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.
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.
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.
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.
Communication is a continual balancing act, juggling the conflicting needs for intimacy and independence
I don't have any fear of intimacy, but rather thrive on it, which is rare in a public person.
Games are a compromise between intimacy and keeping intimacy away.
It was all about music, about getting your friends to come and see you play. I don't see that same intimacy happening very much today.
I'm a very shy person towards my intimacy and private life.
When I attained a certain advanced intimacy with a man, and I don't just mean sex, I married him.
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.
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.
In this play we're dealing with relative truths - who's lying, who's telling the truth. But underneath that, Ed and I have hit this deeper level of intimacy between old friends that comes out in the play.
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.
Among men, sex sometimes results in intimacy; among women, intimacy sometimes results in sex.
I'm certain that most couples expect to find intimacy in marriage, but it somehow eludes them.
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