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Being Close To Nature Quotes


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

"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." - Frank Lloyd Wright

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

"Living close to nature is wonderful for your mental health." - Ishmael

"The best Christmas trees come very close to exceeding nature." - Andy Rooney

"For me, being alove it is being close to nature, either by the beach or near the ocean. When I look around and see how small I am in comparison to all that surrounds me, it fuels me." - Betsy Landin

"For most of human history, we could only watch, like bystanders, the beautiful dance of Nature. But today, we are on the cusp of an epoch-making transition, from being passive observers of Nature to being active choreographers of Nature. The Age of Discovery in science is coming to a close, opening up an Age of Mastery." - Michio Kaku

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

"For relaxation, I like to figure skate. Being on the ice and spinning and jumping, I feel very close to nature. In particular, I feel very close to Newton's laws of motion. On the ice, you can experience Newton's laws of motion in their purest, most elegant form." - Michio Kaku

"I used to live in a little city by the sea, and the feeling of isolation - it was not like living in Paris or London. It was a bit apart from the main city, and [it gave me] this feeling of isolation and also being close to nature, with nature as a surrounding and also a frontier, from the society of the world." - Lucile Hadzihalilovic

"Since PTSD is being exposed to death and the death of someone close, I felt really close to [the soldiers]." - Alice Winocour

"It were Happy if we studied Nature more in natural Things; and acted according to Nature; whose rules are few, plain and most reasonable. Let us begin where she begins, go her pace, and close always where she ends, and we cannot miss of being good naturalists." - William Penn

"The English may love gardening and fishing, but they have never struck me as being close to nature. Their way of expression is 'the hollyhocks are awfully good' sort of thing, all done in very good taste. The savagery of nature is something they don't dwell upon." - Denholm Elliott

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

"I've gone from, you know, being too close to politicians, to being too close to entertainers, and people's father that I'm not." - Al Sharpton

"I also became close to nature, and am now able to appreciate the beauty with which this world is endowed." - James Dean

"Nature had gathered her choicest treasures , to draw her lovers into close and confiding communion with her" - John Muir

"Of all the gifts bestowed by nature on human beings, hearty laughter must be close to the top." - Norman Cousins

"We should greatly err, if we endeavoured to force all ancient nature into a close comparison with existing operations." - Roderick Murchison

"A careful observation of Nature will disclose pleasantries of superb irony. She has for instance placed toads close to flowers." - Honore De Balzac

"The best way of being kind to bears is not to be very close to them." - Margaret Atwood

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

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

"Historically, China is not a nation of sportsmen. We traditionally put more emphasis on being close to nature than pushing endlessly to excel. A philosophy that values tranquil contemplation of the landscape cannot easily be adapted to the Olympic slogan of 'higher, stronger, faster.'" - Ai Weiwei

"Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality." - U Thant

"I've never heard of any president being so close to his people." - Ho Chi Minh

"I quite frequently don't look through the camera, which is very close to being blind." - William Eggleston

"For me writing is as close to being an engineer as possible." - Guy Kawasaki

"The worst of prison life, he thought, was not being able to close his door." - Stendhal

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

"There will never be anything more exciting or wonderful than being close to God." - Rick Joyner

"I loved being in Close Encounters, just to watch Steven Spielberg working was exciting." - Bob Balaban

"I am me, not by finding myself, but by being close to other people." - Linn Ullmann

"Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality." - Frank Herbert

"We are at the edge of an abyss and we're close to being irrevocably lost." - David R Brower

"You shouldn't get too close to the truth, because then maybe you stop being funny." - Bob Newhart

"That human beings seek their own well-being and that of those close to them is not an especially provocative discovery. What is important is that this universal aspect of human nature persists no matter what economic system is in place; it merely expresses itself in different forms." - Thomas Woods

"Yoga takes you close to your true nature. Yoga with its techniques helps you to harmonize with nature. Peace is our very nature, and yoga leads you to inner peace" - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"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

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

"A soul who is not close to nature is far away from what is called spirituality. In order to be spiritual one must communicate, and especially one must communicate with nature; one must feel nature." - Hazrat Inayat Khan

"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

"He who understands nature walks close with God." - Edgar Cayce

"I think it's really important to use your hands and get close to materials. To be up close to real things like rain and mud; to have contact with nature." - Robin Day

"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

"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

"If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable." - Rainer Maria Rilke

"You need to eat what's local. So that's what I'm trying to do - just be as close to nature as possible." - Valentina Zelyaeva

"I adore being with Roberta. I adore being in her spiritual light. I adore being close to her talent and gifts." - Peabo Bryson

"Miles is... Miles; close to a force of nature, climbing up out of his own pages and escaping subordination to any opinion of mine." - Lois Mcmaster Bujold

