To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art - that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts.
Communication is a continual balancing act, juggling the conflicting needs for intimacy and independence. To survive in the world, we have to act in concert with others, but to survive as ourselves, rather than simply as cogs in a wheel, we have to act alone.
Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still.
For a marriage relationship to flourish, there must be intimacy. It takes an enormous amount of courage to say to your spouse, 'This is me. I'm not proud of it - in fact, I'm a little embarrassed by it - but this is who I am.
Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.
It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;—it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.
Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone - and finding that that's ok with them.
One of the characteristics of love relationships that flower is a relatively high degree of mutual self-disclosure
The value of the personal relationship to all things is that it creates intimacy and intimacy creates understanding and understanding creates love.
The key to intimacy is the commitment to honesty and to the radical forgiveness necessary in order for honesty to be safe.
Fear is the great enemy of intimacy. Fear makes us run away from each other or cling to each other but does not create true intimacy.
Intimacies between women often go backwards, beginning in revelations and ending in small talk.
You're creating an intimacy that everybody feels, that it's their experience, not yours. I'll never introduce a song and say, now this song is about 'my' broken heart.
When I attained a certain advanced intimacy with a man, and I don't just mean sex, I married him.
Perhaps my problem in marriage-and it is the problem of many women-was to want both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs are important to a marriage.
I'm certain that most couples expect to find intimacy in marriage, but it somehow eludes them.
I don't have any fear of intimacy, but rather thrive on it, which is rare in a public person.
I regret to say that we of the FBI are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce.
Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.
I have tried to preserve in my relationship to the film the same closeness and intimacy that exists between a painter and his canvas.
If ever a man and his wife, or a man and his mistress, who pass nights as well as days together, absolutely lay aside all good breeding, their intimacy will soon degenerate into a coarse familiarity, infallibly productive of contempt or disgust.
Is it any wonder that for millions of men the only intimacy is physical, silent, and predictable?
My friends tell me I have an intimacy problem. But they don't really know me.
It is certain that if you would have the whole secret of a people, you must enter into the intimacy of their religion.
I do not want to act unless I have a a great intimacy with the people I'm working with.
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