Intimacy Quotes

Most popular intimacy quotes

Intimacy is a difficult art.
Intimacy is not an industry; it's not fast food.
Most beds aren't as intimate as people think they are.
Men are not given awards and promotions for bravery in intimacy.

bravery men

It is one of the ironies of life that our intimates often provoke us more than our enemies.

irony

The telephone's a pretty meager substitute. Because the minute you hang up, your hand is empty.
You can't find any true closeness in Hollywood...because everybody does the fake closeness so well.

Hollywood

Intimacy without commitment is like icing with no cake.  It's going to make you sick, sooner or later.

commitment

Intimacies between women often go backwards, beginning in revelations and ending in small talk without loss of esteem.
Intimacy requires courage because risk is inescapable. We cannot know at the outset how the relationship will affect us.

risk-taking

Every intimacy carries, secreted somewhere below its initial lovely surfaces, the ever-coiled makings of complete catastrophe.
The married are those who have taken the terrible risk of intimacy and, haven taken it, know life without intimacy to be impossible.

marriage

Intimate relationships cannot substitute for a life plan. But to have any meaning or viability at all, a life plan must include intimate relationships.
Only discretion allows intimacy, which depends on shared reticence, on what is not said—unsolvable things that would leave the other person ill at ease.

relationships

Though all human beings need both intimacy and independence, women tend to focus on the first and men on the second.  It is as if their lifeblood ran in different directions.

men and women

Don't flatter yourselves that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. On the contrary, the nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.

friendship tact