Nearness Quotes

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as-the-nearness-dawns-the-moth-is-gone
nearness-wound-to-gift-jeanette-winterson
for-him-is-nearness-to-us-beautiful-resort-saad-40
your-nearness-makes-me-weaken-and-i-give-into-you
safety-comes-in-our-nearness-to-god-not-in-our-distance-from-our-enemies-dillon-burroughs
sometimes-you-dont-need-words-to-feel-better-you-just-need-nearness-your-dog-natalie-lloyd
so-we-forgave-him-that-and-for-him-is-nearness-to-us-good-place-return-saad-25
vagueness-is-at-times-indication-nearness-to-perfect-truth
thus-there-will-be-three-effects-nearness-to-jesus-humility-happiness-holiness-charles-spurgeon
they-do-not-understand-fragility-civilization-constant-nearness-savage-nature-camille-paglia
i-shall-live-here-in-rains-there-in-winter-elsewhere-in-summer-muses-fool-not-aware-nearness-death-gautama-buddha
nearness-to-nature-keeps-spirit-sensitive-to-impressions-not-commonly-felt-in-touch-with-unseen-powers
why-then-did-idols-whom-they-worshiped-as-means-nearness-to-allah-not-help-them-in-fact-they-abandoned-them-it-was-their-lie-fabrication-their-own-making-alahqaf-28
give-us-that-calm-certainty-truth-that-nearness-to-thee-that-conviction-reality-life-to-come-which-we-shall-need-to-bear-us-through-troubles-henry-ward-beecher
perfect-happiness-i-believe-was-never-intended-by-deity-to-be-lot-any-one-his-creatures-in-this-world-but-that-he-has-much-put-in-our-power-nearness-our-approaches-to-it-is-what-
edan-lepucki-sets-her-debut-novel-california-somewhere-in-2060s-the-nearness-this-era-helps-make-her-vision-both-more-discomfiting-more-credible
ten-properties-object-according-to-leonardo-light-dark-color-substance-form-position-distance-nearness-movement-stillness-robert-bresson
painting-is-concerned-with-ten-things-you-can-see-these-are-darkness-brightness-substance-color-form-place-remoteness-nearness-movement-rest-leonardo-da-vinci
the-night-folded-around-them-with-sweetness-poignancy-heightened-by-new-pale-stars-that-prickled-silver-fire-in-water-lily-ponds-by-scented-winds-by-nearness-each-other-pauline-g
artists-are-interpreters-for-us-richness-meaning-artists-can-reinforce-healthy-sense-gods-grandeur-nearness-sandra-bowden
god-desires-that-man-should-be-god-does-not-wish-to-be-alone-the-meaning-existence-is-conquest-loneliness-acquisition-kinship-nearness-nikolai-a-berdyaev
modern-man-has-lost-any-sense-gods-nearness-but-christianity-teaches-that-god-reveals-himself-through-every-single-thing-he-has-ever-brought-into-r-c-sproul
i-am-as-sure-as-i-live-that-nothing-is-near-to-me-as-god-god-is-nearer-to-me-than-i-am-to-myself-my-existence-depends-on-nearness-presence-god-meister-eckhart
for-this-reason-strangers-are-not-really-conceived-as-individuals-but-as-strangers-particular-type-element-distance-is-no-less-general-in-regard-to-them-than-element-nearness
And I wonder, therefore, how James Atlas can have been so indulgent in his recent essay 'The Changing World of New York Intellectuals.' This rather shallow piece appeared in the New York Times magazine, and took us over the usual jumps. Gone are the days of Partisan Review, Delmore Schwartz, Dwight MacDonald etc etc. No longer the tempest of debate over Trotsky, The Waste Land, Orwell, blah, blah. Today the assimilation of the Jewish American, the rise of rents in midtown Manhattan, the erosion of Village life, yawn, yawn. The drift to the right, the rediscovery of patriotism, the gruesome maturity of the once iconoclastic Norman Podhoretz, okay, okay! I have one question which Atlas in his much-ballyhooed article did not even discuss. The old gang may have had regrettable flirtations. Their political compromises, endlessly reviewed, may have exhibited naivety or self-regard. But much of that record is still educative, and the argument did take place under real pressure from anti-semitic and authoritarian enemies. Today, the alleged 'neo-conservative' movement around Jeane Kirkpatrick, Commentary and the New Criterion can be found in unforced alliance with openly obscurantist, fundamentalist and above all anti-intellectual forces. In the old days, there would at least have been a debate on the proprieties of such a united front, with many fine distinctions made and brave attitudes struck. As I write, nearness to power seems the only excuse, and the subject is changed as soon it is raised. I wait for the agonised, self-justifying neo-conservative essay about necessary and contingent alliances. Do I linger in vain?

Christopher Hitchens
and-i-wonder-therefore-how-james-atlas-can-have-been-indulgent-in-his-recent-essay-the-changing-world-new-york-intellectuals-this-rather-shallow-piece-appeared-in-new-york-times-
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