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Safe Distance Quotes


"It is easy to be brave from a safe distance." - Aesop

"I just want the pleasure of noticing these things at a safe distance..." - John Green

"Few things are as stimulating as other people's calamities observed from a safe distance." - George Will

"I try to make computers say things like You have 60 seconds to achieve safe distance." - Terry Pratchett

"Dolls are safe companions." - Louisa May Alcott

"The courteous driver keeps a safe distance between cars and doesn't drive like one plane trying to refuel another." - Sheila Ostrander

"Customers must be delicately angled for at a safe distance - show yourself too much, and, like trout, they flashed away." - Mary Augusta Ward

"Boston is safe. And we're going to keep it safe." - Thomas Menino

"Death is perfectly safe. (55)" - Stephen Levine

"I wanna keep America safe." - Donald Trump

"You cannot make horses 'safe.'" - Zara Phillips

"It's easy to demonize from a distance." - Rick Warren

"In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged." - Henri Nouwen

"Billy wanted me to stay a safe distance from the most important person in my life. It turned out that his concern was, in the end, unnecessary. I was all too safe now." - Stephenie Meyer

"Fear is choosing the safe course" - George Bernard Shaw

"Movies that look safe are less interesting." - Guillermo Del Toro

"Good things come slow, especially in distance running." - Bill Dellinger

"Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity." - Robert Morgan

"Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance. The cloud clears as you enter it. I have learned this, but like everyone, I learned it late." - Beryl Markham

"While in a vintage restaurant..."the past isn't quaint while you're in it. Only at a safe distance, later, when you see it as decor, not as the shape your life's been squeezed into." - Margaret Atwood

"But you didn't need me, did you? You'd already got yourself to safety." "Sometimes, I sleep better knowing you . . . and Niall . . ." She faltered. "Love you from a safe distance," he finished. "Yes." - Melissa Marr

"Our society is so fragmented, our family lives so sundered by physical and emotional distance, our friendships so sporadic, our intimacies so 'in-between' things and often so utilitarian, that there are few places where we can feel truly safe." - Henri Nouwen

"Give me enough words, enough attendant gravity, and I might fall into myself forever, crushed infinitely flat by my own hubris. It'd be a neat trick, I admit. I'd pay to see it - but from a safe distance, of course." - Caitlin R. Kiernan

"Part of why I started a band was due to feelings of shyness and social ineptitude. I saw it as some way of being able to interact with people from a safe distance." - Jarvis Cocker

"No doubt it is true that science cannot study God, but it hardly follows that God had to keep a safe distance from everything that scientists want to study." - Phillip E Johnson

"A lot of journalists like to suck up to celebrities, and then as soon as they're a safe distance away at their computers, they take shots. But that's the way society has become, especially in pop culture." - Scott Weiland

"The way to be safe is never to be secure." - Benjamin Franklin

"Be silent and safe-silence never betrays you." - John Boyle O'Reilly

"Little journeys and good cost bring safe home." - George Herbert

"Dry feet, warme head, bring safe to bed." - George Herbert

"Every place is safe to him who lives with justice." - Epictetus

"No day is safe from news of you." - Sylvia Plath

"If everyone played it safe, we wouldn't get anywhere." - Vinod Khosla

"Every child should have a safe place in their life." - Joe Manchin

"The coward only threatens when he is safe." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"An alliance with a powerful person is never safe." - Phaedrus

"Reagan and Bush... made the world safe for hypocrisy." - Julia Phillips

"There is no safe haven in today's markets." - Paul Singer

"My personal position is that society must keep children safe." - Vladimir Putin

"I like hoodies. They just make me feel safe." - Marian Keyes

"It is safe to make a choice of your thoughts, scarcely ever safe to express them all." - Isaac Barrow

"It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies; seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends." - Charles Caleb Colton

"I was raised to believe that you're safe in God's hands. But I don't feel safe with myself." - Megan Fox

"Many of the genetically modified foods will be safe, I'm sure. Will most of them be safe? Nobody knows." - Jeremy Rifkin

"Each conquest of distance reveals greater distance." - Martin E. Marty

"Freedom from worries and surcease from strain are illusions that always inhabit the distance." - Edwin Way Teale

"God knows no distance." - Charleszetta Waddles

"No dignity without distance." - Mason Cooley

"There is no greater distance than that between a man in prayer and God." - Ivan Illich

