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Distant Quotes

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Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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All successful people men and women are big dreamers.
They imagine what their future could be,
ideal in every respect,
and then they work every day toward
their distant vision,
that goal or purpose.
- Brian Tracy

The girl of my dreams is my mother's shadow,
cast upon the distant movie screen of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect
to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government.
- John W. Gardner

 

Dreaming of a to-morrow, which to-morrow,
will be as distant then as 'tis to-day.
- Lope de Vega

My progress was rendered delightful by the sylvan elegance of the groves,
chearful meadows, and high distant forests,
which in grand order presented themselves to view.
- William Bartram

One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego;
the self is more distant than any star.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps.
- Saul Bellow

I love grabbing my wife and going to a distant location to film.
- Donald Sutherland

It is the around-the-corner brand of hope that prompts people to action,
while the distant hope acts as an opiate.
- Eric Hoffer

Film, therefore, is part of society,
not distant from it,
easy to experience for people regardless of class.
- Mark Poster

A filmmaker can never be distant from his roots.
- Walter Salles

There are many young Americans that are very distant
from our political process.
- Kurt Angle

The noise resembles the roar of heavy,
distant surf.
Standing on the stirring ice one can imagine it is
disturbed by the breathing and tossing of a mighty giant below.
- Ernest Shackleton

Start where you are.
Distant fields always look greener, but opportunity
lies right where you are.
Take advantage of every opportunity of service.
- Robert Collier

October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider
horizon more clearly seen.
It is the distant hills once more in sight,
and the enduring constellations above them once again.
- Hal Borland

Death is a distant rumor to the young.
- Andy Rooney

The nation can no longer afford to continue policies
that hasten the flight of persons to the distant suburbs.
- Jane Byrne

I think of art, at its most significant,
as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system that
can always be relied on to tell the old culture what
is beginning to happen to it.
- Marshall McLuhan

You will seek not a near but a distant objective,
and you will not be satisfied with what you may have done.
- Abbott L. Lowell

God be thanked for books; they are the voices of the distant and the dead,
and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages.
- William Ellery Channing

To write regular verses destroys an infinite number of fine possibilities,
but at the same time it suggests a multitude of distant
and totally unexpected thoughts.
- Paul Valery

The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive.
The great opportunity is where you are.
- John Burroughs

Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery.
- Edward Gibbon

If Beethoven and Bach hooked up with Mozart and made a band,
they could be a distant runner up to The D. - Jack Black

The art of motion pictures is pictorial and language comes a distant second.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

I wanted to rock back and forth between myth and distant futures,
yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
It felt a bit like prophecy and a bit like storytelling.
- George Murray

I am more exempt and more distant than any man in the world.
- Pierre de Fermat

It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers,
but for powers equal to our tasks,
to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door
of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.
- Helen Keller

All historical experience demonstrates the following:
Our earth cannot be changed unless in the not too distant
future an alteration in the consciousness of individuals is achieved.
- Hans Kung

Perhaps when distant people on other planets pick up
some wavelength of ours all they hear is a continuous scream.
- Iris Murdoch

Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it,
you will live along some distant day into your answers.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin -
it's the triumphant twang of a bedspring.
- S. J. Perelman

Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.
- W. H. Auden

It is sound judgment to hope that in the not too distant
future we shall be competent to understand so simple a thing as a star.
- Arthur Eddington

Distant replay morphs into instant replay,
and future replay cannot be far off.
- John Thorn

As long as your body is healthy and under control and death is distant,
try to save your soul; when death is immanent what can you do?
- Chanakya

Since the invention of steamships distant countries
have become like those that are near at hand.
- Townsend Harris

The more love I craved, the more distant and abusive he grew.
The role I longed to play was never written into Ryan's script:
daughter.
- Tatum O'Neal

Let us cherish the hope that the day is not far distant
when we will be in the midst of this next adventure.
- Ernest Lawrence

The dawn is not distant, nor is the night starless;
love is eternal.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A distant enemy is always preferable to one at the gate.
- Emile M. Cioran

There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste;
there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares
himself for them with patience.
- Jean de la Bruyere

To die is landing on some distant shore.
- John Dryden

American soldiers had to guard prisoners on the inside
while receiving mortar and weapons fire from the outside.
Guantanamo is distant from any battlefield,
making it far more secure.
- John Yoo

