„The night was a time for bestial affinities, for drawing closer to oneself.“

—  Patricia Highsmith, livro Strangers on a Train

Fonte: Strangers on a Train

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„We must either draw closer together or we shall drift apart“

—  Joseph Chamberlain British businessman, politician, and statesman 1836 - 1914

Speech in Glasgow (6 October 1903), quoted in The Times (7 October 1903), p. 4.
Contexto: The Colonies are prepared to meet us. In return for a very moderate preference they will give us a substantial advantage. They will give us, in the first place— I believe they will reserve to us the trade which we already enjoy. They will arrange for tariffs in the future in order not to start industries in competition with those which are already in existence in the mother country... But they will do a great deal more for you. This is certain. Not only will they enable you to retain the trade which you have, but they are ready to give you preference to all the trade which is now done with them by foreign competitors... We must either draw closer together or we shall drift apart... It is, I believe, absolutely impossible for you to maintain in the long run your present loose and indefinable relations and preserve these Colonies parts of the Empire... Can we invent a tie which must be a practical one, which will prevent separation... I say that it is only by commercial union, reciprocal preference, that you can lay the foundations of the confederation of the Empire to which we all look forward as a brilliant possibility.

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„Silence is closer
We're passing ships in the night.“

—  Josh Homme American musician 1973

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„In its most general form and from the point of view of physics, love is the internal, affectively apprehended, aspect of the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the world, centre to centre.“

—  Pierre Teilhard De Chardin French philosopher and Jesuit priest 1881 - 1955

This is how it has been understood by the great philosophers from Plato, the poet, to Nicolas of Cusa and other representatives of frigid scholasticism. Once this definition has been accepted, it gives rise to a series of important consequences. Love is power of producing inter-centric relationship. It is present, therefore (at least in a rudimentary state), in all the natural centres, living and pre-living, which make up the world; and it represents, too, the most profound, most direct, and most creative form of inter-action that it is possible to conceive between those centres. Love, in fact, is the expression and the agent of universal synthesis.
pp. 70–71 https://archive.org/stream/ActivationOfEnergy/Activation_of_Energy#page/n65/mode/2up
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„Now down in the Ocean sank the fiery light of day,
drawing the dark night across the grain-giving earth.“

—  Homér, Iliad

VIII. 485–486 (tr. Robert Fagles).
Iliad (c. 750 BC)
Original: (el) Ἐν δ' ἔπεσ' Ὠκεανῷ λαμπρὸν φάος ἠελίοιο
ἕλκον νύκτα μέλαιναν ἐπὶ ζείδωρον ἄρουραν.

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„Because God is with you all the time, no place is any closer to God than the place where you are right now.“

—  Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

Fonte: The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

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„Already many carry the purple insignia in their flesh. The light wind rises from the meadows of the past, and hurries closer to our time.“

—  Octavio Paz Mexican writer laureated with the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature 1914 - 1998

The Clerk's Vision (1949)
Contexto: No use going out or staying at home. No use erecting walls against the impalpable. A mouth will extinguish all the fires, a doubt will root up all the decisions. It will be everywhere without being anywhere. It will blur all the. mirrors. Penetrating walls and convictions, vestments and well-tempered souls, it will install itself in the marrow of everyone. Whistling between body and body, crouching between soul and soul. And all the wounds will open because, with expert and delicate, although somewhat cold, hands, it will irritate sores and pimples, will burst pustules and swellings and dig into the old, badly healed wounds. Oh fountain of blood, forever inexhaustible! Life will be a knife, a gray and agile and cutting and exact and arbitrary blade that falls and slashes and divides. To crack, to claw, to quarter, the verbs that move with giant steps against us!
It is not the sword that shines in the confusion of what will be. It is not the saber, but fear and the whip. I speak of what is already among us. Everywhere there are trembling and whispers, insinuations and murmurs. Everywhere the light wind blows, the breeze that provokes the immense Whiplash each time it unwinds in the air. Already many carry the purple insignia in their flesh. The light wind rises from the meadows of the past, and hurries closer to our time.

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„Life at any time can become difficult: life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life.“

—  Morarji Desai Former Indian Finance Minister, Freedom Fighters, Former prime minister 1896 - 1995

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„Soldiers are citizens of death's grey land,
Drawing no dividend from time's to-morrows.“

—  Siegfried Sassoon English poet, diarist and memoirist 1886 - 1967

The Counter-Attack and Other Poems (1918)
Contexto: Soldiers are citizens of death's grey land,
Drawing no dividend from time's to-morrows.
In the great hour of destiny they stand,
Each with his feuds, and jealousies, and sorrows.

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