Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.
Naturally, love's the most distant possibility.
A gentleman has his eyes on all those present;
he is tender toward the bashful, gentle toward the distant, and merciful toward the absent.
A distant enemy is always preferable to one at the gate.
War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.
To die is landing on some distant shore.
Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.
There are charms made only for distant admiration.
Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.
It is the around-the-corner brand of hope that prompts people to action, while the distant hope acts as an opiate.
Film, therefore, is part of society, not distant from it, easy to experience for people regardless of class.
We would fight not for the political future of a distant city, rather for principles whose destruction would ruin the possibility of peace and security for the peoples of the earth.
The sound of distant breakers made her heart ache with melancholy.
She was in the mood when the sea has a saddening effect upon the nerves. It is only when we are very happy that we can bear to gaze merrily upon the vast and limitless expanse of water, rolling on and on with such persistent, irritating monotony to the accompaniment of our thoughts, whether grave or gay. When they are gay, the waves echo their gaiety; but when they are sad, then every breaker, as it rolls, seems to bring additional sadness and to speak to us of hopelessness and of the pettiness of all our joys.
Dreaming of a tomorrow, which tomorrow, will be as distant then as 'tis today.
The nation can no longer afford to continue policies that hasten the flight of persons to the distant suburbs.
During exposure, interference takes place between the incident rays and those reflected by the mirror, with the formation of interference fringes half a wavelength distant from each other.
The accumulation of skill and science which has been directed to diminish the difficulty of producing manufactured goods, has not been beneficial to that country alone in which it is concentrated; distant kingdoms have participated in its advantages.
My progress was rendered delightful by the sylvan elegance of the groves, chearful meadows, and high distant forests, which in grand order presented themselves to view.
I love grabbing my wife and going to a distant location to film.
Senator Stephen Douglas is of world-wide renown.
All the anxious politicians of his party, or who have been of his party for years past, have been looking upon him as certainly, at no distant day, to be the President of the United States. They have seen in his round, jolly, fruitful face, postoffices, landoffices, marshalships, and cabinet appointments, chargeships and foreign missions, bursting and sprouting out in wonderful exuberance ready to be laid hold of by their greedy hands.
Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps.
As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity.
Art at its most significant is a distant early warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen.
There are times to cultivate and create, when you nurture your world and give birth to new ideas and ventures. There are times of flourishing and abundance, when life feels in full bloom, energized and expanding. And there are times of fruition, when things come to an end. They have reached their climax and must be harvested before they begin to fade. And finally of course, there are times that are cold, and cutting and empty, times when the spring of new beginnings seems like a distant dream. Those rhythms in life are natural events. They weave into one another as day follows night, bringing, not messages of hope and fear, but messages of how things are.
We say that the hour of death cannot be forecast, but when we say this we imagine that hour as placed in an obscure and distant future. It never occurs to us that it has any connection with the day already begun or that death could arrive this same afternoon, this afternoon which is so certain and which has every hour filled in advance.