this place of intimacy, we also discover just how close He wants to be with us. Theresa Dedmon
And in those moments, Park thought about pulling back from her." Not breaking up with her. That phrase didn't even seem to apply here. Just. .. erasing away. Recovering the six inches between them Rainbow Rowell
I think about pressing myself against him, but I can't, because all our secrets would keep a space between us. Veronica Roth
I realised I really didn’t know what I was doing and I felt her trace drowning in the middle of the cars and the people, in the middle of the streets and far away, in the secrets she so jealously kept. I felt it. We were ever so close, ever so far. Emiliano Campuzano
Distance has the same effect on the mind as on the eye. Samuel Johnson
There is a magic in distance. Look back at the golden lamp-lit rooms of your home from the road of your life, and it all for a moment is exactly how you hoped it would be: warm, peaceful, safe. Kate Lord Brown
Distance changes utterly when you take the world on foot. A mile becomes a long way, two miles literally considerable, ten miles whopping, fifty miles at the very limits of conception. The world, you realize, is enormous in a way that only you and a small community of fellow hikers know. Planetary scale is your little secret. Life takes on a neat simplicity, too. Time ceases to have any meaning. When it is dark, you go to bed, and when it is light again you get up, and everything in between is just in between. It’s quite wonderful, really. You have no engagements, commitments, obligations, or duties; no special ambitions and only the smallest, least complicated of wants; you exist in a tranquil tedium, serenely beyond the reach of exasperation, “far removed from the seats of strife, ” as the early explorer and botanist William Bartram put it. All that is required of you is a willingness to trudge. There is no point in hurrying because you are not actually going anywhere. However far or long you plod, you are always in the same place: in the woods. It’s where you were yesterday, where you will be tomorrow. The woods is one boundless singularity. Every bend in the path presents a prospect indistinguishable from every other, every glimpse into the trees the same tangled mass. For all you know, your route could describe a very large, pointless circle. In a way, it would hardly matter. At times, you become almost certain that you slabbed this hillside three days ago, crossed this stream yesterday, clambered over this fallen tree at least twice today already. But most of the time you don’t think. No point. Instead, you exist in a kind of mobile Zen mode, your brain like a balloon tethered with string, accompanying but not actually part of the body below. Walking for hours and miles becomes as automatic, as unremarkable, as breathing. At the end of the day you don’t think, “Hey, I did sixteen miles today, ” any more than you think, “Hey, I took eight-thousand breaths today.” It’s just what you do. Bill Bryson
Some trips are more than distance traveled in miles. Lucy Knisley
No friend to Love like a long voyage at sea. Aphra Behn
I was 8, 569 miles away, 37 butt-numbing hours of travel across seven time zones in the last two days, or was it three? Amelia Earhart, eat your heart out. Kristine K. Stevens
It seemed like all the way to tomorrow and over it to the days beyond. J.r.r. Tolkien
..Heracles was strangely silent. What is he thinking? / Geryon wondered. / Geryon watched prehistoric rocks move past the car and thought about thoughts. / Even when they were lovers / he had never known what Herakles was thinking. Once in a while he would say, / Penny for your thoughts! / and it always turned out to be some odd thing like a bumper sticker or a dish / he'd eaten in a Chinese restaurant years ago. / What Geryon was thinking Herakles never asked. In the space between them / developed a dangerous cloud. . Anne Carson
But nothing makes a room feel emptier than wanting someone in it. Calla Quinn
Paradise seemed further away than India, but Hell had become a bit closer V.S. Naipaul
I’ve been in the Wilds for a month and a half now, and in that time I’ve almost forgotten about the fences. It’s amazing how close I have been, all this time, to my old life. And yet the distance that divides me from it is vast. Lauren Oliver
Always distance yourself from gossip, because it is the worst form of self-disruption. Gift Gugu Mona
Time & distance does wonders for healing & rejuvenating your soul. April Mae Monterrosa
Could not sleep last nightbed cover of unease distance kept me awake windy whispers in summer nightwas telling you were awake one corner to another rollinglike swimming in a competitionmy heart wanted to seeyou then n thenwe live , we loveon same earth mostlyrare within a real another world don't allow usto sleep in side your , or mine restful love©litymunshi Litymunshi
I am foolish in the way distance makes me feel partial. Taylor Patton
Do you think it’s funny that both of our favorite memories are about the people we like the least now?” I ask.“ Maybe that’s why we dislike them, ” she says. “The distance between who they were and who they are is so wide, we have no hope of getting them back. Nicola Yoon
