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Being A Close Person Quotes


"I am working on three things: on being a prayerful person; on staying close to the handicapped; and on my writing. These are my constant concerns." - Henri Nouwen

"Despite our ever-connective technology, neither Skype nor Facebook - not even a telephone call - can come close to the joy of being with loved ones in person." - Marlo Thomas

"Egocentric: A person who has his I's too close together." - Evan Esar

"Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person they are almost indistinguishable." - David Augsburger

"Yes, I'm very close to my family. And being that close to your family, I think you also struggle with how to become your own person." - Linda Cardellini

"I've always been a keen cyclist, I'm very close to the world of cycling. Not just cycling really - also walking, adventures, being a curious person, traveling to new countries." - Paul Smith

"Drinking is a fast-forward button; it makes you feel close to a person so quickly." - Alison Rosen

"Hale, stop it." Kat reached out and grabbed his arm. "You are many things, but stupid isn't one of them." "I'm too close." "You don't get it, do you? Being close is good. Caring is good. I love that you're emotional and passionate and can't turn these things off." "It makes me a bad thief." "It makes you a good person." - Ally Carter

"The one thing I've always said: Let your family and close friends be the judge of who you are as a person. Don't worry about being judged by others who don't know you, because your family and close friends know what you're all about, good and bad." - Rick Pitino

"I'm very close to my mother, but not a single other person in my family." - Alexis Stewart

"Work at being a humble person." - John Templeton

"I just like being a regular person." - Jhene Aiko

"Being close ain't good enough." - Chris Paul

"Aren't you something," Grandma said. "I never saw a midget up close." "Little person," Briggs said. "And I never saw anyone as old as you up close, either." - Janet Evanovich

"Obedience is a powerful spiritual medicine. It comes close to being a cure-all." - Boyd K. Packer

"You were a Jesuit? Franciscan. We run a close second in being pains in the ass." - Joe Haldeman

"I love the idea that the person that signs you makes the record, because you get that sense of guidance, of being there at that close point." - Erol Alkan

"Being close to nature, in general, helps boost a child's attention span." - Richard Louv

"Being physically close to extreme power causes one to experience a giddiness, an intoxication." - Maya Angelou

"Honestly, being a doctor could make you more close minded than regular people." - Alex Chiu

"But there is a difference between cozying up to power and being close to power." - Bono

"Being called close-minded by religious people is a bit like being called yellow by a bunch of bananas." - Pat Condell

"Without a doubt, Ozzy is the craziest person I've ever met. Son of Sam is a close second." - Geezer Butler

"People used what they called a telephone because they hated being close together and they were scared of being alone." - Chuck Palahniuk

"When you are young, you think it's going to be solved by love. But it never is. Being close - as close as you can get - to another person only makes clear that impassable distance between you.' If being in love only made people more lonely, why would everyone want it so much?' Because of the illusion. You fall in love, it's intoxicating, and for a little while you feel like you've actually become one with the other person. Merged souls and so on. You think you'll never be lonely again." - Nicole Krauss

"Personal power is the reflection of a person of knowledge. A person of knowledge, an enlightened person, a person even close to enlightenment, has a great deal of personal power." - Frederick Lenz

"In the dark you can feel really close to a person. You can say whatever you want." - Jenny Han

"Painting is as close as a person can get to actually capturing the heat of the moment." - Sylvester Stallone

"An artist makes something to be physically experienced by another person. It's a raw, freely chosen, interpersonal relationship between the maker and the viewer, so it's close to what a musical composer does, or a poet or a dancer. It is coming out of one's inner being." - Philip Taaffe

"Only a philosopher's mind grows wings, since its memory always keeps it as close as possible to those realities by being close to which the gods are divine." - Plato

"I like being close to the bats." - Don Mattingly

"If I'm a character, it's a biographical movie. My character is as close to me as possible. As close to being myself as possible. So my character, J. Cole, is very close to Jermaine Cole." - J Cole

"Being blind is as simple as closing your eyes. The blind don't act any different than you or I. You never see a blind person going around saying, 'I'm blind.' So if you want to play blind just close your eyes and keep them closed and fare thee well." - Morgan Freeman

"Leadership is not about being a nice person or not a nice person." - Simon Sinek

