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Distant Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Distant.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For over two billion years, through the apparent fancy
of her endless differentiations and metamorphosis the Cell,
as regards its basic physiological mechanisms,
has remained one and the same.
It is life itself, and our true and distant ancestor.
- Albert Claude

People feel that decisions about their jobs,
the way their children are educated,
how their church functions,
and products they buy are made by someone and some
place so distant that they can't find anybody to talk
to that has any influence over them.
- Robert Teeter

I am undecided whether or not the Milky Way is but
one of countless others all of which form an entire system.
Perhaps the light from these infinitely distant galaxies
is so faint that we cannot see them.
- Johann Heinrich Lambert

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

Today, for the first time in history,
a Bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil.
This fair land, once a distant outpost of the pagan world,
has become, through the preaching of the Gospel,
a beloved and gifted portion of Christ's vineyard.
- Pope John Paul II

I was glad to hear of that determination as I detest
the practice of cousins marrying or any marriage between
persons in which there can be traced the most distant relationship.
I go for the improvement instead of the deterioration of our race.
- Ezra Cornell

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

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

The advanced levels which the democratic world has
attained at the end of lengthy processes may have created
the perception in the region that democracy is a distant concept;
this perception can be addressed.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing,
only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness;
So on the ocean of life,
we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice,
then darkness again and a silence.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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

Television broadcasts have, in the main,
been more suggestive, less specific,
more distant in their images than the print press:
often you knew that lump was a dead body only because
a chattering reporter told you it was.
- Bruce Jackson


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