"To close the eyes, and give a seemly comfort to the apparel of the dead, is poverty's holiest touch of nature." - Charles Dickens

"To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart." - Charles Dickens

"To be constant is to be useful. To be useful is to realize one's true nature. Realization of one's true nature is happiness. When one reaches happiness, one is close to perfection." - Zhuangzi

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

"It is an absolutely vain endeavor to attempt to reconstruct or even comprehend the nature of a human being by simply knowing the forces which have acted upon him. However deeply we should like to penetrate, however close we seem to be drawing to truth, one unknown quantity eludes us: man's primordial energy, his original self, that personality which was given him with the gift of life itself. On it rests man's true freedom; it alone determines his real character." - Wilhelm Von Humboldt

"A sad truth of human nature is that it is hard to care for people when they are abstractions, hard to care when it is not you or somebody close to you. Unless the world community can stop finding ways to dither in the face of this monstrous threat to humanity those words Never Again will persist in being one of the most abused phrases in the English language and one of the greatest lies of our time." - Paul Rusesabagina

"Fairies are angels who reside very close to the Earth so that they can perform their Divine mission of protecting nature and animals." - Doreen Virtue

"Our foster nurse of nature is repose, The which he lacks. That to provoke in him Are many simples operative, whose power Will close the eye of anguish." - William Shakespeare

"Close elections tend to break toward the challenger because undecided voters - having held out so long against the incumbent - are by nature looking for change." - Ron Fournier

"It is the simple things of life that make living worthwhile, the sweet fundamental things such as love and duty, work and rest, and living close to nature." - Laura Ingalls Wilder

"Pay close attention to when you're being the real you & when you're trying to impress an invisible jury." - Derek Sivers

"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

"Israel desperately needs peace if it is to come anywhere close to being the 'light unto nations' of Jewish dreams." - Edgar Bronfman Sr

"I don't use cages - I've been surrounded by 150 to 200 sharks, not once ever been close to being bitten." - Michael Muller

"When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature - this very unique to Japan." - Tadao Ando

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

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

"Even being close to L.A., I was always inspired by old movies and Marilyn Monroe and the glamour of Hollywood." - Gwen Stefani

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

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

"Sugar Ray Leonard was as close as anyone came after Ali to being Ali, but he wasn't Ali." - Dick Schaap

"It's the idea that people living close to nature tend to be noble. It's seeing all those sunsets that does it. You can't watch a sunset and then go off and set fire to your neighbor's tepee. Living close to nature is wonderful for your mental health." - Daniel Quinn

"When you're blind to your own nature, the Buddha is an ordinary being. When you're aware of your own nature, an ordinary being is the Buddha." - Bill Porter

"I'm probably the furthest from being romantic that you've ever seen; I'm not even close to being romantic in any way until I have to be." - Brian Mcknight

"When you look upon another human being and feel great love toward them, or when you contemplate beauty in nature and something within you responds deeply to it, close your eyes for a moment and feel the essence of that love or that beauty within you, inseparable from who you are, your true nature. The outer form is a temporary reflection of what you are within, in your essence. That is why love and beauty can never leave you, although all outer forms will." - Eckhart Tolle

"The films that I've made with my company Irish DreamTime are close to my heart. 'The Greatest' being one of them, and 'Evelyn' being another." - Pierce Brosnan

"To misunderstand the nature and threat of evil is to risk being blindsided by it." - Joel C Rosenberg

"I feel vulnerable to the astonishing beauty of being alive and to Mother Nature." - Brad Willis

"I love being outdoors. I love listening to the crickets. I want to embrace nature." - Miranda Kerr

"The thing you want to be able to do is to be well-liked when you retire. I know right now I'm not close to retiring, and I'm not close to being liked." - Kyle Busch

"Consciousness is a being the nature of which is to be conscious of the nothingness of its being." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"The nature is pleased to nature The nature overcomes the nature The Nature dominated nature." - Osthanes

"No truly conscious human being sabotages himself - it's impossible, because it's contrary to Nature." - Guy Finley

"too much safety is abhorrent to the nature of a human being." - Agatha Christie

"It is in the nature of the human being to seek a justification for his actions." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"We are not ourselves when nature, being oppress'd, commands the mind to suffer with the body." - William Shakespeare

"Being in nature is very important to me. I'm not a glamour puss." - Sally Hawkins

"We are not ourselves When nature, being oppressed, commands the mind To suffer with the body." - William Shakespeare

"Everything keeps its best nature only by being put to its best use." - Phillips Brooks

"Many people, including many important and well-respected scientists, just don't want there to be anything beyond nature. They don't want a supernatural being to affect nature." - Michael Behe

"Nature is also great fun. To pretend that nature isn't fun is to miss much of the joy of being alive." - Diane Ackerman