"You don't pass or fail at being a person, dear." - Neil Gaiman

"The ability to just sit there. That's being a person." - Louis C K

"I fancy myself as being a fairly competent person." - Lisa Ling

"I believe in love, children and being a good person." - Leighton Meester

"Even the most despicable person is still a human being." - Stellan Skarsgard

"I was blinded by being a romantic person." - Sienna Miller

"I do have this reputation for being a serious person." - Joni Mitchell

"There isn't a person alive who doesn't like being caressed." - Jock Sturges

"The Church's challenge is staying close to the people, close to the people of the United States, not being a detached Church from the people but close to them, close, close, and this is something that the Church in the United States has understood and understood well." - Pope Francis

"A person being patient with an insane person is my favorite thing in the world." - Bill Hader

"Being a good person and fair person is very important in life, I think." - Guler Sabanci

"The best thing is being really close. The worst thing is being really close." - Joel Madden

"A fly was very close to being called a land, cause that's what they do half the time." - Mitch Hedberg

"A fly was very close to being called a land, because that's what it does half the time." - Mitch Hedberg

"Being a woman is interesting, but it shouldn't stop you from being a person." - Mildred H. McAfee

"Sometimes being a good mother gets in the way of being a good person." - Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

"Being a woman is interesting, but it should' stop you from being a person." - Mildred H. McAfee

"Being spontaneous at times is a must. Being spontaneous all the time is a crazy person." - Ryan Hansen

"Being born, especially being born a person of color, is a political act in itself." - Andres Serrano

"There is no fixed, true and real person inside of you or me, precisely because being a person necessarily implies becoming a person, being in process." - John Powell

"Democracy is itself, a religious faith. For some it comes close to being the only formal religion they have." - E B White

"...a young nurse is standing close behind me wondering whether she is being drawn by my power or her charity." - Leonard Cohen

"I had a very lovely childhood, and, being an only child, I'm very close to my mom and my dad." - Luke Evans

"I grew as close to Madonna as I've ever been to a woman without being romantically involved." - Nile Rodgers

"I like to play these unconventional characters, yes. They're close to the way I feel as a human being." - Ken Stott

"It's a real wrenching thing to go from being a private person to being a public person, especially when you're being autobiographical." - James Taylor

"I discovered that I am tired of being a person. Not just tired of being the person I was, but any person at all" - Susan Sontag

"Personalities are like impressionistic paintings. At a distance, each person is 'all of a piece'; up close, each is a bewildering complexity of moods, cognitions, and motives." - Theodore Millon

"Michael O'Donoghue was a very close friend of mine - very encouraging with my stuff, and really a great guy - but he was a no-kidding difficult person." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Part of being a helathy person is being well integrated and at peace." - Candace Pert

"I do have traditional values: I believe in being a good person and being polite." - Fka Twigs

"Sexiness is all about your personality, being genuine and confident, and being a good person." - Erin Heatherton

"Being an author is always like being a well-run dictatorship - it's all one person speaking." - Junot Diaz

"Being with an insanely jealous person is like being in the room with a dead mammoth." - Mike Nichols

"There's a crazy energy in Toronto. I think some of that may be from being a border from where I'm from and being so close." - G-Eazy

"Loving a person is loving everything but the person. Being in love with that person is loving everything and that person." - Denise Richards

"Having a conversation on a landline is more intimate than talking to someone in person. Your voices are so clear and close - you're in each other's heads." - Rainbow Rowell

"At some point, you have to disconnect, if the obsession with playing a real person gets in the way of the movie at large. At the same time, we're all interested, as actors in trying to get as close to the real thing as we can, and whatever you can do in order to create that transformation feels fun and, for me, the furthest I can get away from myself is fun. It's all part of the costume, the accent, and all that stuff. It's about trying to get close without it being a detriment to the point of view of the story that you're trying to tell." - Joel Edgerton

"When you can feel that close to something you're used to seeing from this great distance, well, it changes a person." - Sally Ride

"I think you're never the same person when you close a book as when you open one; it changes your life very subtly." - Cheryl Tiegs

"I think you're never the same person when you close a book as when you open one; it changes your life very subtly." - Cheryl Tiegs

"I am a very shy person who is just close to himself. So I would refrain from talking about my personal life." - N T Rama Rao Jr