Distance is not a gulf but a bridge between lovers. Marty Rubin
Distance is a bridge, not a gulf, between lovers. Marty Rubin
Hide the miles between us Run to me Like you run your Fingers through my hair Desire in every digit, in every touch. Run to me Like rivers run in springtime Filled with renewing love As they do with the melting snow. Fly to me As the birds fly the continents Committed to build their nests. Fly to me As a cottonwood fluff in the air All over me, head to toe, gently Come here. Veronika Jensen
Men dream more about coming home than about leaving. Paulo Coelho
She stuck a bookmark in his heart and walked away. Saul Williams
Indeed, I find that distance lends perspective and I often write better of a place when I am some distance from it. One can be so overwhelmed by the forest as to miss seeing the trees. Louis LAmour
It looks a lot better from up here than it does down there, dont it? Yes. It does. There's a lot of things look better at a distance. Yeah? I think so. I guess there are. The life you've lived, for one. Yeah. Maybe what of it you aint lived yet, too. Cormac McCarthy
A: But why this solitude? - B: I am not at odds with anyone. But when I am alone I seem to see my friends in a clearer and fairer light than when I am with them; and when I loved and appreciated music the most, I lived far from it. It seems I need a distant perspective if I am to think well of things. Friedrich Nietzsche
She seemed always to have seen him through a blur - first of sleepiness, then of distance and indifference - and now the fog had thickened till he was almost indistinguishable. Edith Wharton
I distance myself from heaven and then complain that heaven is distant. Camron Wright
The rules say that to tell a story you need first of all a measuring stick, a calendar, you have to calculate how much time has passed between you and the facts, the emotions to be narrated. Elena Ferrante
May be its a good idea to write something about you in my book... At least then, there will be a place where we will meet everyday... and be together forever! Anamika Mishra
My best ideas come when I distance myself from day-to-day operations. It gives me more focus. Ziad K. Abdelnour
Patience is inversely proportional to the distance from the front of the queue. John Day
Perhaps stars were supposed to be viewed from the ground. Becky Chambers
Where you are today and where you want to be lies a gap. That gap is the price you have to pay to get to the top. Oscar Bimpong
I loved him the way some people are to be loved - from a distance. Sanhita Baruah
Irony is for a traveler while traveling, happiness increases as the distance increases. Shivangi Lavaniya
She was like the Sun. At just the right distance, she gave me life, but if I got too close, she would burn me. E. Leo Foster
When you have mountains in the distance or even hills, you have space. Robert M. Pirsig
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The eye of judgment sees at a distance what it refuses to see in it's own reflection. T.F. Hodge
He ran from one side of the cage, and then back again, which was not very far. It was far only if you were a puppy. Michael Delaware
It is always the same. Whether you are walking or going by train, the way always seems shorter the second time than the first. (And that is true of distances that are not to be measured in miles and yards.) Unknown
If i think about us logically, there is no chance for us. But logic doesn't produce magic. Cristian Peter MarinescuIvan
Social networking platforms drove man closer to those in neighboring continents, while driving him further apart from those in his neighborhood. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I know love is dark work; you have to get your hands dirty. If you hold back, nothing interesting happens. At the same time, you have to find the right distance between people. Too close, and they overwhelm you; too far and they abandon you. How to hold them in the right relation? Hanif Kureishi
When we were in bed, the only part of me she touched was my penis, because it was the most detached. Anatole Broyard
Always distance yourself from gossip because it's the worst form of self-disruption. Gugu Mona
Geography and mileage mean nothing. Separate is a single word that covers all distances that aren't together. Rivera Sun
Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand. Thomas Carlyle
We criticize mothers for closeness. We criticize fathers for distance. How many of us have expected less from our fathers and appreciated what they gave us more? How many of us always let them off the hook? Ellen Goodman
For time is the longest distance between two places. Tennessee Williams
Be able to back up a car for a considerable distance in a straight line and back out of a driveway. Marilyn Vos Savant
In 1952, I had gone to England on a literary pilgrimage, but what I also saw, even at that distance from the blitz, were bombed-out ruins and an enervated society, while the continent was still, psychologically, in the grip of its recent atrocities. Cynthia Ozick