"Everybody is improving but I am improving slowly, which seemingly widens our distance." - Yao Ming

"I've noticed that, while I can't help but respect and sort of envy the moral nerve of people who truly do not care what others think of them, people like this also make me nervous, and I tend to do my admiring from a safe distance." - David Foster

"If you're ever if you're ever thinking, "Oh, but I'm a waste of space and I'm a burden," remember: that also describes the Grand Canyon. Why don't you have friends and family take pictures of you from a safe distance? Revel in your majestic profile?" - Maria Bamford

"The human heart: its expansions and contractions its electrics and hydraulics the warm tides that move and fill it. For years Art had studied it from a safe distance from many perspectives...he listened in fascination and revulsion, in envy and pity. He dispensed canned wisdom, a little scripture. He sent them on their way with a prayer." - Jennifer Haigh

"The moment you frame your own awareness within a second level of self -consciousness is the moment your mind is most up for grabs. ... You're safe because you have an ironic distance from the coercive techniques I'm employing. All of them that is, except this one. Are you on your guard yet? Does it feel good? Of course not." - Douglas Rushkoff

"Up in the distance the whistle of the wind sang to her from the mountain. From Lucian's mountain. It beckoned and taunted and she wanted to run towards it. To be enveloped in its coat of fleece and to hear its safe sounds." - Melina Marchetta

"From a distance, a clone's luminous eyes are meant to draw in humans and make them feel safe. Up close, the eyes appear hollow. Because of that, humans tend not to look into our eyes too closely, which I've been told is socially preferable, as eyes without souls behind them can be frightening." - Rachel Cohn

"The law of dislike for the unlike will always prevail. And whereas the unlike is normally situated at a safe distance, the Jews bring the unlike into the heart of every milieu, and must there defend a frontier line as large as the world." - Israel Zangwill

"Individuality is different than isolation. Isolation is trying to do everything on your own, living life by yourself. Isolation happens when you choose not to be involved in any communities, making sure you keep a safe distance from people in your life. I'm not recommending isolation. Science, psychology, and religion all suggest long term isolation is dangerous and unhealthy." - Stephen Lovegrove

"Up in the distance the whistle of the wind sang to her from the mountain. From Lucian's mountain. It beckoned and taunted and she wanted to run towards it. To be enveloped in its coat of fleece and to hear its safe sounds." - Melina Marchetta

"Individuality is different than isolation. Isolation is trying to do everything on your own, living life by yourself. Isolation happens when you choose not to be involved in any communities, making sure you keep a safe distance from people in your life. I'm not recommending isolation. Science, psychology, and religion all suggest long term isolation is dangerous and unhealthy." - Stephen Lovegrove

"At night I leave the lights on in my little house and walks across the flat fields. When I look back from a distance the house is like a boat on the sea. It's really the only time I feel safe." - Will Graham

"We humans are hard to deal with. We are a loud, complex and demanding bunch. Often, we are best dealt with from a safe distance and for only brief periods of time. This could be why a lot of marriages fail." - Henry Rollins

"The main threads running through the lives of W. A. Clark and his daughter Huguette include the costs of ambition, the burdens of inherited wealth, the fragility of reputation, the folly of judging someone's life from the outside, and the tension between engaging with the world, with all its risks, and keeping a safe distance from danger." - Bill Dedman

"The eyes sparked a lot of things for me, it could be somebody remembering something they had witnessed or heard about, or it could be the person in the photograph that was experiencing a tragedy or it could also be the spectator looking on from a safe distance." - Alex Prager

"Why have you not broken from the pack? You're playing it safe. Safe aint gonna get you sh!t in this world" - Stone Cold Steve Austin

"We say that if America has entered the war to make the world safe for democracy, she must first make democracy safe in America." - Emma Goldman

"In my youth, daydreaming nurtured me, provided a safe haven. I'd sleep for twelve hours and even when awake escape to the safe place in my mind." - Sandra Cisneros

"You know, as attorney general, there's no issue more important than making sure you are safe, that your families are safe." - Charlie Crist

"The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. But the combination is locked up in the safe." - Peter De Vries

"How is it that mercury is not safe for food additives and Over the Counter drug products, but it is safe in our vaccines and dental amalgams?" - Dan Burton

"Distance was a dangerous thing, she knew. Distance changed people." - Rohinton Mistry

