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Be polite to all, but intimate with few.

Thomas Jefferson

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few; and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.

George Washington

I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on.

Rita Dove

What he has to say about the intimate details of his relationship with anybody is between him and his family, and him and the people that console him.

Abbe Lowell

Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.

M. F. K. Fisher

It is so much easier to tell intimate things in the dark.

William McFee

I learned to view God on a more intimate level. This experience ignited the passion of my calling.

Meagan Fields

Something in the last few months has got them filming the most intimate, graphic attacks -- like up-close and personal.

Michael Ware

It's the personal, intimate nature of books. It's hard to curl up with a computer.

Al Jones

To have a great man for an intimate friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it.


The right of an individual to conduct intimate relationships in the intimacy of his or her own home seems to me to be the heart of the Constitution's protection of privacy.

Harry A. Blackmun

A transmission, which cannot be completely ruled out, would only be possible through very intimate contact with an infected animal.

Thomas Mettenleiter

How strange yet fitting that the future of nature's greatest creature, man, depends upon an intimate cooperation with nature's least, the germ.

Philip Tierno

After the concert, people said it was almost too intimate to watch us play.

Janine Jansen

People seem to see no difference between an intimate conversation and a conversation at the water cooler.

Mike Farrell

We approached the Hilton. We were looking for a nice, intimate venue, an intimate place. It was our first choice.

Kathi Glist

An infection of humans, which theoretically cannot be ruled out, could probably only occur with very intimate contact to infected animals.

Thomas Mettenleiter

With the smaller shows, it's a more intimate experience, so people don't seem to balk at that. You pay more to get closer to the artist.

Ray Waddell

An intimate voice with wonderful pathos.

Mike Gill

It wasn't intimate, it wasn't friendly.

Lee Elliott