My Favorite Quotes

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 Xun Zi - “I once tried standing up on my toes to see far out in the distance, but I found that I could see much farther by climbing to a high place.”  
 Bob Woodward - “When you practice reporting for as long as I have, you keep yourself at a distance from True Believers. Either conservatives or liberals or Democrats or Republicans.”  
 Tennessee Williams - “For time is the longest distance between two places.”  
 Serena Williams - “We're going in really fresh. We're going to have fresh legs and bodies, we're going to be able to stay the distance, and that's our goal.”  
 Marilyn vos Savant - “Be able to back up a car for a considerable distance in a straight line and back out of a driveway.”  
 Keith Urban - “Once we get into the groove, we're kind of like long-distance runners - that adrenalin kicks in for me and I just keep running - and I don't stop”  
 Sam Snead - “To be consistently effective, you must put a certain distance between yourself and what happens to you on the golf course. This is not indifference, it's detachment.”  
 Don Shula - “You know it's only 50 miles from Grand River to Canton, but it took me 67 years to travel that distance.”  
 Payne Stewart - “The two-piece ball I switched to spun too much. One shot would go the distance I thought it should, then the next one would fall short, and then the next one would go long.”  
 Bruce Sterling - “I wouldn't describe that position as parasitic. I'd describe that experience as edifying. I don't merely write from a critical intellectual distance. I actually live around here.”  
 Stendhal - “The Russians imitate French ways, but always at a distance of fifty years.”  
 Georg Simmel - “For this reason, strangers are not really conceived as individuals, but as strangers of a particular type the element of distance is no less general in regard to them than the element of nearness.”  
 Sydney Schanberg - “My own reaction from a distance is that Pol Pot's demise as the leader of the Khmer Rouge was inevitable, and that his own paranoia did him in as much as anything else.”  
 Galen Rowell - “I'm exchanging molecules every 30 days with the natural world and in a spiritual sense I know I am a part of it and take my photographs from that emotional feeling within me, rather than from an emotional distance as a spectator.”  
 Sharon Olds - “I wish I wrote more about the world at more distance from myself.”  
 Dan O'Brien - “You need to become more than one type of athlete. You have to be a sprinter, a weight man and a distance guy all in one.”  
 Alfred Noyes - “At a certain stage in his evolution, man himself had been able to lay hold upon a higher order of things, which raised him above the level of the beasts that perish, and enabled him to see, at least in the distance, the shining towers of the City of God.”  
 Steven Morrissey - “You have to, at least from a distance, look as if you know what you're doing, and I can manage that.”  
 Van Morrison - “When I started you were more in touch with the people you were playing to. There wasn't the distance or the separation that there is now.”  
 Robert Morgan - “Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity.”  
 Jeanne Moreau - “When I'm acting, I'm two beings. There's the one monitoring the distance between myself and the camera, making sure I hit my marks, and there is the one driven by this inner fire, this delicious fear.”  
 Olivier Martinez - “It's nice to have some distance with your family. As long as you're closer to them by love.”  
 Marc Maron - “I didn't know that people compared Bill Hicks and I but certainly I'm flattered if they do. I knew Bill a bit. We had dinner a couple of times and played guitar together once. I really tried to keep my distance from him professionally.”  
 Martin Lewis Perl - “There were two free public libraries within walking distance of my home I remember taking six books home from every visit, the limit set by the library.”  
 Michael K. Simpson - “In many parts of Idaho, as in many rural States, there simply aren't enough dentists within reasonable distance of some communities.”  

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