Sweet is the memory of distant friends!
Like the mellow rays of the departing sun,
it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.
- Washington Irving

Naturally, love's the most distant possibility.
- Georges Bataille

A gentleman has his eyes on all those present;
he is tender toward the bashful,
gentle toward the distant, and merciful toward the absent.
- Lawrence G. Lovasik

Passing into practical life, illustrations of this
fact are found everywhere;
the distant,
or the unseen, steadies and strengthens us against
the rapid whirl of things around us.
- Matthew Simpson

Love of our neighbour, then, has just the same respect to,
is no more distant from, self-love, than hatred of our neighbour,
or than love or hatred of anything else.
- Joseph Butler

Often, before returning home, I would take a long and
roundabout way and pass by the peaceful ramparts from
where I had glimpses of other provinces,
and a sight of the distant country.
- Pierre Loti

Art at its most significant is a Distant Early Warning
System that can always be relied on to tell the old
culture what is beginning to happen to it.
- Marshall McLuhan

War will exist until that distant day
when the conscientious objector
enjoys the same reputation and prestige
that the warrior does today.
- John F. Kennedy

A nomad I will remain for life, in love with distant and uncharted places.
- Isabelle Eberhardt

You feel quite distant by playing at huge stadiums year after year,
where you only can see a great darkness in front of you.
- Robert Plant

At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries,
the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate,
and replace the savage races throughout the world.
- Charles Darwin

Like the winds that we come we know not whence and
blow whither soever they list,
the forces of society are derived from an obscure and distant origin.
They arise before the date of philosophy,
from the instincts, not the speculations of men.
- Adam Ferguson

The ancient Roman code belongs to a class of which
almost every civilised nation in the world can show a sample,
and which, so far as the Roman and Hellenic worlds were concerned,
were largely diffused over them at epochs not widely
distant from one another.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

Beware the cute, hot guy who kind of reminds you of
the parent you don't get along with:
your cold,
distant father who left when you were a kid or your
hot-tempered mother whom you could never please.
- Merrill Markoe

Writing fantasy lets me imagine a great deal more than,
say, writing about alligators, and lets me write about
places more distant than Florida,
but I can tell you things about Florida and alligators,
let you make the connection all on your own.
- Terry Brooks

As winter strips the leaves from around us,
so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed,
so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge
the prospect of the coming eternity.
- Jean Paul

I'd visit the near future, close enough that someone
might want to talk to Larry Niven and can figure out the language;
distant enough to get me decent medical techniques
and a ticket to the Moon.
- Larry Niven

I certainly feel that the time is not far distant when
a knowledge of the principles of diet will be an essential part of one's education.
Then mankind will eat to live, be able to do better
mental and physical work and disease will be less frequent.
- Fannie Farmer

Paramount among the responsibilities of a free press
is the duty to prevent any part of the government from
deceiving the people and sending them off to distant
lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell.
- Hugo Black

Stood off and on during the night, determining not
to come to anchor till morning,
fearing to meet with shoals; continued our course in the morning;
and as the island was found to be six or seven leagues distant,
and the tide was against us, it was noon when we arrived there.
- Christopher Columbus

Perspective:
Do you always look at life from the same point-of-view?
Consider viewing a situation as another might view it.
Look from behind, underneath, from the distant heavens.
View the situation as someone of a different religion,
race, or nationality might view it.
Pretend you are an alien from a distant galaxy -
that should be good for a laugh.
Troubles only appear troubling to those close to them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is my hope that during my brief passage through this universe,
that I may share with you the joy of hearing the music of the stars...
knowing that the composer was from a distant place
and the songs were written eons ago,
which now fall gently on this place for all to hear.
- Richard H. Baker

There is no racial or ethnic involvement in Thanksgiving,
and people who may be very distant from the Christian
system can see the beauty and the positive spirit that comes from the holiday.
- John Clayton

We would fight not for the political future of a distant city,
rather for principles whose destruction would ruin
the possibility of peace and security for the peoples of the earth.
- Neville Chamberlain

During exposure, interference takes place between the
incident rays and those reflected by the mirror,
with the formation of interference fringes half a wavelength distant from each other.
- Gabriel Lippmann

When distant and unfamiliar and complex things are
communicated to great masses of people,
the truth suffers a considerable and often a radical distortion.
The complex is made over into the simple,
the hypothetical into the dogmatic, and the relative into an absolute.
- Walter Lippmann


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