"Juxtaposing a person with an environment that is boundless, collating him with a countless number of people passing by close to him and far away, relating a person to the whole world, that is the meaning of cinema." - Andrei Tarkovsky

"While big corporations make huge, tax-free profits, taxes for the everyday working person skyrocket. While politicians take free trips around the world, those same politicians cut back food stamps for the poor. While politicians increase their salaries, millions of people are being laid off. I do not understand a government so willing to spend millions of dollars on arms, to explore outer space, even the planet Jupiter, and at the same time close down day care centers and fire stations." - Assata Shakur

"I'm not interested in playing the field and all that stuff because frankly I'm not into frivolous relationships. I've got a couple close relationships with friends, a close relationship with my family, and a close relationship with my guitar. I'll know if the right person comes along, and whatever then - cool - but it's not something I'm seeking out at the moment." - Taylor Momsen

"Instead of being a person to whom things happened, I became a person who made things happen." - Tony Clark

"I consider myself a human being, a Christian, a father, a husband, so many things, before being a black person." - David Oyelowo

"The person is being confrontational." - Steve Mcqueen

"It's not easy, being the best at what he does but still having the humility and desire to be close to those around him. In private, Messi is a great leader, a great captain. Usually the best in any area see things differently but in this case Leo is still an ordinary person and that makes our relationship work. He's the leader of ARG, he has helped us to reach two finals in one year. I have great respect for Messi the person and player." - Javier Mascherano

"I have always drawn strength from being close to home." - Arthur Ashe

"You cannot teach a person how to write songs. It's about being your own person and following your instincts." - Kiesza

"It has everything to do with being a good human being. A good person. A good friend." - Daniel Pearce

"You wouldn't take a portrait of a human being from a hundred feet away and expect to capture their spirit; you'd move in close." - Nick Brandt

"There was some discussion, but nothing got close to being a reality. They asked for a lot and got a lot (from the White Sox)." - Eric Wedge

"When I'm writing a movie, it's usually pretty close to what the movie is going to be, which is just a luxury of being a writer-director." - J C Chandor

"A guitar riff played on a piano doesn't come close to the purity of it being played on a guitar but I faked it enough to get by." - Barry Mann

"A sociopath is just a label and doesn't encompass the entire being of a person." - Dan Gilroy

"I was so beat down as a young person - being black, being gay, being unable to assimilate because I could never, ever pull off being butch." - Billy Porter

"Don't dream of being a good person, be a human being is valuable and gives value to life." - Albert Einstein

"I'm a people person. I like being with people. So I like being a teacher, and so on." - N T Wright

"Being happily and successfully married is generally not so much a matter of marrying the right person as it is being the right person." - Howard W. Hunter

"It takes a while to get a movie together, and they dont start talking books until the movie is close to being finished." - Gregory Keyes

"The United States is dangerously close to being a plutocracy. A third of the private wealth is owned by less than 5 percent of the population." - Robert Payne

"The United States is dangerously close to being a plutocracy. A third of the private wealth is owned by less than 5 percent of the population." - Pierre Stephen Robert Payne

"While there is no cure, cystic fibrosis is so close to being a livable disease. There is a lot of hope." - Max Carver

"I grew up in a show business family, so we've always had a great sense of balance, being so close to my parents." - Andy Gibb

"It takes a while to get a movie together, and they don't start talking books until the movie is close to being finished." - Gregory Keyes

"My dream is to live a good life and be loving, be close to God and be a good human being and bring peace to people." - Ziggy Marley

"I enjoy the Web site a lot and I like being able to talk to my readers. I've always had a very close relationship with them." - Anne Rice

"So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being. -Henri" - Henri Frederic Amiel

"A skunk is better company than a person who prides himself on being 'frank'." - Robert A Heinlein

"I'm still a person, a human being, no matter what religion I am." - T-Pain

"Be a good human being, a warmhearted, affectionate person. That is my fundamental belief." - Dalai Lama

"Not being funny doesn't make you a bad person. Not having a sense of humor does." - David Rakoff

"It's not being marketed as a gay show by a gay person. It's just Ellen DeGeneres" - Kyan Douglas

"I thought of the character being real, a living person, not a drawing." - Ollie Johnston

"An essayist is a lucky person who has found a way to discourse without being interrupted." - Charles Poore

