Quotes about distance

A collection of quotes on the topic of distant.

Related topics

Total 569 quotes distant, filter:


William of Ockham photo
Cesare Pavese photo

„What world lies beyond that stormy sea I do not know, but every ocean has a distant shore, and I shall reach it.“

—  Cesare Pavese Italian poet, novelist, literary critic, and translator 1908 - 1950

This Business of Living (1935-1950)

Martin Heidegger photo
Solomon photo
Gerhard Richter photo
Miyamoto Musashi photo

„In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.“

—  Miyamoto Musashi Japanese martial artist, writer, artist 1584 - 1645

Go Rin No Sho (1645), The Water Book
Context: The gaze should be large and broad. This is the twofold gaze "Perception and Sight". Perception is strong and sight weak.
In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things. It is important in strategy to know the enemy's sword and not to be distracted by insignificant movements of his sword. You must study this. The gaze is the same for single combat and for large-scale combat.

Mike Oldfield photo
Sadegh Hedayat photo
Georges Bataille photo
Brian Cox (physicist) photo

„As a fraction of the lifespan of the universe as measured from the beginning to the evaporation of the last black hole, life as we know it is only possible for one-thousandth of a billion billion billionth, billion billion billionth, billion billion billionth, of a percent (10^-84). And that's why, for me, the most astonishing wonder of the universe isn't a star or a planet or a galaxy. It isn't a thing at all. It's an instant in time. And that time is now. Humans have walked the earth for just the shortest fraction of that briefest of moments in deep time. But in our 200,000 years on this planet we've made remarkable progress. It was only 2,500 years ago that we believed that the sun was a god and measured its orbit with stone towers built on the top of a hill. Today the language of curiosity is not sun gods, but science. And we have observatories that are almost infinitely more sophisticated than those towers, that can gaze out deep into the universe. And perhaps even more remarkably through theoretical physics and mathematics we can calculate what the universe will look like in the distant future. And we can even make concrete predictions about its end. And I believe that it's only by continuing our exploration of the cosmos and the laws of nature that govern it that we can truly understand ourselves and our place in this universe of wonders.“

—  Brian Cox (physicist) English physicist and former musician 1968

Conclusion in Wonders of the Universe - Destiny

Help us translate English quotes

Discover interesting quotes and translate them.

Start translating
Isabelle Eberhardt photo
Carl Sagan photo

„Consider again that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar", every "supreme leader", every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.“

—  Carl Sagan, book Pale Blue Dot

Source: Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space (1994), p. 8, Supplemental image at randi.org http://www.randi.org/images/122801-BlueDot.jpg

Margaret Fuller photo
Makoto Shinkai photo

„It’s the situations that these distant relationships create that interest me more than the distance itself.“

—  Makoto Shinkai Japanese anime director and former graphic designer 1973

Interviewed on the Electric Sheep magazine http://www.electricsheepmagazine.co.uk/features/2008/06/01/interview-with-makoto-shinkai/
About 5 Centimeters per Second

Thomas Berry photo
Jimmy Carter photo
Jimmy Carter photo
Ralph Waldo Emerson photo

„The days …. come and go like muffled and veiled figures, sent from a distant friendly party; but they say nothing, and if we do not use the gifts they bring, they carry them as silently away.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

Works and Days http://www.rwe.org/comm/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=37&Itemid=148
1870s, Society and Solitude (1870)

Silius Italicus photo

„He took his way to the abode of sacred Loyalty, seeking to discover her hidden purpose. It chanced that the goddess, who loves solitude, was then in a distant region of heaven, pondering in her heart the high concerns of the gods. Then he who gave peace to Nemea accosted her thus with reverence: "Goddess more ancient than Jupiter, glory of gods and men, without whom neither sea nor land finds peace, sister of Justice…"“

—  Silius Italicus, Punica

Book II, lines 479–486
Punica
Original: (la) Ad limina sanctae
contendit Fidei secretaque pectora temptat.
arcanis dea laeta polo tum forte remoto
caelicolum magnas uoluebat conscia curas.
quam tali adloquitur Nemeae pacator honore:
'Ante Iouem generata, decus diuumque hominumque,
qua sine non tellus pacem, non aequora norunt,
iustitiae consors...'

Martin Luther photo

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“