Phrases about distance: thoughts for those who are far away


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Aphorisms and phrases about a person's distance, sweet thoughts and deep words to devote to those who are far away for any reason and who miss their loved ones.


Aphorisms on distance

- Write to me only once a week because I can't stand your daily letters. I can't handle them. For example, I reply to one of your letters, then I lie down on the peaceful bed; but my heart beats into my ears and is aware only of you. I belong to you; there is no other way to express myself, and this is also not enough. For this reason I don't want to know what you are wearing. It puts such confusion on me that I can't organize my life. (Franz Kafka to F. Bauer)

- You say you miss me very much, and that your only consolation when I'm not there is to hold my letters in my hand and often put them in my place next to you. I like to think you miss me, and I find relief in this sort of consolation. I too continue to re-read your letters, and I re-read them continuously as if they were new; but this does nothing but revive the fire of my desire. If your letters are so dear to me, imagine how much you love your company; write to me as often as you can, although this brings pleasure and pain. (Pliny the Younger to his wife Calpurnia)


- You can't imagine how much I miss you. I love you so much, and you know, we can't live apart. So I lie awake most of the night thinking of you, and during the day my own legs lead me to your home, but not finding you, I return with the same pain and with the same disappointment as a rejected lover. (Pliny the Younger to his wife Calpurnia)

- Distance increases prestige. (Publius Cornelius Tacitus)

- A multitude of images of you crowd my mind; all different and all returning to the same. And we love each other. And we have the most amazing secrets and affinities. Noel, I love you, so beautiful and wonderful! I think of you eating an omelette on the grass. I think of you once again against the horizon and on the hill that Sunday morning. And that night was the most wonderful of all. The light and the shadow and the quiet and the rain and the woods. Your arms and your lips and your hair and your shoulders and your voice: you, always you. (R.Brooke to N.Olivier)


Thoughts for those who are far away

- I ask you if you can read these scratched scribbles. I think of your eyes, and I tear what I have written; then I glance at the spooky countryside and the beautiful night, and I can't help reading a miserable book. Yes, just like you imagine, Ellen, I'm going to have a sharp attack on you right now. I am restless, and my restlessness means you. (George Bernard Shaw to E. Terry)

- Honey, my honey. Two lines in a hurry to tell you that today I love you more than ever, that I can't look at beauty without thinking about you or feeling the scent of happiness without thinking about you. You have fulfilled all my ambitions, you have fulfilled all my hopes, and you have fulfilled all my dreams. (Sir Alfred Duff Cooper to his future wife Diana)

- Virtue spreads its effects even from afar and by being hidden. (Lucio Anneo Seneca)


- All the while I thought of an armchair for two in front of the roaring fire, the radio playing some melodious melody, with the glow of the fireplace that draws shadows on the walls. Night in front of the fireplace! A furious quarrel, reconciliation. Making love with you is, in a word, wonderful. Then, hold in your arms, with your head on your chest. Something I now crave, a kiss that makes time stand still. (P. Moore to future husband C. Ruffoni)

- It is in separation that one feels and understands the strength with which one loves. (Fedor Michajlovic Dostoevskij)

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- I really don't think I can wait for your return before the picture is finished. My hands tremble to the point that I can barely write, my head turns. It would be better if I didn't tell you all this, but I lost my feelings. Tell me when I can come and I will come with the picture and I will paint there. It wouldn't be nice to stay separate until after July. You don't have to be angry. I'm just sending you congratulations for being so present in my thoughts. Sometimes I manage to draw, but I know I couldn't paint anything. The closer the chance to see you and live with you, the more impatient I become. (John Everett Millais to his wife Euphemia)

Phrases about distance

- I know I won't get used to this emptiness. If you remember, I often told you that I can't believe I really have you.Every morning when I woke up I was wonderfully surprised to find out I had you, and to see your head on the pillow next to it, and to reach out to touch you. Now it is exactly the opposite. When I wake up I can't believe you're not there; I cannot look at a door without thinking that at that moment you will enter, I cannot enter a room without hoping to find you sitting there, but now it can no longer happen; and, my darling, my sweet darling, this is a frightening awareness. (O.Nash)

- There are times when I know that there is no distance between those who love each other. (Khalil Gibran)

- I can't get that beautiful afternoon out of my head: above me, where I was lying, the grass stood out against the blue sky. Small clouds chased each other as the fresh wind pushed them on an endless journey. Then, next to me, the most adorable thing of all: your soft hair against my cheek, your kisses so fresh and dear. My happiness was never so great. (J.Lee-Booker to future husband Lt. P. McSwuiney)

- Once accepted the awareness that even between the closest beings continue to exist infinite distances, a wonderful life can evolve, side by side, if those beings manage to love this distance between them, which makes it possible for each of the two to see the other, in its entirety, silhouetted against the sky. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

- Still does not give me peace to have lost these days that I could still spend with you, or near you. And if it were not for the certainty of making me think I'm crazy ... I would do the return dance even for a single day. Blessed are you who are so judicious and balanced! See that you gave me a little balance too! But tomorrow night I want to be in Milan, without further delay and it means that far from far I will look at least at the place where I saw you pass by the window. What nonsense, huh? (Giovanni Verga)

Famous Quotes about Love and Distance (September 2022)


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