"To the wrongs that need resistance, To the right that needs assistance, To the future in the distance, Give yourselves." - Carrie Chapman Catt

"Poetry must find ways of breaking distance.... all languages are dialects that are made to break new grounds." - Giannina Braschi

"In life you only have to travel 6 inches. That is the distance from your mind to your heart." - Bikram Choudhury

"I'm about five inches from being an outstanding golfer. That's the distance my left ear is from my right." - Ben Crenshaw

"Art said he wanted to get more distance. I told him to hit it and run backward." - Ken Venturi

"The ability to rebound is in inverse proportion to the distance your house is from the nearest railroad tracks." - Don Meyer

"I'm hitting the driver so good I gotta dial the operator for long distance after I hit it." - Lee Trevino

"I'm reverent from a distance." - Janet Morris

"No distance is too far." - Max Lucado

"Distance is inspiration's best hearting." - E. Marshall

"When I was in high school. I was considered really weird and strange, and people kind of kept their distance." - Freddie Prinze Jr

"I have prevented my kids from watching MTV at home. It's not safe for kids." - Tom Freston

"The game of life looks cheerful when one carries a treasure safe in his heart." - Friedrich Schiller

"If you aren't making any mistakes, it's a sure sign you're playing it too safe." - John C Maxwell

"It is never safe to look into the future with eyes of fear." - E. H. Harriman

"Marriage, like a submarine, is only safe if you get all the way inside." - Frank Pittman

"The only mothers it is safe to forget on Mother's Day are the good ones." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"A safe stronghold our God is still. A trusty shield and weapon." - Martin Luther

"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, . . . neither persons nor property will be safe." - Frederick Douglass

"If you play it safe in life, you've decided that you don't want to grow anymore." - Shirley Hufstedler

"If we follow the truth, it will bring us out safe at last." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It is neither safe nor prudent to do anything against conscience." - Martin Luther

"The demand to be safe in a relationship inevitably breeds sorrow and fear." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"To be alive is to take risks; to be always safe and secure is death." - Edward Abbey

"Nothing is really 'safe'." - Bam Margera

"Babies aren't dishwasher-safe." - Daniel Tosh

"Better safe than exsanguinated." - Jim Butcher

"Out of sight of land the sailor feels safe. It is the beach that worries him." - Charles Davis

"As soon as we think we are safe, something unexpected happens." - Gautama Buddha

"Safety isn't always safe. You can find one on every gun." - Andrea Gibson

"Nobody's safe, humor wise." - Morena Baccarin

"Hillary Clinton is going to make sure that Americans are safe at home and abroad." - Joaquin Castro

"I do not know anybody that is threatening Iran. It is a safe country." - Shimon Peres

"Safe, sane and consensual - what do those words really mean? Assimilation, that's what." - Laura Antoniou

"My fantasies have never been safe ones. Don't fuck with me, unless you understand that." - Laura Antoniou

"He never gave us a script and we never asked - we were safe in his hands." - Amitabh Bachchan

"All Crimes are safe, but hated Poverty. This, only this, the rigid Law persues." - Samuel Johnson

"love is not safe" - Oscar Wilde

"Since knowledge is but sorrow's spy, It is not safe to know." - William Davenant

"I just want to keep America safe. Who could be against that?" - Lou Barletta

"I like all the adventure sports but I like to do them in a safe way." - Catherine Bell

"Maintaining clean, safe water remains one of our greatest national and global challenges and responsibilities." - Jerry Costello

"You only live once. You don't want your tombstone to read: 'Played it Safe.'" - Rosario Dawson

"New York is the first place I have ever felt safe." - Emma Forrest

"It is respectable to have no illusions, and safe, and profitable and dull." - Joseph Conrad

"If you're just safe about the choices you make, you don't grow." - Heath Ledger

"If you are just safe about the choices you make, you don't grow." - Heath Ledger

"Rooting for the offense is the safe way to go. You win either way." - Kate Mara

"I feel safe in white because deep down inside, I'm an angel." - Puff Daddy

"When things mean a very great deal to you, exciting anticipation just isn't safe." - Dodie Smith

"The streets are safe in Philadelphia, it's only the people that make them unsafe." - Frank Rizzo

"In and of itself, keeping the country safe for business is not a bad thing." - Peter Schuyler

"Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster." - William Tecumseh Sherman