"...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

"The only way to avoid being unhappy is to close yourself up in Art and to count for nothing all the rest." - Gustave Flaubert

"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

"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

"Nature stopped being natural decades ago." - Jamais Cascio

"I am still happy to be close to the city, [to be] connected to the intellectual source in Ferndorf. In this area, [I feel] connected with nature and unimportant in a postitive way." - Volker Bertelmann

"It's the nature of journalism to need to be close to your subjects. And either you're able to be tough on them, which a lot of us are, or you get in bed with them, and some people do." - Kara Swisher

"The intimate rapport with nature is one of the most precious things in life. Nature is indeed very close to us; sometimes closer than hands and feet, of which in truth she is but the extension. The emotional appeal of nature is tremendous, sometimes almost more than one can bear." - Jan Smuts

"Due to the political nature of film, partisan film making, especially where the subject is close to the film makers hart, tend to be the norm, rather than the exception." - Ben Edwards

"One learns more from listening than speaking. And both the wind and the people who continue to live close to nature still have much to tell us which we cannot hear within university walls." - Thor Heyerdahl

"In art there are two principal schools between which each aspirant has to choose-one distinguished by its close adherence to nature, and the other by its strenuous efforts to get above it." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"I feel particularly close to them, because I am now out in the universe. I'm in a position to see nature from another point of view, to be outside the earth and see the big picture." - Story Musgrave

"One learns more from listening than speaking.And both the wind and the people who continue to live close to nature still have much to tell us which we cannot hear within university walls." - Thor Heyerdahl

"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

"Much earnest philosphical thought is born of the life which springs from close association with nature." - Laura Gilpin

"Close scrutiny of an object in nature will nearly always yield some significant fact..." - John Burroughs

"Believe, then, that you are a being unlimited by nature, born into flesh to materialize as best you can the great joy and spontaneity of your nature." - Jane Roberts

"Being raised on a boat felt like it was totally normal to me. I was just another kid hanging out, doing this and that. My girlfriend and I had a funny period of time where I was always wanting to hug her all the time. I looked at my brother and he's the same way. It wasn't that our family was necessarily more affectionate than others. It was that we were basically sitting on top of each other, or side by side squished in together all the time. Because the boat was that small. It became part of our nature to be close to people." - Jherek Bischoff

"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

"Grief is the price we pay for being close to one another. If we want to avoid our grief, we simply avoid each other." - Thomas Lynch

"We need to give up what no longer works and find new ways of being that keeps us close to what matters." - Mark Nepo

"It's bullshit to think of friendship and romance as being different. They're not. They're just variations of the same love. Variations of the same desire to be close." - Rachel Cohn

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

"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

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

"It's in our nature to be intrigued. We're putting the bread crumb not in your mouth but close to your mouth. You reach a little bit, and that's why it works." - Bryan Cranston

"But while nature has considerable resilience, there is a limit to how far that resilience can be stretched. No one knows how close to the limit we are getting. The darker it gets, the faster we're driving" - Douglas Adams

"I think midwifery was developed by people with common sense, people who were close to nature, and people who observed other species of mammals and saw that there were lessons there to be learned." - Ina May Gaskin

"My attitude was always to keep open, to keep scanning. I think that's how things work in nature. Many people are close-minded, rigid, and that's not my inclination." - Jonas Salk

"Because we can't escape our ancient hunger to live close to nature, we encircle the house with lawns and gardens, install picture windows, adopt pets and Boston ferns, and scent everything that touches our lives." - Diane Ackerman

"Sometimes I like to run naked in the moonlight and the wind, on a little trail behind our house, when the honeysuckle blooms. It's a feeling of freedom, so close to God and nature." - Dolly Parton

"I went to South Africa on safari and came eye to eye with a beautiful leopard. We were so close; I was staring at him for a long time and I felt a recognition with my own nature." - Bai Ling

"To a rational being it is the same thing to act according to nature and according to reason." - Marcus Aurelius

"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

"Delightful, tragic, gloriously elegiac and riddled with puns-Close to Hugh is just like life, only so much more beautiful for being art." - Lynn Coady

"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

"The gods being always close to men perceive those who afflict others with unjust devices and do not fear the wrath of heaven." - Hesiod

"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

"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

"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

"You keep on going until you get it as close to being right as the time and patience of others will allow." - Harrison Ford

"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

"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

"I really loved my dad. I was very, very close to my dad. He - you know, he was very, very nervous about my being an actor." - Jeffrey Tambor

"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

"They snuggled closer, and when they were as close as they could get without being behind one another, they commenced to kiss again." - Tom Robbins

"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

"No doubt I enjoy being close to people in the way I dress, the way I speak, and the way I communicate with people." - Vicente Fox

"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



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