Distance Quotes (1,000+ quotes)
“Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.”
Variant: "Our grand business undoubtedly is, not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand." From: "Critical and miscellaneous essays: in 7 vol, Volume 2" by Thomas Carlyle (1869), p. 230, "Signs of the Time (1829)"
“Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, 'The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance.' The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I love her, and sometimes she loved me too.”
Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair Poem 20 l. 1 (1924) (translated by W. S. Merwin)
“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.”
―Henry David Thoreau
Letter to Lidian Emerson, May 22, 1843
“She shone for me like the Evening Star. I loved her dearly — but at a distance.”
On his mother, Lady Randolph Churchill, Chapter 1 (Childhood) - My Early Life: A Roving Commission (1930)
“Universities won't survive. The future is outside the traditional campus, outside the traditional classroom. Distance learning is coming on fast.”
I got my degree through E-mail, Forbes (June 16, 1997)
“Humor aside, I think the reason we sometimes have the false sense that God is so far away is because that is where we have put him. We have kept him at a distance, and then when we are in need and call on him in prayer, we wonder where he is. He is exactly where we left him.”
Has Christianity Failed You?. Zondervan. 2010. p. 157. ISBN 9780310269557.