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The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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Friends are like bras:
close to your heart and there for support.
- Anonymous

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Being angry is as close as a human being
can come to experiencing hell on earth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Love is missing someone whenever you're apart,
but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart.
- Kay Knudsen

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Happiness is having a large, loving, caring,
close-knit family in another city.
- George Burns

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

You can close more business in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

Keep close to Nature's heart...
and break clear away, once in awhile,
and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
Wash your spirit clean.
- John Muir

I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.
- Flora Whittemore

ANYONE may become a revealer of Truth
who lives in close contact with the indwelling God.
- Ernest Holmes

Study nature, love nature,
stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Don't seek God in temples.
He is close to you.
He is within you.
Only you should surrender to Him
and you will rise above happiness and unhappiness.
- Leo Tolstoy

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others,
but far enough ahead to motivate them.
- John C. Maxwell

When I'm in London I do have the convenience of being
close to St James Park which is also good for me because
it gives me an excuse to get out and get some much needed exercise!
- David Blunkett

I get along with guys; most of my friends are guys.
It's easier to trust men sometimes.
I only have a few close girlfriends that I trust.
- Paris Hilton

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite
of what you are inclined to do,
and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
- Ben Hogan

I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say.
A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep
to dream my dreams of you.
- Roy Orbison

I have a lot of very close girlfriends and sisters -
I'm from an all female family.
My father often quips that even the cat was neutered!
- Shirley Manson

Don't let your ego get too close to your position,
so that if your position gets shot down,
your ego doesn't go with it.
- Colin Powell

Get up-close-and-personal:
Life looks different when you really get involved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Honestly, being a doctor could make you more close
minded than regular people.
- Alex Chiu

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show
the world that when one has the will one can succeed
in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.
- Francois Mitterrand

The best way to lose weight is to close your mouth -
something very difficult for a politician.
Or watch your food - just watch it, don't eat it.
- Edward Koch

Move to your heart, Breathe.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply - slowly -
fill your lungs with love and gratitude -
exhale each and every trouble -
again and again - gratitude in, troubles out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is always open arms.
If you close your arms about love you will find that
you are left holding only yourself.
- Leo Buscaglia

Release your burdens - your fears, regrets,
guilts, shames, embarrassments, angers.
One by one, pick up each memory or fear that troubles you,
hold it close, and release it to the Universe.
Release each incident from your past that still bothers you.
Release each fear - your fears about your health,
your family, your job, and every other fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight,
otherwise known as political power.
- Maggie Gallagher

Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
- the movie The Godfather, Part II

Manage the remarkable balance between acting
from your heart and close to your gifts
with completing the obligations
that your labor and tasks require of you.
Leverage opportunity AND seize joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu

I've lived most of my life in Manhattan,
but as close as Brooklyn is to Manhattan,
there are people who live there who have been to Manhattan maybe once or twice.
- Ellen Burstyn

I would think: Stay close to the implants!
They must know something because they keep getting asked backstage!
- Moon Unit Zappa

Terri's death brings to a close a very tragic,
human and personal event that has left everyone with a feeling of emptiness,
regardless of what side of the issue you may have been on.
- Bob Beauprez

I adore being with Roberta.
I adore being in her spiritual light.
I adore being close to her talent and gifts.
- Peabo Bryson

We can close the gap and improve what happens in the
classroom by using educational technology that is the
same high quality everywhere.
- Major Owens

As a Member of Congress from one of the fastest growing States in the country,
we hire close to 2,500 new teachers a year,
close to 5,000 support staff and faculty.
- Jon Porter

I feel the same way about solitude as some people
feel about the blessing of the church.
It's the light of grace for me.
I never close my door behind me without the awareness
that I am carrying out an act of mercy toward myself.
- Peter Hoeg

But more importantly, I think he remembered how very
close I was with my own dad,
who had died in 1997.
- Richard Marx

The community of poets I belong to is not as close as it used to be,
if only for the fact that our lives have become busier:
jobs,
children, and the like.
- John Barton

But I can only write what the muse allows me to write.
I cannot choose, I can only do what I am given,
and I feel pleased when I feel close to concrete poetry -
still.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

Since writing JAWS, I've been lucky enough to do close
to forty television shows about wildlife in the oceans,
and yes, I have been attacked by sea creatures once in a while.
- Peter Benchley

I couldn't have come close without my teammates' help
because the Knicks didn't want me to make 100.
- Wilt Chamberlain

Will not a tiny speck very close to our vision blot
out the glory of the world,
and leave only a margin by which we see the blot? I
know no speck so troublesome as self.
- George Eliot

The songs keep on writing themselves,
and I really love them.
It's as close as I get to a religion.
- Kristin Hersh

In the early days of Christianity the exercise of chastity
was frequently combined with a close and romantic intimacy
of affection between the sexes which shocked austere moralists.
- Havelock Ellis

To live for a time close to great minds is the best kind of education.
- John Buchan

Johnny Mercer was my father's best friend and became mine as well.
And Harold Arlen, whom I would call Uncle Harry,
and Harry Warren: those were ones who I really became close to.
- Margaret Whiting

To draw you must close your eyes and sing.
- Pablo Picasso

A good opening and a good ending make for a good film
provide they come close together.
- Federico Fellini

I became a journalist to come as close as possible
to the heart of the world.
- Henry R. Luce

On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case
of a married couple falling in love after marriage,
but on close examination it will be found that it is
a mere adjustment to the inevitable.
- Emma Goldman

I became, and remain, my characters' close and intent watcher:
their director,
never.
Their creator I cannot feel that I was,
or am.
- Elizabeth Bowen

In the successful organization, no detail is too small
to escape close attention.
- Lou Holtz

Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything,
it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.
- Sylvia Plath

The reason of the close concurrence between the individual's
progress and that of the race appears,
therefore, when we remember the dependence of each upon the other.
- James M. Baldwin

Never had he found himself so close to those terrible
weapons of feminine artillery.
- Stendhal

Writing is like prostitution.
First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends,
and then for money.
- Moliere

I think it's really important to use your hands and get close to materials.
To be up close to real things like rain and mud;
to have contact with nature.
- Robin Day

My mother has never been involved in my professional life.
I am very close to my mother but we keep it on a mother-daughter
basis and not a work-related basis.
- Sheena Easton

No matter how close to yours another's steps have grown,
in the end there is one dance you'll do alone.
- Jackson Browne

I just close my eyes and think of Placido Domingo.
- Birgit Nilsson

Well, we are very glad that Russia is so close with NATO.
- Aleksander Kwasniewski

Evolution seems to close the heart to some of the plainest
spiritual truths while it opens the mind to the wildest
guesses advanced in the name of science.
- William Jennings Bryan

I continue to be a photographer; I have enjoyed fishing
and hunting with a close friend;
and have owned two ranches,
first in northern California and then in the state of Washington.
- Douglass North

At every stage of my career I have had interesting and cordial colleagues,
some of whom are close friends.
- Daniel Nathans

The long version of the play is actually an easier version to follow.
In all of the cut versions the intense speeches are
cut too close together for the audience and the actors.
- Kenneth Branagh

Those people should not be listened to who keep saying
the voice of the people is the voice of God,
since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness.
- Alcuin


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