"Being a public person doesn't necessarily mean you're a piece of meat for everybody." - Elle Macpherson

"I've done a lot of self-improvement. I'm always working on being a better person." - Joel Madden

"I'm still a person, a human being, no matter what religion I am." - Tpain

"You can't form a character without being completely comfortable with who you are as a person." - Candis Cayne

"It's not being marketed as a gay show by a gay person. It's just Ellen DeGeneres." - Kyan Douglas

"I once wanted to be a personage. Now I am comfortable being a person." - Anna Quindlen

"So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"I am a fan of marriage and a fan of being committed to the right person." - Joan Collins

"Being a star and having money do not make for a happy person." - Ken Kercheval

"I think it's a big part of being a creative person." - Mitchell Hurwitz

"My career suffered massively because I had a reputation for being a very tabloid person." - Sienna Miller

"And once you cease to be a real person, you stop being a good actor." - Scott Speedman

"I never intended being a business person I wanted to be a fashion designer." - Anna Sui

"I devoted myself simply to being a solitary person entrusted with a specific task." - Jacobo Timerman

"Is it possible, in the final analysis, for one human being to achieve perfect understanding of another? We can invest enormous time and energy in serious efforts to know another person, but in the end, how close can we come to that person's essence? We convince ourselves that we know the other person well, but do we really know anything important about anyone?" - Haruki Murakami

"I just never have really been the kind of person that's out in public being inappropriate, I guess. I like to have fun as much as the next person but I tend to do it in private and just hang out with close friends. If I'm going to go out, I'll just do it with my really good friends." - Emma Roberts

"I didn't start out thinking that I could ever make films. I started out being a film lover, loving films, and wanting to have a job that put me close to them and close to filmmakers and close to film sets." - Ava Duvernay

"I am more worried about being a good person than being the best football player in the world" - Lionel Messi

"A good therapist uses their whole being to engage fully with the whole being of the person coming for help." - Jed Diamond

"There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a person being themselves. Imagine going through your day being unapologetically you." - Steve Maraboli

"Being told that you are good at banter is like being told that you are a good person." - Dar Williams

"I don't believe in inevitability. But I think it's pretty close to being inevitable...Yes, I think it's probably a near thing." - Michael Scheuer

"When you are up close to an opera singer, hearing this incredible volume of noise coming from a human being - its beyond belief." - Eve Best

"You know, most boys would enjoy being trapped in close quarters with a girl." I roll my eyes. "Not claustrophobic people, Tris." - Veronica Roth

"She had never been so close to anybody. It was as if they were one being, together, not predator and prey, but partners in a dance." - L J Smith

"What is a friend if not someone you feel close to, someone you like being with, someone you can confide in and share pleasure with. -Jeremy Malory-" - Johanna Lindsey

"Childbirth being one's most significant life passage, those close to us when we open to birth a baby will never be forgotten." - Robin Lim

"...knowing that to be a librarian was to come as close as any human being can to sitting in the peak-seat of eternity's engine." - Stephen King

"Being able to laugh at a situation can help you hang on to your perspective. And there's an intimacy in laughter that nothing else can come close to." - Eric Mabius

"It's particularly hard to take being stabbed in the back close to home. There's always a feeling of betrayal when people of your own group oppose you." - Catharine Mackinnon

"I can't pull off blond, but I got some blond tips. Which is as close as I'll ever come to being in a '90s boy band." - Ron Livingston

"When you are up close to an opera singer, hearing this incredible volume of noise coming from a human being - it's beyond belief." - Eve Best

"Men may feel just disempowered by intimacy, by being close to a woman, and also by feeling the tender feelings that they're ashamed of." - Gloria Steinem

"To understand somebody else as a human being, I think, is about as close to real forgiveness as one can get." - David Small

"When it comes to health and well-being, regular exercise is about as close to a magic potion as you can get." - Nhat Hanh

"If there's a fire, I want to be there. Maybe because in being so close to death, I think I understand what it means to be truly alive." - Caroline Paul

"Being the person I am, you know, the size I am, being a woman, being a black woman, there's not a lot of roles for us." - Amber Riley

"At any moment, I could start being a better person...but which moment should I choose?" - Ashleigh Brilliant

"Having an enviable career is one thing. Being a happy person is another" - Bill Watterson



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