"Iraq is in a civil war. There is no road in that country that is safe." - Mark Shields

"There is not a country on earth whose people don't deserve to be free and safe." - John Ridley

"Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe." - Edmund Burke

"When I get onstage in a play, I feel very safe, very protected, very fulfilled." - Alec Baldwin

"Only the patients have to take off their clothes. I think I'm pretty safe." - Sherry Stringfield

"The only safe ruler is he who has learned to obey willingly." - Thomas A Kempis

"Most of my friends are into strange things I don't really understand - and with a few shameful exceptions I wish them all well. Who am I, after all, to tell some friend he shouldn't change his name to Oliver High, get rid of his family, and join a Satanism cult in Seattle? Or to argue with another friend who wants to buy a single-shot Remington Fireball so he can go out and shoot cops from a safe distance?" - Hunter S Thompson

"Perspective, as its inventor remarked, is a beautiful thing. What horrors of damp huts, where human beings languish, may not become picturesque through aerial distance! What hymning of cancerous vices may we not languish over as sublimest art in the safe remoteness of a strange language and artificial phrase! Yet we keep a repugnance to rheumatism and other painful effects when presented in our personal experience." - George Eliot

"I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can. Never turn back and never believe that an hour you remember is a better hour because it is dead. Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance." - Beryl Markham

"Part of why I started a band was due to feelings of shyness and social ineptitude. I saw it as some way of being able to interact with people from a safe distance. It's always been about trying to get to know people. Albeit, it's a bit of a contradiction because you can't really get to know people when they're 10 feet away and there's a big mass of them." - Jarvis Cocker

"This fight means the world to me. It's what I've been dreaming about since I was 10 years old to win a world title. I'm going in their with nothing less than a victory. I think it's safe to say the fight is not going the distance and it's going to be a fight of the year candidate. He's going to come to fight, I'm coming to fight and I plan on leaving September 8th as the new world champion" - John Molina, Jr.

"If I'm writing a novel, I'll probably get up in the morning, do email, perhaps blog, deal with emergencies, and then be off novel-writing around 1.00pm and stop around 6.00pm. And I'll be writing in longhand, a safe distance from my computer. If I'm not writing a novel, there is no schedule, and scripts and introductions and whatnot can find themselves being written at any time and on anything." - Neil Gaiman

"Sometimes people call folks here at the Simple Way saints. Usually they either want to applaud our lives and live vicariously through us, or they want to write us off as superhuman and create a safe distance. One of my favorite quotes, written on my wall here in bold black marker, is from Dorothy Day: "Don't call us saints; we don't want to be dismissed that easily" - Shane Claiborne

"Are we all not, when we sit in the cinema, in the position of humans in The Matrix, tied to chairs, immersed in the spectacle run by a machine? However, a more appropriate allegory is that of the viewer himself: beneath the illusion that we "just look" at the perceived objects from a safe distance, freely sliding along them, there is the reality of the innumerable ties that bind us to what we perceive." - Slavoj Zizek

"At the World Cup, there is a constant risk that you might find a bag or some object that has been left behind, and no one is quite sure what it is. To bring in a full bomb-disposal team for each item can be very time-consuming. The PackBot can go over rough terrain, climb stairs, pick things up, and also be operated from a safe distance." - Colin Angle

"...the person who surrenders absolutely to God, with no reservations, is absolutely safe. From this safe hiding-place he can see the devil , but the devil cannot see him." - Soren Kierkegaard

"The last safe place is safe no more." - Daniel Handler

"Is this thing safe?" "Safe as life," Gansey replied." - Maggie Stiefvater

"Dry sun, dry wind; Safe bind, safe find." - Thomas Tusser

"You wake up in the morning; what do you want to know? You want to know what happened overnight. You want to know if you're safe. You want to know if you're family's safe." - Chris Cuomo

"It is not safe to despise what Love commands. He reigns supreme, and rules the mighty gods." - Ovid

"It is always safe to assume that people are more subtle and less sensitive than they seem." - Eric Hoffer

"He has always provided me a safe place to land and a hard place from which to launch." - Chelsea Clinton

"I know of no safe depository of the ultimate power of the society but the people themselves." - Thomas Jefferson

"There is only one duty, only one safe course, and that is to try to be right." - Winston Churchill

"You know how I play it, better safe than sorry 'stead of searching for substance at every single party." - Drake



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