I understand the reasons behind his keeping a distance from a girl he cares about. Because the truth is, sometimes getting close to the fire does actually burn you.
The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.
It's one of those things a person has to do; sometimes a person has to go a very long distance out of his way to come back a short distance correctly.
Time is the longest distance between two places.
Places Longest Between
If you can capture a woman's imagination, then you will have her. But imagination is a strange creature. It needs time and distance to function properly.
Tell me what's going on here. Why can I hear your voice inside my head and why did you say you came to school for me?"
"I was tired of admiring your legs from a distance.
Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.
The scariest thing about distance is that you don’t know whether they’ll miss you or forget you.
Romance takes place in the middle distance. Romance is looking in at yourself through a window clouded with dew. Romance means leaving things out: where life grunts and shuffles, romance only sighs.
Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.
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There's a hell of a distance between wise-cracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wise-cracking is simply calisthenics with words.
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You must tell Lady Alanna that sometime. I'd do it from a distance.
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